Sunday, December 30, 2007

CCAI 2008 New Year's Greetings!

The Staff and Boards of CCAI send all of our friends and supporters heartfelt best wishes for a happy and healthy 2008. We look forward to another fantastic year filled with creative projects and possibilities!

[For a second year, we feature an image of the Sydney Opera House on New Year's Day. From a google image search for "happy new year."]

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

[From the Tiptina's Foundation Web site, a link to an mp3 recording of "Oh Holy Night" from a holiday episode of Aaron Sorkin's now cancelled "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." The recording features: Troy Andrews - Trumpet; Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone; Roderick Paulin - Saxophone; Frederick Shepherd - Saxophone; Stephen Walker - Trombone; Mervin "Kid Merv" Campbell - Trumpet.]


More: December 13, 2006 Times Picayune article

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Pursuit of Happiness

January 3, 2008 - 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art

"NMA presents a dance performance inspired by Peter Goin’s photogram The Pursuit of Happiness (Mengejar Kebehagiaan). Join us as dancers Tara Rynder, Trannon Mosher, Cari Cunningham, and other local dancers bring Goin’s art to life through a performance of movement and contact improvisation. Prepare to be intrigued as dancing bodies intertwine to translate the photographer’s theatre in The Pursuit of Happiness.

Preceding the performance, an informal sampling of improvisational movement and dance will occur during First Thursday from 5 to 7 pm."

[image from NMA press mailing. Caption: " Peter Goin, Mengejar Kebehagiaan (The Pursuit of Happiness), detail, 2007, photogram panels. Collection of the artist."]

Monday, December 17, 2007

Seventy Selected Sorg Paintings Since 1996

Chad Sorg
"Sorg Sale"
A Retrospective Exhibition: Seventy Selected Paintings Since '96

December 17 – December 21
9am to 6pm

Bank of America Building
50 W. Liberty St.

Garage parking is free.

[image from press release. Caption: "Blue Vs. Cupidheads." Detail. Mixed Media Collage and Pencil on Wood, 2007]

Sunday, December 16, 2007

FYA - Screen Cleaner

[FYA, with thanks for the tip to KMcL of Flashcoders New York]

Screen Cleaner

alternative cleaner

[image: screengrab detail from Web site.]

Saturday, December 15, 2007

In a Nutshell

December 22 | 2:30 + 7:00 p.m.
Carson City Community Center
Sierra Nevada Ballet
Peanutcracker - the Story in a Nutshell

In collaboration with the Carson City Redevelopment Authority and the Brewery Arts Center.

Artistic Director: Rosine Bena

more information

[image from a google search for 'nutcracker.' Click on the image to display a full page drawing that can be printed out for coloring fun.]

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Joan Mitchell Foundation Award to Michael Sarich

[press release below from the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art and Sheppard Gallery]

December 12, 2007

Mike Sarich awarded prestigious national award.

This morning Michael Sarich, associate professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1989, was informed via telephone by The Joan Mitchell Foundation (NY) that he is selected as one of twenty award recipients. The award is up to $25,000 and is awarded based first on nomination and then application for painters and sculptors.

Mike Sarich is in good company, as recent recipients include internationally renown artists Doh-ho Suh, Kara Walker, Mark Dion, Tom Friedman, Janine Antoini, and recent Sheppard Gallery exhibitors and visiting artists Polly Apfelbaum and Chakaia Booker.

Joan Mitchell, born in 1925, is an important and deeply established American painter who died in northern France in 1992. Even though an expatriate since the '50's, Mitchell was considered a crucial artist of the New York School of second-generation abstract expressionism, affecting artists around the world.

In January 2008, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno will install a mid-career traveling retrospective exhibition and catalogue of Sarich's paintings, drawings, prints and ceramic sculptures. UNR students, alumnae, faculty and staff continue to be wholly inspired by Mike's intelligence, generosity and humor, from which his artwork and teaching is the conduit. It's with great affection and appreciation that we share his success and wish him the best of congratulations and thank him for his continuing inspiration. The University of Nevada, Reno is privileged to regard such an excellent artist and professor amongst their own.

[painting by Michael Sarich from Austin Peay State University Department of Art Web site.]

Monday, December 10, 2007

NAC Artist Talk 12.20

Nevada Arts Council
716 North Carson St., Suite A
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone - (775) 687-6680

December 20, 2007 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Nolan Preece

"The Nevada Arts Council presents an exhibit of Nolan Preece’s photographs. “Simple Systems” investigates the overlapping areas between conceptual, minimal and fine art photography. His photographs will be on display at the Carson City office from December 10, 2007 – January 25, 2008 as part of the Council’s Office eXhibition Series (OXS). An artist talk and reception will be held in the OXS gallery on Thursday, December 20 at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m."


[artwork by Nolan Preece from NAC Web site.]

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bill Cowee Poetry Collection

"Local poet Bill Cowee gives WNC library 1,000 volumes, a majority of which features Northern Nevada writers."

click here to read article in the Nevada Appeal

[photo: Amy Lisenbe/Nevada Appeal]

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wolf Kahn

Stremmel Gallery
1400 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada

Gallery hours: Monday through Friday | 9:00 am — 5:30 pm,
Saturday | 10 am — 3 pm.

On Thursday, December 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Stremmel Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibition of new works by New York artist Wolf Kahn.

Kahn's use of color "has placed him at the forefront of American representational Art, and has made him one of the most highly regarded colorists working in America today." Turning 80 years old this year, Kahn continues to focus on the landscape as his subject, simplifying and creating planes of color to form abstracted images. Kahn views his landscapes as "meditations on the world in which color relates light with subject, and in which horizons, nature's dividing lines, are seamless fusions between sky and land."

Wolf Kahn was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, and escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 at the age of 12. He moved to the United States, where he attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City. After his discharge from the Navy, he studied with Hans Hoffmann in New York and Provincetown, becoming Hoffmann's studio assistant. In 1951 he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago, completing his degree in just one year. He has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Cooper Union Art School, and at Dartmouth College. His works are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In September 1996, a comprehensive monograph on Kahn's paintings was published, followed in 2000 by a second, this time on his pastels. Both were published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

The show will continue through January 5.

[Image from gallery Web site. Caption:
In a Park
oil on canvas
52 x 72 inches]

Monday, December 03, 2007

Patsy Cline, Christmas and More`

Brewery Arts Center

Saturday, December 8
7:30 pm

BAC Performance Hall

$25 preferred seating
$22 balcony
$3 off BAC members, seniors, & students

Joni Morris is well-known for her own special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline, and has been playing to sold out crowds across the country. This is a show that will truly delight country music fans, and the show will truly bring in the Christmas spirit!

[graphic from BAC Web site.]

Saturday, December 01, 2007

A Life Worth Living

Sunday, December 2, 2007
4 & 7pm
First United Methodist Church
209 W. 1st Street
Downtown Reno [map]

A Life Worth Living

A Rainbow Place
will present A Life Worth Living, a one-act play exploring the lives of Nevadans living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in collaboration with First United Methodist Church.

[graphic from Teen AIDS Web site.]