Sierra Sun publishes article about Art & Art History's Hope Huber '19 Art Practice

Truckee artist promotes awareness, inclusivity.

Tahoe artist Hope Huber is striving to redefine public awareness through contemporary art at the local grocery store, bear boxes and hiking trails.Since the state imposed regulations related to COVID-19 in March, Tahoe locals and visitors alike have been bombarded with signage featuring icons of masked faces and washing hands.  Beyond checkouts and store fronts, Tahoe locals wielded signs themselves during demonstrations as tourist traffic came through the area this summer, reminding visitors to “pack it in, pack it out.”  According to Tahoe Fund’s CEO Amy Berry, the bulk of messaging takes place during financial transactions. Because of the staging necessary for signage, Berry said day trippers — often of a different socioeconomic background than overnight visitors — are hard to reach.  Huber, an Auburn native who settled in Truckee after graduating from St. Mary’s College of California, said she hopes to engage visitors and locals alike with paintings inclusive in nature, theme and curation.

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