Silk paintings on display |

Silk paintings on display

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune Dixie Murnane will be the guest artist at Art for the Home gallery through June 25.

Art for the Home gallery at the Ski Run Marina Village, will present a special exhibition of Dixie Murnane’s original silk paintings and limited edition giclées through Sunday, June 25. The public will have the opportunity to meet Murnane from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.

After retiring from a teaching career, Murnane became free to pursue her passion for art and began taking classes at Lake Tahoe Community College.

“The wonderful art department at LTCC has been a prime influence in my art. The instructors are knowledgable and supportive, and the classes gave me a chance to work in all media. Ultimately, I had settled on oil and gouache; however, along came painting on silk, and a new passion began,” Murnane said.

“No matter what media I work in, color, light and shadow become an important part of each piece and help to create a unique sense of place. I have great joy in creating my art and I hope people viewing my creations will find enjoyment, too.”

Art for the Home gallery also features oil and watercolor paintings, photography, hand-turned pottery, bronze sculpture, and log furnishings. They feature new guest artists every weekend with openings every Thursday through the summer. Owners Janette Dean and Sean Haggerty said, “Our Thursday night gatherings have been growing every week, and we have a wonderful mix of artists, collectors, locals, and visitors from all over the world who join us to converse about new art and enjoy refreshments and music together. We invite everyone to discover our new gallery community for themselves.”

Free validated parking is available in the main Ski Run Marina parking lot and also one block north across Lake Tahoe Boulevard in the parking lot at the southwest corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Osgood Avenue. For more information on the event, contact “Art for the Home” gallery at (530) 541-1658.

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