Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CCAI 2009 New Year's Greetings!

CCAI extends heartfelt best wishes to all our friends for a happy and healthy 2009. We look forward to another fantastic year filled with hope, creative projects and possibilities!

[For the third year running, we feature an image of the Sydney Opera House on New Year's Day, this one from Wikipedia.]

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monument to Vladimir Tatlin

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Dan Flavin:
Monument to Vladimir Tatlin

through April 26, 2009

"Take a nighttime drive by the Museum and peer into the main lobby to see legendary Minimalist artist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculpture Monument to Vladimir Tatlin. For over 30 years, Flavin created dynamic sculptures made from fluorescent tubing in standard sizes, shapes, and colors. Monument to Vladimir Tatlin was named in honor of the grand tower that was envisioned by Russian artist and architect Vladimir Tatlin in 1917, but never built. Flavin’s sculptures are widely celebrated for the way that they interact with various architectural spaces and explore the physics of light. The sculpture is illuminated daily from 10 am to 10 pm."

[Text and Flavin image from the Nevada Museum of Art Web site. Caption: "Dan Flavin, Monument to Vladimir Tatlin, 1969, fluorescent tubing. Courtesy of Private Collection, San Francisco." Graphic of Tatlin monument from Wikipedia. Caption: "Vladimir Yevgrafovich Tatlin. Model of the Monument to the Third International." Click on images to enlarge.]

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Fall 2008 Grants Awardees

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, a trail blazing leader in support of artist-centered initiatives, recently published a list of their Fall 2008 Grant Awardees.

CCAI, a past recipient of AWF support, congratulates the recipients!

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Fall 2008 Grants Awardees

[image from google search for 'Andy Warhol John Wayne.' Caption: "Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians: John Wayne (II.377), edition 207/250, 1986. Screenprint, 36 x 36 inches. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. © 2004 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts." The print was included in a 2007 exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art.]

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ice Disco!

Friday December 19

Downtown Carson City Ice Rink

IIce Disco at Arlington Square Ice Rink

"Disco ice skate to music from the 70's at the Arlington Square outdoor ice rink from 9:30-11:00 every Friday during December! For more information call 775-291-9446."

[image from google search for 'disco']

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reflections Sneak Preview!

CCAI's AIE [Artists In Education] Program is currently coordinating creative workshops with members of the Carson High School ECHO Club*, and students at Mark Twain Elementary School.

Acting as student-teachers, ECHO Club members, working with Mark Twain Elementary School teacher Tracy McQuay, Club Advisor Evelyn Wakeling and CCAI staff, are helping develop art projects that will be submitted to the PTA's Reflections Program. As noted on the PTA's national web site, "In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in four areas: literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage)."

In December and January there will be six workshops promising to result in some terrific, trailblazing creative projects that will be submitted for jurying in early 2009.

CCAI extends special thanks to Mark Twain Elementary School Principal Laura Austin, the Carson City School District, and Nevada Hispanic Services–Carson City for their support.

* ECHO = Everyone Can Help Out

[graphic: work from the first workshop in which Twain students created collage postcards. The recipe: magazines, index cards, scissors, glue sticks, engaged instructors and students, and creativity! Note that we also snuck in a micro art history lesson, providing examples of collage works from the early 20th century avant-garde. Click to enlarge.]

Punk Rock Storytellers Vol. 6

December 17 | 7 p.m.
Holland Headquarters

30 Cheney Street

"... another installment of our Punk Rock Storytellers ... The performers are going to be telling stories about the songs they are playing (such as how the song was written, what it's about, what the weather was like that day, etc.) and the fire is going to be roaring."

[graphic from Holland Project Web site. Click to enlarge.]

