May 27, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene
Paintings that capture our world in a new light by Joel Popadics and Eileen Blodgett will be on display at North Tahoe Arts June 5 through July 1, 2013.
Popadics, award-winning watercolorist, is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green and his ability to capture light and atmosphere in his landscape watercolors. His paintings, often described as “tranquil, full of light and air,” are based on his plein air sketches. Eileen Blodgett’s fascination with nature and texture has taken her work to a place of discovery and of shifting perspectives of time and place.
Exploring our place in the world and our impact on our immediate environment has impacted Blodgett’s recent work.
Her new Sierra Animal acrylic painting series takes us a bit closer than we should be to some of our favorite wildlife neighbors. These pieces were inspired by the effect of an “improved” local pond trail, which made nature much more accessible and “enjoyable” to the general public, but had the unintended consequence of forcing our little neighbors to begin to relocate.
“We are all so similar in this way- we need only imagine strange new activity happening next door to our own homes. Our human nature must embrace taking all of nature into consideration.” Eileen Blodgett
In her recent acrylic paintings on canvas, she combines the concepts of printing and painting, layering color and patterns with a brush or brayer, etching the paint and adding images created by her own original hand-carved print blocks. The results are often luminous and lyrical.
Joel Popadics and Eileen Blodgett artwork will be on view June 5 through July 1, 2013 at North Tahoe Arts which is 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays.
The opening reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
North Tahoe Arts, located in Tahoe City, has been supporting the arts in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area with numerous programs and exhibits for over 25 years.
For more information about programs, services and membership please visit www.northtahoearts.com or call 530-581-2787. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, next to the fire station.