Thursday, July 31, 2008

Right/Left - Behind You

Trifecta Gallery
103 E. Charleston # 108
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Casey Weldon
Behind You


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Post-Petroleum Closing Event + Web Site

[follow-up to an earlier post, noting the July 31, Thursday evening closing event, along with notice of a project web site.]

Post-Petroleum: Envisioning the Future of Suburban Space in America
Curator: Christine Pinney Karkow

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

Closing Reception: Thursday July 31, 2008 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Curator Lecture begins at 5:30pm in the gallery

Post-Petroleum Artists
Meg Aubrey
Cynthia Back
Jacob Bluestone
Jennilie Brewster
Jason Burch
Kim Jackson DeBord
Jeff Gillette
Matt Grover
Mike McDearmon
David Packer
Tyler Robbins
Meagan Shein
Sofia Silvia
Michael Seltzer

[graphic of splash page of Post-Petroleum project Web site.]

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Dark Side of the Moon

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Art Gallery
15650A Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511
775. 329-2787

The Dark Side of the Moon
Jim McCormick

Pen and ink drawings based on driftwood found at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Through August 7.

[image courtesy of the artist. "Dancers in the Pool II." Pen and ink. 3.5" x 5.5." 2008.]

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Holland Project at Reno's Wingfield Park

Join the Holland Project this evening at Wingfield Park for a special event featuring performances by some of Reno's most talented youth presenting a lawn-mower inspired dance piece, hip hop and spoken word, an original score, and the screening of a documentary on the band Sonic Youth. Free, 6-10pm. Everyone is invited!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pow Wow at WNC

August 2-3
Pow Wow
Western Nevada College Douglas

"The rhythms of drum and dance will be mingled with the pageantry of colorful Native American dress as Western Nevada College Douglas hosts a Pow wow on campus Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3. Local residents are invited to join Native Americans from throughout Nevada and California to watch ceremonial dance and drumming, as well as competition by youth and adults. Admission is free.

The event is also a chance to showcase information about colleges and universities in the area, and to encourage registration for the upcoming fall semester. Classes at WNC begin Monday, Aug. 25.

"Our goal is to get all the Native Americans interested in attending WNC or another college, and to seek higher education," said Lori Pasqua, one of the event organizers who is a Washo tribe member and a WNC student. Head Man of the Pow wow is Ben Rupert of the Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute tribe; Head Woman is Fawn Pasqua of the Wa-Pai-Shone tribe. Rupert is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and Pasqua is a graduate of Western Nevada College.

"We want people to come out and enjoy themselves, and check out the arts and crafts, food vendors and the Washoe Room," Lori Pasqua said, where historical documentary films about Native Americans will be shown.

Festivities will begin both days at noon with a grand entry, followed by competitions. Featured food for sale will include Indian tacos, strawberry shortcake tacos, Hawaiian tacos, and hamburgers/hot dogs.

Camping on site is not permitted; the Pow wow's sponsor hotel is Horizon Inn of Gardnerville (

The event is sponsored by the WNC Tech Prep program/Perkins Grant, Washo Tribe, Tribe, Douglas County Suicide Prevention, and TANF.

WNC Douglas campus is located at 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden. For information, contact Lori Pasqua at 775-450-1355 or Lana Hicks at 775-287-9978."

[graphic from Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Web site.]

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CCAI CAP Mural Clean-up Day!

Saturday, July 12 was clean-up day for the alley north of 1801 North Carson Street that is home to CCAI's CAP Mural, "Lucky Riding," by Erik Burke and Yale Wolf.

Dedicated in fall 2006, the mural is a permanent feature of "CAP," CCAI's art in public program. From the original press release: "Local Carson City bicyclist Glenn Lucky is the inspiration for Mr. Burke's mural, not only because the artist is an avid cyclist, but also because of Mr. Lucky’s admirable determination and community engagement. Mr. Lucky has cerebral palsy, but he doesn’t let that stop him. He has ridden about 40 miles a day through heat, cold, rain and snow since he was 15 years old. What initially started as therapy to loosen his muscles has turned into his passion."