Sunday, December 14, 2008

L.A. Now in Las Vegas

December 12, 2008 to March 8, 2009

Las Vegas Art Museum
L.A. Now
David Pagel
, Curator

"The “L.A. Now” exhibition features 20 emerging artists who live and work in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition is organized by critic and curator David Pagel. Artists included in the exhibition were selected from among those who presented outstanding artworks in Los Angeles commercial galleries during the 2007-2008 season. The artists work in a wide variety of styles and media; each has gained national or international recognition for artistic achievement.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Olivia Booth, Miles Coolidge, Liz Craft, Nathaniel de Large, Lecia Dole-Recio, Brad Eberhard, Wendell Gladstone, Katie Grinnan, Elliott Hundley, Annie Lapin, Michael Lazarus, Nathan Mabry, Allison Miller, Kristen Morgin, Christine Nguyen, Jared Pankin, Steve Roden, Jeni Spota, Don Suggs, and Wayne White. The exhibition represents the Las Vegas debut for all of the artists.

According to curator Pagel, “L.A. Now” is designed to showcase the artistic achievements of the artists individually: “rather than start with a theme, and fit the art into that, I'm starting with the art and seeing what emerges from that.” Most important for Pagel was to select artworks that are not only singularly memorable, but that together create compelling interactions: “I wanted the works in my show to converse with one another, to engage one another materially, intellectually, and emotionally.”"

[photograph from a Google image search for 'Los Angeles Now.']

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Carson City Symphony Holiday Treat

Sunday December 14 | 4pm
Carson City Community Center
Bob Boldrick Theater

851 East William Street
Carson City, NV 89701 |775.887-2290

Carson City Symphony

""Holiday Treat" concert - Symphony with Carson Chamber Singers directed by Judy Monson, and special guests, the Sierra Nevada Children's Choir, perform seasonal music."

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members, and free for children age 16 and under.

[image from Carson City Symphony Web site.]

Monday, December 08, 2008

Raggy Plunk!

Dec. 10, 6 pm to 8pm
Carson City Library

The Hot Two

Benefit for the Rural Center for Independent Living
Free, donations appreciated

[photgraphs from the Hot Two Web Site. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mile High Jazz Band!

Tuesday December 9
8-10 p.m.
Mile High Jazz Band

Comma Coffee
312 S Carson St
Carson City

"The Mile High Jazz Band will be joined by award-winning poets Krista Benjamin and Rita Geil, plus guest readers Susan Sara Priest and Linda Bottoms, for an evening of jazz and poetry from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m."

additional information: 775-883-4154.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008


Dec. 5 - 14, 2008 (Fri - Sun)

Wild Horse Children's Theater

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

813 N. Carson Street, Carson City

"all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on stage .... Over 85 young singers, dancers, and actors bring the Cat in the Hat, Horton, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Grinch"

Ticket prices | Dates & times

[graphic from image search for 'grinch.' Thanks to SAR for the inspiration!]

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Reno's Big Gamble

[text below from the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum Web site.]

Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 S. Carson St. (US 395 at Fairview)
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-6953

December 10, 7pm
Wednesday Night Program
Reno's Big Gamble

(Trains, gambling, and quickie divorces, what more could you want in a Wednesday night program?)

"The Museum welcomes Alicia Barber, visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, member Reno's Historical Resources Committee, a director of Preserve Nevada, and the author of Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City. Come and see her reveal Reno's transformation from little backward railroad town to Sin Central, otherwise known as The Biggest Little City in the World. Listen to her cautionary tale of its boom to bust in the 1970s, and how it is reviving today as a cultural and recreational tourist destination. A question and answer session follows her presentation. You may purchase her book and have her personally inscribe it after the program."

[photo from UNR Web site.]

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Party Reminder!

December 3, 2008
4:30-7 p.m.
2nd Annual CCAI Holiday Party!

see earlier post for details.

[graphic from Flickr search for 'Party.' Caption: "Party Perfect, by Gay Head (with the editors of Co-Ed Magazine). 1959."]

Monday, December 01, 2008

World AIDS Day

[On the occasion of World AIDS Day, we re-publish in full the article below from Agence France-Presse – AFP.

Graphic also from AFP. Click to enlarge.]

Go back to basics, says UN ahead of World AIDS Day
November 28, 2008

GENEVA (AFP) — The United Nations on Friday urged countries to focus on the roots of the AIDS epidemic and draw on a panoply of tried-and-tested tools to help prevent HIV spreading among groups of people who most at risk.

