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College features artist

Lake Tahoe Action

"Willow," by Michael Almaguer

Lake Tahoe Community College will showcase selected works from Bay Area artist Michael Almaguer in the Haldan Art Gallery this fall.

Almaguer, dean of fine arts at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, says his paintings, drawings and prints are about telling stories.

“Having grown up in the central California valley, many landscapes in my paintings are derived from these memories and experiences,” Almaguer said. “The figures often represent images reminiscent of my past, such as farming and fishing. The light, color, and atmosphere of my paintings derive from my interest and study of Hispanic art and from my experiences of personal trips to Mexico and Europe.”

The college is at One College Drive off Al Tahoe Boulevard.