Community tells LTCC board theater is a must

By Kathryn Reed - LT News, Nov 30, 2016: The drama that was staged before the Lake Tahoe Community College trustees Tuesday night was complex, passionate, sorrowful and heartfelt. It’s like today is intermission and the audience is left not knowing how many acts there will be in the future. That’s because the script is not finished. This production of sorts was actually the college administration’s opportunity to present to the board and public why the theater department may be disbanded following this academic year. It was also the public’s first chance to speak directly to the board...

2016 Give Back Tahoe Giving Guide: Nov 29-Dec 31

Visit the online directory and donate from Nov 29th – Dec 31st to support our community!  To find the Arts & Culture giving list, please scroll well down the list on the accompanying link below. To know Tahoe and Truckee is to know authentic love of place. Over the years, our community has grown as it attracts people and families who simply want to be here. We create lives built on the things that make a person whole and fulfilled: time with family, time outdoors, and a feeling of connection. We work together to offer our community members the things we need most...

Women’s Audio Mission: Smashing the Glass Ceiling of the Studio World

By Jessica Placzek for KQED Arts, Nov 22, 2016 - At a recent concert inside Dolby Laboratories, a member of "The She’s" leans into the mic between songs and tells the audience, “I just started school and I’m going to major in math!”  It’s not your usual rock ‘n’ roll banter — but the crowd cheers. There’s another anomaly at this show, though: all the bands and sound engineers are women, while the world of audio is a field dominated by men. Addressing and correcting that disparity is the work of Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), an organization dedicated to teaching audio engineering and techn...

Weekend Words: Block

from HYPERALLERGIC, Nov 20, 2016 - A good dog doesn’t block the road. —Chinese proverb Americans will put up with anything as long as it doesn’t block traffic. —Dan Rather With the same cement, ever sure to bind We bring to one dead level ev’ry mind. Then take him to develop if you can, And hew the block off, and get out the man. —Alexander Pope, The Dunciad Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the u...

Miró‘s Only Marble and Glass Mural Is Restored

For HYPERALLERGIC by Claire Voon on Nov 6, 2016 - Joan Miró painted many murals in his lifetime, but he designed only one made of glass and marble, for Wichita State University’s Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art. “Personnages Oiseaux,” or “Bird People,” was commissioned by the museum’s founding director Martin H. Bush. It adorned the building’s southern-facing wall from 1978 until 2011, when the museum removed it for an extensive, $2.2 million restoration project to repair the deteriorating mosaic. Last month — nearly exactly 38 years from its unveiling — the mural of colorful characters  finall...

AXA Gives Thomas Hart Benton drawings & studies to the MET

By Robin Scher for ARTNEWS posted 10/11/16 1:37 pm - Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that the AXA insurance company has given it 29 drawings and studies that served as the basis for Thomas Hart Benton’s career-defining mural America Today. The mural itself was also donated to the Met by AXA, back in 2012, and occupies a space in the museum’s modern and contemporary galleries. The new drawings and studies will now be installed there through January 16, 2017. America Today (accompanying detail image here) was the result of Benton’s travels throughout the country ...

Curtain call for LTCC theater department

Published: October 20, 2016, by Lake Tahoe News & written by Kathryn Reed - To be, or not to be, that is the question regarding Lake Tahoe Community College’s Theater Arts Department.  Only it won’t be Hamlet answering the question.  Ultimately it will be up to the board of education to decide if the department is disbanded, which is the recommendation of staff. On Oct. 18, Susan Boulanger, who has run the department since 2009, was told of the likely demise of her department.  She doesn’t know if she can fight it, or if she would even try.  The rawness of the announcement was still ...

Clarion Alley Mural Project’s Decades of Dissident Artwork Now Online

By Sarah Hotchkiss or KQED Arts,  June 15, 2016 - (sorry this is so late... lost it in my stacks!)  Twenty-four years after its founding, the Mission’s Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), a community-based arts space occupying the walls along a 560-foot-long alley between 17th and 18th Streets and Mission and Valencia Streets in San Francisco’s Mission district, unveiled its first website on Wednesday. The launch of the comprehensive online archive comes with the news of CAMP’s decision to become a nonprofit organization to better support artists’ intellectual property rights and disse...

Olympian Jamie Anderson disappointed with lack of female representation in Champions Plaza statue

Published Sep 30, 2016, in Tahoe Daily Tribune - The prototype of a large bronze statue commissioned for South Lake Tahoe’s Champions Plaza in celebration of local athletes has sparked a discussion on gender representation. At the Sept. 20 city council meeting, artist Gareth Curtiss presented the clay prototype of the statue he created, featuring three male figures emerging from flames and reaching for a ring above them. “My concept is a statue that represents the elements of competition. The figures themselves are like tongues of flames that are leaping up in the air after the ring,” Curti...