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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Poetry Bomb to Hit Tahoe in April during National Poetry Month

Bona Fide Books will dispatch the Tahoe poetry posse to “bomb” the town with words that will make you laugh, make you cry, and soothe your weary soul sometime in April.

Kim Wyatt, publisher of Bona Fide Books in Meyers, organizes the event every April as part of National Poetry Month. “When times are hard, poetry can give people hope,” Kim says. “We’re hoping that people receive the exact poem they need to read at that moment.”

Shown here is Melissa Lanitis Gregory’s ‘Loves Labour Lost’ Sonnet Art Bonnet.

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Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Northstar April 7

snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe by Michael Maloney There is nothing like a full moon snowshoe hike or tour at Lake Tahoe.

Nothing.  Billions of stars stud the clear skies, and the reflection of the moon across Lake Tahoe is incomparable.  The Northstar Guided Moonlight Tour will take place April 7, 2012.

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Nat Geo Cave Explorer Kenny Broad at Squaw April 10

Take a deep breath and join veteran cave explorer Kenny Broad on a harrowing expedition into some of the most dangerous and scientifically significant places on Earth on April 10th at Resort at Squaw Creek as the monthly Squaw Valley Institute guest speaker starting at 7pm.

Drawing on his expeditions from around the world, Broad offers an exciting and humorous, yet research-based, set of recommendations for assessing risk and making wise choices in life and business.

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Olympians Headline Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows US Ski Team Day April 7

dinner-roll-mute-grabjonny moseley

Who can forget his famous dinner roll that clinched his gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Legends of American skiing, including Olympians Julia Mancuso, Jonny Moseley, Shannon Bahrke, Marco Sullivan, Tamara McKinney and many more, will hit the slopes at Squaw Valley April 7 for the first Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows US Ski Team Day. Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal will also appear as a special guest.

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Mad Cow Downhill at Alpine April 15

Alpine Meadows has saved the best event of the season for spring: an annual cult favorite, the Mad Cow Downhill beckons all speed lovin’ skiers and snowboarders to wax up their downhill gear for this annual top-to-bottom race on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

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Ski Sail National Championships April 14-15

The formula is simple.  Every sailor must ski and every skier must sail, and every sailor must party.

This classic North Lake Tahoe event celebrates a long tradition of Tahoe mountain culture. Combining two of our spring passions, the 18th Annual Ski/Sail National Championships will take place April 14 and 15, 2012.

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The Push, A South Pole Adventure for Adaptive Athletes

It’s a first for adaptive athletes who literally pushed the limits and themselves. Grant Korgan, lead by Tal Fletcher and Doug Stoup, made it to the South Pole on January 17, 2012 on the 100-year anniversary when Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition reached the earth’s most remote spot.

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Tour historic estate and 1960 Olympic trails on West Shore

Take a tour through timeless Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point, one of the finest remaining natural areas in Tahoe, and relive the dreams and aspirations of Olympic athletes as you travel along the 1960 Winter Olympic XC trails.

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Spring Flower Painting Class

Local artist and watercolor instructor Jan Foss will be offering a Spring Flower Painting Class on Mondays, April 23rd, 30th & May 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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Women, Art and the Creative Process with Elissa Slanger

Every day of the week, Evelyn Brenner creates colorful, inspirational art like no other. Combining fabrics, paint, clay, buttons, beads and pearls, her work grabs you at a glance and pulls you into the details. And, at ninety-four she’s still going strong as an active artist.

Moved by the magnificent array of fabrics, ceramic dolls and wall art in Evelyn’s home, Truckee resident Elissa Slanger, an artist in her own right, produced a heartwarming and inspiring thirty-minute film, “Evelyn.” read more →

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Unforgettable Storytellers and Supper Stroll April 28

Tickets are running out for a unique fundraising progressive dinner and local storytellers’ night scheduled for Saturday, April 28 along Ski Run Boulevard. The event will take dinner guests on a historic dinner stroll through Tahoe’s distant and modern past and down Ski Run Boulevard for a different pairing of food, wine and story at each stop.

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GUNS AND GLASS: Art Glass of the Tiffany Era at Nevada Museum of Art

Not what you initially think when you hear “Tiffany”, but guns and glass are an important part of this iconic family’s legacy celebrated at the Nevada Museum of Art through May 20, 2012.

Art Glass of the Tiffany Era is a unique presentation that will unite three distinct exhibitions that celebrate art of the Tiffany era. The Tiffany family design legacy is presented in this unique mix of exhibitions featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass of the Art Nouveau era and a rare collection of Tiffany & Co.’s decorative firearms. Charles Lewis Tiffany established Tiffany & Co. in 1837; while his son Louis Comfort Tiffany later founded Tiffany Studios, renowned for exquisite decorative objects. read more →

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Montana Albitre Painting selected for Artown 2012

Local artist Montana Albitre was selected by Artown and a committee comprised of local arts representatives to create the signature look for the 17th annual Artown festival, held July 1-31 in Reno, Nevada.

Each year Artown solicits local artists to submit their work for consideration and this year continued to prove the popularity of the honor with a record number of artists participating in the process – 19 in total.

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Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle Phenom

Jamie Anderson, a South Lake Tahoe native, is easily considered one of the top female snowboarders in the world.

And she’s headed to the 2012 Winter X Games along with Sierra-at-Tahoe team riders, Hannah Teter, and Maddie Bowman.  Go get em girls!

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Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Camp March 4-8

Tahoe Trips & Trails’ first annual Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Camp with Julie Young takes place March 4 to 8, 2012. The comprehensive camp combines classic and skate skiing instruction, exquisite meals and lodging at Cedar House Sport Hotel for a first of its kind cross country ski camp in North Tahoe-Truckee.

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Animal Facts and Fiction March 4

Do Porcupines shoot their quills? Are Daddy Long Legs the most poisonous spider on the planet?

Join Kim Daniel to find out the truth and just how these myths came to be during the Animal Facts and Fiction presentation at the Galena Creek Visitor Center from 1:00-2:00pm Sunday March 4, 2012.

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Peter Mayfield, A Creative Force of Nature, March 7th at Squaw

Sponsored by The Back Country for 12 years now, the Lake Tahoe Adventure Slide Show Series at Squaw features free monthly shows from the most seriously adventurous people on the planet, all sharing their passion for the mountains and mountain culture.

Don’t miss the final show on March 7th with over-achiever Truckee resident, Peter Mayfield, director of the local Gateway Mountain Center, with world class first ascents on El Capitan and Half Dome, visionary High Sierra skate-ski solos, high flying aerial dance performances, and pundit for connecting youth to the natural world. The fun begins Wednesday at 7pm.

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