Reflection of Beauty and Richness of the World Around Him
Matthew Osgood’s art reflects the beauty and richness of the world around him from which he draws his inspiration. Osgood seeks to draw out this beauty and evoke feelings. The creative process for him is as much about seeing complexities of color, variations in texture, and depth of field, as it is about experiencing the joy,
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Integrating Arts of Performance, Music, Poetry, Dance in Natural Environments
Collaborative strategies are integral to the work of Truckee artist Nancy Tieken Lopez, and are essential to her large-scale Art Hikes in the Sierra Nevada. Her site-specific Art Hikes are a unique experience in natural environments integrating the arts and incorporating performance, music, poetry, dance and earthworks.
Nancy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southwest Texas State University and Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.
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“Reflections of Nature” Custom Landscape Quilting
Local quilter, Marie Strassburger, brings her lifelong love of nature to her art in creating one-of-a-kind landscape quilts. Recently retired from a 30-year career as a professional wildlife biologist, she is thrilled to call Truckee home and is delighted to utilize her quilt artistry to reflect the wonders of our natural world.
Marie has been recreating in the Tahoe Basin since a very young age.
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Birdhouses Replicating Historical Landmarks
Take an artist with creative juices coming out his ears, mix in some Truckee history, some birds and salvaged historical lumber and you come out with unique American folk art. Artist Greg Zirbel creates fully functional birdhouses which are replicas of our historical landmarks.
Greg started crafting birdhouses after he injured his back and decided to design and build birdhouses using reclaimed lumber resembling historical landmarks.
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Award-Winning Watercolorist & Mixed-Media Artist
Eva S. Nichols is an award-winning watercolorist & mixed-media artist best described as an “impressionist colorist” inspired by nature. She strives to convey a mood and a feeling with her color choices, not necessarily to match exactly what she sees, but colored by what she feels. You can always recognize her use of bold colors and unique compositions.
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