Artist Talk & New Virtual Exhibits

Lake Tahoe Community College

S Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Despite COVID, art continues to be fundamental! Students, staff and the community are all welcome to safely enjoy two beautiful, thought-provoking new art exhibits housed at LTCC, virtually!

In LTCC's Haldan Gallery is Loren Madsen's "Worry Beads," a large sculpture of wood-carved beads "strung together" like a chain, with each bead representing one year between 1945 to 2017. Each individual bead's size tells a story about how many terrorist-caused deaths occurred in that year globally. It makes for a sublime piece of woodworking skill and a powerful political statement. Meet the artist, Loren Madsen, and hear about his techniques in a free virtual artist talk on Thursday Oct. 29 at 6pm. Please RSVP by visiting and clicking the "RSVP" button, and we'll send you Zoom information and a viewing link!

In the Foyer Gallery is painter Daniel Albanese's "Stumped: Imaginary Former Treescapes." This former scene painter for the movies, including "What Dreams May Come" and "Anna and the King," now does his own inspired work while based here in South Lake Tahoe. Whether he is painting the human figure, an intimate still life, or fantasy paintings based on observations of nature, his virtuosic use of oil paint is always evident. His current series of paintings featured in this exhibit are based on observations of the very humble forms of dead and decaying tree stumps. 

Both of these exhibits can be enjoyed from anywhere by visiting


Thursday, 29 October, 2020


Phyllis Shafer

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