Saturday, February 28, 2009

Disparate Thoughts

Truckee River Gallery
11 North Sierra Street, #100

February 25 - March 15
Candace Nicol
Disparate Thoughts

Reception: Saturday, February 28 - 4pm to 7pm

[image from google search for 'Candace Nicol.' Caption: "irresolvable tension between boundary and hospitality," mixed media, 2008"]

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

February 07, 2009 - April 19, 2009
Center for Art + Environment LAB
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline:: A Center for Land Use Interpretation Project

"The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a non-profit research organization involved in exploring, examining and understanding land and landscape issues. In August 2008, CLUI dispatched a team of artists and scholars along the 800-mile pipeline that transports oil southwards from Prudhoe Bay, to the terminal at Valdez. This photographic journey along examines how its unique construction draws a line across what would otherwise be considered wilderness. The Trans-Atlantic Pipeline compromises and defines what is labeled nature and culture."

[text and photography from NMA Web site. Caption: "Matthew Coolidge, The Trans Alaska Pipeline(detail), 2008, photograph. Photo courtesy of Matthew Coolidge."]

[NB: CLUI Director Matthew Coolidge will be a featured visitor in CCAI's 2009-2010 edition of Nevada Neighbors.]

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Closing: The Las Vegas Art Museum

[Sobering sign of the economic times as reported in the Las Vegas Sun ...]

Strapped Las Vegas Art Museum plans to shutter

By Kristen Peterson

"We had a lot of really great ideas. We wanted to be able to share them with the community,” said Alex Codlin, interim executive director. “We cut the budget significantly and thought we’d stay one step ahead of the economy. I’ve spoken with people at other institutions around the country. They’re in the same boat. They just maybe have more established donors or bigger endowments."

Full Article

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Throw me something Mister!

[In celebration of New Orleans and Mardi Gras 2009, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Neville Brothers.]

The World We Live In

[Below, notice of a timely talk, a sure to be thought-provoking follow-up to Sunday's Academy Awards at which global culture shined prominently.]

February 26 - 7 p.m.
Western Nevada College

Cedar Building
Marlette Hall
Carson, City

The Similar World We Live In
Chris Ryan

"When people think of globalization, they usually think of Americans exporting their television, movies, music, dress and fast food. But globalization means that there is just as much influence coming back to us.

“In the United States the second and third fastest growing religions are Islam and Buddhism,” Western Nevada Geography Professor Chris Ryan says. “In 20 years the dominant language of the Internet will be Chinese. In the mid-'90s, 62 percent of the Internet use was in the United States; now it’s less than 20 percent.”

Since 1992, Ryan has worked for the Education Foundation of the National Geographic Society, and for several years has taught classes on geographic information systems, cultural geography and environmental problems at Western.

“If you look at many cultures around the world in the last 20 years, you see a great number of changes,” Ryan said. “For the past three or four hundred years European culture dominated the United States. After World War II, less than 10 percent of our immigration has come from Europe. Society and culture are going to change, and you’ll see European languages challenged by Arabic and Chinese. If you live in Los Angeles, you can now get 137 different languages via satellite television.

“It may not be a comforting idea to a lot of people, but part of exporting pop culture means there will be reciprocity as well.”

[graphic from image search for 'the globe.']

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jai Ho!

[Times change, and the world is getting smaller. Now the distance from northern Nevada to Mumbai in no way impedes the global flow of arts and culture. Enjoy!]

For your consideration, the most exhilarating closing credits of all 2009 nominated films. [Of all time?] Jai Ho!

Click here to view the sequence, courtesy of the “Fans of Slumdog Millionaire” Facebook page.

"Jai Ho" Music by A.R. Rahman. Lyric by Gulzar.

[Screen grab from Slumdog Millionaire.]

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Art of Writing

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

February 27
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CAC Presents Panel on “The Art of Writing”
with Gailmarie Pahmeier & Friends

"The Churchill Arts Council will present a lively panel discussion on the art of creative writing. The session will be led by Gailmarie Pahmeier who teaches the Poetry Workshop at UNR. She will be joined by accomplished creative writing students—both graduates and current enrollees—for a reading and discussion of their works. Linh Cao, Joe Crowley, Nathan Slinker and T.R. Poulson will read, talk about their process, why arts education is important, why poetry is the art they’ve chosen to pursue. Audience members are invited to bring a poem they’ve written to leave with a panel member who will critique the draft and return it by mail."

