Michael Murillo – professional fine artist on “Starting Over”

MICHAEL MURILLO, a previous guest, is a professional fine artist and retired college professor who is in the wonderful but challenging process of “starting over” here in Tahoe after a lifetime of southern CA living and working in the Arts.  We are going to have some fun approaching this renewal process while hopefully drawing in our listeners w aspects of the artist’s life, process & challenges, esp for those experienced artists who may be "starting over."   (image by M. Murillo)
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Best of LTAS – “Christmas Special” pt 2of2 w David Foster

Today is the 2nd half of a Special Christmas Edition DAVID FOSTER and I originally aired back in 2011.  David was the LTCC Art Dept Chair and multi-course instructor for 32 yrs in SLT.  He is now enjoying retirement and busier than ever developing his own wonderful sculpting career.  His expertise as an artist and Art History teacher are well known.  We wrapped up pt 1 of this 2 part series last week and are looking forward to sharing more about how Art and Christmas go together.  Christianity is just one of many faiths that has influenced art and visa versa, so today we will do our best to gi...
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Best of LTAS – “Christmas Special” pt 1of2 w David Foster

Special Christmas Edition, part 1 of 2, w/ an equally special guest, DAVID FOSTER, who was the LTCC Art Dept Chair and multi-course instructor for 32 yrs.  He is now retired and busier than ever developing his own wonderful sculpting career and being a grandpa to a growing family!  His expertise as an artist and Art History teacher are well known, and we want to bring you some insights into how Art and Christmas have influenced each other.  (These two programs aired originally in 2011.)   > (image "Adoration of the Magi" by Gentile da Fabriano
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“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – Ginger Nicolay Davis, TTA

GINGER NICOLAY DAVIS is owner of Help u Sell Real Estate in SLT, speech pathologist by degree and Pres of the Bd of Dir’s of Tahoe Tallac Assoc that has the unusual distinction of being one of very few private enterprise non-profits nationwide to collaborate w the Forest Service.  For 30+ yrs this relationship has produced an incredibly valuable cultural resource for Lake Tahoe and SLT, specif.  Today Ginger is going to treat us to the exciting details surrounding the production of the first Christmas Play to grace SLT since the days of “Scrooge”.  
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The Tahoe Foundation – Alexandra & Peter Profant

ALEXANDRA PROFANT, Exec Dir of The Tahoe Foundation, and her husband PETER, a woodworking artist, speak in intimate and historical tones to the practicality and necessity of “wayfinding” and its subtle yet impressive influences in educating and employing peoples of cultures for centuries.  The functions of artists and organizations like The Tahoe Foundation are critical to the heritage and continuation of understanding within and throughout all cultures, esp those here in the Tahoe region.  
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Rachel Tribble – fine artist painter (FL)

RACHEL TRIBBLE is a fine artist painter in various media who studied fine arts at Syracuse University and the National Academy in New York.  She now lives in south FL and has found a new direction for her work that was inspired by a break she took in the mid-‘90’s to work among our Native American people.  Rachel’s award winning paintings have been described as "mesmerizing in a serene and heart reaching way".  
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Julian Forest – renaissance musician, guitarist

JULIAN FOREST is a classically trained guitarist who regards himself as a renaissance musician in that he combines fields of knowledge & skills in his current work and life of conducting musical performances, interviews and seminars.  Julian’s recent arrival in Tahoe and desire to make it a permanent part of his travel and home base network got us to talking about important life decisions and commitments which led to what I hope you will find to be a very interesting conversation.
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Apollo – environmental fine artist painter & advocate

APOLLO is one of the world's leading Environmental artists, part-time S Lake Tahoe resident, and the artist behind most of the Holiday Window Paintings in SLT for this his 40th year!  Apollo’s creativity began in an artistic & supportive family and developed from there into illustration, design, cartooning, and ultimately painting dolphins & whales when he first moved to Maui in 1980.  Since then he has developed a worldwide following and takes “paying it forward” very seriously as he works toward enlightening the world re environmental stewardship and educating children about this thr...
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Bruce Rettig – writer & author

BRUCE RETTIG is a professional author of novels, literary short stories, essays, and flash fiction whose award-winning work has been published in many literary journals.  Bruce graduated from the University of Colorado in Fine Arts and Fine Arts History. He lives in S Lake Tahoe and works full time at his advertising agency during the day and writes fiction at night and is one of the founding members of Tahoe Writers Works.  For more information visit BruceRettig.com.
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