South Lake Tahoe artist to speak at Lake Tahoe Community College |

South Lake Tahoe artist to speak at Lake Tahoe Community College

A South Lake Tahoe-based artist will speak at an upcoming lecture at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Malcolm Tibbetts, an artist who primarily works with wood, will discuss his artistic pursuits at the free lecture on Friday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m. It will take place in LTCC's fine arts building on campus. Space is limited for the event.

Tibbetts started fitting pieces of wood together as a child in his grandfather's workshop, beginning a lifelong, serious hobby, according to LTCC. After building many furniture pieces and acquiring a shop's worth full of tools, Tibbetts began doing segmented woodturning. Before becoming a full-time turner, Tibbetts was represented by the Stones Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Currently he sells his artworks directly to the public.

In segmented woodturning, artists can combine small individual components to create any shape or size imaginable. By arranging different wood species, Tibbetts can create any type of surface design that comes to mind. According to Tibbetts,

"This lack of restriction keeps my mind engaged contemplating the possibilities. Long before I have finished one piece, my mind is busy designing and solving the technical challenges of my next project," Tibbetts said in a press release. "I have always loved working with wood and this art form gives me the opportunity to work with woods from around the world. Beautiful wood is almost a magical substance; gallery visitors experience an uncontrollable urge to touch the surfaces that I have created using these treasures of nature."

The lecture is part of LTCC's Visiting Artist Series, which is sponsored by the LTCC Foundation and hosted by the LTCC Art Club. For more information about LTCC's Art Club, contact Bryan Yerian at, or check out the LTCC Art Club Facebook page (LTCCArtClub).