Monday, January 29, 2007


As we prepare for the first ever CAP Awards[see post below] we are also delighted to send word of the 27th Annual Governor's Arts Awards, administered by the Nevada Arts Council, with special congratulations to our esteemed colleague and Sierra Arts Foundation Executive Director Jill Berryman [Leadership in the Arts: Individuals, and Carson City's own, David Bugli [Distinguished Service to the Arts]. Our best wishes to all the awardees!


Monday, January 22, 2007

CCAI CAP Awards Announced!

CCAI is delighted and honored to announce its inaugural CAP Awards, established to acknowledge long-term supporters of CCAI and the arts in northern Nevada.

The inaugural CAP honorees are three of northern Nevada’s most passionate arts activists: Joe McCarthy, Andrea Moore, and Jim McCormick.

Each recipient will receive a limited edition cap embroidered with the initials “CAP” at a luncheon hosted at Carson City's classic American diner, The Cracker Box, on Friday February 9th at 1:30pm.

Proceeds from the ticketed event will support “CAP,” CCAI’s art in public program. The Cracker Box is located at 402 E. William Street, Carson City.

Joe McCarthy is Carson City’s Economic Development and Redevelopment Manager. Mr. McCarthy’s support of CCAI was critical to its early beginnings and to its continued growth and development. He comments: “The impact that CCAI has had on the culture of Carson City has been outstanding. CCAI has developed multiple relationships within community of Carson, building a stronger appreciation for the arts that is vital to the development of Carson City.”

Andrea Moore works as the Community Relations Coordinator for the Carson City Library. Ms. Moore: “The partnership between CCAI and Carson City Library provides a welcome opportunity for patrons to engage in an open dialogue of information and creative ideas. The spirit of CCAI encourages me and our community, and I am deeply committed to our successful collaboration.”

Jim McCormick, UNR Art Deparment Professor Emeritus, was CCAI’s first board president, and his generous contribution of time and support were instrumental in getting the organization ‘airborne’. States Mr. McCormick: “I have witnessed the growth of the ‘Initiative’ with genuine interest and enthusiasm. I believe it essential for the capital of our state to have a forward-looking and vibrant visual arts program. CCAI is on the right track.”

[images by CCAI Staff]

CCAI press release

Andy Warhol’s Dream America at NMA

Nevada Museum of Art

January 20, 2007 - May 27, 2007
feature gallery

Andy Warhol’s Dream America:
Screenprints from the Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

[image from NMA web site:
Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (Il.31), 1967
© 2004 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts]

FILM - Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture
Thursday, January 25 / 7 pm
Sunday, January 28 / 1:30 pm

This documentary provides a look at the life and times of Andy Warhol, from his celebrity associations to his profound impact on contemporary art and media. Original footage with Warhol and members of his family, as well as singer Debbie Harry, artist Dennis Hopper, and others bring insight to the story of an artist whose life so heavily impacted the twentieth century. (2002, 105 minutes, not rated). This film is free with museum admission.


Monday, January 08, 2007

UNR Art Deparment Gallery Exhibitions

[Below, a trio of exhibitions presented by and at the University of Nevada Reno Art Department


Rebekah Bogard, University of Nevada, Reno, Art Department New Faculty Exhibition
Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2007
Lecture and reception: Thur. Feb 8, 2007
Lecture 5:30-6:30pm Room 153, Church Fine Arts Building
Reception to follow until 8:30pm

[image of Ms. Bogard's artwork from UNR Web site]


Students of Book Arts Class

[Faculty Advisor Bob Blesse]
Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2007
Reception: Thur. Feb 8, 2007, 6:30-8:30pm


George Voegel, The Bicyclist's Nightmare: Tribulus terrestris

Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2007
Reception: Thur. Feb 8, 2007, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Coming Soon to a Nevada Community Soon! - Nevada Arts Council Traveling Exhibition Program

The Nevada Arts Council Traveling Exhibition Program delivers high quality visual arts exhibits to communities throughout the state.

The image to the right, "Moth Prayer" by Elizabeth Gomez, is from "Voces Latinas: Works on Paper from 1921– present," the latest addition to the exhibition program.

'Voces' showcases artworks by seventeen artists who represent the diverse range of creative voices within the Latino community. Drawn primarily from the Nevada Museum of Art permanent collection, it 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. Available March 2007-March 2009.

Note that a linked exhibit is currently on display at the Nevada Museum of Art through March 18, 2007.

More on the Traveling Exhibition Program

Monday, January 01, 2007

CCAI Happy New Year's Greetings!!

The staff, artists and board of CCAI wish all of our growing community a very happy and healthy new year. We look forward to a 2007 filled with creative adventures and projects.

[And stay tuned for announcement of the first ever CAP Awards honorees, to be recognized at a festive event at one of Carson City's signature restaurants!]

[image of fireworks above the Sydney, Australia opera house from Sydney Hotels and Accommodation Directory Web site]