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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Inspired by Fire: Expressions of a Community one year after Angora

Inspired by Fire by Melissa Lanitis Gregory

May 2008:

A few months ago, John Mauriello tried to make pizza.

This is important for a couple of reasons.

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Thank you from the Library

A letter of gratitude from the South Lake Tahoe Library.

January 22, 2009

Dear Becky, Melissa, and all those who worked on the Tahoe Lost and Found Project:

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Tahoe: Lost & Found raises $2,080 for Library and Burn-area Landmark

Great Job! $2,080 was generously donated to the Tahoe: Lost & Found Fund for community-projects.

Between June 18 and September 19, $2,080 was raised at events, businesses and the final Art Auction to help replace South Lake Tahoe Library books that were destroyed in the homes lost in the Angora fire last year, and a burn-area landmark.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction @ Valhalla, September 19 at 6pm

Get ready to bid.

The Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction takes place September 19 at Valhalla, starting at 6pm with flamenco jazz by Martin & Vargas, and local cuisine by Blue Angel Café, Grass Roots and Wide Awake Conscious Café.

Twenty-one local artists are helping to raise money to replace library books lost in the homes affected by the Angora fire and a burn-area landmark.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction Preview

From a hand-painted snowboard to sculptural houses, paintings, photographs, and firefighter art helmets.

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I ♥ Firefighters by Melissa Lanitis Gregory

Two firefighter art helmets by Melissa Lanitis Gregory.

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Healing Visions by Yasmin Sayyed

Three mixed media creations by South Shore artist and poet, Yasmin Sayyed.

Limitations as Opportunities: Tahoe Fires ♥ Through the Fire: Tahoe ♥ Quiet Prayer.

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“Finding Beauty in Chaos” by Shelley Hocknell Zentner

“Finding beauty in Chaos” oil painting by Shelley Hocknell Zentner.

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Caught on Film at Angora by Jimmy Callian

Four photos taken in the Angora area by Jimmy Callian.

Angora Coyote ♥ November Full Moon ♥ Passing Clouds ♥ Star Trail & Trees.

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Fluid Intensity by Joanna Bailey

Three oils on canvas by Joanna Bailey.

Within the Fire ♥ Moving Water ♥ Green Man.

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Soul Cycler by Rick Gunn

Two large photographic prints from his epic 3-year journey around the world by bicycle.

Yellow Bike ♥ Buddha

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Picking Up the Pieces by Natalie Cusson

“Picking Up the Pieces” by Natalie Cusson.

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Rebirth & Continuity by Megan Johnson

Two large paintings on canvas by Megan Johnson.

Rebirth ♥ Continuity.

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Fire Agate Beadwork by Tahoe Treasures

Two pieces of beaded jewelry by Tahoe Treasures:

“Fallen but not Forgotten” ♥ “Sunset on the Fire”.

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Home Sweet Home by Carole Sesko

Three mixed media pieces by Carole Sesko.

“Little Pink Houses for You and Me” ♥ “Home Sweet Home” ♥ “Silver House Sculpture”.

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“Angora Sunset” ARt Snowboard by Chris Drake

One art snowboard by Chris Drake.

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The Afterglow with Reds Regan

Two prints by Reds Regan.

Relaxing ♥ Divinity.

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In the Moment by Dorothy Davis

Four original silk paintings by Dorothy Davis.

Wildfire ♥ Hot Summer ♥ Once Upon a Forest ♥ Refuge.

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Hurricane Lamp by Barbara Wesson

Hurricane Lamp by Barbara Wesson.


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Illustrations of Hope by Kristen Schwartz

Two raw silk prints by Kristen Schwartz.

Lake Mother ♥ Phoenix Rising.

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Tahoe Fire Glass by Molly B

Dichroic glass pendant by Molly B ♥

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Angora Rejuvenation by Juanita Villa Leman

Two acrylic paintings by Juanita Villa Leman.

“Out of the Ashes” ♥ “View from Above”

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Starry Angora Night by Rebecca Enerson

Starry Angora Night digital painting by Rebecca Enerson.

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The Glory of Nature by Denise Mancour

Three oil paintings by Denise Mancour.

Roots I ♥ Roots II ♥ Winter Leaves IV.

