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.]

Monday, September 15, 2008

NVN: Sounds Good: Experimental Contemporary Music"

Carson City Library
900 North Roop Street
Carson City

CCAI's talk series, Nevada Neighbors, returns for its sixth season this Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm* with:

Nevada Neighbors – "Sounds Good: Experimental Contemporary Music"

presentation by Composer Jean-Paul Perrotte

Mr. Perrotte's talk will provide a fascinating introduction to contemporary experimental music. As a composer, Mr. Perrotte is interested in the real sounds in our everyday life, as well as the music and sounds created by composers and musicians. He comments: "The sounds of our environment define our location. The rhythm, pitch and timber of the sonic events we experience in our daily activity become familiar to us. That familiarity helps us navigate our immediate surroundings. By juxtaposing disparate field recordings with synthesized sound, new environments can be created, with new navigational possibilities."

Informal reception at 6:00 p.m.

The lecture and reception are free and the public is cordially invited


* nb! new, earlier, start time this season due to revised library hours!

[graphic from google image search for 'experimental music']

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eco-Sophia: The Artist of Life

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

Eco-Sophia: The Artist of Life

Allora & Calzadilla
Ann Hamilton
Andrea Polli
Lynn Richardson
Kahn & Selesnick
Paul Stout

Marjorie Vecchio
, Curator
Catalog designed by Omar Pierce
Essays by Wolfgang Schirmacher and Thomas Zummer

Exhibition Run: Oct. 2 - Nov. 7, 2008

Tuesday Oct. 7
Panel discussion with the artist and writers: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Reception: 6:30 - 8pm

Please note Tuesday night opening!

Eco-Sophia: The Artist of Life is a group exhibition inspired by German philosopher Wolfgang Schirmacher's 1989 essay of the same name. For generations philosophers and scientists have been separately asking similar questions in their scholarship: how and what is coexistence, where do the boundaries of technology push us, and what is habitation? This exhibition takes Schirmacher's call for wisdom and converges on the necessary yet very complicated and nuanced symbiotic relationship between philosophy, technology, ecology and individual agency.

[photo of installation by Lynn Richardson. Courtesy of Sheppard Gallery. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, September 12, 2008

CCAI on the Road: Napa Valley Wine + Art Tour

Save the Date & Book Early!
October 25, 2008
CCAI on the Road:
Napa Valley Tour

On Saturday, October 25, we invite you to join CCAI on the Road as we tour the di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature and the Hess Winery and Collection in the California's Napa Valley.

The di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature is considered the most significant collection of Bay Area art in the world and houses more than 2,200 works of art by more than 900 artists. A gift to the public from passionate art collector Rene di Rosa, the Preserve is located on 217 scenic acres in the Napa Valley. We will have lunch at the Bistro Don Giovanni in the sculpture garden. Following lunch, we will tour the Hess Collection at the Hess Winery in Napa. Mr. Hess began collecting art in the early 1960's and has produced an outstanding collection through his practice of focusing on work by twenty living artists at a time.

Tour details:

• date: Saturday, October 25
• departure: the van will leave at 6am from the north end of the north Macy's in the Meadowood Mall parking lot, Reno; breakfast snacks en route.
• cost: $150. per person includes ticket to the di Rosa, lunch at the Bistro, Hess tour, and a $70. donation to CCAI.
• food: CCAI will provide breakfast and dinner snacks on the van; lunch at Bistro Don Giovanni is included.
• return: van will return by 9pm to the Meadowood Mall parking lot, Reno; dinner snacks en route.
• questions: Linda Bellegray; 775.721.4477;
• reservations: by Friday, October 10:
Linda Bellegray
PO Box 341
Minden NV 89423.

CCAI will gratefully accept your reservation by check made out to CCAI.

Space is limited. Please make your reservations early!

[photograph from Hess Collection Web site.]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reminder – Capital Views Reception Friday September 12 !

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

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

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


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

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Galen Brown at OXS

CCAI extends best wishes to CCAI Courthouse Gallery alum Galen Brown on the OXS exhibition.

Note that CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse, will discuss Brown’s work at 5 p.m. during the opening on Thursday, September 25.

[screen grab from NAC Web site. Click to enlarge.]

Cinnamon and Coffee

Comma Coffee
Thursday Sept 11, 6:00pm

Reading: Steven Nightingale

From his third book of sonnets
Cinnamon Theologies.

Comma Coffee notes: ""Read sonnets" doesn't quite capture what Steven does at these events, as you may surmise from the following warning which Steven has just issued:

"Warning: reading will include stories, improvisations, bemused allusions, irresponsible speculations, digressions, jokes, riffs and general rollicking.""

[graphic from Black Rock Press Web site.]

Monday, September 08, 2008

Mick Sheldon & Eunkang Koh

Churchill Arts Council
Oats Park Art Center
151 E. Park Street
Fallon, Nevada

Mick Sheldon: Violence and Desire
Eunkang Koh: Cityscape

Opening Saturday, September 13
Artist Talk: Mick Sheldon: 4:00 PM
Reception 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Exhibition continutes through December 14

Mick Sheldon
was born in Reno , graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno and has an MFA from the University of California, Davis. He currently lives in Yolo, California and teaches a variety of art classes at American River College.
Eunkang Koh has an MFA from California State University Long Beach, lives in Reno and teaches printmaking and drawing in the art department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

[image by Mick Sheldon's from CAC press release. Click on image to enlarge]

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Carson City Library Online Book Clubs

Carson City Library
900 N Roop * Carson City

"Join our Online Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start a new book."

[CCAI did a bit of investigating and learned that this week's selection for the Romance Book Club was appropriately "Like a Charm" by Candace Havens, "a sassy new paranormal romance about a gorgeous librarian who sees dead people."]

Sign up and start reading!

[graphic from a google image search for 'book club.']

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wittgenstein's Bath

Sierra Arts Gallery
17 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada

August 25 - September 19, 2008
Reception: Friday, September 5 - 5 to 7 pm

Wittgenstein's Bath

J Damron · Greg Gardella · Sharon Guy · Richard Jackson · Chuck Moffit · Pintor Sirait · Tamara Scronce*

The artists in this exhibition represent an era of art making and study at the University of Nevada, Reno. Wittgenstein’s Bath a reunion – bringing together seven artists that studied under Professor Robert Morrison* nearly twenty years ago.

In the spirit of this reunion, Professor Morrison was invited to provide an “assignment” for the artists to respond to as the premise for the artwork in the exhibition. Professor Morrison titled the show Wittgenstein’s Bath, and offered language meant to function as a trigger for the artists' individual ideas.

Gallery hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday & 12 noon – 5 pm Saturday

* CCAI Exhibition Program alumni

[graphic from Sierra Arts electronic press release.]