Opening an outdoor sporting goods shop in what was once a Porters is a big gamble when it comes to a new business venture. Redemption Sports is a premium sporting good store located next to Incline Liquor on Tahoe Boulevard.
When thousands of individual pieces of colored tiles are pieced together to create one large image, it’s called a mosaic. When dozens of community members, the Boys and Girls Club and an Interdisciplinary Studies student work together to make that mosaic, it’s called “Coloring Kings Beach,” a Service Learning project created by Art and Psychology student Jamie Himes.
Himes’ project began when she helped create a clay club within the Boys and Girls Club.
“The whole purpose was to let kids know, you can do artwork in your community,” said Himes, a senior from Arkansas.
Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.
Senior Heath Pierson, an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Art major at Sierra Nevada College, presented his exhibit “67 lbs.” in the Tahoe Gallery on Nov. 14.
Reno-based artist Kaitlin Bryson talks about her performance/installation piece, “To Become One of the Truly Dead,” shown as part of the group show “in Spite Of…” – a joint exhibition shown at SNC and the Holland Project.
The collection of poems in “Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah,” embody the mid-century great migration of African American families northward. Her bold words speak of a young woman’s confessional renderings and personal complexities, defined in the voice of Motown melodies.
“It started to be a book about Motown; I loved Motown music,” said Smith. “After asking myself why I loved Motown so much, I realized it wasn’t so much a book about Motown as it was about my parents.”
During the mid 1900s, Smith’s parents were among the 6 million African Americans that left the rural South and migrated to the urban Northeast.
The collective culture of poems paints a picture of the hardships her and her family experienced in the new urban environment.
On Oct. 4-6, 750,000 freaky and funky people gathered for the 13th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB) festival to dance in the golden San Francisco sun.