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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Beneath One Sky by Phyllis Shafer Exhibit at Stremmel Gallery thru Nov 9

Phyllis Shafer Beneath One Sky Brewer's AngelicaPhyllis Shafer’s “Beneath One Sky” exhibition of new paintings catalogs her observations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe.

Escorted into remote spots in the Sierra Mountains with the aid of pack mules and knowledgeable friends to guide her, Shafer had only one requirement. She was not allowed to title any paintings with the exact location of these special spots.

See if you can figure out these hidden gems by viewing “Beneath One Sky,” the preamble to the Nevada Museum of Art’s (NMA) February 2014 exhibition for Shafer. read more →

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2012 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize Winner Robert Krut at LTCC Oct 11

THIS_IS_THE_OCEAN_COVEROn Oct. 11, 2013 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch poet Robert Krut’s award-winning collection “This Is the Ocean” with a reading and book signing as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series.

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Life of Matthew Shepard Movie at LTCC Oct 12

Matthew_Shepard by LA TimesA new documentary film, “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard through a personal lens. The film follows Michele Josue, director of the film and a close friend of Shepard’s, as she travels to pivotal locations in his life, interviewing friends and family members, and gaining insight into the life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard.

The film will have its Northern California premiere at Lake Tahoe Community College on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Tahoe Donner Fall Festival Oct. 12

Tahoe Donner FestivalFall fun awaits at Tahoe Donner’s signature Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Fall Festival is fun for the whole family featuring a day packed full of fall-themed activities and events.

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“Into the Mind” and #HelmetsAreCool Premiere in Truckee Oct 17

BASICS move High FivesJoin the High Fives Foundation on Thursday, October 17, for the world premiere of the B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary #HelmetsAreCool followed by the Lake Tahoe premiere of the Sherpas Cinema 2013 feature film, “Into the Mind” on the back lawn of California 89 in Truckee.

Get fired up for winter with this special presentation brought to you by the High Fives Foundation, California 89, Alpenglow Sports, POC and the Full Belly Deli.

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Food Fest for Education Oct 26 at Harvey’s

Lake Tahoe Educational FoundationYum!

The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is hosting the annual Food Fest on October 26, 2013 from 6:30-10 pm at Harvey’s Convention Center to raise funds for enrichment programs in all schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

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Toxins Everywhere: Developing Tools to Detect Harmful Chemicals at SNC Oct 24

Jennifer_Brennan_&_Candace_Bever_-_Toxins_LectureA variety of chemicals are used in everything from textiles to cosmetics and personal care products to food packaging, and many of these exhibit unintended harmful consequences to humans and wildlife. Researchers from the UC Davis Superfund Research Program will discuss how these chemicals interact within our bodies to disrupt normal functions and the development of new tools, such as cell lines to measure toxicity and antibodies to measure these harmful chemicals.

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19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers at SNC Oct 20

film-Zanskar-600x398Terry Jones and Frederick Marx will share their insights in a fascinating lecture entitled “19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers” to be presented at the Tahoe Center For Environmental Sciences on the campus of the Sierra Nevada College on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com and chairman of KAYAK.com, will focus on how 21st century technology can get savvy travelers the best deals online by knowing the perfect time to book airline seats, how to score hotel upgrades and who to call for the best travel advice. His expertise will save you time, money and stress. read more →

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Sierra Farmer to Speak at South Lake Tahoe Library Oct 22

Why_I_Farm_front_bookcover_FINALOn Tues. Oct. 22, at 6 pm, Sierra Valley Farms owner Gary Romano, author of “Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land,” will give a talk and sign books at the South Lake Tahoe Library.

In “Why I Farm,” third-generation farmer Romano speaks from experience about today’s most vital issues: how to live with purpose and how to protect our food supply. The author documents a disappearing way of life and issues a wake-up call, describing his metamorphosis from a small boy growing up on a farm to adult white-collar worker and his ultimate return to the land.

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Lake Tahoe “Brilliant Blue” Radar Sunglasses to Benefit the Tahoe Fund

Oakley Tahoe Fund glassesSquaw and Oakley have joined together to create custom Lake Tahoe Radar® sunglasses. The one-of-a-kind sunglasses feature “Brilliant Blue” ice iridium lenses with a custom-etched outline of Lake Tahoe. $20 from each sunglass sale will benefit the Tahoe Fund to restore and enhance Lake Tahoe for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Fall Exhibits at North Tahoe Art Center

ReifErikson_ShadowLane9x12_pastelShowing Sept. 11-Oct. 7, 2013 you’ll find Howard Friedman, Landscapes of the West in the Main Gallery and the annual Group Show of Local Plein Air Artists at North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City.

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In Spite Of Art Exhibit at SNC Sep 13-Oct 25

In Spite of on Tahoe CultureThe Holland Project Gallery and the Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College are holding a joint exhibition, In Spite Of, that explores unconscious faith and everyday beliefs.

Curated by Sarah Lillegard and featuring fourteen artists from the Northern Nevada region and across the United States, the exhibit is split between two galleries creating a cross dialogue between the spaces. While each portion of the exhibit does stand on its own, viewers are encouraged to visit both spaces as each gallery contributes different artists and aspects of the overall exhibit. read more →

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