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Visiting artist hosts free lecture at Lake Tahoe Community College

Artist Max Rain cites late Renaissance paintings, the muralists of the Works Progress Administration and communist propaganda posters from China and the former USSR as sources of artistic inspiration.
Courtesy Lake Tahoe Community College |

Visiting artist Max Rain will kick off two days of free events at Lake Tahoe Community College today.

Rain will present a lecture and slideshow about his varied artistic pursuits at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The presentation will be hosted in room F101 in the college’s fine arts building. A free demonstration of the more technical aspects of Rain’s work will follow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

Both events are free and open to the public, however, space is limited for both events and the college recommends arriving early to assure a spot, according to a press release.

“Rain uses clay, wood and paper as mediums, incorporating images rendered in ceramic and stains, shoe and nail polish, colored pencils, and more,” the press release states. “His sources of inspiration are late Renaissance paintings, the muralists of the Works Progress Administration (a New Deal era agency that employed millions of people in public works projects), and communist propaganda posters from China and the former USSR. However, it’s Rain’s modern urban experience of living in Los Angeles that informs his day-to-day inspiration. Rain describes it as attempting to ‘create narratives that serve as snapshots or captured moments of my chaotic surroundings.’”

The Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by the LTCC Foundation and hosted by the LTCC Art Club. For more information about LTCC’s Art Club, contact faculty advisor Bryan Yerian at Yerian@ltcc.edu, or check out the LTCC Art Club Facebook page.




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