College art instructor featured at July art league meeting | TahoeDailyTribune.com

College art instructor featured at July art league meeting

Provided to the TribuneLake Tahoe Community College faculty Bryan Yerian is pictured with his daughter Sophia Rose and his thesis project, "Post," a playhouse image made of roughly 600 pounds of hollow cast porcelain clay components.

The Tahoe Art League welcome Bryan Nash Yerian at the July 14 meeting from 7-9 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

In 2008, Yerian became a full-time member of the Lake Tahoe Community College art faculty in the 3-D department. He will discuss his artistic and professional career that lead him to his current position.

Yerian spent his childhood in Santa Ana and the Yucca Valley in California. The desert landscape and rustic, worn architecture have become the foundation for his artistic aesthetic.

After two separate events that claimed the lives of his younger sister and father, Yerian was left with many unanswered questions regarding the fragility, value and purpose of life. Recent, more positive experiences have helped to answer these questions. In 2007, he married his partner of eight years, and, with the birth of their daughter that same year, entered a new phase of his life, in which he is reminded daily of the astonishing beauty of birth and the cyclical nature of life.

In 2003, Yerian received his bachelor of arts degree from Humboldt State University, and was immediately hired as the technician for the Humboldt State sculpture department. In 2005, he was accepted into San Jose State University’s master of fine arts program, and in the spring of 2008, he received his terminal degree in the spatial arts.

Yerian’s work has been selected for exhibition by such jurors as Sherman Hall, senior editor of Ceramics Monthly, and Michael Wilson, senior editor of Art Forum.

Recommended Stories For You

For information, visit the TAL website, http://www.talart.org.