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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Women’s Only Downhill Clinic with Marla Streb and TAHOE Luna Chix August 21

Join Team Luna Chix Tahoe and LUNA Pro Marla Streb for a women’s only downhill mountain bike clinic on August 21 at Northstar® Resort’s Mountain Bike Park from 10am to 5pm.

Marla Streb, a national and world Downhill champion, will host a Beginner and an Intermediate/Advanced clinic for women riders ready to get out there and learn the technical skills to improve their riding ability.

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Incline Artists Studio Tour August 6-8

Following the lead of creative folk in countless communities across the country, a group of Incline Village artists have organized the first annual Incline Artists Studio Tour August 6-8, 2o10.

The Tour kicks off Thursday, August 5, with a reception and preview from 5 – 7pm at Artists at Lake Tahoe in Incline Village.

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A Melody of Art and Nature “On The Trail” at Explore Tahoe August 14

Enjoy music, art, and nature with Krissi and Gina as you learn about hiking safety and etiquette “On the Trail” at Explore Tahoe: An Urban Trailhead in South Lake Tahoe on August 14 starting at 2pm.

Admission is free.

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Author and Angler Trent Pridemore at Gatekeeper’s Museum August 27

His positive impact on the health of fishing at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area cannot be overstated. Learn about the history of the Tahoe fishery with Trent Pridemore on August 27th at 10am at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.

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Gypsy Fire with Russel Ketenjian at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre August 18

Music and art define him.  One cannot exist without the other in his world.

Ride a Magic Carpet through time as Russel Ketenjian plays music from Greece, Armenia, Turkey, Persia and the Anatolian region on his Oud to weave a delicate acoustic tapestry of ancient culture.

Local musician, painter and clay artist, Russel Ketenjian will perform at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Wednesday, August 18, at 7:30pm.

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Alexandra Cousteau, Granddaughter of Jacques, at Sierra Nevada College August 28

International advocate for water quality and policy Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of renowned pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will be the featured speaker at the 2010 Siebens Binz—Tahoe Forum on the Sierra Nevada College campus on August 28th beginning at 3pm.

This is a free presentation, but everyone must have a ticket.

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Third Friday Art Walk August 20

The Village Center art galleries in South Lake Tahoe are sponsoring Art Walks on the Third Friday of the month between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Meet local and visiting artists while you enjoy wine and appetizers.

Wine Artist Eric Christensen will paint live at Marcus Ashley Gallery on Friday, August 20. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served to get you in the mood.

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The Banjo-ologist at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre August 22

Gordy Ohlinger – “The Banjo-ologist” transcends the cartoon stereotype of the banjo to reveal an instrument of full emotional subtlety. As an internationally touring multi-instrumentalist, he’s recognized as the only musician accomplished in all the banjo styles from its 19th century African/Yankee roots to the present.

Don’t miss Gordy Ohlinger – “The Banjo-ologist” at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre in South Lake Tahoe on August 22.

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“Talking With” at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Aug 25-28

Unbearable loneliness, crises of confidence, bereavement, loss of hope and struggles with faith are just some of the universal topics to be talked about on the stage of the historic Boathouse Theatre at the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival August 25- 28, 2010.

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Alternative Energy Home by Ben Solomon at Sierra Nevada College August 31

Learn how to develop your own net energy producing, alternative energy home at a presentation by Ben Solomon, Professor of Alternative Energy at Sierra Nevada College on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 6pm.

The program consists of images and description of the development of the Alternative Energy Program at SNC from 1971 to the present, and the conversion of the Solomon house from a “tract” house to a net energy producer.

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Mountain Culture captured in Green Business

These guys define our mountain spirit.

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Watercolor Demo by Plein Air Artist Randall Stauss August 11 at TAL Meeting

“Painting is largely a matter of inspiration and seeing things clearly,” Randall Stauss, North Lake Tahoe plein air artist.

Stauss will conduct a painting demonstration at the Tahoe Art League August 11 meeting held at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center from 7pm to 9pm.  The public is invited to meet Randall who loves to capture the wonderment of Lake Tahoe and particularly the people who enjoy it that he often includes in his paintings.

