Artist to paint July 4 crowd |

Artist to paint July 4 crowd

Provided to the Tribune
Provided to the Tribune. This photograph by Keith Price will be among his photos of the Pacific Northwest at today's show at Art for the Home gallery.

Art for the Home gallery at Ski Run Marina will celebrate Independence Day with majestic Sierra Nevada mountain scenes and other landscapes by California impressionist and plein air oil painter Silvio Silvestri. Silvestri, who won the 2006 Best of Plein Air Show in Laguna, Calif., will also paint the crowd under this year’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration at the Ski Run Marina. He will then unveil the piece at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. July 5, and show the piece throughout the weekend.

Pacific Northwest nature photographer Keith Price will also be featured. On display will be many of his patriotic images of bald eagles and his new springtime images of baby bears and cougars. Price, who lives in Tahoe, has been traveling in Montana and Alaska to capture the most close-up and personal image of the animals he finds so intriguing.

“Keith has an exceptional ability to reveal each individual animal’s character. Way beyond looking for a certain pose or setting he first takes the time to quietly watch them in their environments until he gains a sense of who they are, not as symbols of their kind, but as individuals with unique personalities and moods. Collectors are often stunned by the originality and freshness of his images,” said Janette Dean, gallery owner.

As part of their July 4 show, gallery owner Sean Haggerty also invites the public to help them thank the local fireman who worked so tirelessly to protect residents from the raging Angora fire. With the purchase of selected photography, one-third of the retail price will be given in appreciation to the South Lake Tahoe Local Firemen’s Benefit Fund Account at U.S. Bank. “These guys performed an incredibly hair-raising service for the community,” Haggerty said.

For more information on the show call (530) 541-1658.

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