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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Running the Numbers with Chris Jordan at NMOA April 23-July 17

Starting April 23rd, the Nevada Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive presentation of works by internationally-known photographer Chris Jordan who presents statistics that are too big for the mind to grasp and makes them shockingly beautiful for the eye to behold: 2 million plastic bottles used every five minutes, 426,000 cell phones retired every day, 2.3 million prison uniforms representing the number of Americans incarcerated annually. By fusing image and information into epic photographs, he asks us to consider our role as global citizens and our impacts on the planet.

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Lake Tahoe Gardens by Sharon Gay

Sharon Gay, local author, photojournalist, garden designer, and award-winning gardener, lives on Lake Tahoe’s stunning East Shore in Nevada.

To share her passion – gardening and Lake Tahoe – Sharon recently completed her breathtaking hardcover book, Lake Tahoe Gardens, about gardening in the Lake Tahoe area.  She has also published another photographic book, Lake Tahoe Inspirations.  Sharon is also involved with the Lake of the Sky Garden Club of North Lake Tahoe and has been club historian.  She enjoys attending and photographing local events and has created online guides to the top Lake Tahoe restaurants.

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“Remembering Madeline” Art Show at NTA starts May 4

Bohanon Inner Iris Moonshine Ink“Remembering Madeline” will exhibit in the Corison Loft at the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City from May 4th through June 1st.

The NTA membership show is a tribute to a wonderful artist, mentor, and teacher – Madeline Bohanon. Madeline founded Sierra Artists Network twenty three years ago, which became, North Tahoe ARTS and an artists group called Art Vision.

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Composer Jean-Paul Perrotte’s Electronic Score in Dialogue with Villareal April 28

Jean-Paul Perrotte has been commissioned to create an electronic musical composition that both acoustically and electronically interacts with three of Leo Villareal’s light sculptures: Big Bang, Amanecer, and Diamond Sea. The event is the second in a series of three programs designed to interpret Villareal’s work and will take place Thursday, April 28th 2011 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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Opening Reception for Dixie Murnane Memorial Exhibit at LTCC April 9

The Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department is holding a special exhibition in memory of long-time student, community member, friend and artist, Dixie Murnane, April 9 through May 12, 2011.

An exhibition of 57 works of art by Dixie will be installed in the LTCC student gallery and a special opening reception will be held Saturday, April 9th from 1 – 3pm. Most of the work will be for sale and all proceeds will go to establish the Dixie Murnane Memorial Art Scholarship in her honor. Food and beverages will be served and the public is invited.  read more →

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‘My Epic Adventure’ Essay Contest for Teens sponsored by Royal Robbins, Inc.

Royal Robbins Inc. and the American River Conservancy are offering an opportunity to win a two-week ‘Epic Sierra Adventure’ this summer!

High School youth, ages 14-18, are encouraged to submit an essay describing their ideal outdoor adventure and the importance of preserving wilderness areas. Deadline is April 30, 2011.

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So Lake Tahoe Library Sewing Bee to make Dresses for Girls Around the World April 9

On April 9th starting at 10 am, the Sewing Bee at the South Lake Tahoe Library will be making cute and simple dresses out of pillowcases to donate to Hope4Women International’s Dress a Girl Around the World Campaign.

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Local Merchant Day at Squaw April 7

They want to say thank you to locals.

Squaw Valley USA is offering $39 lift tickets to local merchants and employees during the 2011 ski season.

Mark your calendar to take advantage of Lake Tahoe ski culture.

Last day is April 7, 2011.

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Sierra Grains Organic Breads

This family run business has been baking organic breads in Tahoe Vista since 1983.

They’ve even made a muffin that has all the health benefits of eating fish!

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John Jorgenson Quintet in Concert April 2

Back for a return engagement after dazzling the crowds at South Lake Tahoe a year ago, the John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and six-year member of Elton John’s band.

John will play live at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, April 2nd, at 7:30pm in the Duke Theatre. Get a sneak preview now.

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FREE Avalanche Beacon Training at Kirkwood April 3

Backcountry Access trainingSlow is smooth. Smooth is fast.

These statements are often true in the heat of an avalanche rescue op.  While avalanches can be avoided by checking conditions at Sierra Avalanche Center, choosing a less risky route, or just baking cookies in your cabin, sometimes the snow hits the fan and you have to deal.

That’s why Kirkwood created Beacon Basin free of charge, and offers free Beacon Clinics the first Sunday every month. Last one this season is April 3 from 10am to 11:30am. Don’t miss it.

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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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