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Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour July 30

Join local bike enthusiasts and the Truckee Trails Foundation at the New Belgium Brewery Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour on July 30 at the Truckee River Regional Park on the lawn.

The summer outdoor screening will feature more than 80 amateur short films accompanied by some of New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, as well as food from local vendors.

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Yerian Presents at the free Tahoe Art League meeting July 14 at the Senior Center

Bryan Nash Yerian, a full-time member of the Lake Tahoe Community College 3-D Art Department, will present his artistic and professional career at the Tahoe Art League July 14 meeting at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., from 7 to 9pm.  It’s free too.

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Solar Energy-Sense or Non-Cent$? July 7

It seems like a no brainer. Solar energy is abundant and good for us. But at what cost?

Join the interactive forum “Solar Energy – Sense or Non-Cent$?” at Resort at Squaw Creek on July 7 at 7:00pm where local experts Bob Moore, Art King and Donald Priest will address how solar energy relates to energy independence and security, public policy, environmental considerations and costs compared to other energy sources. It’s all part of  the Squaw Valley Institute’s  new “think tank” exploratory endeavor series.

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Call for Entries: A New Decade of Clay Submissions due July 12

Contemporary ceramics is exploding.  Be part of this exciting movement by taking part in a new exhibition to showcase works by accomplished ceramic artists from across the U.S.A.

Clay Times® magazine invites submissions from ceramic artists and students for the juried exhibition, “A New Decade of Clay: 2010” to take place at Northstar-at-Tahoe September 18 – October 16, 2010.

Submissions are due July 12, 2010 so act quick.

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Leslie Ames, Sustainable to the Core

Leslie kayaking Grand CanyonHer laid back style, love of nature and athletic prowess energize her multiple passions that naturally unfolded for this South Lake Tahoe native.

From white water kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, sailing, hiking or running her solar energy business, Leslie Ames personifies a local green business that was inspired by her roots.

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Functional Furniture Art by Jacob Morrison

When Jacob Morrison goes wood collecting, it’s not for firewood. The Truckee native has developed a keen eye for spotting logs and limbs that are suitable for his one-of-a-kind rustic furniture pieces.

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26th Annual I-CAN Run Walk July 10

The 26th Annual I-CAN Run/Walk kicks off at 8:15 a.m. on July 10, 2010 in Incline Village with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Cabinet at Incline Village and Incline High School Athletics Program.

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Queen of Hearts Flip Flops and Lemon Drops July 25 in North Lake Tahoe

The Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund bi-annual recruitment party, Flip Flops and Lemon Drops, will take place Sunday, July 25, from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. The event is always held at a secret lakefront location, which will be provided to confirmed participants only.

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Bayou Boys at Valhalla July 9

The Bayou Boys welcome you to the backcountry of New Orleans with their foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’, two-steppin’ music to be performed at the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Friday, July 9, at 7pm.

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Landscapes in Watercolor Workshop with Teri Sweeney July 22-25

Learn how to paint landscapes with artist Teri Sweeney during her four-day watercolor workshop at the Tahoe Art League studio July 22 through 25, 2010.

You’ll learn how to create a winning composition from photographs, study different techniques to successfully illustrate the various landscape elements, and transform it into a finished painting.

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The Core of Beauty: Dorothy Raftery

Dorothy Raftery Inner LightIf you’ve ever met Dorothy, you’d remember.

Her huge smile, strong body, and gentle spirit makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome.

Dorothy Raftery has been teaching Yoga and Pilates for over a dozen years in South Lake Tahoe helping us build strength and flexibility, the essential ingredients for our healthy lifestyles.  Don’t miss Saturday morning class on Regan Beach all summer.

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Free Defensible Space Drop-off sites July 10 in North Lake Tahoe

The North Tahoe Fire District is offering free defensible space or “green waste” drop-off sites for residents and property owners.

Bring your natural, woody yard waste to one of the following three locations on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, Tahoe Cross Country, at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City or Homewood South Lodge (Tahoe Ski Bowl) on the West Shore. read more →

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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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