The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center is hosting a fundraiser for the art programs of local schools. The center is displaying hand-crafted pieces from classrooms in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The pieces on display, all made from recycled materials, are part of the IRONMAN© Lake Tahoe 2013 Children’s Mural Project.
The public is invited to view and cast votes for their favorite murals. To cast a vote for a mural purchase a $1 vote. All proceeds are donated the art program that produced the piece. The North Lake Tahoe Visitor Information Center, located at 100 North Lake Blvd (at the Wye) in Tahoe City, will house the murals until November 15 when voting will end.
Additionally, four winning tickets will be drawn for the public to win one of the murals for display in their home or business.
Students were asked to create pieces inspired by the dedication and strength of the IRONMAN© athletes. The organizations with pieces on display are the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe School in Incline, Tahoe-Truckee High School and the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School in Truckee.
Mural #1 Lake Tahoe School, Incline
Art Teacher – Alison Lee
Inspiration: Inspired by the location of this year’s IRONMAN event, Lake Tahoe, and it’s awesome scenic beauty. It also symbolizes what it takes as an athlete in this event. Hence the title; “Invincible”.
The piece is painted by Madeleine, Ellyse, Emily, Sarina, Daniel and Will in the 8th visual arts class.
Mural #2 Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach
Art Teacher, Jenna Bache
Inspiration: Using recycled materials to capture the dynamics of the athletes, the mural was designed to interact with its audience and the elements through movement. The different disciplines of the race are represented with the bike wheel, the pinwheel symbolizing swimming, and the sun for running.
The piece is painted by students in kindergarten through 5th.
Mural #3 Tahoe-Truckee High School, Truckee
Art Teacher: Janette Moseley
Inspiration: Movement, Lake Tahoe, IRONMAN Athletes and the art of Van Gogh.
The piece is painted by students in grades 9-12.
Mural #4 Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, Public Charter School, Truckee
Art Teacher: Jill Stevenson
Inspiration: The children visualized they were the door that leads to the pathway of the IRONMAN. While sharing their thoughts and ideas they noticed there were themes that began to capture their attention: IRONMAN the Super Hero, superhero powers and the Element of Iron, Fe. Through the “voice” of the door they then took these words to write a letter to each of you, which you can see is the focal point of their mural.
The piece is painted by the sixth and seventh grade students, who are so excited to offer their support to each of you super heroes of 2013 IRONMAN Lake Tahoe.