2023 El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is returning to El Dorado County in 2023! Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. In El Dorado County, the competition is administered by Arts and Culture El Dorado in partnership with the California Arts Council. A vehicle for inspiration and instruction, Poetry Out Loud provides…

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Laureate Trail Georgetown

On Wednesday, July 27, the Laureate Trail stopped at the Georgetown library where El Dorado County Poet Laureate Lara Gularte lead a poetry writing workshop and gave poetry readings.

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Laureate Trail South Lake Tahoe

On Wednesday, June 22, El Dorado County Poet Laureate Lara Gularte was at the South Lake Tahoe Library for the first stop on the Laureate Trail. This free event featured new books of poetry from Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, and included a reading, open mic, and book signing.

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Dark Mountain, Deep Valley: New Works by Loren Christofferson 

Painter Loren Christofferson was the subject of this exhibition presented by Arts and Culture El Dorado at the Confidence Firehouse Gallery. Dark Mountain, Deep Valley, was a series of monochromatic paintings and works on paper that dive into the artist’s nebulous connection to Yosemite’s remarkable landscape. The exhibition, which evolved from a collaboration with the…

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Imagine Her a Mom – Taylor Graham

IMAGINE HER A MOM                 no female skateboarder in the exhibition?   Imagine her, 13 years old, wowing the skate park with her kickflip crooked grinds, her lip slides –   imagine her, 10 years in the future, showing her daughter the moves – how not to break…

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Border Break – Taylor Graham

BORDER BREAK   Blazing sunset as vision of a known world’s final act – one backlit skateboard hovers midair. Sinjin Savage, Joe’s Skate Park, 2015

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Mystery Skateboard P.V. – Taylor Graham

MYSTERY SKATEBOARD P.V.   The secrecy of it – the mystery – draws me. Clandestine adventure of just getting there, arriving blindfolded at unofficial skateboard park. The risk-taking, the adrenalin, good for body and soul. But do I dare?   I have no skateboard, never considered flying – break my skull dreaming. Mountain Democrat article…

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Skateboarding Union Valley – Taylor Graham

SKATEBOARDING UNION VALLEY   Look at him riding his skateboard down the railing of a flight of steps. Calculated free-fly remaking the world as we know it.   Instant recall: my dog paw-by-paw walking slick metal railing, perfect balance in motion – impromptu agility course, training   for earth slipping in waves of aftershock, city…

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Navagating The City – Taylor Graham

NAVIGATING THE CITY   Look at this town with no parking, cars multiplying faster than space on our limited Earth. SUVs & heavy duty pickups parked metal-to-metal, drivers shimmy out the windows. Structure/stricture of our concrete world.   Imagine a gallery full of maybes, what-ifs, free space, and the possibilities of grace. An open door;…

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2022 Young Artist Awards

2022 Young Artist Awards In 2019 and 2020, El Dorado County lost four beloved members of its community: Richard H. Bush, Lanny Langston, Joey Cattone, and Jane Van Camp. In their memory, and as a way of celebrating their impact and their legacies, Arts and Culture El Dorado created the Young Artist Awards, which will…

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