TAHOE CITY, Calif. - Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is hosting Art Mic Night starting Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The event will explore the merger of art and music and how the two can create a new medium. Art Mic will be held the first and third Tuesdays of every month, beginning at 7 p.m.
Sawtooth also presents Mindful Movie Mondays every week at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Socializing is strongly encouraged before and after each film. The event will be set-up in the fashion of outdoor movie showing. People are invited to bring sand chairs and blankets to sit on.
Mindful Movie Mondays is free and open to the public. A full bar menu and popcorn will be available for purchase.
Art Mic Night will begin with an open gallery, with a different featured artist every week. All artists are invited to bring their medium and display their work. Then at 9 p.m., open mic night will begin. The mic will be open to musicians, DJs, poets and storytellers.
David Friedman, who will be the first featured artist, described his work:
"Oscar Wilde said, 'Life imitates art, art imitates life.' And in life, nothing is as simple as it first appears. This is, when we look at shapes, there is more going on then the simple form of shape. Take, for example, a forest. From a distance you see a collection of uniform trees. It's not until you get out of your car and journey into the forest that you see the patterns in the bark, the leaves and the variation of branches between each tree.
"So, if 'life imitates art and art imitates life,' then art, like life, should grab your attention from a far, only to become more interesting the closer you get to it. And it's my goal to create the equivalent of computer style artwork by hand, though applying this principle."
Art Mic night is free and open to the public. Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is located at 877 North Lake Tahoe Blvd. in Tahoe City and be reached at 530-583-2880 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Sawtooth-Ridge-Cafe.