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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
South Lake Tahoe art exhibits, galleries, events and performances.

Rising from the Fire at High Vibe

Tahoe Culture Tahoe Activist ArtistsJoin the Tahoe Activist Artists at the High Vibe Society Artisan Collective with artists from a variety of disciplines have been collaborating for months on work that aims to stimulate and empower and promote discussion.  read more →
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Tahoe Activist Artists Release Call to Action Video

Shelley Hocknell ZentnerThe Tahoe Activist Artists have released “Art & Science in an Age of Unreason,” a video collaboration between award-winning oil painter Shelley Zentner and Anthony Capaiuolo of First Tracks Productions.

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Keep Tahoe Happy

hyacinth_b2.jpgIt’s easy to be grateful living in Tahoe like Hyacinth Faery pictured here.

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Lake Mermaid by Kristen Schwartz

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Forget Tahoe Tessie.

It’s Lake Mermaid.

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Music on the Beach Fundraiser for Tahoe Arts Project

Niall McGuinness, Trey Stone and John Shipley will perform live at the Music on the Beach fundraiser for the Tahoe Arts Project on Thursday, August 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.

Suggested donation is just $10 per person to see these three local legends while you support art programs for local school children.

See you there.

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Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival

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Tahoe’s most eclectic arts festival, the Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival, returns for its 38th season in the beautiful Boathouse Theater until August 31, 2017. With views of the lake in the background, enjoy concerts with music all genres, dramatic and comedic theater, fine art shows and workshops, plus kids’ art and drama camps. Immerse yourself in the heritage of the spectacular “Valhalla” historic estate next door to Camp Richardson on the South Shore.

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Plein Air Painting with Tahoe Art League

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En plein air is French for “in the open air,” often used to describe the act of painting outdoors to capture the changing qualities of natural light.

The perfect canvas, Tahoe’s ever changing light that transforms the composition and the soul, calls new and seasoned artists to head out with the Tahoe Art League on Sunday mornings from 9 am to noon to a variety of locations. Photographers and all media are welcome to these free outings. read more →

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Heart Rhythm Dance with Ann Thennes

The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, hosts her magical Morning Dance Journey at Marcia Sarosiks Dance Studio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7am to 8:10am.  Then, from 8:30 – 9:30 am pilates.

The dance is free form expression and moving meditation to help you make a conscious connection with your mind, body, spirit and the heartbeat of mother earth. Dance at your own pace with the intention to ground, release and integrate energy rising from our source, Lake Tahoe.

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Watercolor Workshop with Lady Jill at Hope Valley June 5-8

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In celebrating her 40th Art Anniversary this year, “Lady” Jill Mueller is also celebrating the four decades of love she has for Hope Valley and the surrounding areas.

Mueller will conduct watercolor workshops at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley June 5-8, 2017.

Jill loves to teach others the exciting art of transparent watercolors and she couldn’t think of a better place to do it than Sorensen’s Resort. With this glorious winter, the scenes around the valley promise majestic snow covered peaks and a lush spring like no other.

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Aspen Lupine and Tahoe Wildflowers by Dirk Yuricich

You may know this special place where the aspen surround an endless field of purple lupine, like sentinels standing guard.

Since wildflowers in Tahoe only last a few weeks, South Lake Tahoe photographer Dirk Yuricich has created an amazing collection of wildflower photographs, including his exclusive Aspen Lupine series.

Lupine can be spotted all over Lake Tahoe right now.

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Susan Hartzell Local Photographer

“Nature’s Light” by Tahoe photographer, Susan Hartzell.

Susan focuses on shapes and colors found in nature, and uses only natural light to achieve her stunning results. Photography is her passion. She has won numerous awards and recognition for her images, and her works are featured in several private collections.

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Bonita Paulis featured in Best of America Pastel Artists Vol II

Gigantic Beauty Eucalyptus by Bonita PaulisThree paintings by South Shore landscape artist Bonita Paulis have been selected for The Best of America Pastel Artists Volume II published in December 2009 which features many well known pastel artists from across the country.

“Gigantic Beauty, Eucalyptus”,  “Polished Water, Echo Lake”, and “Coral & Blue” by Paulis are featured in this  coffee table art book.  read more →

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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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Locally Made “Art Helmets” by Melissa

loveslabour.JPG South Shore artist Melissa Lanitis Gregory has created a series of recycled paper helmets using papier mache and mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

vikingvalentine.JPGThe trio of art helmets, titled “Sonnet Bonnet”, “My Viking Valentine” and “Love’s Labours” (pictured here) features scraps of Shakespeare’s sonnets collaged onto the bright pink and red exteriors.

They’re intended as purely decorative items, but they‘re a heck of a lot of fun to try too. And, I’m sure your Valentine does not have one already!

 

Be sure to visit Melissa’s blog to learn more about her unique creations.

In addition to her art helmets made from recycled paper and mixed media, Melissa also makes earrings, bowls, clocks and other eclectic works of art.

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Women’s Conscious Dance Retreats with Ann

Ann ThennesThe Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, has created the Women’s Conscious Dance Retreats.

“The intelligence of our bodies not constrained by our conditioning becomes movement medicine – our birth rite.” Emilie Conrad said it best. Amen. And, Ann brings us the space and delivers!

