Tahoe Vista, California (August 1, 2017) – Tahoe Public Art (TPA) is pleased to announce the unveiling of the first sculptural work of art placed along the new Tahoe Public Art Trail, featuring Kate Raudenbush’s FUTURE’S PAST, exhibited at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort now through October 1, 2017.
The Tahoe Public Art Trail program places temporary, semi permanent, and permanent art at public, private, and resort locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin. The goal of the program is to have a transformational effect on the greater Lake Tahoe community through art created by local, national, and international artists that respond to and incorporate the local environment.
“While artists respond to the public experience of contemporary culture, public art helps create a sense of place in our communities by stimulating dialogue around current social and environmental challenges and solutions,” stated Mia Hanak, Executive Director, Tahoe Public Art.
The Tahoe Public Art Trail, seeded with Indigenous knowledge of the region and inspired by its natural grandeur, is designed to engage audiences in contemplating their civic responsibility and instill lasting values that embrace the preservation of the unique and fragile ecological diversity of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
FUTURE’S PAST, originally created for Burning Man 2010, is an imagined futuristic environment that draws inspiration from the archeological sites of past cultures. It is a theoretic modern ruin that imagines the trajectory of our civilization’s voracious consumption and technological advances.
Raudenbush’s steel tree sculpture is a materialized statement posing the question, “How can the roots of our system circuitry, and the roots of our natural world be integrated harmoniously in order for us to survive, live mindfully, and create a better future?”
“It is the goal of Tahoe Public Art to enhance the beauty of Lake Tahoe and bring awareness to the impact of the human element on the region,” said Steve Miller, Chairman of TPA.
This temporary environmental art installation is planted on the beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, situated with iconic views of Lake Tahoe as the backdrop for the 23-foot tall tree.
"The Mourelatos family is very proud to host this compelling piece and the effort to bring it to the shores of Lake Tahoe. As a family, we are committed to supporting art in our community and we are excited about the impact it will have on the visitor and resident experience of North Lake Tahoe," stated Alex Mourelatos, General Manager, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.
TPA is offering a cultural public program series at sunset on the third thursday of each month at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, located at 6834 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe Vista, CA. (Please note: the parking lot is for hotel guests only, ample street parking is available).
PUBLIC EVENTS August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Tahoe Public Art Trail launch & fundraising event, with artist talk by Kate Raudenbush
September 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Family Night and Closing Ceremony
To register for ticketed events please visit: Eventbrite
On Friday June 18th Tahoe Public Art (TPA) teamed up with Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort to unveil “Futures Past” a sculptural work of art by New York based artist Kate Raudenbush, originally created for Burning Man. This temple of intricate metal work that embodies a balance (or imbalance) of technological development and nature is the premiere temporary public art to be installed by TPA on the shore of Lake Tahoe, which will be exhibited through October 1st.
For the opening reception, local guests were invited to come view the environmental art sculpture and take part in a conversation instilled by the work. As the sculpture transitioned from bending light under the afternoon sky to glowing under a network of stars Raudenbush spoke about her artistic vision, process, and mission within the installation.
“Future’s Past” is the premiere work of art to be unveiled along the “Tahoe Public Art Trail” which will expand with 6 - 8 new sites around Lake Tahoe in 2018.
Throughout the summer, TPA is hosting an event at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort on the third Thursday of each month at sunset from June - September for the public to come visit the art and learn more about its meaning from the words of Raudenbush.
Cultural Program Summer Series: June 22 I Bonfire and Tiki Torch lighting ceremony July 20 I TPA Nonprofit and Government agencies August 17 I Tahoe Public Art Trail Fundraiser with artist talk by Kate Raudenbush September 21 I Family Night + Closing Ceremony
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort: 6834 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Parking lot is for registered guests only, ample parking is available on the road.