Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bare Bones

Last night was the Lake Tahoe Writing Club's Bare Bones monthly open mic night, which they generously did as a fundraiser for Tahoe: Lost & Found (see previous post). It was held at Valhalla, in the Grand Hall, where the September 19th art auction will be held. They even did a raffle, with a Trader Joe's bag of goodies as one of the prizes... wish I'd won; I'm sure there was chocolate in there somewhere!

Thanks, April, Andrea, Kim, Frank, and the rest of the Lake Tahoe Writing Club!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tahoe: Lost & Found Kickoff Party

What good Underground Artist doesn't love a party? Well, really, none of us love parties terribly much, but there was good food, so we went. Actually, we were there because we were throwing this party, and because it's exciting, and because it's for a good cause.

Tahoe: Lost & Found is a lot of things. It's intended to mark the one year anniversary of the Angora Fire, and to reconnect our small community, in a way similar to what happened here while the fire burned. It culminates in an art show/art auction on September 19th at Valhalla's Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe. (More on that soon.)
Pictured at top is a phoenix painting created by local teen Ethan Niven, whose home survived, even though those of his friends and neighbors burned.

Kristen Schwartz is pictured here with her "Lake Mother" illustration, a piece she finished on the day the Angora Fire went into 100% containment.