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“Run Salmon Run” Community Art Project

To creatively raise money for the Tahoe Tallac Association, Valerie Kuda organized the “Run Salmon Run” community art project to capture one of our finest natural wonders – the annual running of Kokanee Salmon up Taylor Creek every fall.

Thirty-five artistically embellished fiberglass Salmon designed by local artists were auctioned.

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Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity with Yasmin Sayyed

With commanding style and grace, she paints with brushes dipped in love to help us creatively express ourselves in times of trouble.  She uses art as a healing agent, to help us understand we are not alone, and to help us discover the power in our interconnectedness.

With life as the medium, Yasmin A. Sayyed, Ed.D, local artist, poet, and expressive arts therapist, is offering painting classes unlike any other. Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity, painting instruction for individuals and small groups, take place at Sayyed’s South Shore studio.

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Melissa Lanitis Gregory – Art with a Recycled Soul

Mixed-media artist Melissa Lanitis Gregory came to Tahoe for 4 days…20 years ago.

Leaving her Assistant Art Director job in New York City for a waitressing job in Tahoe seemed like a no-brainer. read more →

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Autumn Abundance by Kristen Schwartz

Autumn in Lake Tahoe is magical.

Colorful trees. Golden light. Cold nights. Serenity.

Warm Indian Summer days let us harvest Tahoe’s rich bounty with gusto and gratitude.

It’s time to celebrate the change of seasons before an intense Tahoe winter blankets us.

To mark this special time, South Lake Tahoe illustrator Kristen Schwartz created the Goddess of Autumn Abundance.

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Evening in the Marsh by Bonita Paulis selected as TAMC Sticker 5

“Evening in the Marsh” shown here painted by South Lake Tahoe artist Bonita Paulis has been selected as the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture (TAMC) collectible sticker #5.

Bonita’s romantic depiction of the Upper Truckee Marsh, the largest wetland habitat and watershed filtration system in the Lake Tahoe Basin, was painted last summer.  Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Highway 50, this special place represents our commitment to stewardship and is a welcome oasis for all of Lake Tahoe’s inhabitants.

Only 1,000 of the collectible stickers are available. read more →

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TAMC Collectible Sticker #1 hits the Street

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Don’t miss out.

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Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

The annual fall Trails and Vistas Art Hikes will inspire attendees along a guided path past live music, art, storytelling, and dance performances.

Trails & Vistas plays host to a collective experience where art, nature and audience intersect. Guides will lead three-hour long hikes starting in 15-minute increments winding through 12 site-specific art installations. Participants will enjoy music, performance art, ephemeral sculpture and literary art pieces placed along an earthen trail.

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Tahoe Art League Outdoor Art Shows

What better place to view art than outside – at Lake Tahoe!  How about finding art by local artists?

Throughout the summer, the Tahoe Art League holds various art shows featuring contemporary and fine art at locations throughout South Lake Tahoe.

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Hope Valley Fall Color Workshop

Autumn Glow Lady JillLady Jill is at it again.

She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her multi-day workshop based out of Sorensen’s Resort.

Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.

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Mackerel Sky by Phyllis Shafer selected as TAMC Sticker #3

phyllisshafermackerelsky“It gives us a sense of place.”

That’s how Phyllis Shafer describes her own private vision of her landscape paintings.

Shafer’s painting, “Mackerel Sky” has been selected as the TAMC collectible sticker #3 because of its lyrical representation of our communion with nature.

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Kit Night at Valhalla

Kit Night Tahoe CultureSouth Lake Tahoe artist Kit Night is jazzing up Valhalla as the featured Artist in residence August 12 to 28, 2016.

You can ask Kit about her inspiration, watch her paint or just hang out and all that jazz, with Kit of course, from 11am to 4pm daily in the beautiful setting next to the lake.

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Tahoe Art League’s Artist Studio Tour

Kelly Cassidy Sculptor Tahoe CultureThe annual Tahoe Art League (TAL) Artist Studio Tour takes place every August.

South Lake Tahoe is home to many accomplished artists like Kelly Cassidy shown here, who is a member of the Tahoe Art League dedicated to promoting fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe since 1964.

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Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction Preview

From a hand-painted snowboard to sculptural houses, paintings, photographs, and firefighter art helmets — 2008 Tahoe Lost and Found:  Community Inspired by Fire — created by Melissa Lanitas Gregory and Becky Bell to mark the first year anniversary of the Angora Fire.

We invite you to relive the brilliance, the giving, the emotion, the works of art created by local artists to support the library, community and one another during this Tahoe Culture 2018 community fundraiser.

Here’s our story, our Creative Expression Inspired by Fire.

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I ♥ Firefighters by Melissa Lanitis Gregory

Two firefighter art helmets by Melissa Lanitis Gregory.

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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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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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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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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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Watercolor Workshops with Teri Sweeney

Watercolor artist Teri Sweeney holds beginning Watercolor classes at the Tahoe Art League Center.

Classes are ongoing and new students are welcome to join in at any time.

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South Shore Artist Featured on m2 Wine Label

The work of Lake Tahoe fine artist Reds Regan is featured on a Lodi zinfandel which was recently released in June 2008.

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