"There is no single magic bullet for HIV prevention, but we can choose wisely from the known prevention options available so that they can reinforce and complement each other," said Peter Piot, the outgoing executive director of UNAIDS.

Launching a report ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, Piot called for understanding how the most recent HIV infections were happening and why they occurred in the first place.

"Not only will this approach help prevent the next 1,000 infections in each community, but it will also make money for AIDS work more effectively and help put forward a long term and sustainable AIDS response," he said.

Unlike previous years, UNAIDS did not give any fresh figures for the number of infections and deaths ahead of World AIDS Day, saying the relevant data had not yet been amassed.

Statistics published ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City in August say that around 33 million people had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2007, in a range of 30.3 to 36.1 million.

Around 2.7 million people became infected, or on average around 7,500 people per day, while deaths were estimated at around two million.

Speaking at a press briefing, UNAIDS' director of evidence, monitoring and policy, Paul De Lay, said that so-called "combination prevention" -- which involves a behavioural, biomedical and structural approach to treatment -- was key to tackling the epidemic.

A biomedical approach could include male circumcision, or using anti-retrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission, while behavioural approach could include encouraging condom use or reducing the number of sexual partners.

"The epidemic is constantly changing, and therefore the analyses of new infections must be undertaken at regular intervals," he said.

Attention had to remain focussed on the most high-risk communities such as sex workers, injecting drug users and gay men, De Lay said.

Meanwhile, two leading organisations shone the spotlight on access to antiretroviral drugs, which can turn HIV from a death sentence to a manageable disease.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday announced that two million people living with HIV had now been reached with the lifeline treatment through programmes it supports, an increase of 43 percent increase over a year ago.

The Global Fund provides nearly a quarter of all international resources to fight AIDS.

In another development, the International AIDS Society (IAS), which organises the big international conferences, called on the Group of Eight (G8) to stand by their pledge, set down at their Gleneagles summit in 2005, for universal access to antiretroviral drugs by 2010.

"Based on the G8's own reporting at its July 2008 meeting in Hokkaido, Japan the IAS has calculated that G8 countries have, to date, pledged approximately 22.2 billion specifically for global HIV programmes between 2008 and 2010," the IAS said.

"This amount is just 36 percent of the UNAIDS-estimated 61 billion dollars that is needed over this period."

At the end of 2007, some three million people had access to antiretrovirals, marking a major upturn in previous years, but this was still two-thirds short of a goal of universal access of 2010 enshrined by the UN and supported by the G8.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks

CCAI wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

This year and every year we are especially thankful for our good fortune to work with fantastic artists, brilliant cultural animators, and wonderful northern Nevada arts supporters!

We hope to see you all at the 2nd Annual CCAI Holiday Party Wednesday, December 3!

[illustration from google image searches for 'Cranberry Jelly' and 'Freedom from Want.']

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Gift of Art & Community

WE may be just a little bit biased, but we can't imagine a better holiday gift than a CCAI membership!

A twelve-month membership makes for a great, unexpected surprise treat that helps build the arts, culture and community in northern Nevada.

CCAI memberships come in just about all sizes, from a dime-a-day category for artists/students, to the-sky's-the-limit option for our major benefactors. Memberships are tax-deductible, and feature a range of attractive benefits. But best of all, a CCAI membership gives the warm happy feelings that come with supporting community and creativity!

And of course feel free to treat yourself and family, as well as your friends and associates to a membership!

Click here for details.

And thanks for your support of CCAI - your arts organization!

[Note that although the photograph above accurately represents the enthusiasm and collective spirit of CCAI's growing membership, it is actually of a campaign rally in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to GC for the scouting help!]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Save the Date - CCAI Holiday Party!

Wednesday, December 3
4:30 - 7 p.m
Bliss Mansion*
FWAC! | 2nd Annual CCAI Holiday Party!

In conjunction with our monthly CCAI First Wednesdays Arts Coffee!

[With thanks as always to our hosts Cyndy and Steve Brenneman!]

*[corner of Robinson and Elizabeth Streets in historic Carson City]

Check back for details - and CCAI Flash Subscribers can look for a special email invitation soon!

