Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mariachi Concert at Seeliger Elementary School Today!

Saturday May 30 | 4 p.m.

Al Seeliger Elementary School

2800 S. Saliman Road
Carson City

Mariachi Concert

Students and adult mentors from the Carson City Symphony Strings in the Schools program, directed by Sue Kitts, and members of the Vaughn Middle School Mariachi Band from Reno, directed by Jose Flores in a free concert.

[text from a CCS press release. Graphic from a Google image search for 'mariachi.' Thanks to SAR in Jack's Valley for the scouting tip!]

Friday, May 29, 2009

No FWAC! in June!

NB: First Wednesday Arts Coffee, CCAI's monthly klatch will not take place in June. Please join us in July when we'll reconvene for culture, conversation and coffee!

[graphic from Google image search for 'empty coffee cup'.]

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Grad Night Event On 'The Book!'

CCAI Grad Night, CCAI's exhibition of work by the MFA and BFA UNR and Sierra Nevada College classes of 2009, is coming up in a few short weeks. If you're reading this, not only are you invited, but we also encourage you to invite everyone you ever met!

For this extraordinary event, we've created a Facebook page. Those of you on "The Book" can click here, r.s.v.p. and invite others!

[a few] more details

[graphic: screen grab of CCAI Grad Night Facebook event page. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, May 25, 2009

Reading: All the Verbs for Knowing

ASUN Bookstore
Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs:

Wednesday, May 27 | 4 pm
Joe Crowley Student Union

The Great Room

Professor George Perreault
All the Verbs for Knowing

information: 775.784-6597

[graphic from DCA press release. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, May 22, 2009

Always Lost

Western Nevada College + Lone Mountain Writers
Bristlecone Building
Main Gallery
Carson, City

May 28 - August 14
Opening reception: Thursday, May 28th 6-8 pm

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

Gallery hours: 9 am – 8 pm M–F | Sat 10 am – 4 pm

[graphic from WNC press release. Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Something Fishy

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty
Reno, Nevada

Something Fishy

Through May 31
small works gallery

"... light-hearted mini-exhibition brings together a sampling of works from the Museum’s permanent collection with fish as their central theme."

[text and graphic from NMA website. Caption: "Wayne Thiebaud, Sardines, 1982, Etching." Click on image to enlarge]

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gypsy Art Festival

Saint Mary's Art Center
Virginia City

Gypsy Art Festival
June 6-7

"Come join artists from all over the region to celebrate Virginia City Sesquicentennial Celebration, 150 years old and still kicking. Virginia City was once the richest city in the world, alive with art, music and characters. Revived again in the 70’s when a gypsy enclave camped along 6 Mile Canyon to bring life back to the Comstock, the town again came to life with color and adventure.

It is in that spirit that St. Mary’s Art Center wants to celebrate the arts by hosting artists in all media to come and create in Virginia City.

Simply register by sending an e-mail and show up at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6th and set-up in one of our studios, the front porch, the grassy front yard or spread out all over Virginia City to add color and art to the celebration. Artists will have all day Saturday to create and then join the celebration at 4 p.m. at the Center. Those staying over night are free to continue creating all day Sunday. Be a gypsy for the weekend, don’t be left out of all the fun."

$10 for non-lodgers
$25 Artists'Special Lodging price for the evening of June 6

More information: 775/847-7774

[Text and graphic from Saint Mary's Art Center.]

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Amazing | Colossal | Man

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

May 19 | 7:00 p.m.
After Dark: The Amazing Colossal Man

"In this 1957 Malibu Productions film, Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90 percent of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size....

“The classic film The Amazing Colossal Man is important to Nevada History as it was filmed on location in Boulder City ,” said Eric Moody, Nevada Historical Society acting director. “In addition the film depicts the Las Vegas of the late 1950s.”"

After Dark features classic films that relate to Nevada .

[text from Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs press release and Wikipedia entry for the film. Graphic from image search for 'Amazing Collosal Man." Click to enlarge.]

Friday, May 15, 2009

Leaving Las Vegas

Naomi Arin Contemporary Art
900 South Las Vegas Blvd
Suite 120B
Las Vegas , NV 89101
(702) 324.5868

Black Vegas + Fool’s Gold
Polly Apfelbaum

Through June 21

[graphic and information from gallery. The press release notes: "Leaving Las Vegas. Please join us for our last show." Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, May 14, 2009

stop n glow

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

stop n glow

Catherine Borg
Todd Vonbastiaans
Evan Dent
Stephan Hendee
Brian Porray
Sean Russell
Danielle Kelly

through May 29

"The RTC [Regional Transportation Commission], City of Las Vegas and Clark County, worked with local artists to add artistic enhancements to the new ACE rapid transit shelter windscreens at seven locations. Their imagery evokes ideas about Las Vegas history and iconography. TRIFECTA is exhibiting the current works from these artists in order to show the development in the studio since the beginning of the Stop n Glow Bus Shelter Project. In tandem, the Stop n Glow exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center shows the process on how an artists work can translate into public art projects."

