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: