Saturday, May 31, 2008

Earth Work

Nevada Museum of Art
EARTH WORK: Mark Ruwedel
May 10, 2008 - August 17, 2008
altered landscape gallery

"This exhibition, featuring black-and-white photographs by Southern California-based photographer Mark Ruwedel, explores the different ways that humans have made marks on the surface of the earth. By juxtaposing images of large-scale Earthworks such as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty with documentary photographs of historic railroad cuts made in mountain ranges throughout the American West, Ruwedel speculates that human alterations to the landscape have been driven by a range of creative and commercial intentions.

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."

[image from NMA Web site. Caption: "Mark Ruwedel, Robert Smithson Spiral Jetty I, 1970, Gelatin silverprint, 1994. Loan courtesy of the artist."]

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Offers Summer 2008 Courses for Community Seniors

The University of Nevada, Reno’s learning-in-retirement organization, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), brings diverse learning opportunities to active adult learners dedicated to the growth and leadership of an organization directed by and for its members. Sponsored by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, OLLI invites members and the community to sample Summer 2008 courses being held through August. OLLI members and one-time guests are welcome to attend most classes. Select classes are open to OLLI members only.


[image from google search for 'summer courses']

Sunday, May 18, 2008

CCAI Picture Album

[We're delighted to present the first of a few selections from our "CCAI Picture Album." Above is shot from our recent field trip to Planet X Pottery in Gerlach. On a beautiful day, a great time was had by all, and a fantastic picnic lunch was the gastronomic centerpiece of a glorious trip!]

Friday, May 16, 2008

Flash Reminder: Reminder: Saturday, May 17 on the Comstock!

[For those of you who haven't quite yet subscribed to the CCAI News Flash!, below is the text of a message just sent out to our over 475 subscribers.]


Dear Flash Subscribers:

Wishing you all well, we send an on-the-fly reminder of a new CCAI project in Virginia City. Opening tomorrow, Saturday, May 17 from four to six p.m. at St. Mary's Art Center, is "Orphic Excavations," an exhibition by Reno artist Anthony Alston. We hope you'll join us for a festive reception for the artist.

The exhibition marks the first CCAI project at the Center, located at 55 North R Street in Virginia City.

The exhibition continues through June 29.

The exhibition will be open seven days a week from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

To learn more click on the the link below to read a press release.

We hope you'll be able to come up on the Comstock for this inaugural CCAI project at St. Mary's Art Center.

And look forward to a full Flash! in June!


CCAI NEWS Flash! Editor

Orphic Excavations

Capital City Arts Initiative - Your Arts Organization!

[Note that subscribing to the Flash! in easy. Click here and look for a picture of Miss Pearl The Wonder Dog, CCAI's canine mascot!]

[graphic by Anthony Alston]

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Blind Leading the Blind

Truckee River Gallery
Naomi Nickerson
The Blind Leading the Blind: New Work

11 North Sierra Street, #100

May 14-25, 2008
Artist Reception: May 17th - 4pm to 7pm

[image search from Gallery press release.]

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg

obituary in the May 14 edition of the New York Times

"Beauty is now underfoot wherever we take the trouble to look."
-- John Cage

[image from a google search for 'Rauschenberg.']

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Carson City Library Events

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

"Storytime will return in June for the Summer Reading Program. Storytime will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 18th. Due to our new hours, Storytime will no longer be held on Friday mornings.


And featured in the display cases, site of recent CCAI projects: "Strings in Schools"
a display created by Western Nevada College.

[nb: a link to the library's events web page is always on the right hand column of the CCAI blog in the 'ccai links' section.]

[graphic harvested from a google image search for 'storytime']

Friday, May 02, 2008

Cutism @ Grayspace

[announcement from Grayspace below. CCAI extends best wishes to CCAI alumna Sara Gray!]

"There are two major announcements from Grayspace: Moving to cyber space and Cutism Opening Reception, the last exhibition at Grayspace on 26 Cheney Street, May 8 5:30-8:30pm. Don't miss this show!

Due to financial difficulties, the gallery will be closing from our space on Cheney Street at the end of May. Grayspace will become a cyber art space till further notice. I would like to thank everyone who has supported Grayspace in every way from their time, donations, artwork, advice, audience, and sharing in the experience of Grayspace. Also a special thank you to the Reno News and Review for all their coverage on events at Grayspace. Thank you!

This has been an amazing year and I look forward to the future of Grayspace. I will keep the community of Reno informed about the next steps for Grayspace via our website,, and email.

Last exhibition at Grayspace at 26 Cheney Street!


Grayspace is excited to announce a group exhibition with artists Rebekah Bogard, Ahren Hertel, Jason Huff, and Melissa Jones

Creating cute works of art has been viewed as taboo to some in art culture. This "cute" art creates specific emotional reactions, sweet, colorful, playful, yet at times quite disturbing and stereotypical. Generally we all know what cute is when we see it, however the meaning of cute is different for each person.

Cutism will feature four artists who deal with cuteness in their work. Each artist's work initially draws the viewer in with its cuteness, but as one looks more closely, there either is a disturbing, humorous, or surprising aspect to the piece.

This exhibition will be fun and playful for the viewer, but may shock, surprise, and tickle.

Exhibition Dates: May 8–May 29, 2008

Reception: Thursday May 8, 5:30-8:30pm, come meet the artists!

Gallery Hours: To be announced. Please check website for hours

Location: Grayspace is located at 26 Cheney Street"