Animation featured at Art League meeting tonight
One of the Tahoe Art League’s very talented members will share her video and animation skills with the group at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Corrie Francis is a freelance animator, artist, photographer and Lake Tahoe Community College instructor. Born in Massachusetts, she moved to the Bay Area just after her first birthday. She been spending summers and winters in South Lake Tahoe for as long as she can remember, visiting her grandmother, Irmgard Otto, an active TAL member for decades. They often would have painting lessons in the afternoon, hiking to a lake or vista and working en plein air.
Francis attended Dartmouth College before traveling to Cameroon in 2002 to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators, creating illustrations for literacy publications and teaching art to children in remote villages. After five months of exploring jungles and savannahs, she returned to Los Angeles to continue her studies at the University of Southern California.
She was a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, where she did research for her thesis film, an animated documentary about the wilderness experience. After 15 months, she returned to Los Angeles to complete her studies.
With a master of fine arts in animation and digital arts, Francis’ animation course will be offered Mondays and Thursday evenings during the LTCC spring 2008 quarter.
Francis’ work can be viewed on her Web site at http://www.CorrieFrancis.com, and samples of her artwork will be on exhibit at the Alpina Café for the next few months.