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Fine art on display at Valhalla

Gina Calderon-Stowell
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune Barrie John Lindsay's photography has been guided by his love of the beauty of nature, a fascination with sacred sites and an environmental consciousness.
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Come out to enjoy the Valhalla Summer Arts and Music Festival at the Tallac Historic Site. Visitors will be able to view the fine arts exhibits at the Viking Gallery and the Pope Twin Cabins Gallery.

David Olson and Judy Crudele will exhibit their artwork at the Pope Twin Cabins and Barrie John Lindsay will be in the Viking Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through July 29. Olson and Crudele will host a reception from noon to 3 p.m. July 25 and Lindsay on July 26, where visitors can meet them and ask questions about their work.

Photographer Barrie John Lindsay is the director of the environmental nonprofit organization Emerald Vision, whose mission statement reflects his work “Harmony in nature, harmony of spirit.” His years of volunteer work for the environment at Tahoe, Hawaii and the Rainforest Action Network led him to the Amazon and to his beloved dolphins, whales and turtles in Maui. The splendor of Lake Tahoe affords many easy pictures of natural beauty. Although the typical vistas of Mount Tallac and Kiva Beach are seen in his work, it has shifted to the micro as in the reflections in his signature piece, “Blue Wave.” His photography has been deeply guided by three influences in his life, an awesome love of the beauty of nature, a fascination with sacred sites and a deep felt environmental consciousness to do something to help Mother Earth and its oceans, forests, indigenous people and children.

Judy Crudele and her family have enjoyed their summer home at Lake Tahoe, painting Emerald Bay and the Truckee River using watercolor paint, acrylics or oils. Her greeting cards are printed from her original paintings.

Photographer David Olson said, “The beauty is for everyone to enjoy and to preserve.”

Olson’s goal in establishing his photography business, Nature’s Images, in 1999, is to help maintain the beauty of Lake Tahoe. With Nature’s Images he will continue to preserve the beauty of Lake Tahoe through photography, and it is his goal to protect the environment by taking pictures and leaving only footprints.

For more information about these artists or art workshops call the Tahoe Tallac Association, sponsors of the Valhalla Arts and Music Festival at (530) 541-4975. The Tahoe Tallac Association operates in partnership with the LTBMU-USDA.


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