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February 15, 2006
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Artist works on silk canvasses

Working with fine silk and brilliantly colored dyes, Louise Noel Howes takes familiar subjects, Tahoe landscapes and Carson Valley pastures, and portrays them in her whimsical style. Howes' love for the eastern slope of the Sierra comes to life in vibrant colors that only her silk canvas could reflect for the viewer. Running horses, a profusion of wildflowers, hands outstretched to touch a dragonfly, all take on a dimensional appearance as the colorful dyes saturate the fiber of the silk.

"Working with silks and dyes has changed the way I view the world," Howes said. "It has given me the …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 16, 2006 03:43PM Published Feb 15, 2006 12:00AM Copyright 2006 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.