Sunday, February 24, 2008

FWAC! moves to La-Tea-Da with special NAC guests!

Wednesday, March 5, 4:30-6:00

Due to the closing of Ever More Cafe and Bookstore, FWAC!, our monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee is moving to:
La-Tea-Da Tea Shoppe
108 West Telegraph Street

La-Tea-Da is a great spot in Carson City's historic district, next to Mo & Sluggo's Bar.

At March's gathering we're honored to welcome Fran Morrow and Rossi Todorova from the Nevada Arts Council. With grants season just around the corner, what better time for artists and arts animators to check in with our council staff?

[graphic from google image search for 'coffee.']

Saturday, February 23, 2008

ill heard, ill seen

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

February 25 - April 4, 2008
Walker & Walker
ill heard, ill seen

Feb. 28: Opening lecture 5:00-6:30 with artists led by Prof. Claire Daigle, 6:30-8:30 reception, Room 153 (Note earlier time for lecture)

Closing Keynote Lecture: April 3, William L. Fox, 5:30 - 6:30 with reception following - both events in gallery

Sheppard Gallery is very pleased to present artists Walker & Walker, who are brothers and collaborative partners. The artists, Joe and Pat, will mount their first American West solo exhibition, which includes sculpture, neon, film and mixed-media. Their imagery focuses on landscape as the space for man's projected soul searching, a complimentary subject matter for Northern Nevada . Walker & Walker research and consider the allegorical opposites of darkness and light and the Romantic interpretation of the sublime as a passion best aroused by uncertainty. For three weeks the artists will be in residence on campus and Las Vegas , where they will also present an artist lecture at Dust Gallery. Having exhibited in Ireland , England , America and other countries, Walker & Walker, as Irish artists, were chosen to represent their country in the 51st Venice Biennale International Art Exposition.

On opening night, starting a little earlier than usual, contemporary art historian Claire Daigle, a professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, will give a lecture and then introduce the artists, who in turn will give a lecture showing and discussing their work. Internationally known writer William L Fox will present a closing keynote lecture on the exhibition, which features new works, at the close of the exhibition in April. The catalog will be available at that time, as it will include images from the actual Sheppard Gallery installation. It will not be available until the middle of the exhibition run. If you would like a copy to be held for you, please contact the gallery."

[image from UNR press release.]

Printmakers' Conspiracy

Truckee River Gallery
Printmakers Conspiracy
11 North Sierra Street, #100

February 27 - March 16
reception: March 8, 4-7 p.m.

"In May of 2006 well known artists and educators, Jim McCormick, Candace Nicol, and Nolan Preece called together other northern Nevada artists to form the Northern Nevada Printmakers’ Conspiracy. The group is organized around a love of printmaking and the objective is to expand the audience for fine art prints. Fine art prints, or original prints, are works of art printed from a matrix which is hand made by the artist for the sole purpose of creating the desired image. The matrix may be a carved block, an etched plate, a cut stencil or other device for transferring an image. The resulting impression is not a copy but an original work of art."

[graphic from google image search for 'conspiracy']

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nevada Neighbors Wednesday February 20 - 7 p.m.

This week - Wednesday February 20 at 7 p.m., the first of our 2009 Nevada Neighbors presentations, featuring Regina, Saskatchewan curator Brenda Cleniuk. Brenda is the director of Neutral Ground, a trail-blazing, Candian artist-centered space.

In her talk, "True North," Brenda will highlight some of Canada's most innovative contemporary art projects.


[image from Neutral Ground Web site of "Belle Rogue Collection," an international residency and performance art project, that took the form of a runway fashion show.]

Thursday, February 14, 2008

2008 Governor's Arts Awards

[from the Nevada Arts Council Web site, with congratulations to all the award recipients.]

"Nevadans Receive State’s Highest Honors in the Arts

Governor Jim Gibbons, the Nevada Arts Council, the City of Las Vegas and Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada invite you to 28th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards on Thursday, March 27, 2008. This is an event you won't want to miss! Register now to honor these remarkable recipients and celebrate the arts in Nevada."

more information on the NAC Web site

[photo of award recipient, L. Martina Young, from the NAC site.]

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Do You Hear My Accent When I Write?

Sundance Bookstore
1155 W 4th St # 106
(775) 786-1188

Feb 16 - 3 p.m.

Latino Research Center director Emma Sepulveda, for her new book, “Do you Hear my Accent When I Write?: The Voice of a Latina Immigrant,” a collection of her opinion columns in the Reno Gazette Journal from the past 10 years.


[image from UNR Nevada News Web site.]

Monday, February 04, 2008

CCAI Courthouse Gallery Exhibition Opening This Thursday!

Galen Brown
reception: Thursday, February 7 | 5-7 p.m. CCAI Courthouse Gallery

press release

Two-sided Bookmark!

Exhibition Flier

[graphic design: Simpson Creative. Click image to enlarge]