[note that the graphic above is for illustration purposes only. Actual size and design of the CCAI party may vary.]

Western Nevada | South Pacific

Nov. 8 - 23, 2008 (Sat - Sun)

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company

Carson City Community Center

851 E William St
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2290

South Pacific

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, considered to be once of the greatest musicals of all time, a love story set in the South Pacific islands during World War II.

Nine performances, November 8-23. Fridays and Saturdays show begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There is also a matinee on Saturday November 22 at 2pm. Tickets $18 for general admission, $16 for students and seniors, and $14 for youth 17 and under.

For tickets and information call 775-445-4249.

[graphic from google image search for 'South Pacific.']

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Burning Man

McKinley Arts & Culture Center
925 Riverside Dr.
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 334-2417

"A new photography exhibit of Burning Man art is on display at McKinley Art Gallery from Oct. 23-Dec. 11. The exhibition is funded by Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) and shows sculptures as they were displayed at Burning Man and then placed in civic environments as temporary public art. The photography captures the installations as they were experienced on the playa juxtaposed to their city locations."

[text from Reno News & Review arts calendar; photo from google image search for 'Burning Man.' Photo credit: Claudia Gold. Click to enlarge.]

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"…arising from natural inclination"

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno

November 17 - December 16, 2008
…arising from natural inclination: Susan Murrell

Opening Night Thursday Nov. 20, 2008
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Artist Lecture in Room 153, 6:30 - 8 pm Reception in Gallery

*Public access to installation process: Sat. Nov. 15 and Mon. Nov. 17, please call to confirm. 775-784-6658

"Susan Murrell is an emerging artist from Hood River, Oregon who will create two related eclectic and detailed installations for the gallery. Murrell uses invented biomorphic imagery to create a visual language to explore the acquisition and recall of knowledge. Her large-scale installations contain watercolor and pen drawings, gouache paintings on vellum, latex sculptures, encaustic and printmaking. Murrell's installation process will be open to the public as she creates her piece. Sheppard Gallery invited three undergraduate and graduate students to work as Murrell's assistants, an honor which gives our students first-hand knowledge of an artist's process."

Sunday, November 09, 2008

3-D Glasses Provided!

[In the spirit of political canvassing, we're sending out a second notice of Wednesday's upcoming event at the Carson City Library, this time with a reminder that there is no need to bring your own 3-D glasses. These will be provided by CCAI.

No kidding. Professor Goldbaum will be demonstrating some spiffy emerging online 3-D display technologies during his talk!]

Carson City Library [map]
Wednesday, November 12 6:30 pm

Nevada Neighbors XXIV – "What We Know and How We Know It: Photography and History"

Multi-media presentation by UNR Journalism Professor Howard Goldbaum in conjunction with CCAI Courthouse Gallery exhibition "Capital Views."

Informal reception at 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public!
more | press release

press release for Capital Views Exhibition

[photo from google image search for '3-D glasses]

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Chalkboard Jungle

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502

Gallery hours:
M-F 9 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10 am -3 pm

Opening reception
: November 13 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Tom Judd
"The Chalkboard Jungle"

mixed media paintings

"Tom Judd creates paintings of birds, plants and landscapes upon collaged fragments of antique floral wallpaper, old maps, botanical prints, maps, and sewing pattern paper. The resulting superimposed images are an exploration of the effect that change of context has upon a found object, often revealing the contradictory emotions that an artifact from an earlier time may have on the modern viewer. Describing his work, Judd says he combines "landscape, still life, patterns and figures to imitate the eclectic nature of our memories.""

exhibition continues through December 6.

[graphic from Stremmel Web site.]

Monday, November 03, 2008

November 4, 2008 !

CCAI encourages everyone to get out and vote. Your participation in the electoral process is critical in these historic times!

Find your polling place!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

What We Know and How We Know it

Mark Your Calendars!
Carson City Library [map]
Wednesday, November 12 6:30 pm

Nevada Neighbors XXIV – "What We Know and How We Know It: Photography and History"

Multi-media presentation by UNR Journalism Professor Howard Goldbaum in conjunction with CCAI Courthouse Gallery exhibition "Capital Views."

