Image Nation w Sue Duerksen of Truckee Public Arts Commission

SUE DUERKSEN is a board member of the Truckee Public Arts Commission, who is joining me by phone from Truckee to talk about “Image Nation,” a new photo art installation featuring Nevada County veterans that comes to the Truckee Community Recreation Center w a reception March 10.  “Image Nation" is an initiative of the Nevada County Arts Council in partnership with Welcome Home Vets, funded in part by the California Arts Council and local contributions.  The photographs – self portraits and pictures of veterans’ hands, are the result of a therapeutic workshop with veteran and master photographe...
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Sara Zimmerman, Women’s Art Tribe & more!

SARA ZIMMERMAN - from Truckee, CA - whose credentials & experience are numerous, including regularly writing and illustrating for Upworthy (an online mag with 10mil followers), contributing art & articles to the Huffington Post, working with graphic & web design clients, creating her own fine art, and continuously producing her webcomic, Unearthed Comics!  Today we’ll be talking specifically about a new endeavor & event in which she & artist collaborator, Sara Smith, are involved: Women’s Art Tribe & its collaborative live painting fundraiser for High Fives Foundation o...
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Erin Ulcickas – artist & founder of High Vibe Society

 ERIN ULCICKAS, an experimental artist and relatively new local to the S Lake Tahoe community as well as the founder of High Vibe Society, an artist collective.  Erin has been practicing various forms of art since 2008 and built a successful arts-based business in Wilmington, NC, where she learned first-hand how hard it can be to flourish with inadequate resources, lack of exposure to the local market and no mentorship.  Today we’ll be talking about how this experience has been the catalyst for HVS, her vision and how this community may participate.
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Live Violence Free, it’s 17th Annual Sunset Gala, and the Arts

AISLING PETERSON is the outreach coordinator for Live Violence Free in S Lake Tahoe, and SCOTT FORREST is an abstract oil painter representing Genius Fine Art, also in SLT.  We will be talking today about this important & compassionate organization, its 17th Annual Sunset Gala tomorrow at Edgewood, our community and how the Arts serve now and can do even more in the future to help such significant causes.
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“Tahoe WordWave – a Festival of Story” w Jennifer Sander

JENNIFER BASYE SANDER is director of “WordWave - a Festival of Story at Lake Tahoe” that is having its 2nd annual event Oct 21-23 at Valhalla Tahoe in S. Lake Tahoe, CA.  A former Random House senior editor, Jennifer is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, now in its 5th revised edition.  A New York Times bestselling author of many books, Jennifer will fill us in on all the great events, authors, agents and kids stuff that will be happening at this wonderful literary festival.  And, yes, there's a Gala, too!!
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James Rawie – conductor & cofounder of TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

JAMES RAWIE, conductor & cofounder w his wife, Nancy, of TOCATTA, the acronym for The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of The Tahoe Area.  James received his Master of Music & Orchestral Directing degree from Stony Brook Univ. in NY and has been committed to bringing musical excellence to our community for over 15 years.  From nothing he, Nancy & the community created this wonderful TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus that features the finest musicians & voices in two extensive annual events, the Summer & Winter MusicFests.
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Trails & Vistas with Executive Director Nancy Lopez

NANCY LOPEZ, Exec Dir of Trails & Vistas out of Truckee, CA, is with me in-studio to tell us about this year’s art hikes Sep 10 & 18, the “World Concert” Sep 10 and other wonderful programs to serve & educate our community and visitors.  The Trails & Vistas’ mission is “to create experiences of art in nature that inspire environmental awareness” and this year’s theme is “Every day is a journey and the journey itself is home.”  
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TAL’s 10th Annual Artist Studio Tour w Walt & Connie

WALT STEVENSON, co-chair of the Tahoe Art League’s 10th Annual Artist Studio Tour, & CONNIE CLARK, President of the T.A.L.  Walt is also a teaching professor at Golden Gate University in S.F. and silk painting & watercolor artist, while Connie is a photographer who retired after 38 yrs as a business banker.  Today we will be talking about this important annual event (Jul 29-31 & Aug 5-7), Connie's & Walt’s art, as well as T.A.L.’s efforts re its arts programming & role in the Arts of the South Shore.
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Classical Tahoe w Joel Revzen, maestro & artistic director

JOEL REVZEN is the artistic director & principal conductor of Classical Tahoe - formerly Lake Tahoe SummerFest - which is presenting its 5th Annual Classical Music Concert series Jul 26-Aug 13 on the SNC campus in Incline Village, NV.  Joel is an award-winning conductor of symphony and opera whose career is international in scope, incl celebrating his just completed 11th season on the conducting staff of NY’s Metropolitan Opera.  He joined the Arizona Opera in 2003 as Artistic Director/Principal Conductor and in 2013 was named Conductor Emeritus.
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