[text and graphic from Trifecta website. Caption: Brian Porray. l-r: I have Nothing But Attention When I Scream; sold; Heavy Rotation; Can't Feel A Thing. 97" x 8." oil on canvas." Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Works in Progress

Thurs May 17 | 7:30 pm

Redfield Studio Theatre

Church Fine Arts Bldg
University of Nevada Reno

Works In Progress

Cari Cunningham, Choreographer
Featuring Eve Allen, Cari Cunningham, Angela Ritchie and Jessica Troppmann

"The Mirror Has Six Billion Faces"
Multimedia dance work by Kristin Heavey and Chris Lanier
Featuring Cari Cunningham and Rick Southerland

$5. suggested donation

[photograph from Puebla, Mexico staging of "The Mirror Has Six Billion Faces." Courtesy of Chris Lanier. Thanks to CL for the tip.]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Melancholy Objects

Below is a link to a review by Chris Lanier of "Melacholy Objects," Jocelyn Meggait's recent BFA exhibition at Sierra Nevada College's Tahoe Gallery.

Ms. Meggait's work will be included in "Grad Night," CCAI's exhibition featuring artworks by the UNR and Sierra Nevada College BFA and MFA Classes of 2009.


[installation view of exhibition from SNC Art blog.]

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tia Flores - Pyrographic Calabaza

Legislative eXhibition Series

Legislative Building
401 South Carson Street
Carson City

Tia Flores
"Pyrographic Calabaza"

Reno artist Tia Flores Flores was spurred by a desire to know more about her ancestors, and her creations have evolved into culturally-themed works including vessels, drums, masks and jewelry. Her designs are a reflection of her two families. From her mother's mother, she is greatly influenced by the harsh beauty of the Nevada desert. From her father's mother, she is drawn to the rich cultures of the Aztec and Navajo people. With an emphasis on pyrography (wood-burning), her intricate designs can be found on gourds, vessels, drums, masks, totems and jewelry.

LXs is sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council.

[Text and graphic from Department of Cultural Affairs web site. Caption: "Tia Fores, "Papalotl" (Monarch Butterfly), Sculpted Pyrographic Gourd."]

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Darker Shades of Red

April 4-June 6 | Darker Shades of Red
The Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

"... provides visitors with a rare opportunity to revisit the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official imagery. Strikingly graphic in its Socialist perspective, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940’s to 1990."


[graphic from google search for 'Darker Shades of Red.' Caption: "No to Fascism! V. Koretskij." 1977. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, May 08, 2009

Amazing Technicolor

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company

Carson City Community Center

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

Friday - Sunday, May 8-10 & 15-17
Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2 pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

"Animated with a high-energy mix of music and dancing from 50's rock to calypso to country western ..."

Ticket Information
: 775.445-4249

[Text from WNMTC website. Graphic from image search for: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat']

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Moms Ride Free!

Nevada State Railroad Museum
South Carson Street
(U.S. 395) at Fairview Drive
Carson City

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10
Moms Ride Free

"Treat Mom to a ride aboard the museum’s historic 1926 diesel-powered rail car during the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Mother’s Day Motor Car excursions every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m."

[Text from Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs press release. Graphic from an image search for 'Mothers Day Train.']

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Vamos a Platicar - Let's Talk

[Immediately following FWAC!, the conversation continues!]

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Wednesday, May 6 | 6-7 p.m.
Let's Talk/Vamos a Platicar

This is a program where community members can come to practice conversation in English and/or Spanish at their own pace once a month.

Este es un programa donde miembros de la comunidad vienen a practicar conversación en inglés o/y español a su propio nivel una vez por mes.

[graphic from a google image search for 'conversation.']

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty
Reno, Nevada

Looking Forward, Looking Back
Through June 7

A survey of the institution's permanent collection, which emphasizes the current collecting focus on artworks that engage with natural, built, and virtual environments.


[Graphic from museum website. Caption: "Hugo Robus, Steam Shovel. Collection of NMA, purchased with funds provided by E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Edward Weston, Steam Shovel and Donner Lake. Collection of NMA, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. Nevada Museum of Art."]

Sunday, May 03, 2009

RSVP! - Grad Night Party Auction Fundraiser Celebration- May 8!

Fundraising event and party for "Grad Night," CCAI's June exhibition of work by the UNR and Sierra Nevada College BFA and MFA Class of 2009.

Many of the participating artists will be in attendance.

[click on image to enlarge. We hope you can attend and help support northern Nevada's young artists and CCAI!]

Saturday, May 02, 2009

FWAC! in May

First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Wednesday, May 6
4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Bliss Mansion
608 Elizabeth Street*
Carson City

Artists and arts supporters cordially invited to CCAI's monthly artist's coffee for a caffinated discussion, held at the famous Bliss Mansion. Specials thanks to our hosts Cindy and Steve Brenneman. We hope you'll join us for good company and inspiration in this lovely and unique setting.  

* located at the corner of Robinson and Elizabeth Streets in Carson City's Historic District across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

[Graphic from Google image search for 'coffee.']

Friday, May 01, 2009

Seasons of Love

Carson Chamber Singers
May 3 - 4 pm
Spring Concert
"Seasons of Love"

First United Methodist Church
412 West Musser Street
Carson City

The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, present a concert of poems set to music portraying the many "Seasons of Love".

The Carson Chamber Singers are accompanied at the piano by Nancy Mielke. Three pieces feature flute or clarinet.

Tickets: $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Carson City Symphony Association members; and free for age 16 and under.

For more information, call the Carson City Symphony at 775-883-4154.

[photo from the Carson Chamber Singers website.]

A Full Backyard at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502

Robert Brady
“A Full Backyard”

May 14 - June 6
Reception: Thursday, May 14 5:30-7:30 pm

"Robert Brady’s exhibition of new emblematic sculptures and paintings ... are observations from his personal influences of architecture, Native American crafts, tribal and oceanic art, and the human figure."

[Text from Stremmel press release. Graphic: screengrab from Stemmel website.]