The event is free and open to the public; for more information, please call 775.423.1440.

[Text from the Churchill Arts Council. Graphic by Anthony Russo from a google image search for 'writing.']

Friday, February 20, 2009

Seussical Jr.!

February 22nd
2pm & 6pm
C.V.I.C Hall
1602 Esmeralda Avenue

Carson Valley Arts Council
Wild Horse Children's Theater

"Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and all of the Whos of Whoville! The score emerges as a Seussian Gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and you’re imagination run wild for “Oh, the thinks you can think, When you think about Seuss!”

[text and graphic from CVAC Web site.]

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rebekah Bogard | LA Times

CCAI extends congratulations to Reno-based artist Rebekah Bogard for her recent review by art critic David Pagelin the Los Angeles Times . Click below to read the review.

Rebekah Bogard at Sam Lee Gallery

[Photograph from LA Times Web site. Caption: ""Sweet Somethings" (2008), earthenware, underglaze, glaze and oil." Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Perform, Perform, Perform

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
University of Nevada, Reno
Church Fine Arts Building, Main Floor
Art Dept. MS 224
Reno, NV 89557

775-784-6658 phone

February 23 - March 27, 2009
Perform, Perform, Perform: Allison Lacher and Victoria Calabro

Opening Reception, Thursday February 26, Lecture 5:30-6:30 Rm 153, Reception 6:30-8pm
Opening during install with artists Feb. 23 -26
Gallery Closed for Spring Break March 16-20

"This collaborative exhibition of emerging artists Allison Lacher and Victoria Calabro will feature a large-scale installation specific to the Sheppard Gallery. The artists will transform the gallery space to create an environment that will express the frivolity and simultaneous treachery of the female adolescent experience. This decorative installation will highlight the artists' affinity for materials, humor, and cultural absurdities. Elements of the installation will include twirling batons, ribbon, and performers."

[text from Gallery press release. Image from Victoria Calabro's Web site. Caption" "yo-yo (detail). 2006.3” x 6” x 3”. mixed media- carpet, cast glass & string. photo credit Peter Clark"]

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Canada Later, Nevada NOW!

Late breaking news: due to illness, Montreal-based curator Sylvie Gilbert will be unable to travel to Carson City for her Nevada Neighbors presentation tomorrow – Wednesday, February 18 – at the Carson City Library.

We are delighted [make that elated!] to announce that the Nevada Museum of Art's brilliant director David Walker is able to present in her place.

In what promises to be a lively, illustrated presentation, Mr. Walker will highlight the Museum's rich programs in its past, ambitious current activity, and trail-blazing future projects, while reflecting on the unprecedented opportunities and challenges for contemporary art museums here in northern Nevada and across the globe.

We encourage you all to come hear and see his presentation:

Wednesday, February 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Carson City Library

900 North Roop Street
Carson City

Nevada Neighbors XXV
"Nevada Then, Now & L8R"
Illustrated talk by Nevada Museum of Art Director David Walker

informal reception at 6 p.m.

Free. The public is enthusiastically invited.


Our thanks to David for stepping in at the last moment to help out a neighbor!

And we already have plans in the works to reschedule Ms. Gilbert's presentation at a later date.

[graphic: 'retouched' map from an earlier post.']

Monday, February 16, 2009

Art In Canada - This Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Nevada Neighbors XXV

"North of the 49th Parallel: Art In Canada"
Illustrated talk by Curator Sylvie Gilbert

Later this week, the first 2009 edition of Nevada Neighbors, CCAI's signature program of talks on contemporary art, convenes for a presentation by Montreal-based Curator Sylvie Gilbert at the Carson City Library.

Coffee and Cookies prior to the event at 6 p.

Free and open to the public.

READ all about it!

[graphic from a google image search for 'Canada.' Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Click to enlarge]

Sunday, February 15, 2009

UNR Electronic Music Concert

[From CCAI Artists In Education Faculty and Composer Jean-Paul Perrotte:]

Wednesday February 25
7:30 p.m.

