Artists meet the public this weekend at Heavenly Village |

Artists meet the public this weekend at Heavenly Village

Meet and greet quilters, gourd artists and watercolor painters at Tahoe Country this weekend. The events take place at Tahoe Country, No. 27 in Heavenly Village by the ice rink and cinema. Call (530) 544-6600.

Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Dorothy Davis, artist

Davis loves the excitement of painting on location in the High Sierra where she is able to catch the essence of the moment. Her style is easily recognized by her impressionistic approach and, come rain, sun or snow, Dorothy can be found outdoors capturing a scene on canvas or paper. She has been a painter all of her life, but continues to try new mediums such as recent explorations into silk painting and etching on metal plates.

Roberta Hanna, artist

Hanna was blessed to be raised in an artistic family of varying talents. Though she has focused her career in the graphic arts area, Roberta has spent many years experimenting in all mediums. Her favorite is doing plein air watercolor landscapes which she has done up and down the Northwest. She loves working with other artists to gather inspiration, share techniques and ideas.

Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

Karen Colbert, quilter

Colbert’s quilts are each one- of-a-kind pieces that are like an art canvas except that she uses fabric instead of a paintbrush. Nature is her inspiration and fabrics are her medium. She sews hundreds of 2-inch squares to create a design reminiscent of an impressionistic Monet painting. These functional quilts are whimsical pieces with a focus on the artistic elements of the quilt rather than the intricacies of traditional patterns.

Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Tricia Burbank, gourd artist

Some people say Burbank is “out of her gourd.” And if being passionate about working on what she calls “Nature’s Canvas,” the incredible, not so edible gourd, then they are right.Tricia has been cutting, painting, dyeing, decorating, and weaving on gourds since 1997, and has traveled all over California to take classes from notable teachers in this art. She says a gourd will call to the artist in an irresistible way that says “take me home and decorate me, then display me in a place of honor or give me as a gift from the heart.”

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