In 1995 a young Peter Menzies Jr., the Australian cinematographer on the Bruce Willis–led blockbuster Die Hard: With A Vengeance, had to blow up a building in Manhattan. The movie crew had 14 blocks of 6th Avenue completely sealed off, and flipped the signs and...

Spontaneity, contrast and imperfection are the hallmarks of artist Alex Bailey’s ink-and-watercolor renderings, which the Reno-based geochemist achieves through her passion to connect with landscapes and ecosystems....

Truckee-based woodworker creates birdhouse replicas of landmark buildings   Arguably Tahoe’s most famous building, George Whittell Jr.’s Thunderbird Lodge was designed in the rustic Old Tahoe style, with a steep gabled roof and intricate stone and woodwork. An eclectic variety of guests—Whittell’s poker buddies, celebrity friends and...

Founded in 1964, the Tahoe Art League continues to expand its offerings to the community   The South Shore is abuzz with everything art. From art installations in pubs to gallery openings to the emergence of new art organizations, it’s clear that the residents of South Lake...

The art of large-format printmaking in the digital age   The only thing better than capturing a spectacular sunset for a photographer is the feeling of hanging a large print of that scene on a wall, forever enshrining the glory of the moment and sharing the awe...

A mapmaker creates worlds from wood   Growing up in the pre-GPS era, Joe Inabinett navigated to towns outside his Washington D.C. home relying on his road atlas. He’d study the giant paper pages, decoding the narrow, crisscrossing slivers of roadways as he plotted his way somewhere...

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