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Sunshine Tahoe Donates $10,000 To Tahoe Truckee’s Trails & Vistas

Published by Christina on April 25, 2013, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

 

I am so proud to honor the creativity and sheer sense of wonder in Trails & Vistas’ annual art hikes. To recognize and support Nancy Tieken Lopez’ imagination and incredible talent, Sunshine Tahoe has donated $10,000 for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary. Trails & Vistas’ art hikes blend world-class artistic expression with walking in nature.  Following the public art hikes, local third grade students have the opportunity to experience Trails & Vistas field trips in Donner Park.

10TH ANNIVERSARY ART HIKES & CONCERT

On Sept. 7 & 8, 2013 people from around the country will hike along the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit and experience award-winning live music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting. The theme for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary art hikes is “Reflections.” More than 30 participating artists will perform aside stunning alpine lakes and breathtaking vistas. The guided art hikes will be offered every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance purchase is highly recommended the event has sold out every year! Tickets cost $30 for adults and  $10 for children.

In addition to the art hikes, a 10th anniversary concert will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Performers include double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case from Boston, MA, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, a Japanese drum group from Reno, NV and the forty-piece San Jose State Symphony Orchestra plus an opening act by Ann Licater, a world flutist from Los Angeles. Artist Susie Alexander from Truckee will paint while the orchestra plays and a ballerina from Inner Rhythms will be painted on stage – both performance art pieces are highly anticipated. General admission tickets are $20, but when combines with art hike tickets they are 50 percent off.

After four incredibly successful years running Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour, a fundraising event conceived, created and produced by Sunshine Tahoe, the October 2013 Tour, has been cancelled. In lieu of the event, Sunshine Tahoe, the founder and producer of the Tour, is donating $10,000 to Trails & Vistas.

“The purpose of Trails & Vistas is to reestablish bonds between individuals and others and individuals and nature. Putting art in this context changes the experience and the audience. We are so grateful for Sunshine Tahoe’s past and ongoing support,” says Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails & Vistas founder and executive director. “Christina’s valuable contributions – both in expertise, her time and financial support – will undoubtedly culminate in the long term success and ongoing growth of Trails & Vistas.”

ABOUT TRAILS & VISTAS

Trails & Vistas is a non-profit organization that seeks to create experiences of art in nature that inspires environmental awareness. Partnered with Truckee Donner Land Trust, Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre and the KidZone Children’s Museum, Trails & Vistas and the partnering organizations believe the annual art hikes strengthens the ties between the Land Trust and arts organizations in the Lake Tahoe Truckee region and also increases participants’ commitment to building a stronger community and environmental stewardship through creative expression. In addition to art hikes, the organization’s programs include Helping the Wild and contributing an original painting to the 20 mile museum created by the Donner Summit Historical Society. Learn more at trailsandvistas.org.

Edited by: Maura

KIRA CATANZARO NAMED 2014 SCRIPT WRITER AND THEATRE DIRECTOR

Published by Christina on April 15, 2013, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

Sept. 6, 2013

Truckee’s Historic Haunted Tour has been tabled for 2013, Kira will join us when the tour resumes in 2014. We will announce dates by January 1, 2014.  Your support is appreciated and loved by all Trails & Vistas and Historic Haunted Tour Volunteers.

Truckee’s Beloved Historic Haunted Tour is pleased to announce Kira Catanzaro as the 2014 Script Writer and Theatre Director

Theatre arts and storytelling are in Kira Catanzaro’s blood. She began her literary career with a submission to the Connecticut Young Playwrights’ Competition in 1983. Since then she has written in various genres for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Inside Design, Perspectives, Moonshine Ink and The Sonoma Valley Sun. She has also written several poems for Trails & Vistas as well as historical monologues for Historic Haunted Tour.

Kira made her stage debut in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of five. With an Honorable Mention at the New England Theatre Festival for her role as Jean Louise in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and several leading roles in high school musical theatre productions, she earned her entre to the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at New York University. She has performed in Trails and Vistas since 2006 and in Historic Haunted Tour in 2010 and 2011. She is now performing on stage in Sonoma, California, where she resides.

ABOUT TRUCKEE’S HISTORIC HAUNTED TOUR – October, 2014

Unforeseen events and startling spirits are planned for the 2014 Historical Haunted Tour,” shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee’s annual Historical Haunted Tour. “We’ll be kicking off both evenings at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats and dare you to join us as we embark on a journey like no other in downtown Truckee!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 4 for  $35 / each * 21 years of age and over (no exceptions). The event sells-out within weeks therefore we advise purchasing well in advance.

The 2013 Historical Haunted Tour, produced by Sunshine Tahoe, is a fundraiser for Trails and Vistas. Sponsorship, ticket sales and raffle revenue offer Trails & Vistas operating revenue to continue their mission within the community. For more information visit truckeehistorytour.com or call (775) 527-4485.