Wednesday, December 27, 2006

On the One: James Brown

On the One: James Brown
May 3, 1933-December 25, 2006

Boxing Day's WHYY's "Fresh Air" featured a fascinating hour-long tribute to the "Godfather of Soul" who passed away on Christmas Day.

Conversations with the brilliant and complex James Brown are complemented with excerpts from interviews with band leader Maceo Parker and funk bass player sans pareil Bootsy Collins, both of whom worked with James Brown.

Host Terry Gross puts it correctly: James Brown was "one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century."

Click here to listen to the show.

[photo by Bob Gruen]

Sunday, December 24, 2006

CCAI exhibition "How to Cross the Street" at WNCC Gallery

CCAI will open "How to Cross the Street," an exhibition at WNCC Gallery in February. The exhibition will highlight contemporary art in public practice, focusing on the work of CCAI CAP artists Erik Burke, Jenna Montgomery and Elaine Tin Nyo, with text by Kris Vagner .

Mark your calendars and save the dates!
Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 23, 2007
Artist Reception: Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Press Release.

[image: Erik Burke, working on " "Barefoot in Brazil"]

NMA in the international art news

Steven High Accepts Directorship in Savannah, GA

Steven High, Director/CEO of the Nevada Museum of Art will be resigning his position, effective January 31, 2007, to become Director of the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA.

“I am proud to have played a role in the success of the institution and to have accomplished the objectives that I had originally envisioned."

read article in the Art Daily.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Holland Double Dutch Battle

Think Roller Derby meets Jump Rope as five teams go head to head to raise money for the Holland Project, Reno's first non-profit arts and music initiative for teens.

Five teams (Reno Riot Squad, The Hot Dogs!, The Bat Kids, The Tight Ropes, and Mother Goat and the Painful Calves) representing over 60 young people city-wide. Ryan Stark as DJ and MC, Brad Bynum as Referee, Humanisterrorists Mike Modene and Clint Neuerburg, Sheppard Gallery's Marjorie Vecchio and members of Seattle's own Tina Turners Double Dutch Team as our scrutinizing panel of judges.

Thursday, Dec. 14th during the CalAve Holiday Stroll. Stroll starts at 5pm, Battle begins at 6pm.

On California Avenue, in front of Blue Moon Pizza and Satellite Bar

The Holland Project is a four-pronged endeavor made by and for the young people in the Truckee Meadows: art access (silkscreen studio, darkroom, gallery wall and free paint space); music access (stage for local and national music acts-as well as film, fashion, DJ nights, etc., practice spaces); diverse workshop opportunities (sound
engineering, mixing and recording a record, break dancing, yoga, silkscreen, bookmaking); and community service.

Monday, December 11, 2006

CCAI CAP Project Video!

[actually, click below to play...]

Valerie Bischoff has created a terrrific video documenting the creative production of Erik Burke and Yale Wolf's CAP project, a mural in downtown Carson City.

Our thanks to all three of these three wonderful CAP contributors!

View the Video

read the press release:

Friday, November 24, 2006

Connie Peng: “Current Works” at WNCC Gallery

“Current Works,” a collection of paintings by Western Nevada Community College art instructor Connie Peng is featured in WNCC Bristlecone Building’s Main Gallery, Monday, Nov. 20, through Friday, Jan. 12. This exhibition features oil paintings based on the idea of water.

An artist’s reception is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. at the gallery.

image: "Untitled" Connie Peng

press release

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Carson City Library Friends' Holiday Book Sale

Friends' Holiday Book Sale
Date: 11/17/2006 10:00 AM - 11/18/2006 4:00 PM
Location: Carson City Library Auditorium
900 North Roop Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Support the Friends of the Carson City Library!
Items for sale include hardcovers, paperbacks, holiday books, gifts and ornaments.
*Most items priced at $2 or less.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nevada Museum of Art Voces Latinas

Voces Latinas: Works on Paper from 1921-present
November 17, 2006 - March 18, 2007

"Voces Latinas (which translates to Latino Voices) showcases artworks by seventeen artists, representing the diverse range of creative voices within the Latino community. Drawn primarily from the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Voces Latinas highlights works on paper from the earliest years of the twentieth century to the present and touches on complex subjects and issues that continue to inspire dialogue and debate within—as well as beyond—the Latino community."

