LTCC hosts artist receptions, exhibit openings

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Pamela Glasscock’s drawings and watercolors of flowers are meticulously rendered, created with amazing scientific precision.

The community is warmly invited to a trio of free artist receptions and exhibit openings at Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy the art, along with free refreshments, with fellow art lovers.

An exhibit at Haldan Art Gallery inside the library building features Tony King and Pamela Glasscock’s “Recent Works.” The couple also will host a free talk at 5:30 p.m.

Glasscock was born in Colorado and studied fine art at Stanford University. In 1974 she met her future husband, King, in New York, where the couple pursued their careers until the early 1990s. During this time, Glasscock focused on landscape and still life in silverpoint, a Renaissance drawing technique. The couple spent summers in California until 1992, when they relocated permanently to Sonoma’s Freestone Valley with their two sons. After the move, Glasscock began to paint flowers from her own garden and those of her friends. Her drawings and watercolors of flowers are meticulously rendered, created with amazing scientific precision.

A Massachusetts native, King originally started at Stanford as a science and math student. But after his sophomore year and a few art classes, he left to study drawing and painting for a year at the New York Studio School before returning to Stanford to compete his bachelor of science degree in math. After the couple’s move to Sonoma, King began focusing on vivid plein-air paintings. More recently, he’s worked on a series of large-scale paintings of coastal images, showing the “chaos at the edge of land and water.”

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Les Allert’s photography subjects include modern and historic architecture.

‘Tailings’ exhibit features photographs by Les Allert

In the Foyer Gallery, located in the Fine Arts building, will be photographer Les Allert’s “Tailings.” Allert developed a strong interest in the biological sciences while collecting reptiles with his neighborhood friends back in Simi Valley, where he went to high school. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, in biology. He worked for the federal government for 30 years, starting at Yosemite National Park as a naturalist. His talks often relied on slide photography, which began his interest in 35mm photography.

After studying photography at Mohave Community College in Arizona, Allert began creating large format, fine art photography, which he’s been practicing for more than 20 years, concentrating on landscapes, modern and historic architecture, and most recently, abstract features found in these subjects. After moving to Alpine County in 2007, Allert began taking photography classes at Lake Tahoe Community College and has participated in the annual Student Art Exhibit each spring. He strives to expose viewers to new ways of looking at the environment around them, and to see those often overlooked things in it.

New works from Tahoe Art League members on display

The Student Gallery centered in LTCC’s Main Building Commons will feature new works of art by the talented members of the Tahoe Art League. All of these exhibits are free to attend, and will remain open until March 23.

The Haldan Art Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The Foyer Gallery and Student Gallery can be accessed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about these exhibits and LTCC’s Art Department, please contact LTCC art instructor Phyllis Shafer at

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