Informal reception at 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public!
more | press release

press release for Capital Views Exhibition

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Post Election CCAI November 5 FWAC!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee
4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bliss Mansion located at the corner of Robinson and Elizabeth Streets in historic Carson City across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

We hope you can join fellow artists, and arts & culture enthusiasts for our informal monthly arts gathering.

And stay tuned for word of a very special holiday FWAC! in December!

Our thanks as always to Cyndy and Steve Brenneman for their hospitality!

[image from a google image search for 'coffee']

Friday, October 31, 2008

Why Pets Hate Halloween

[fya, with thanks to DH in Boulder for the curious selection of photos, wishing one and all a festive Halloween and Nevada Day! Click on images to enlarge]

Sunday, October 26, 2008


The Water Street Gallery
155 S. Water Street
Suite 100 in The Meridian Building
Downtown Henderson

Bottomlands: Artists in the Las Vegas Wash
Fred Sigman, Robert Beckmann Geri Kodey
and Gary Reese.

through November 15

[photo by Fred Sigman. Caption: "Henderson Bird-Viewing Ponds." From his Web site. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CCAI Alumni in the News

[CCAI Alumni in the News! -- Fall 2006 'CAP' [CCAI Art in Public] artist Erik Burke was featured in New York Times. Our thanks to Joe DeLappe for the tip!]

October 23, 2008
A Facade to Celebrate the Neighbors
By Steven Kurutz

Last spring, Jeremy Sapienza, a 28-year-old Web editor, and his partner bought a two-story house on a rough block of Central Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Like most urban pioneers, they have been renovating as funds allow.

They couldn’t afford to redo the facade, though, which Mr. Sapienza described disdainfully as “flat stucco painted Pepto-Bismol pink.” So this summer they hired an artist named Erik Burke to cover it with a mural.

read the full article

learn more about Erik's CCAI Project

[photograph from the New York Times. Click to enlarge.]

Friday, October 24, 2008

"... a fermentation seminar"

[Just in the nick of time, just in from CCAI 'CAP' - Art in Public - alum Elaine Tin Nyo:]

SAP Open Studios
Seoksu Market 286-15, Man-an-gu

October 25

"Conceptual artist, Elaine Tin Nyo will present "Kimchi, Jeotgal, Makgeolli: a fermentation seminar." The seminar panel will consist of Korean food experts who will discuss how the method of wild fermentation makes Korean food unique in the world.

Anyang chef, Jeong Hyo Jin will provide examples of kimchi, jeotgal and makgeolli for the panel to begin the discussion. Also on the panel are Kim Soo Jin, President of Food and Culture Korea; traditional Korean alcohol authority, Park Rock Dam, ; Sin Soo Ji, curator of Kimchi Field Museum; biologist, I Chang Hong; and food-trend expert, Kang Tae An."

[graphic from public information announcement sent out by the artist. Click here to read about her 2007 CCAI CAP project]

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Capital Views

Capital Views: Photography and History, CCAI's exhibition in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Carson City, continues at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery this month, and through January 2, 2009.

An introductory essay is now on line. Click here to read it.


[Photograph by Lisa J. Tolda, included in the exhibition. Click on image to enlarge. Caption: "As Nevada lawmakers frantically sought to end a special session by 10 a.m. one morning in June 2005, Sen. John Lee, D–North Las Vegas and Valerie Wiener, D–Las Vegas grab a quick nap at their desks in senate chambers."]

Thursday, October 16, 2008


[from Dust, curated by the brilliant San Francisco Bay Area curator, cultural critic and arts writer Glen Helfand:]


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chris Lanier | Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery
Prim Library
Gallery hours: M-F 9am–5pm.

[graphic from Sierra Nevada College. Click on graphic to enlarge.]

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Deadline to Register to Vote: October 14!

Decision 2008 Countdown!

The final deadline to register to vote for Nevada residents for the General Election is October 14. We strongly urge everyone to do so, and to vote on November 4!

Residents of Nevada can register to vote at any Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office, at their County Clerk/Registrar of Voters' office, various social service agencies and on college campuses.

For more information visit the Secretary of State Web site

[Graphic from Charleston City Paper Web site.]

