Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Women, Art and the Creative Process with Elissa Slanger

Posted on March 26, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Every day of the week, Evelyn Brenner creates colorful, inspirational art like no other. Combining fabrics, paint, clay, buttons, beads and pearls, her work grabs you at a glance and pulls you into the details. And, at ninety-four she’s still going strong as an active artist.

Moved by the magnificent array of fabrics, ceramic dolls and wall art in Evelyn’s home, Truckee resident Elissa Slanger, an artist in her own right, produced a heartwarming and inspiring thirty-minute film, “Evelyn.”

Inspired by the color, the fabrics, the originality depicted in “Evelyn,” acclaimed muralist Susie Alexander, one of the most productive mural artists living on the west coast, will facilitate an upbeat and playful evening. Each participant will dive into texture, colors and diverse shapes to embellish and personalize a pre-cut one-dimensional hat and explore female archetypes at Cedar House from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 24. Alexander believes that creativity exists within everyone and it is our birthright to find a unique way of expressing our creativity. Having experienced the healing power of art and expression on a personal level, Alexander’s passion and contagious positive energy will guide the take home art project.

Admission to “Evelyn” and the panel discussion on April 22 is $22 and includes glass of wine, beer or nonalcoholic beverage of choice. Get creative with acclaimed muralist Susie Alexander from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 24. The art project is open to youth (ages 12 and above) and adults but limited to no more than thirty people. Advance purchase is recommended. Admission on the day of each event, if available, is $30 per person. The event takes place at Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, in Truckee.  For more info and tickets visit

A portion of admission proceeds from Women, Art and the Creative Process will benefit Soroptimist. Event sponsors include The Office Boss, Tom Beebe’s Artistry in Wood, Art-Health Alliance, Arts for the Schools and Tahoe Teas.

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