Members of CCAI's board and staff [l-r: Sharon, Glenn, Christina, Joan & Jay] spent part of their Saturday morning sprucing things up. We encourage you to come by to see this remarkable contribution to Carson City's urban landscape. [map]

click here to see Valerie Bischoff's video documenting the creation of the project.

[team picture by Dennis Medeiros of Solarsuitcase, just north of the alley. Click to enlarge.]

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Grants for Teachers and Artists

[from the Nevada Arts Council:]

"Upcoming August 15th deadline for Nevada Arts Council grants:


Quarterly grants that provide funding up to $1,000 for eligible individual artists - to support new and/or exemplary arts projects, and support activities that help artists further their careers. Artists must have attained a certain level of proficiency as represented in the quality of work samples submitted with the applications.

Examples of eligible Jackpot projects include:

· Costs associated with attending workshops, conferences, seminars and master classes
· Preparing portfolios and work samples
· Presentation of work (performances, exhibitions, publications, etc.)

Postmark Deadlines:
August 15, 2008 (for projects Oct 1-Dec 31, 2008)
November 17, 2008 (for projects Jan 1-March 31, 2009)
February 16, 2009 (for projects April 1– June 30, 2009)

Eligible applicants must currently:

· be a practicing professional artist
· be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to application date
· have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status
· be at least 21 years old, and not be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student

NAC Contact: Mary Vargas, Grants Coordinator, 775.687.7102,


Quarterly grants that provide funding up to $750 for teaching artists and organizations whose work involves the planning implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education programs. Grants provide funding in two categories:

· Professional Development for Individuals
· Arts Education Small Project Grants for Organizations and Individuals

Postmark Deadlines:
August 15, 2008 (for projects Oct 1-Dec 31, 2008)
November 17, 2008 (for projects Jan 1-March 31, 2009)
February 16, 2009 (for projects April 1– June 30, 2009)

Eligible applicants: Anyone whose work involves the implementation of arts education, for example, teaching artist, librarian, health care worker, parks personnel, social service worker, and arts/education administrator.

NAC Contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Education Coordinator, 702.486.3738,

Read the Application and Guidelines before you apply for NAC grants. To download NAC applications go to "

[graphic from google image search for 'grants']

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Buy Fresh! Buy Local!

Downtown Carson City
Downtown Farmers Market

Buy Fresh! Buy Local!

Saturdays Mornings, June - Oct
9:00am to 1:00pm
3rd St. & Curry Parking Lor
Downtown Carson City

"The 3rd St. Farmers Market is a local growers’ market, featuring fresh produce from Nevada Certifided Farmers Market growers. In addition to the produce, the Market also offers a variety of fresh baked breads and pastries, jams and honeys, house and garden plants, arranged planters. Unique food vendors also are a part of the Market, offering prepared foods and beverages."

[image from google search for 'farmers market']

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The New Deal in Nevada: 1933-1942

Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89503

The New Deal in Nevada: 1933-1942

through November 28

"The exhibition showcases photographs, artifacts and manuscript materials that focus on Nevada’s role during the Great Depression. Featured exhibits will educate visitors about the politics of the New Deal, urban projects that benefited both Reno and Las Vegas, women’s roles and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

There is also a series of crayon sketches done by a Civilian Conservation Corps artist documenting the CCC restoration of Fort Churchill.

“This year marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and there is a national effort to recognize the role of the New Deal in the states,” said curator Mella Harmon. “The Historical Society created this exhibit to help people better understand how the Great Depression and government policies shaped Nevada’s history.”"

[photo courtesy of Nevada Historical Society. Click on image to enlarge. Curator Mella Harmon offers the following information: "This is the construction of the wall on the UNR campus along Ninth Street. The sign identifies it as a WPA project. The outhouse in the background is a WPA "fly-proof privy."]