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Tahoe’s Michelangelo, David Foster, to present Nov 12 at Tahoe Art League Meeting

Posted on November 2, 2014
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

He’s known as Tahoe’s Michelangelo.

David Foster of South Shore will be the featured presenter for the Tahoe Art League’s monthly meeting on November 12, 2014 at the SLT Senior Center.

The presentation is free and starts at 6 PM.

Foster was the Chairman of the Art Department at the Lake Tahoe Community College from 1976 to 2008, when he retired after the Spring quarter 2008.  Foster is largely responsible for the growth of the illustrious art program and art facility at the college.  He was also responsible for bringing the Halden Art Gallery to fruition. A dream come true for Foster.

David’s art talent is boundless. As a full time instructor, he taught Art History, Drawing, Design, Color, Life Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Bronze Casting. He may be one of the most versatile of all Tahoe artists. In 1995, he initiated and conducted the International Art Study Abroad Summer Program for LTCC. Not totally disappearing from LTCC, he is currently teaching the Color class and expects to participate in future programs abroad.

Retirement has allowed Foster to spend more time working on his art. This past fall he returned to Pietrasanta, Italy, to work in one of his favorite mediums — the marble used by Michelangelo. David will debut one of his marble sculptures, “Wall Street”, that he created while in Italy, at the TAL meeting. You can get a view of David’s Pietrasanta studio, his wonderful Tahoe studio and sculptures at

Foster will also give a presentation about the engaging dynamics of color derived from his color theory class. David relates: “The Color course (Art 118) has been an important degree requisite for the art majors at LTCC since 1988. I realized earlier that many developing art students had misperceptions about some aspects of color and its critical role in art… as an art element(, it) has been proven to be the most powerful… (we will be) investigating its mysteries and applications. The color course is designed for everyone, not just for art majors… (It) applies to any interest or field were color is applied…i.e. landscape, architecture, culinary arts, fashion , interior, industrial, fibers, commercial design or fine art.”

The Tahoe Art League meets the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the SLT Senior Center – 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Guests are welcome and the presentation is free.

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