Nightingale Concert Hall

Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno

Student Electronic Music Concert

[click on graphic to enlarge.]

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day from CCAI and Northern Nevada

Happy Valentine's Day from CCAI !.

[photograph by from a google image search for 'Heart 'o Town Reno.' Caption: "Heart O' Town Motel by The Real Devil Doll. Reno, Nevada - May 1995." Click to enlarge.]

Rick Lowe at the 5th Street School

Wednesday February 18, 2009 - 7pm
"Toward Social Sculpture – Rick Lowe:
Project Row Houses"

Reception at 6:30

Fifth Street School Auditorium

401 South 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission and UNLV Art Department and the "Art in Public Places" lecture series.

Rick Lowe
is the founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston, Texas.

Rick Lowe has participated in exhibitions and programs nationally and internationally. From 1992 to the present he has exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, Kwangil Bienale, Kwangil Korea, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glassell School and the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan.

Rick Lowe has received many honors. In 1997, he and Project Row Houses were awarded a silver medal by the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence.

In 2000 he was a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Keystone Award. In 2002 he was awarded the Heinz Award for arts and humanities,
and he was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University from 2001 to 2002. He has received the Brandywine Lifetime Achievement Award and he is an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

[graphic from Project Row Houses Web site.]

Friday, February 13, 2009

Symphony Concert featuring Dan Barrett

Sunday, February 22, 2009 | 4pm
Carson City Community Center
Bob Boldrick Theater

851 East William Street
Carson City, NV 89701 |775.887-2290

Carson City Symphony

"... featuring guest soloist Dan Barrett. The program includes Felix Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave); Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Bass Trombone or Tuba and Orchestra, with guest soloist Dan Barrett on bass trombone; Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 ("Spring"), and David Bugli's new arrangement for orchestra of J.P. Meder's "My Own Waltz."

Dan Barrett, a former resident of Gardnerville and graduate of Douglas High School, is completing his doctorate in music at Arizona State University. Some of you may remember Dan--he played trombone with Carson City Symphony 1993-98."

Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members. Free for children age 16 and under.
Tickets are available at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at, or at the door.
Flex tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

[photograph of featured guest soloist Dan Barrett, and text from Symphony Web site.]

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Drama at Trifecta

Trifecta Gallery
[in the Arts Factory]
103 E. Charleston #108
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Glenn Fry

through February 27

[image from Trifecta Web site.]

Sunday, February 08, 2009

A Grand Night for Singing

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Carson City Community Center
851 E William St
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2290

A Grand Night for Singing

"A magical night. A galaxy of stars. Be captivated by Rodgers and Hammerstein's best work in this critically acclaimed revue that took Broadway by storm, including selections from Oklahoma!, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Flower Drum Song and more. Our last production played to sold out houses in the Reno Hilton Theater in 1995: this is the first time we are bringing it to Carson City. Only one weekend of performances for what one Star Tribune critic called "a slice of heaven" - buy your tickets early! The perfect Valentine's Day celebration!"

Tickets: 445-4249.

[text from Theater Web site. Image from google search for 'singing.' Caption: "Singing Fish" by "Joan Miro."]

Friday, February 06, 2009

Call for Artists!

From the Reno Bike Project
541 E. 4th Street
Reno, NV 89512
Wed-Sat 12-6pm

[Flier from the Reno Bike Project. Click to enlarge.]

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Heart of the Quandary

CCAI Carson City Courthouse
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

Opening this week on Friday, February 6!
Reception: 5-7 pm
Ellie Honl - The Heart of the Quandary

From the press release:
"Ellie Honl, combines printmaking, painting, photography, and video. At the core of her fanciful and exquisitely elegant artworks one finds a complex, challenging center. She comments: "My recent work has been inspired by my explorations of psychological disorders and how they affect people's perceptions of reality. Depression and anxiety cause people to perceive things differently – usually to their detriment. Innocuous objects or situations can suddenly seem dangerous. A joyous day can turn gloomy. Confusion reigns.""


[graphic from the exhibition. Caption: Ellie Honl. "Canary in a Coalmine I 2007. screenprint, digital print, gouache. 18"x20"]