NMA web site

Monday, November 06, 2006

RIFNM 06 The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media

RIFNM 06 The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media

The Department of Art
University of Nevada, Reno

The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media (RIFNM) highlights an international selection of work by graduate and Phd students working with new digital technologies for the creation of art. Artists working in and across disciplines were invited to submit works to be considered for five interrelated events/venues: exhibit, netart, perform, project(full-dome) and present. The resulting festival schedule of events presents a unique opportunity to directly experience innovative work being created by a diversity of emerging artists exploring digital systems for visual and experiential production.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Nevada Artists Association Press Release

"The Nevada Artists Association is pleased to announce the Best of Show and first place winners of its 56th Annual Nevada Days Art Exhibit at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery in Carson City. The show will be on display through December 8th and a reception will be hosted by NAA members on Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Best of Show was taken by JoLinda Smith. The following artists won first place awards in these mediums: Acriylics, Kirah Van Sickle; Pastels, Dorrine Sadelik; Mixed Media, Pam Brekas; Photography, Don Langson; Oils, Nanette Oleson; Watermedia, Nancy Busey; Other; Louise Darden; Minatures, Nancy Clarke.
[photo caption: Nevada Day Show judge, Jan Rollenhagen, poses with her choice for Best of Show, an oil painting by Carson Valley artist JoLinda Smith."]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

FWAC! November 1, 4:30-6 pm

Wednesday, November 1, 4:30-6 pm
FWAC! [First Wednesdays Arts Coffee]
Westside Ink [710 N. Curry St just south of Washington Street in Carson City's historic downtown area – click here for a map]
Visiting CAP artist and Nevada Neighbors presenter Elaine Tin Nyo [see photo and post below] will be our honored guest at FWAC!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nevada Neighbors XVI: "The Pleasure of Your Company: Invitation and Participation in Contemporary Art" - 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 1

Elaine Tin Nyo

The 2006-2007 edition of Nevada Neighbors, Capital City Arts Initiative’s lecture series on contemporary art, continues on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, with "The Pleasure of Your Company: Invitation and Participation in Contemporary Art" a lecture/presentation by New York conceptual artist Elaine Tin Nyo.

The lecture will take place at the Carson City Library at 7:00 p.m. There will be a reception at the library prior to her talk beginning at 6:15 p.m. The library is located at 900 North Roop Street. The lecture and reception are free and the public is cordially invited.

The lecture is an integral part of "CAP," [Capital City Arts Initiative Art In Public Program], a focus for this year's CCAI programs. In the months ahead, CAP will present a diverse range of art in public projects in northern Nevada and online.

Visiting Artist Lecture – University of Nevada, Reno


Thursday October 26, 2006 – 6pm
Room 153, Church Fine Arts Complex

"With great pleasure the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery and UNR Art Department present internationally acclaimed artist Hilary Harkness to Northern Nevada. Ms. Harkness will conduct studio visits with UNR BA, BFA and MFA students during the day and present a free public lecture on her artwork in the evening.

Ms. Harkness has had an interesting if not controversial career as a painter thus far. With painterly meticulousness she only creates five or less works a year. Her narrative subject matter includes women in dominant roles, acting out strange wars and take-overs in cross-sectioned settings such as a submarine, a corporate headquarter and landscapes. Her work has been called both powerfully post-feminist and anti-female. With a BA from UC, Berkeley, and a MFA from Yale, she lives in New York City and is represented by Mary Boone Gallery.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Harkness to Reno! Refreshments will follow the lecture in the Sheppard Gallery."

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