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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Jump! by Sara Zimmerman selected as TAMC Sticker #2

It’s worth a 1,000 words.

And speaks volumes about our life in Tahoe and Truckee.

Once again Sara has captured the playfulness of life in her latest painting Jump! that has been selected as the TAMC Collectible Sticker #2 to be released in July.

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How to get involved and get noticed.

So you’re interested in holding a Tahoe: Lost & Found event or fund raiser.

Great!

It’s easy to do.

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Modern Images, Ancient Techniques by Blaine Deutsch

It’s a race against time.

When he paints, he has to work fast. Like a chess player always thinking a few moves ahead.

That’s because his painting is dictated by the medium – hot beeswax.

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Call for Artists and Other Creative Locals…Inspired by Fire: Art due July 28

One can’t very well run out into a burning forest brandishing a paintbrush. But we can help out with recovery.

Tahoe: Lost & Found is a community art show and art auction open to all Tahoe-Truckee artists.

Due date for submissions is July 28, 2008.

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Portions from Art sold July 13 to benefit Lost & Found projects

If you’re headed to An Evening at Echo on July 13, stop by Kristen Schwartz’ booth to pick up a postcard, poster and buttons for Tahoe: Lost & Found.

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Library Books to be Replaced

As a result of the Angora Fire, almost $2,000 worth of South Lake Tahoe Branch library materials were destroyed, many of which were newer books.

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Locally Made Gift Cards help achieve Donation Goal.

Send a card to a friend and help the library.

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Sketching Workshops with Kristen Schwartz, July 19 – Sept 28

So you want to learn to sketch, or hone your skills.

Learn how to transcend photography with this fun and powerful art form at these outdoor summer workshops.

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“Tahoe Silence” wins National Award for Best Mystery

South Shore author, Todd Borg, just won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year for Tahoe Silence.

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Aikido Junior Summer Camp June 27-29

aikido.gifTheir theme for this summer’s camp is community.

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Susan Hartzell Photography @ SLT Library thru July 15

“Nature’s Light”, a one-woman show by Tahoe photographer, Susan Hartzell, will be featured at the South Lake Tahoe library through July 15.

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Local Pianists at Valhalla July 1 @ 7:30 pm

Locals Night at Valhalla features a duo piano concert with Justin Patrouch and Matthew Ault. Both performers are life long residents of South Lake Tahoe.

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Yoga studio features workshops.

mtnyoga.gifBesides daily yoga classes, Mountain Yoga features several guest speakers and workshops throughout the year. read more →

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Making $ Donations for Books

Thank you for helping to replace the South Lake Tahoe library books destroyed in the homes lost in the fire last year.

To make a money donation, please make check payable to: Friends of the Library

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LT Writing Club Lost & Found Fundraiser – June 25 @ Valhalla

The perfect pairing.

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Angora Benefit Concert June 24 @ Horizon – Noon to 10pm

Brian calls it Local’s Day, as we reconnect with each other one year after.

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A Harmony of Color @ No. Tahoe Arts thru June

Local artists illustrate how the use of color and texture can open up a whole new awareness of the world around us.

“A Harmony of Color: Pastels by Heidi Reeves and Fabric Art by Karen Colbert” runs through July at North Tahoe Arts.

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Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

“I love strong colors. I tend to be attracted to subjects by seeing the color first and the subject second.”

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Hula Dancing on the Lake

Paddles Single 2 styles It looks a little funny. Like hula dancing on a surfboard.

Stand-up surfing.

With Polynesian roots, the kings of Hawaii and early HI surfers would use the paddles from their outrigger canoes to catch waves.

Today, it’s the latest craze and it’s caught on in Tahoe.

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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown July 5-6 @ So. Tahoe High

Local talent brings Charlie and the Peanuts gang to life in musical.

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Art Rocks! June 24 at The Rock in Truckee

Art Rocks!

A fund raiser for keeping visual and performing arts in the North Tahoe/Truckee schools.

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South Shore Artist Featured on m2 Wine Label

The work of Lake Tahoe fine artist Reds Regan is featured on a Lodi zinfandel which was recently released in June 2008.

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Kokanee Salmon Artist @ LTCC Art Gallery thru June 12

salmon.jpg“I saw them for the first time last year, and was struck by the rhythms of the schools of fish swimming in formation, their beautiful colours, and the opportunity to witness so poetically the end of one phase of a life cycle, and the beginning of another.”

Shelley Hocknell, South Shore artist.

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What to do with those old bike tubes?

bilketube.jpgAfter you’ve patched your bike tubes 5xs, don’t throw them away. read more →

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South Shore Animator: Corrie Francis

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She lives an animated life.

Literally.
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Acoustic Local Night with Ten Cent Lure, June 24 @ 7:30pm

The Valhalla Grand Hall goes unplugged June 24.

Ten Cent Lure will be performing its Funkin’ Swanky Tonk music in acoustic in a classic setting.

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More Play time through Gardening.

mix1.JPGThe sign of summer in Tahoe. Gardens.

Since we only have 5 months, we go crazy with our gardens. And why not? read more →

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Lost & Found Kick Off Party Wednesday, June 18, @ The Loft 6pm to 8pm

Learn about Tahoe: Lost & Found and how you can help.

Wednesday, June 18, at The Loft at the Blue Angel Café.

This party kicks off the summer-long series of events, promotions, local art and our own brand of Tahoe culture to raise money to replace the library books lost in the Angora fire and a burn-area landmark.

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Gratitude for Selfless Acts of Courage

Thank you Firefighters and all Emergency Personnel.

Words cannot express the magnitude of our gratitude.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found by M. Gregory

John Mauriello’s lost pizza recipe… the inspiration for an art show and a community-wide fundraising effort?

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Lake Mother Watching by Kristen Schwartz

I had always wanted to create a piece that showed the joy of a mother watching over her child – in this case Lake Tahoe.

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Fire Walk: Commemorating Angora with a Local Labyrinth… Whaddya Say?

Here’s an idea.

What if this community had a center?

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“Edge” by the LT Writing Club

They’ve made a big splash with Volume II.

Edge by The Lake Tahoe Writing Club.

A collection of short stories, essays and poems by South Shore writers and a few out-of-towners who wanted in.

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The Spirit of Christmas Rekindled by Barbara Wesson

During the holiday season out there on Dead Man’s Curve stood the most beautiful Christmas Tree.

There were no homes on the lots surrounding it. It was like the fringe of the forest had been sprinkled with the Spirit of Christmas.

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Reduce Phantom Loads. Save $ and Energy.

phantom.JPGVampire power. Phantom loads.

Sounds scary.

It IS.

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REuse Water. Toilet/Sink combo and other Green Ingenuity

sinktoilet.jpgSounds crazy, but it’s true.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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