Friday, October 31, 2008

Why Pets Hate Halloween

[fya, with thanks to DH in Boulder for the curious selection of photos, wishing one and all a festive Halloween and Nevada Day! Click on images to enlarge]

Sunday, October 26, 2008


The Water Street Gallery
155 S. Water Street
Suite 100 in The Meridian Building
Downtown Henderson

Bottomlands: Artists in the Las Vegas Wash
Fred Sigman, Robert Beckmann Geri Kodey
and Gary Reese.

through November 15

[photo by Fred Sigman. Caption: "Henderson Bird-Viewing Ponds." From his Web site. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CCAI Alumni in the News

[CCAI Alumni in the News! -- Fall 2006 'CAP' [CCAI Art in Public] artist Erik Burke was featured in New York Times. Our thanks to Joe DeLappe for the tip!]

October 23, 2008
A Facade to Celebrate the Neighbors
By Steven Kurutz

Last spring, Jeremy Sapienza, a 28-year-old Web editor, and his partner bought a two-story house on a rough block of Central Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Like most urban pioneers, they have been renovating as funds allow.

They couldn’t afford to redo the facade, though, which Mr. Sapienza described disdainfully as “flat stucco painted Pepto-Bismol pink.” So this summer they hired an artist named Erik Burke to cover it with a mural.

read the full article

learn more about Erik's CCAI Project

[photograph from the New York Times. Click to enlarge.]

Friday, October 24, 2008

"... a fermentation seminar"

[Just in the nick of time, just in from CCAI 'CAP' - Art in Public - alum Elaine Tin Nyo:]

SAP Open Studios
Seoksu Market 286-15, Man-an-gu

October 25

"Conceptual artist, Elaine Tin Nyo will present "Kimchi, Jeotgal, Makgeolli: a fermentation seminar." The seminar panel will consist of Korean food experts who will discuss how the method of wild fermentation makes Korean food unique in the world.

Anyang chef, Jeong Hyo Jin will provide examples of kimchi, jeotgal and makgeolli for the panel to begin the discussion. Also on the panel are Kim Soo Jin, President of Food and Culture Korea; traditional Korean alcohol authority, Park Rock Dam, ; Sin Soo Ji, curator of Kimchi Field Museum; biologist, I Chang Hong; and food-trend expert, Kang Tae An."

[graphic from public information announcement sent out by the artist. Click here to read about her 2007 CCAI CAP project]

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Capital Views

Capital Views: Photography and History, CCAI's exhibition in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Carson City, continues at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery this month, and through January 2, 2009.

An introductory essay is now on line. Click here to read it.


[Photograph by Lisa J. Tolda, included in the exhibition. Click on image to enlarge. Caption: "As Nevada lawmakers frantically sought to end a special session by 10 a.m. one morning in June 2005, Sen. John Lee, D–North Las Vegas and Valerie Wiener, D–Las Vegas grab a quick nap at their desks in senate chambers."]

Thursday, October 16, 2008


[from Dust, curated by the brilliant San Francisco Bay Area curator, cultural critic and arts writer Glen Helfand:]


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chris Lanier | Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery
Prim Library
Gallery hours: M-F 9am–5pm.

[graphic from Sierra Nevada College. Click on graphic to enlarge.]

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Deadline to Register to Vote: October 14!

Decision 2008 Countdown!

The final deadline to register to vote for Nevada residents for the General Election is October 14. We strongly urge everyone to do so, and to vote on November 4!

Residents of Nevada can register to vote at any Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office, at their County Clerk/Registrar of Voters' office, various social service agencies and on college campuses.

For more information visit the Secretary of State Web site

[Graphic from Charleston City Paper Web site.]

Old Glory

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

October 25, 2008 - February 22, 2009
Feature Gallery / South
Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations—yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.

From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag assembles nearly 5,000 American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented in Long May She Wave comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of the American heritage—revealing the history, culture, and political climate of the United States.

[image from NMA Web site. Caption: "Thirty-Six-Star Flag, circa 1865, wool bunting with cotton stars. Collection of Kit Hinrichs."]

Friday, October 03, 2008

Borg at the Factory

Contemporary Arts Collective
at the Arts Factory
101 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas

through November 26, 2008
First Fridays: October 3 & November 7, 6-10pm
Artist’s talk: November 6 , 7pm

[graphic from press mailing, with thanks to Fran Morrow at NAC]

Thursday, October 02, 2008