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Bulletin, Record,*Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 13B Art Around the Lake raises $3,000 for local public schools Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer In 2004, Lake Almanor Com- munity Foundation (LACF) formed "Art Around the Lake" as a way to promote cultural activities in the Basin community. By 2010, the event had be- come a great success, and the LACF decided to transfer ownership of the venue to the artists of Feather River Fine Arts Guild. The nonprofit group put its touch on the event and changed the name to "Art Tour." This year's event was held July 21 and included 10 loca- tions spread throughout the Basin. Thirty-one different artists showcased their work on this delightfully sunny day. At each location, guests were in awe of the unique cre- ations Presented by the local artists. Artwork from a variety of mediums was present. Watercolor, acrylics, pencil, crayon, oils and pastels cov- ered canvasses. Clay, ceramic, glass and metal were used to create pot- tery, sculptures and masks. Dichroic glass, fibers and oth- er materials were used to cre- ate stunning jewelry. Photographs of picturesque Lake Almanor could be found at almost each location. Wildlife practically jumped out of the frame at Dottle Clark's exhibit. Throughout the years, the masterful creations have in- spired guests. Pam Trebes, of Trebes Stu- dios, shared her first experi- ence from the 2005 "Art Around the Lake" event. She said, "It made me realize I was an artist. My daughter, Heather Green, encouraged me to submit one of my pho- tographs in the contest that year. I told her, 'For the sake of participation, I will do it.' My photograph won and I re- member thinking to myself, 'Oh, they like what I do.' From then on, I never missed the event." Most of the artists present have been participating in Art Tour since it was started by LACF. Susan Kearns, an artist at Sylvia Smith's studio, said, "I showed my work during the first couple years of Art Around the Lake but got so wrapped up in viewing other participants' art, that I didn't participate again until this year." Sylvia Smith remembers how small the art communi- ty was when she moved to the Basin area in the 1990s. She has attended the last four years of Art Tour and said, "Since I started partici- pating, I have met a lot more artists around here. It's real- ly a growing art community. It's like an unspoiled Tahoe." Sally Yost, a local artist showing at the Holland resi- dence, said, "I love everybody here. There is a huge art com- munity and Art Tour is such a fun venue." Leida Schoggen, a local snowbird, has vacationed here for the last 19 years with- out ever going on the Art Tour. After attending this year she decided she would return next year for the event. "There is such a vari- ety of art in this small com- munity. Everyone is so friendly and I had no idea how many artists there were," said Schoggen. Inspiration can come in many forms. Dottle Clark, of Dottle Clark's studio, said, "I love looking at the different colors in nature. I feel the need to capture the moment because God has made it available for us. With photog- raphy, you can start looking around and capture the feel- ings of what you see. The wildlife in this area is espe- cially inspiring." She often uses hidden fig- ures in her art to get specta- tors to pay closer attention to the feelings of what they see. Robbie Laird, a world- renowned artist and teacher, has been participating since the very first year. "My paint- ings provide a journey into the spirit of natural connec- tions. I want to entice the viewer to explore beyond a lit- eral depiction to the rhythm and intimacy within a sub- ject," said Laird. The 2012 Art Tour had over 250 guests, and almost $3,000 was donated to the public schools of Chester, Westwood and Greenville for use in their art programs. Susan Kearns uses photos she took in Lake Almanor last fall to create a stunning mosaic. Sylvia Smith demonstrates how she uses watercolors to paint a bird's nest using negative space. Photos by Samantha P. Hawthorne Guests listen as Norma Baker of Sylvia Smith's studio describes how she crafts her jewelry using dichroic glass. Guests enjoy the sun as they contemplate the beautiful artwork outside of Good ViBrations. 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