Best of LTAS – “Christmas Special” pt 2of2 w David Foster

DAVID FOSTER - marble sculptor, LTCC Art Dept chair, instructor & history teacher for 32 yrs - returns to share the 2nd half of our history on the relationship of ART AND CHRISTMAS.  This series first aired in 2011 w “Best of” part 1 airing last week and also available as a podcast.  We hope you are enjoying it!
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Best of LTAS – “Christmas Special” pt 1of2 w David Foster

DAVID FOSTER has a deep and lengthy background as a marble sculptor, LTCC Art Dept chair, instructor & history teacher for 32 yrs that more than qualify him to share and teach us Part 1 today on the connections between ART AND CHRISTMAS.  This 2 part series first aired in 2011 and is a permanent “Best of” for the Lake Tahoe Art Scene.  ENJOY! < “Adoration of the Magi” (1423) painting by Gentile da Fabriano - now in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of the International Gothic style.          
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Jennifer Quashnick – writer, author of “Mountaingirl Mysteries”

JENNIFER QUASHNICK holds a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Health and has spent over fifteen years advocating for scientifically supported policy-making to protect Tahoe's environment and communities.  So how did this scientist transition into the Arts, you ask?  She's here to tell us that story and about her writing career's great start with Mountaingirl Mysteries, a series centered in Tahoe beginning with book one, "Trail of Murder." . .  
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Aldara Ortega – photography: fluid, liberating, dream-like

ALDARA ORTEGA - born and raised in Madrid, Spain - received her degree in fashion design from Madrid’s Fashion Design Superior Center and worked in the fashion industry in various creative capacities including professional modeling for over a decade.  Her abiding interest in the female form led her directly into fine arts & photography with a unique perspective and exciting imagery all her own!  
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Thanksgiving “Special Edition” w Robert

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  It's been quite an interesting few days of Murphy's Law in action, which I imagine you are all intimately familiar with in your own lives.  So our GUEST is none other than your HOST - ME! - w a short program based on my message from 2010.  Whoa, hard to believe 4 yrs have already passed and left their impressions & blessings.  BTW - Don't forget to smile and laugh as much as possible, even while eating! .  
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Bryan de Flores – Transformative Art

BRYAN de FLORES is the creator of “Transformative Art” that is done with prisma color pencils and meant to bring about change in every part of life from relationships to creative potential.  He lives in Las Vegas, having just moved from Sedona, AZ, an esteemed location for artists as well as spiritual and energy centers. Bryan has been pursuing his personal vision in art since 1996 with a mission, style, and creative process that are noteworthy and intriguing.  
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Mazer & Smith – Acoustical Rhythms Artistry & Healing Health Systems

SUSAN MAZER & DALLAS SMITH, known as Mazer & Smith professionally and on music labels, live and work in Reno, NV.  Susan and Dallas met in S Lake Tahoe and performed together at Harrah's Hotel Casino during which they founded Healing Healthcare Systems, which delivers the CARE Channel, a 24-hour relaxation channel available to patients in approx 700 hospitals. Both have new CDs just out and 2 performances coming up!  
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Mia Benenate, Co-founder and publisher of Vivant Books

MIA BENENATE, co-publisher of Vivant Books, has worked in the publishing industry since 2009 and has a BS in Literature and Creative Writing.  Vivant Books is a dedicated team of talent who are passionate about making fine art more accessible through high quality book publications and the artists who create the art to do so.  Are you such an artist?  Want to know more about being published?   .   .
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“A Reason To Survive” (ARTS) w founder Matt D’Arrigo

MATT D’ARRIGO is founder and CEO of the non-profit “A Reason To Survive” (ARTS) in National City, San Diego County.  ARTS is a nationally recognized organization that believes in the power of the arts & creativity to literally transform lives, especially those of kids.  Matt was in art school in the early ‘90s when some challenging events led him to founding ARTS in 2001; it has been a growing resource & inspiration to many ever since!  
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