BEST OF The Art Scene w David Foster: “American Artists in Paris” pt 1of3

DAVID FOSTER is past Lake Tahoe Community College Art Dept Chair and multi-course instructor of 32 yrs in S Lake Tahoe - who is now enjoying retirement, developing his own career and being a grandpa to a growing family!  His expertise as an artist and Art History teacher is well known & appreciated in the Tahoe community, and we have once again put together what we hope will be an enlightening program centered this time on artistic exploration in other cultures and the influences of such on American artists. > This program first aired May 31, 2012
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John Mulholland – writer, director of the documentary “Cooper & Hemingway – The True Gen”

JOHN MULHOLLAND is an American writer and director specializing in documentaries.  He was born and lives in NYC, and his most recent documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, that explores the 20-year friendship between actor Gary Cooper and author Ernest Hemingway, is what we will focus on here.  Mulholland began writing documentaries in 1980 for ARTS, a cable channel which had been formed by ABC, and he hosted a radio podcast show, ICONS Radio Hour, from 2007 to 2010 in which he interviewed Hollywood artists and those with first-hand knowledge of the Classic Hollywood era.  Just a f...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: “Who Was The Greatest?” pt 2c – Art history series w Foster & Russo

DAVID FOSTER - well-known sculptor, arts historian and past LTCC arts chair & professor of 32 yrs - and DAVE RUSSO - equally well-known painter, LTCC instructor, past gallery owner AND Picasso roommate...  Yup, you heard me! :)  Both have teamed up w me in this final, fun program (pt 3/3) about the famed Pablo Picasso, who Dave spent a year with as his "student."  The previous "Best Of" programs aired Nov 26 & Dec 24, 2016.  Today we wrap things up with more of the character & personal sides of the master along with a taste of his business acumen.  Sadly, Dave Russo passed away in ...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: “Who Was The Greatest?” pt 2b – Art history series w Foster & Russo

DAVID FOSTER is a well-known sculptor, arts historian and past LTCC arts chair & professor of 32 yrs, and DAVE RUSSO is an equally well-known painter, LTCC instructor, past gallery owner AND Picasso roommate...  Yup, you heard me!  :)  Both are teaming up w me in this edifying and fun program (pt 2 of 3) about the famed Pablo Picasso, who David and I introduced (pt 1) in a preceding "Best Of" program Nov 26.  Today we carry on with the influences Picasso experienced on his way to Cubism and beyond.  Sadly, Dave Russo passed away in June 2015 but left us a wonderful legacy of art & humo...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: “Who Was The Greatest?” pt 2a – Art history series w David Foster

DAVID FOSTER is well-known in Tahoe as an arts historian, marble sculptor and past LT Community College Art Dept chair & instructor of 32 yrs.  David and I have had a great time putting together different Art History series and are bringing you one today called “Who Was The Greatest?" in which we peak “behind the curtain” at events & artists that have been historically influential.  Our subject today is quite possibly the most misunderstood artist you know, and this is pt 2a (first of 3 segments) that we hope you’ll enjoy.  This program first aired on Mar 21, 2013... Have you figured o...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: “Who Was The Greatest?” pt. 1 – art history series w David Foster

DAVID FOSTER is well-known in Tahoe as an arts historian, marble sculptor and past LTCC Art Dept chair & instructor of 32 yrs.  David and I have had a great time putting together different Art History series and are bringing you one today called “Who Was The Greatest? part 1.”  The incredible influence Michelangelo and Leonardo have had on our lives and times is incalculable, and we hope you’ll enjoy “the rest of the history.”  This program first aired in 2013.
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Best of The Art Scene – Cayce Mell, author & filmmaker of “Tracing Outlines” documentary

CAYCE MELL – author & filmmaker – joins us from Pittsburgh, PA, to promote her very personal project “Tracing Outlines” (and I quote fr a CNN report): "the untold story and true life account of a 21 year old woman who single handedly opened the very first gallery to feature avant-garde artists in conservative Pittsburgh during the turbulent era of WWII."  To be specific, the gallery was “Outlines”, the period was 1941-47 and the woman…
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John Dayberry & Hayley Chamarro – mentoring & public art in SLT

JOHN DAYBERRY - designer & builder of "Installation Art" and owner of Native Elements - and HAYLEY CHAMARRO - STHS graduate of 2016, artist and photographer - collaborated to create the artistic & historically relevant cover for new Lakeview Commons fire pit in SLT.  This piece of functional Public Art that has aesthetic as well as historical & cultural elements is just one example of how Art can uplift and bring community together.  We will be diving into how this project came about, its significance & story as art, personal opinions re the Arts and education, etc.
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Frank Dobronte & Ronda Schaer – fine art glass

FRANK DOBRONTE & RONDA SCHAER are both previously long-time gallery owners who have transitioned their businesses successfully to alternate operations w/o the storefront challenges while still focusing on glass.  Frank specializes in international artists and Ronda stays with American artists.  Today we will shed some light on glass artistry, its evolution & uniqueness, attributes of American & international work & markets and whatever else comes up  :)
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