Local Artists Team Up to Introduce Forest ⇌ Fire Interpretive Exhibition

Michael Llewellyn Forest Fire

Local Artists Sara Smith and Michael Llewellyn will team up at this July 18th Truckee Thursdays street fair in Historic Downtown Truckee to introduce FOREST⇌FIRE, an interpretive exhibition opening at the Truckee Recreation Center in October 2020.

As one of 18 California artists to be featured in the exhibition, Sara will be creating Forest Home, a Community Interactive Painting Participation Installation, engaging local children in expressing their feelings about living in a fire-adapted forest.  During the street fair, Sara will be demonstrating Interactive Painting Participation and the public is invited to join in.

Artist, Curator and international, award-winning photographer, Michael Llewellyn and his project manager Heather Llewellyn of Llewellyn Studio are currently partnering with University of California, Berkeley’s Sagehen Creek Field Station, Truckee-Donner Parks and Recreation Department and Nevada County Arts Council in developing FOREST⇌FIRE, to create a new cultural understanding of the Sierra Nevada Forest, its relationship with fire, and the human role in that relationship.  Both will be on hand to discuss the project.

About Truckee Cultural District:
The Truckee Cultural District is a geographical area where one can find a concentration of historic, artistic and cultural activities and attractions, all of which provide opportunities for creative enterprise. Truckee was awarded one of only 14 cultural district designations by the State of California in 2016. READ PRESS RELEASE or visit the Truckee Cultural District webpage.