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Tahoe Art League to host pastels demonstration with Clark Mitchell

Tribune staff report

The Tahoe Art League invites the public to view a free demonstration by Clark Mitchell on the use of soft (dry) pastels. The demonstration will take place as part of the League’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.

Mitchell’s demonstration will be suited to newcomers to pastel art, as well as artists who regularly work in the medium. He will talk about various materials, scene selection, composition and sketching and will show examples of several stages of a painting from beginning to end.

Mitchell grew up in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies discovering a love of nature and embraced pastels for their ease of handling, brilliance of color and portability. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in art in the 1970s, Mitchell moved to San Francisco, where he continued his study of art. He later moved to Sonoma County to fully immerse himself in the countryside.

Designated a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Mitchell has received numerous awards in local, as well as national, competitions.

In addition to Mitchell’s demonstration, a remembrance of local artist, teacher, mentor and friend, Dr. David Russo will be held from 8-9 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to view many of Russo’s works of art, as well as share memories of this talented artist and colorful personality.

The Tahoe Art League meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information visit http://www.talart.org.


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