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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Sippin’ at Sierra Beer and Wine Festival April 2

Get your fill of frothy ales and fine wines at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s 1st annual Sippin’ at Sierra Beer and Wine Festival on Friday, April 2, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm.

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An Evening with Author Khaled Hosseini April 10 at Resort at Squaw Creek

Khaled_UNHCR envoy to Afghanistan_Picture 017-1Khaled Hosseini, author of the New York Times Bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, will discuss the inspiration for his novels, working with the UNHCR and the impact of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation in Afghanistan on April 10 at the Resort at Squaw Creek sponsored by the Squaw Valley Institute. read more →

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EarthDance Film Festival April 9 at Lake Tahoe Community College

EarthDance: Celebrating the Nature of Culture and the Culture of Nature through film.

Through provocative cinematography you will feel connected to and inspired by a growing community of people who are actively engaged with our planet.  The EarthDance Film Festival will take place at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Friday, April 9, at 7pm.

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Holocaust Survivor and Author Paul Schwarzbart at Lake Tahoe Community College April 10

The American Association of University Women and Lake Tahoe Community College Library present author and Holocaust survivor Paul Schwarzbart on Saturday, April 10, at 10 am in the Aspen Room. This event is free and open to the public.

A movie detailing his life will be shown and light refreshments will be served.

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Reds Regan Fine Art Gallery at Lava Cap Winery April 17-18

Lake Tahoe fine artist Reds Regan will be performing a live painting execution and displaying his primitive contemporary artwork at Lava Cap Winery during the Passport event in Apple Hill over April 17-18.

Regan is exhibiting his internationally recognized acrylic paintings at the winery and will be undertaking a live painting execution demonstrating his ambidextrous painting style. read more →

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Fun Race Fundraiser for Pam Warman April 13 at Sierra-at-Tahoe

US Ski Team members and local skiing legends will join forces to host a fundraiser for long time South Lake Tahoe resident, Pam Warman, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Pam Warman fundraiser will be held at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 13th, 2010, with fun races, a dinner party and auctions including items donated by current and former US Ski Team members, friends and local businesses.

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Poet Nathalie Handal at Lake Tahoe April 23

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series and the Multicultural Committee proudly present Poet, Playwright, and Editor Nathalie Handal on Friday, April 23rd at 7:00pm in the LTCC Library. The event is free and open to the community. Books will be available for purchase.

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SIGBA Eco-Symposium April 23

Look into the future of California’s Green Economy with regional leaders at the Sierra Green Building Association’s Eco-Symposium to be held April 23 at the Resort at Squaw Creek from 9am to 5pm.

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Mamasake Hand Roll and Wasabi Eating Championships April 23

Squaw Valley is known worldwide as a bastion of athletic extremism. On Friday, April 23rd, extremists of another sort showcase their talents at the Mamasake Hand Roll and Wasabi Eating Championships.

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TAMC Collectible Sticker #4 Search. Entries Due May 15, 2010.

Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture (TAMC) is looking for an image for its annual collectible sticker #4.

To promote our local art community, each year TAMC produces a collectible sticker featuring artwork from a local artist that captures the essence of Lake Tahoe and represents our mountain culture.

Mackerel Sky by South Lake Tahoe artist Phyllis Shafer, shown here, was selected in 2009 as the third in the series of collectible stickers because of its lyrical interpretation of our communion with nature. read more →

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Gee’s Bend Quilts at Nevada Museum of Art through April 11

Hailed in The New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced” the quilts of Gee’s Bend will be on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art through April 11, 2010.

Quilting has been a longstanding tradition among the women of Gee’s Bend – a small town on Alabama River where cotton plantation owner Joseph Gee’s land was located.

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Regional Artists Lead Horse HeART Art Competition in Incline Village

Regional artists won seven out of nine awards at Horse HeART, an equine themed art exhibit, art competition, and fundraiser to benefit wild horses now on display at Art Attack Gallery in Incline Village, Nevada.

The exhibit will run through April 12, 2010.

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Nevada Museum of Art CA+E offering Artists | Writers | Environments Grant

Teams of visual artists and writers who are U.S. citizens working on art + environment projects from July 2010 through August 2011 will be eligible to apply for the first Artists | Writers | Environments (A | W | E) Grant provided by the Nevada Museum of Art CA+E. Letters of interest must be received via e-mail on or before Friday, April 16, 2010.

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The Benefits of Yoga by David Fishman of South Lake Tahoe

“It makes my day go better.” “It quiets my mind.” “It keeps me healthy.” “Everything flows better afterward.” “My back pain and stiffness are gone.”

“It just plain feels good.”

Just a few quotes David Fishman of Mountain Yoga in South Lake Tahoe hears from happy and healthy locals and visitors.

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Girls on the Run After School Program start March 22 and 23

Girls on the Run Sierras is launching its spring season with training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event for girls 3rd through 8th grade on March 22 and 23rd in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. read more →

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Turn Fashion into Trashion and help Promote the Truckee Green Challenge

How do you get a diverse group of children in grades 1 to 12 to listen to messages about conservation and get excited about what they’re learning?

The Truckee High School Envirolution Club’s innovative Trashion Show, that’s how.

Part runway fashion show, part environmental education – the Trashion Show uses pop culture, modern music, conservation tools and a lot of creativity to get their message across.

A public show will take place at Earth Day at Squaw on April 24.

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Local Artists’ Call of the WILD show at ArtSpace March 13-April 2 in Placerville

El Dorado Arts Council/ArtSpace presents “Call of the Wild” a show of original art inspired by The Big Read: WILD in El Dorado County and by Jack London’s book The Call of the Wild. The exhibit includes depictions of the wildlife and rugged beauty of El Dorado County as well as themes from the American classic novel. Local artists from throughout the county are featured including novelist Todd Borg of South Lake Tahoe March 13 – April 2, 2010.

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Melina Wallisch: Embracing the Moments In Between

People are her muse.  Nature her backdrop.

With years of being photographed as a professional dancer and model, she has successfully translated her skills behind the lens to capture the heart and soul of her subjects.

Meet Melina Wallisch of South Lake Tahoe. She photographs people.

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Christin Hanna of Tahoe Youth Ballet

Her goal is to team up young, emerging dancers with more experienced professionals for engaging evenings of classical and contemporary ballet. Tahoe Youth Ballet premiered in June 2009 to a standing ovation and rave reviews.

Meet Founder and Artistic Director Christin Hanna of Tahoe Youth Ballet.

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Free Workshop “Your Payback” March 16

We all love immediate gratification, especially when it comes to saving money…and our planet.

Learn how to improve your ROI with low cost and no cost energy savings solutions at the free seminar, “Your Packback” presented by the SLT Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 16, from 10 am to 11:30am at Embassy Suites Resort at Stateline.

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Celebrate the Spirit of Horses at Horse HeART March 12 – April 12 at Art Attack

Wild horses and artists.  What traits do they share?  Tenacity.  Adaptability.  Intelligence. Perseverance.

Featuring art that evokes the kindred spirit of horses and artists, Horse HeART is an equine art exhibit, art competition, and fundraiser to benefit the Let ‘Em Run Foundation, hosted by Art Attack Gallery in Incline Village March 12 through April 12, 2010.

A wine and chocolate Opening Reception will take place Saturday, March 13, from 4 to 8 pm. read more →

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Full Moon Tour March 29 at Hope Valley

Celebrate Spring in style with a full moon ski or snowshoe tour at Hope Valley on Monday, March 29th at 7pm.

Wide open meadows briefly interrupted by the Carson River make the perfect setting for the final ski tour of the season presented by the Hope Valley Outdoor Center.

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