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“Tahoe Rising from the Ashes” by Hillary and Heather

Necklace and earrings by Rearview Miracles.

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Life Goes On by Jim Stamates

“Life Goes On” photograph by Jim Stamates.

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Phoenix Painting gives Hope one year After

At the Lost & Found art receptions this summer, Ethan Niven revealed his Phoenix that he painted on a king size bed sheet in response to the Angora Fire last year.

Ethan and his family live in the area, but their house was spared.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found Fund supports Community Projects

Last year, over $2,000 library books were destroyed in the houses lost in the Angora fire.

This year, we’re coming together again to help raise money to replace them and a few other community projects.

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Mike @ Grass Roots helps John Find New Pizza Recipe

You know those delicious pizzas found only at Grass Roots?

Well Mike, the baker, is going to help John Mauriello replace the one he lost in the Angora fire last year, along with his house.

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Bike Tune Ups help replace Library Books

This is really easy.

Tune up your bike and help the South Lake Tahoe Library.

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Lost & Found Massage Special

Treat yourself to a massage, and help replace library books.

Thanks to Kae with a Massage at Tahoe.

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“Discover Yourself” Aha! Massages raise money for Lost & Found

Alpensong Healing Arts in South Shore wants to help you discover yourself, and help raise money to replace the library books lost in the fire last summer.

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Phoenix Unveiled at Lost & Found Art Party August 11 @ 6pm – Elevation 6310

It’s time she takes flight at Elevation 6310.

Phoenix Rising by South Shore illustrator, Kristen Schwartz, will be unveiled at the Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Party, August 11 at 6 pm.

$95 was raised in donations! Thank you.

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Recycled Bookmarks by Events, Ink

When Cynthia heard about the Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction to raise money for the local library, she immediately wanted to be a part.

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How to get involved and get noticed.

So you’re interested in holding a Tahoe: Lost & Found event or fund raiser.

Great!

It’s easy to do.

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Call for Artists and Other Creative Locals…Inspired by Fire: Art due July 28

One can’t very well run out into a burning forest brandishing a paintbrush. But we can help out with recovery.

Tahoe: Lost & Found is a community art show and art auction open to all Tahoe-Truckee artists.

Due date for submissions is July 28, 2008.

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Portions from Art sold July 13 to benefit Lost & Found projects

If you’re headed to An Evening at Echo on July 13, stop by Kristen Schwartz’ booth to pick up a postcard, poster and buttons for Tahoe: Lost & Found.

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Library Books to be Replaced

As a result of the Angora Fire, almost $2,000 worth of South Lake Tahoe Branch library materials were destroyed, many of which were newer books.

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Locally Made Gift Cards help achieve Donation Goal.

Send a card to a friend and help the library.

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Making $ Donations for Books

Thank you for helping to replace the South Lake Tahoe library books destroyed in the homes lost in the fire last year.

To make a money donation, please make check payable to: Friends of the Library

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LT Writing Club Lost & Found Fundraiser – June 25 @ Valhalla

The perfect pairing.

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Lost & Found Kick Off Party Wednesday, June 18, @ The Loft 6pm to 8pm

Learn about Tahoe: Lost & Found and how you can help.

Wednesday, June 18, at The Loft at the Blue Angel Café.

This party kicks off the summer-long series of events, promotions, local art and our own brand of Tahoe culture to raise money to replace the library books lost in the Angora fire and a burn-area landmark.

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Gratitude for Selfless Acts of Courage

Thank you Firefighters and all Emergency Personnel.

Words cannot express the magnitude of our gratitude.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found by M. Gregory

John Mauriello’s lost pizza recipe… the inspiration for an art show and a community-wide fundraising effort?

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Lake Mother Watching by Kristen Schwartz

I had always wanted to create a piece that showed the joy of a mother watching over her child – in this case Lake Tahoe.

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Fire Walk: Commemorating Angora with a Local Labyrinth… Whaddya Say?

Here’s an idea.

What if this community had a center?

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The Spirit of Christmas Rekindled by Barbara Wesson

During the holiday season out there on Dead Man’s Curve stood the most beautiful Christmas Tree.

There were no homes on the lots surrounding it. It was like the fringe of the forest had been sprinkled with the Spirit of Christmas.

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Forest Restoration Input due June 23

He wants our input.

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