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Boys & Girls art on display at coffee shop

Dan Thrift/Tahoe TribuneMegan and Christian Waskicwicz, owners of Alpen Sierra Coffee Company, 3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd., admire the art work submitted by members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe. The exhibition will be on view at Alpen Sierra through Thursday.
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The Boys & Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe is one of more than 2,800 across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibition sponsored by L’Oreal Kids for the fourth year. The fine arts program is a comprehensive initiative promoting creativity in a variety of media as well as encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.

Art work generated by members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will be on display at Alpen Sierra Coffee Company, 3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd., through Jan. 23.

As a participant in the fine arts program, the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe has submitted artwork from four age divisions and 11 categories such as watercolors, pastels, oil, acrylic and collage. Selected artwork will be screened at the regional level and a limited number will be forwarded to the national exhibition’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., for the final judging. A total of 44 national winners will be named and their artwork displayed as part of the National Fine Arts Exhibit held at the Boys & Girls Club of America national conference next year in Atlanta and at other special events throughout the year.



Winning artwork will receive an engraved plaque and letter of congratulations from Boys & Girls Club of America President Roxanne Spillett. Other regional selections will receive a national finalist certificate of participation.

“We are most fortunate to have such a high-profile brand an L’Oreal underwrite this fine arts program,” said De-Anne Hooper, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe. “L’Oreal’s support will enable our members to pursue their artistic talents and develop creative thinking that will last a lifetime.”




Located at the South Lake Tahoe Middle School and the Lake Park Apartments, the Boys and Girls Club has served the youth of the south shore for more than 12 years. The club provides programs for more than 570 boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.


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