Help complete the David Allan Barkley Memorial in time for LTCC’s 40th Anniversary in June 2014! With your generous gift, we can fill the empty space seen in the photo to the left with retired Art Professor David Foster’s breathtaking 8' 5" bronze sculpture, called "Ascending." The empty platform resides just outside the LTCC Library building, which also houses the Haldan Art Gallery. Generations of art lovers and students will find inspiration in this memorial for years to come, thanks to generous donors like you.
Remembering David Allan Barkley
The Fill the Frame Campaign was inspired by Kitt Barkley, who wanted to build a memorial in honor of her late husband, David, who embraced lifelong learning and loved taking classes at Lake Tahoe Community College. David was a man for all seasons who enjoyed biking, running, skiing, golf, flying, reading, geology, nature, gardening, watching PBS, politics, travel, and playing with his dogs. He tragically died on May 15, 2006 while riding his bike along a rural highway in Bigfork, Montana, where he was struck by a car. David Foster’s bronze sculpture, “Ascending,” will be a fitting tribute to Mr. Barkley, who always looked forward to the future with passion and zeal.
About the Artist
“This sculpture started with a series of drawings I did, trying out different shapes and contours. When I found out that Mr. Barkley had been a pilot, I went back to work and shaped something that felt a bit like a bird, to honor his love for flight. The finished piece is spiritually uplifting, something I personally find inspiring. The sculpture encourages discovery, which is exactly what the goal is with our students: to get them to reach up and beyond themselves, to go on and live lives that in turn inspires others.”
Mr. Foster was the first chair of the Art Department, serving from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. He has taught hundreds of students at LTCC, introducing them to Art History, Drawing, Design, Painting, Bronze Casting and Sculpture. His interest in European art has taken him to the museums of France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Spain, England, Germany, Austria and Greece. His enthusiasm for the value of learning abroad led to the development of LTCC's International Study Abroad program, where he introduced students to the museums and art history of France, Italy and Greece. He is also an internationally known artist and sculptor specializing in traditional and contemporary fine art applications. He primarily produces bronze and marble sculpture.
How To Give
You can help Fill the Frame by making an online Paypal credit card donation by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of this webpage. Or, you can make a check payable to LTCC Foundation/Fill the Frame and mail it to LTCC Foundation, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Or, drop your check off to the Foundation Office on campus in the Main Building. All donors who give at least $250 to this cause will have their names permanently inscribed next to the "Ascending" sculpture. For more information, call the Foundation office at (530) 541-4660 ext. 245, or send an email to Foundation@ltcc.edu.