Saturday, August 30, 2008

FWAC! Wednesday, September 3!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee, will meet on September 3, from 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.

At this first FWAC!, we'll be previewing CCAI's exciting 2008-2009 programs.

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']

Friday, August 22, 2008

Artist Live|Work Space

Riverside Artist Lofts

"As an artist, do you need affordable space and want panoramic views? Are you interested in living and working right in the hub of the Arts and Culture District? The Riverside Artist Lofts, located at 17 S. Virginia St. on the Riverwalk in downtown Reno, is now accepting applications for two-bedroom units. These live/work spaces feature open floor plans and large windows that admit abundant natural light.

The Riverside Artist Lofts are low-income housing and applicants must income-qualify. A minimum of two people must occupy two-bedroom units, (according to fair housing laws), and the total household income must range between $15,624 and $27,800.

Applications are available for download on Sierra Arts website.

For more information, please call the Riverside Artist Lofts building manager at 786-8824 or visit the office between 2 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday."

[graphic from google image search for 'Riverside Reno. Click on image to enlarge.']

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

SNC Alumni Showcase

Sierra Nevada College
Alumni Showcase
Tahoe Gallery

through September 16, 2008
closing reception: September 16th 4:30-7pm
artists’ lectures: beginning at 4:30pm.

Elizabeth Hernandez
Chris Hausserman
Bo-Yee Poon, Tom Peterson
Lindsey Jackson*
Chad Wiles + Joe Taylor (collaboration)
Nikki Paganelli Wellman
Jason Wellman

* CCAI Radical Fashion alumna

Thursday, August 21 5:30pm, Lindsey Jackson performance ...

... followed by an art department BBQ in the Ceramics Area.

For more information, please contact Tahoe Gallery Coordinator Carole Hutchison at 775.831.1314, x7525 or

Interconnection: Hwang | Versteeg

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

August 25-September 26, 2008
Eunjung Hwang and Siebren Versteeg

Opening Reception|Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 4

Lecture: 5:30-6:30 Rm 153 | Reception 6:30-8pm

"This two-person exhibit does not have a theme based on content, but rather will concentrate on two different yet complimentary artists, one born in Korea and the other in the Netherlands. As unrelated as their content is, both Versteeg and Hwang show a very contemporary understanding of how interconnection works in our postmodern culture. Versteeg is an artist deeply concerned in the fabricated notion of 'real' time. He works in all forms, including collage, computer programming, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. Hwang is an artist and animator who creates multi-screen animation installations, light projections, sculpture, digital prints and drawings. Her work combines early Korean cartoon imagery resurrected in mountainous landscapes, combing her quirky drawing style with photography and narration."

[graphic, first item from a google image search for 'interconnection.']

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Save the date - Friday, September 12 Opening Reception!

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday September 12, 2008 from 5 to 7 pm

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

CCAI Exhibition in conjunction with 150 year anniversary of Carson City:
"Capital Views: Photography and History"


[image, "The Queen of Nevada," from Nevada Historical Society, included in the exhibition. Click to enlarge]

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gary Haleamau

Library of Congress
Coolidge Auditorium
Thomas Jefferson building
Washington, D.C

American Folklife Center

August 20, 2008 | noon
Homegrown Concert Series:
Gary Haleamau

Las Vegas–based Folklife master artist Gary Haleamau and his band will perform slack key guitar music. Nevada Arts Council Folklife Program Associate Rebecca Snetselaar will be on-stage to introduce Gary and the traditional art of slack key guitar.

[photo from NAC web site.]

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

July 19, 2008 - November 09
small works gallery


"Margarita Cabrera’s vibrantly-colored sport utility vehicles challenge viewers to engage in debates about Mexican immigration, border relations, and the politics of the American Dream. Made from pliable, vinyl fabric with visible, hand-stitched threads, Cabrera’s Hummers pay homage to the thousands of laborers working in multi-national assembly plants near the U.S.-Mexico border—where engine parts for Hummer vehicles are made. Cabrera re-envisions the Hummer as a flaccid, vulnerable object that implicitly questions the power, excess, and wealth that, to some, signifies the American Dream. Cabrera was born in Monterey, Mexico and lives and works in El Paso, Texas.

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: "Margarita Cabrera, "Yellow Hummer." Image courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA."]

