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LTCC faculty highlighted at college art exhibition

Teaching is their career, but art is their passion. The art faculty at Lake Tahoe Community College display its work each year during the LTCC Art Faculty and Staff Exhibition.

“Making art is a passion for life,” said David Foster, art instructor. “As an artist and art instructor, the excitement of creating is compelling. In this exhibition my drawing, photography and sculpture present my focus on inventing and seeing.”

Foster developed the art curriculum, art major and art certificate programs at LTCC.



Lynn Wright, a well-known Northern California poster, printmaker and painter, received her bachelor of arts and master of fine arts degrees from San Deigo State University. Wright is teaching watercolor this quarter at LTCC.

“It is a privilege and a challenge to be part of the faculty at LTCC. My watercolor paintings and teaching is about learning to handle the medium through both technique and composition of light and color,” Wright said.




Photography, sculpture and painting show the diversity of artistic styles being explored by staff and faculty. Simultaneously, in the foyer gallery is an exhibition titled, “Three Sculptors.” Artists Donna Hughes, Mark Allione and Darlynn Sharpe are students of the LTCC art department sculpture program.

Allione rediscovered art when he enrolled in a figure sculpture class at LTCC three years ago. He said that he still aspires to become a sculptor.

“I use the word modeled carefully because I believe there is a noble difference between modelers and sculptors. Modelers add and subtract material at will. Sculptors can only subtract the material.”

Sharpe is the coordinator for the elementary arts program for kindergarten through fifth-grade at South Lake Tahoe. She said that she has always been drawn to mother and child and pregnant women as subjects for her own artistic endeavors.

“The reality of pregnancy for most women is one of being cumbersome, overweight and uncomfortable. I hope that my pregnancy sculptures remind both men and women of the awesome privilege of conception, and the true beauty in the ability and purpose of our bodies,” Sharpe said.

Hughes is a South Lake Tahoe resident of more than 50 years. After a career in retail and sale, Hughes said she decided to uncover a lifelong dream of becoming an artist.

“Art was always one of my passions,” Hughes said. “It was something to view, but not do, until now. My art stems from my fascination with natural forms, smooth planes and intricate lines.”

The shows run in the main and foyer galleries through Feb. 12. Both shows are free and open to the public during open campus hours. For more information call (530) 541-4660.


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