THE ART SCENE program is on hold until someone is found to replace me.

The same timeslot will be available (thank you, KOWL!) though the format may change depending on the host or organization at the mic.  It has been a totally wonderful experience these past 7+ yrs, and I can't think of any "job" or work I've ever enjoyed more.  My sincere thanks to all of you who supported this effort to bring the Arts into our communities over the airways.  PLEASE LISTEN to any of the over 200 podcasts currently on file on this site and continue to talk about the importance of the Arts to all of us! ~ Robert Schimmel
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Tahoe Mountain Lab co-founders David & Jamie Orr

DAVID & JAMIE ORR are co-founders of Tahoe Mountain Lab in S Lake Tahoe and they are intensive community activists & advocates.  TML is the S Shore’s 1st co-working space and was founded by David & Jamie in Feb of 2014.  Their mixed talents say a lot: Jamie, a college science professor, and David, an early stage start-up entrepreneur.  Three yrs into this very successful business that brings diverse professions & talents into the same space to enhance life styles and creativity, “The Lab”, as it is affectionately labeled, and its owners have embraced and supported the Arts in m...
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BEST OF The Art Scene: Rick Gunn, pt2of2 – adventurer, writer, photographer

RICK GUNN - writer, photographer, adventurer and S. Lake Tahoe resident - is joining me for Part 2of2 in this "Best of" program (from 2013) and for a potentially ongoing series about his 3 yr bicycle journey around the world and its profound affects on his life and his work as an artist.  If you didn’t hear Part 1, I encourage you to do so for the many back-story & intimate details Rick shared that bring us to today’s conversation.
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Yuge Zhou – video media artist

YUGE ZHOU, a Chinese born, Chicago-based artist whose video and installation works portray ‘urban dispositions’ and explore the complex interactions between humans and their environment.  Yuge joins me by phone from Chicago to tell us about her journey through engineering into art, the melding of these two disciplines into her unique video media message, how she views her role in this complex relationship between the individual & environment, and how cultural differences may or may not be important.  Yuge also adds her personal take on being successful in the Arts!
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BEST OF The Art Scene: Michael Murillo – Visual Literacy & Acuity

MICHAEL MURILLO, veteran guest & previous Tahoe resident, who is here strictly representing himself this time as the exceptional & experienced artist he is as well as his "retired college professor" side.  We are here to just "talk art" and have some fun being ourselves while hopefully drawing our listeners in with aspects of the artist's life and process.  (Michael doesn't have any public website I am aware of... sorry.) > image by segmented wood turner Malcolm Tibbetts and painter Michael Murillo  
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Blue Wolf Studios w co-owner artists Amanda Dabel & Anthony Marrone

AMANDA DABEL & ANTHONY MARRONE, co-owners & artists of Blue Wolf Studios in Kings Beach, are ceramicists connected on a mutual vision and have created this artist studio & gallery combo that specializes in hand-crafted ceramics made on property in a full blown ceramics studio… kiln and all!  They carry over 40 local artists’ work from jewelry to fine art paintings & sculpture, are open 7 days/wk and want Tahoe to grow as an Arts destination!  ... hmmm, guess where the name came from :)
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Sara Smith – public art & multi-media fine artist + arts advocate

SARA SMITH, a full time, lifelong artist who is, in her words, “creatively a hummingbird inspired by many, many things.”  Her art ranges from landscapes to fantasy, coffee & ink drawings to murals on reclaimed pier wood, and from bears to Buddha.  Sara has a playful appreciation for both the simplicity and complexity of life and takes great interest in any project or event that will put Art and Tahoe in the forefront.  She is definitely a fellow Arts advocate will share one of her hopes for Tahoe!
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Kathleen Werner – non-objective mixed media painter & designer

KATHLEEN WERNER is a non-objective, mixed media fine artist and designer as well as a new mom!  Kathleen has immersed herself in many different aspects of the artistic realm: at age 20 she designed and opened a boutique called “Zen” & then went on to designing living spaces followed by owning a gallery for large scale modern art in Arizona.  The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ, figures prominently in her story, and today we’ll get to hear the fascinating details & what has evolved artistically for her.
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Kristy Dial – gourd artist and advocate

KRISTY DIAL is a gourd artist of 21 years and originally from Tucson, AZ, where she studied graphic arts at the UofA.  She is married with two beautiful children, lives in Minden and pursues her Art full time as, in her words, an "addiction!"  And I love that, since I think to be successful and/or to produce creatively new art for a lifetime one needs to be "addicted."  And today we get to reveal a lot about a beautiful and multi-media art form probably not all that familiar to most people as well as two organizations devoted entirely to gourd art!         
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