Reflection of Beauty and Richness of the World Around Him
Matthew Osgood’s art reflects the beauty and richness of the world around him from which he draws his inspiration. Osgood seeks to draw out this beauty and evoke feelings. The creative process for him is as much about seeing complexities of color, variations in texture, and depth of field, as it is about experiencing the joy,
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As director of Arts In Wellness, Susie Alexander is on a mission to connect individuals to their creative spirit by developing Creative groups. Susie has also been a professional artist for thirty years and practices permacultural principles in her lifestyle. These principles have greatly influenced her recent work by offering a visual dimension to environmental ecology.
Susie was born and raised in Europe and moved to the US when she was 16.
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Truckee Roundhouse is Truckee-North Tahoe’s makerspace. The Roundhouse is a non-profit makerspace that supports the teaching, learning, and practicing of a wide variety of crafts, skills, technologies, and arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. They have five shops: Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Technology, and Textiles, with many state-of-the-art tools to help you take your projects to the next level. Come learn at the Roundhouse! Their list of classes keeps growing.
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Filling the Gap to Keep the Arts in Schools
Big Life Artist of the Week – Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public.
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Truckee Community Theater is proud to be the only community theater in Truckee and North Tahoe that presents high-quality plays and musicals starring local actors from young children to senior citizens! We also boast an adult Improv Troupe, a senior actors readers theater group, camps and classes for kids, and a 10 Minute Play Festival in which we present the work of local playwrights.
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Using the Power of Dance
Elizabeth Archer began her adventure with dance at the age of twelve under the Artistic Direction of Dorothy Percival, Founder/Director, of Ballet San Joaquin, in Stockton, CA. She received excellent technical training from Dorothy in Classical Ballet and Jazz. This training afforded her opportunities to study under masters including Robert Joffrey, David Howard, and Maria Tallchief. Elizabeth has also been fortunate to study with Jillana,
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“Reflections of Nature” Custom Landscape Quilting
Local quilter, Marie Strassburger, brings her lifelong love of nature to her art in creating one-of-a-kind landscape quilts. Recently retired from a 30-year career as a professional wildlife biologist, she is thrilled to call Truckee home and is delighted to utilize her quilt artistry to reflect the wonders of our natural world.
Marie has been recreating in the Tahoe Basin since a very young age.
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Birdhouses Replicating Historical Landmarks
Take an artist with creative juices coming out his ears, mix in some Truckee history, some birds and salvaged historical lumber and you come out with unique American folk art. Artist Greg Zirbel creates fully functional birdhouses which are replicas of our historical landmarks.
Greg started crafting birdhouses after he injured his back and decided to design and build birdhouses using reclaimed lumber resembling historical landmarks.
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Explore everything that Truckee has to offer with the 2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide! Learn about Truckee’s annual fun events. See our list of many fun hiking and biking trails. Read our guide to local craft beer plus where to dine! Discover why the stars shine brighter in Truckee. Check out the 20-mile Museum, Donner Memorial Bridge, and richen your historic knowledge along the scenic and breathtaking Old California Highway 40.
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Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Ben “Jammin” Martin loves teaching people who think they have no musical talent. The Founder and Director of Tahoe Truckee School of Music, Ben has performed with legends Kenny Loggins and Mike Love of the Beach Boys. He currently plays acoustic guitar in the After Eights, bass guitar with the Emily Tessmer Band and acoustic guitar with Angele and the Wildwood Band.
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