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Eunkang Koh at The Lab

2948 16th Street @ Capp Street
San Francisco, California

August 13 - September 6, 2008
Opening reception: Wednesday, August 13, 6-9 PM
Eunkang Koh

"Humanscape is an ongoing series of experimental prints, drawing, and book art, which presents Eunkang Koh's social commentary on the human condition. Koh considers how we as humans view ourselves as dominant creatures, with little consciousness of how we are also a part of a larger ecological system. Koh's work acknowledges that humans are also animals with many of the same instincts. Using satirical and metaphorical representations, she depicts humans as hybrid creatures existing in an imagined, illusionary world. These characters contain ironic gestures that simultaneously evoke humor and the grotesque."

Eunkang Koh directs the printmaking program in the art department at UNR.

[graphic from Lab's Web site]

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Jazz & Beyond Music Festival

"The Brewery Arts Center and the Mile High Jazz Band Association
present the 5th Annual Jazz & Beyond Music Festival . The festival brings to Carson City world renowned headliners,late night jams, popular music genres, themed food and crafts, a swing dance, and children's activities."

Friday, Aug 15
5:00 - 6:30 Courtyard - Hot Two Plus One
6:00 - 10:00 Beer Garden - Beer Tasting
6:30 - 8:00 Intimate Stage - Mile High Jazz Band
8:00 - 10:00 Main Stage - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
10:00 - Midnight Jamland - Open Jam Session

Saturday, Aug 16
1:00 - 2:00 Main Stage - Sierra Nevada Ballet w/ Dallas Smith and Susan Mazer
2:00 - 3:00 Intimate Stage - Colin Ross Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Performance Hall - David Ake Trio
3:00 - 4:30 Main Stage - New World Jazz Project
3:00 - 5:00 Ballroom - Wine Tasting
3:00 - 4:00 Ballroom - Dave Fritz
4:00 - 5:00 Ballroom - "Speedy" Garfin & the Garfin Gathering
4:30 - 5:30 Intimate Stage - George Hanepen Trio
4:30 - 5:30 Performance Hall - Squeek Steele
5:00 - 6:00 Jamland - BAC to Broadway Kids
5:30 - 7:00 Main Stage - Craig Chaquico
6:00 - 7:00 Artisans Cafe - John Ponzo
7:00 - 8:00 Intimate Stage - Reno Big Band
7:00 - 8:00 Performance Hall - Vocal Art Works
8:00 - 10:00 Main Stage - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
10:00 - Midnight Jamland - Open Jam Session

Sunday, Aug 17
11:00 - 2:00 Courtyard - Sunday Brunch
11:00 - 12:15 Intimate Stage - Me & Bobby McGee
12:00 - 1:00 Jamland - Chris Bayer presentation, "Influence of Gold Mining on the Roots of Jazz"
12:30 - 2:00 Intimate Stage - Grumpy Old Men
1:00 - 2:00 Performance Hall - Reno Exchange
2:00 - 3:00 Main Stage - Kris Landrum Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Artisans Cafe - Harp & Vibes
3:00 - 4:00 Intimate Stage - Johnny Hamlin Trio
3:00 - 4:00 Performance Hall - CeCe Gable Trio
3:30 - 5:30 Jamland - Swing Dance with Let's Dance Big Band of Northern Nevada
4:00 - 5:00 Main Stage - Gary Claude Quartet
5:00 - 6:00 Intimate Stage - BAC to Broadway Kids
5:00 - 6:00 Performance Hall - "Tribute to Ella" with the Jan Short Quartet
6:00 - 8:00 Main Stage - "Tropical Nights" with the Reno Jazz Orchestra


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Hidden Light

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

July 12, 2008 - November 16, 2008
media gallery

The Hidden Light

"Dan Goods, the Visual Strategist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), applies some of the complex principles studied at JPL to a multi-media installation. The installation uses video projections to reveal imagery inside the silhouettes of gallery visitors—a process that communicates JPL’s investigation of “blocking” star-light in order to see small planets. The Hidden Light is accompanied by audio compositions by Dominic Massaro."

[photo from NMA web site.]

Friday, August 01, 2008

Old School Block Party!

Holland Project

432 East 4th Street
Reno, Nevada

Friday, August 1

"Join us for Art+Music Night on West Street for OLD SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY!

It's gonna be a good one: awesome hip hop group Canto I, young Stevie Wonder Cover Band--Full Silver Band (we're talking 10 to 13 year olds, yay!), a breakdance competition, DJ Jammal (from Who Cares? and Keyser Soze), double dutch ropes, and of course awesome indie arts and crafts, food and drink, and more."

[image from Holland Project]