A Visit to Banksy’s New Hotel in Bethlehem

A photo essay for HYPERALLERGIC, Mar 5, 2017 - Banksy is back in the West Bank and drawing attention to the continuing struggle for Palestinian independence. BETHLEHEM, Occupied Palestinian Territories — Last Friday, Banksy’s new art venture into the Palestinian Occupied Territories was revealed to the local public and the world at large: the Walled Off Hotel. The artist already runs a Banksy Gift Shop in the city of Bethlehem, but the latest project is more ambitious and consists of nine rooms and a suite, with what is billed as “the worst view in the world.” Beginning on March 11, the Bank...
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Journey Around Happy at T.A.L.

The founders of Journey Around Happy inc. are friends that liked to go on walkabouts together.  Chris Hill – being a fine art painter, sculptor and “imaginer” for Disney – and Brent von Twistern – being a Hydrographer working for the U.S. Navy – seemingly had nothing in common but fun.  Not true. During these adventures a common interest was discovered and a philosophical insight to lead the journeys.  COME SEE & HEAR Brent's presentation for the Tahoe Art League at LTCC on Wed, Mar 8: LINK
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Pear Cider & Cigarettes… trailer

Drink and smoke...that's what Techno Stypes really likes to do, and fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. He was crippled from a car accident when he was 17 but that’s not how he lost his big toe. He lost that in a motorbike accident, yeah he was broken alright…  For more info: LINK
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2017 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud Finals… and the winners are?

L-R: Third Place, Alessandra Jester from Charter University Prep; First Place, Zoey Eddy from Oak Ridge High School; Second Place, Anna Salvestrin from Union Mine High School. The aim of Poetry Out Loud is to encourage the study and appreciation of great poetry. Students engaged in the program not only learn about their literary heritage but also build self-confidence through mastering public speaking skills. Now in its eleventh year of national competition, Poetry Out Loud has inspired millions of high school students to discover the beauty and brilliance of the literary canon. > For...
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Tahoe National Forest Photo Contest Winners Announced

By Tahoe National Forest - Feb 1, 2017 - NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 1, 2017 – Today, the Tahoe National Forest announced the first place, second place and third place winners of the 2016 Tahoe National Forest Photo Contest. First place is “Sunset Over the Little Truckee River,” by Matthew Rhodes. Second place is “High Mountain Meadow,” by Monica Haulman, and third place is “Weathered Beauty,” by Kian Berreman. With so many high quality entries, it was hard to pick the best. However, after the judges voted, “Sunset Over the Little Truckee River” was the clear first place winner. “...
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A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

From England and Austria to New York and Los Angeles, the writing is on the wall... by Lee Moran, Trends Editor, The Huffington Post - Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.  Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for the presidency in June 2015. Now that the man is actually in the White House, there’s been a renewed explosion of anti-Trump murals, stencils and posters. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most notable pieces so far ― and we ex...
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