Arts + Culture

October 9, 2014

Interview, article, and photos by Stacey A.

It's been a month since Burning Man, and even as a 7th year Burner, my most vivid memory to date is of the massive art piece, Embrace, 72-foot wooden sculpture of two people, Alpha and Omega, embracing one another.

Embrace concept simulation

I was initially excited to interview Embrace’s creator, Matt Schultz, to find out more about the concept behind his art. Schultz, of the Pier Group, is responsible for past large-scale Burning Man projects like the 2011 Pier and the 2012 Pier 2. He also founded an inclusive art space in Sparks called the Generator. However, our conversation took an interesting turn as he explained the poltics behind the entire project.  Schultz isn't happy with the bureacracy of the Burning Man art committee, and he isn't afraid to say so.

There was drama surrounding Embrace since the beginning. 


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July 30, 2014
by Stacey A. 
This weekend Guitarfish, an intimate 3-day family, arts, and music festival, returns to the Tahoe area for its 4th year to raise awareness of overfishing practices and water pollution.
Mark Peschoff, the head of sales and marketing, describes the festival as "an incredibly fresh mix of up-and-coming vibrant, happy music."
Peschoff promises a variety of music. Headliners include Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Wheeland Brothers, Mother Hips, and Con Brio. Peschoff brought the Wheelan Brothers back for a second year based on their popularity at last year's event and because he thought their Orange County beach vibe brought something special to Guitarfish.
A long time festival goer himself, Peschoff thinks it's important to go to a festival not only to see your favorite artists but also to discover new music and expand your playlist. This is the case with Con Brio, a band with an eclectic lead singer that many people haven'
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July 24, 2014

by Stacey A. 

Twenty-four-year-old Lindsey Telling, owner and designer at Earthly Treasures, is passionate about jewelry making. Not only is this her first year at Truckee Thursdays, it's also her first craft show ever. For someone who just started selling jewelry two years ago, her business is already gaining momentum. 

There's an abundance of handmade jewelry at Truckee Thursdays, but Lindsey's products have a very distinctive look to them. Her pieces embody that "earthy" feel, using materials like arrowheads, turquoise, jade, leather, and gathering her inspiration from nature, Native American traditions, and Buddhist roots. 

Colorado born and raised, Lindsey feels very comfortable in the mountains. She moved to Lake Tahoe six years ago for college and graduated from Sierra Nevada College in 2012 with a business degree. She says her education helps her manage her own accounting and marketing. 

Even though she learned how to make jewelry in a high school class, she's been experimenting with it since she was thirteen years old. She remembers taking her mother's old jewelry apart

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July 23, 2014

by Stacey A.

This Thursday two big names in Tahoe's electronic music community come together for Bounce the Boat, a collaborative effort between Steve Emmerich of Fresh Bakin' and The Bounce and "Captain Zach" Garrison of Rock the Boat.

Rock the Boat promises to bring "the fun and excitement of a rock concert, the energy and sound of a club, and the once in a lifetime experience of cruising on a massive yacht" to an unforgettable night aboard the MS Dixie II. "The pristine beauty of being on the open water with 500 of your best friends, the cool night air blowing on your face, and star gazing on the open deck are all part of the experience." 

Garrison is the mastermind behind the boat parties. Originally from St. Louis, Garrison now lives in Incline Village, where he is a local boat captain who teaches wakesurfing lessons and takes families on sightseeing tours of Lake Tahoe. 

Garrison knows how special it is to be on the water, and he saw the potential for after hours use of the MS Dixie II when he started Rock the Boat in July 2013. He has thrown three successful parties in Lake Tahoe,

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July 15, 2014
by Stacey A.
It's been seventeen years since the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista hosted a concert. This week they have two - Slightly Stoopid with NOFX and the Bass Camp Festival. 
On Thursday, Slightly Stoopid, NOFX, Stephen Marley, and Fishbone will play the outdoor venue from 4:30-11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here for $37.50-$137.50.  The event is all ages. 
On Saturday, the Bass Camp Festival will take over the regional park beginning at 11 a.m. with several huge names in the EDM scene. Datsik, Infected Mushroom with a live band, Candyland, Kill Paris, MartyParty from PANTyRAiD, Flinch,
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