Sunshine Letters | Kudos from the community |

Sunshine Letters | Kudos from the community

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Black, White ‘N Raw

By that definition — or any other, for that matter — Alex Kelly’s “Black, White, ‘N Raw” art show crushed it.

Thank you to all who attended, from near and far … we were truly taken by the community’s stoke for an evening’s entertainment that strayed beyond the norm.

Thanks to friends and businesses that extended their time, skills and resources for the cause: Cindi and Andy Bullion; Justin and Grant of The Real Graphic Source; Debbie and Doug of Nevada Fine Arts; Junior of Chamois; Woody of CRUX Events; Frank and Douglas of Atomic Printing; Heidi Gellerman of Green with Envy floral design; Galen and Taylor of Big Truck Hats; and Amy Edgett of the Sierra Sun.

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”

Thanks to our generous show sponsors, Dad/Bruce and Mom/Susan Turner.

Thanks to Greg Buchheister and the Coffeebar crew for providing us the perfect venue and event support.

Thanks to the AKA Team for making the evening’s artistic journey a smooth one, namely: Todd Kelly; DJ Nasty Nate; hair stylist Nicole Oxandaboure (of Bella Vita Salon); artist/seamstress Anne Henry (of Mountain Honey Stitchery); Lois Gemme; and security guards Kevin Collins, Oliver Russell, Steve Santen and Nathan Bartow.

A special, above-and-beyond thank you to our LiveArt muses, Black (Cielle Saylor), White (Kelly Quinn, of and Red/Raw (Britt Daley), as well as our talented LiveArt pianist, Mrs. Mozart (Callie Ewing).

And finally, thanks to Alexis Turner Kelly for her sublime and inspired statement that was … “Black, White ‘N Raw.”

Alex Herrera (aka Alex the Manager)

Paint the Bear colorful event

The BEAR League would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the folks who made this year’s “Paint the Bear” event during SnowFest! a success. North Tahoe Arts Kellie Cutler and her staff again provided the perfect venue for this event, Jim Driscoll and his woodworking class at Truckee High School for providing the wooden bears for our young artists to paint,and Sherry and Ted Guzzi for their help and photographs used in the display in the Corison Gallery.

BEAR League members Kim Ferguson, Marlene Prins, Karen Wagner, Kent Edwards and Marianne Zerebco for their help with the artists and providing cookies for refreshments while North Tahoe Art Center provided the apple juice to wash them down. Last, but not least, we want to thank the parents and children who participated with big smiles on their faces and a painted bear to hang on the wall. We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

Ann Bryant, executive director

Kathy Davisson, event coordinator

Poetry Slam success at Truckee Library

The first-ever poetry slam held at the Truckee Library on Friday, March 15, 2013, was a resounding success thanks to the enthusiastic array of poets and listeners, the considerate help of the Friends of the Truckee Libraries — with special shout-outs to Gail Griesmer, Nancy Wilkins and Rolann Aronson—the provision of a gift certificate as a prize from Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks, the sponsorship of Gail Griesmer and Starbucks for refreshments, and the fine setting of the Truckee Library itself.

Further thanks go to two competing poets for their kind donations of books to the Library: to Elizabeth “Buzzy” Vick for her “Buckles and Buns: Beneath the Big Sky,” and to Ted Thompson for his “The House of the Old Poet” and “Meetings with the Gods.”

Our winner was the ebullient Ted Thompson, receiving the Bookshelf gift certificate and a cash prize worth at least a fine lunch with wife Mary; the poem about Mary that he wrote and recited for the Slam’s Sudden Death round brought him victory.

Every poet’s work at the Slam shone, well covering the topic of Coming of Age, as based on the Nevada County Reads and Writes 2013 book selection, “Marcelo in the Real World” by Francisco X. Stork. We at the Truckee Library look forward to future imaginative and convivial programs, and welcome our community to participate fully.

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