Old Glory

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

October 25, 2008 - February 22, 2009
Feature Gallery / South
Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations—yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag assembles nearly 5,000 American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented in Long May She Wave comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of the American heritage—revealing the history, culture, and political climate of the United States.

[image from NMA Web site. Caption: "Thirty-Six-Star Flag, circa 1865, wool bunting with cotton stars. Collection of Kit Hinrichs."]

Friday, October 03, 2008

Borg at the Factory

Contemporary Arts Collective
at the Arts Factory
101 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas

through November 26, 2008
First Fridays: October 3 & November 7, 6-10pm
Artist’s talk: November 6 , 7pm

[graphic from press mailing, with thanks to Fran Morrow at NAC]

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

FWAC! Wednesday, October 1

FWAC! Wednesday, October 1!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee
4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bliss Mansion located at the corner of Robinson and Elizabeth Streets in historic Carson City across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

We hope you can join fellow artists, and arts & culture enthusiasts for our informal monthly arts gathering.

Our thanks to Cyndy and Steve Brenneman for their hospitality!

[image from a google image search for 'coffee']

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Capital Views Opening Photo Album Selection

[From the CCAI Picture Album. Caption: "Earlier this month, scores of photography local historians and Carson City enthusiasts attended the opening at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery of "Capital Views," our exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Carson City."]

The exhibition continues through January 2. Stay tuned for details of a related Nevada Neighbors talk in November.

press release

[photo by CCAI staff.]

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hardly Soft

Silverland Gallery
St. Mary's Art Center

55 North Street
Virginia City

Hardly Soft
Jen Graham
and Sara McCoy

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 11 | 6-8 p.m

Sara McCoy's bronzes and Jen Graham's soft sculpture installation. "Delivering dichotomies, this show blurs the lines between adulthood and childhood, power and play, fantasy and reality. A survey of two very different sculptural approaches to similar themes."

Exhibition through Nov. 17th
Gallery hours
Tuesday – Sunday 11–4 pm

[image from Silverland press release]

Monday, September 22, 2008

Carson Cairn

Western Nevada College
Bristlecone Building
Main Gallery

September 29 - November 5
Edw Martinez
Carson Cairn and Other Objects

Reception: October 8 | 4:30 - 6:30
Artist's Talk and Demonstration: October 9
4 - 6:45 pm [Aspen Building 210]

Martinez has been creating both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art in Nevada for four decades. For the past four years, Martinez has been working primarily as a sculptor. The artist comments: "I think of myself as an 'object maker' who chooses to work in clay."

[graphic from WNC Web site.]

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jan Eta Edan, Eta Pakea Eman*

September 21, 2008
Fuji Park
Carson City

St. Teresa of Avila Basque Festival

* Eat, Drink and Spread Peace

"Early fall in the capital city wouldn’t be complete without St. Teresa of Avila’s famous Basque Festival. To honor the rich traditions of Northern Nevada’s Basque heritage, this daylong event is held the third Sunday of September, and has grown into a community-wide celebration. More than 1,000 people attend the Basque Festival, enjoying the authenticity of fantastic food, events, and entertainment. Quite simply there isn’t a better way to spend an autumn Sunday."

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
Dinner 1-3 p.m.

full schedule

[photo from Festival Web site]

Friday, September 19, 2008

Observations in an Occupied Wilderness

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness

August 23, 2008 - January 04, 2009
altered landscape gallery

"Terry Falke’s body of wry, lyrical photographs forms an intimate and idiosyncratic portrait of the American Southwest. By emphasizing the unique beauty of the region’s landscape, Falke makes the incongruous and sometimes amusing artifacts of human presence more apparent. With a sense of humor and a remarkable ability to craft acute cultural and visual connections, his work reveals a paradise altered by human behavior. As personal as they are provocative, the large-format photographs of Observations in an Occupied Wilderness are the record of Falke’s deeply felt experience of the place he calls home.

This exhibition is presented as part of the NMA's Art + Environment series, an initiative that brings community, artists, and scholars together to explore the interaction between people and their environments."

[text|image from NMA Web site.]