Our Truckee Cultural District Artist of the Week at the final Truckee Thursdays this season is a collaboration of many genres of artists coming together for a celebration of all things art in Truckee. To show off Truckee’s coveted California Cultural District designation and highlight its numerous and diverse cultural offerings this September and October, Visit Truckee created Fall Into Art, a fall festival bringing all offerings into one season-long celebration.
Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk saw her first potter at work during a grade school field trip and desperately wanted to
try it. Though she was unable to convince him to let her try it that day, she promised herself that she would someday find a way to do it, and she did. Barbara’s love affair with clay really began in college and no doubt will continue for the rest of her life.
150 years ago, on May 10, 1869 the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.
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,
In 2017, Truckee became only the 14th city to earn the prestigious California Cultural District designation. Distinctive for its small-town vibe and mountain scenery, Truckee offers a creative culture that celebrates a tightly knit community, western history, and independent spirit, with abundant artists, arts venues, and special events.
To show off Truckee’s coveted designation and highlight its numerous and diverse cultural offerings this September and October,
Filling the Gap to Keep the Arts in Schools
Big Life Artist of the Week – Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public.
Since the mid-1800s, Truckee has been known for its scenic beauty and mountain culture – attracting industrious, hardy, (sometimes ornery…) yet always fun and adventurous souls with a passion for the outdoors. Our creative culture is the backbone that keeps Truckee an authentic mountain town. View the Truckee Cultural District Brochure to learn more and see the district map. Learn more at www.truckeeculturaldistrict.com.
Creating Modern Images of Wilderness
Local artist Sara Smith‘s work is influenced by science, by nature, by the study of both human and animal social systems, by individual and collective behavior, and by meditation. Smith’s “Wilding” series connects two worlds, juxtaposing an urban rawness with the natural world. Using street-art techniques and mixing traditional and nontraditional materials, she creates modern images of wilderness that are simultaneously complex and grounded.