Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UNR at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502

October 1-15
University of Nevada Reno Emerging Artists

Reception: Thursday October 1
5:30-7:30 pm

Nick Bonaldi
Bryan Christiansen
Ashley Clark
Jeff Erickson
Jon Farber
Abbi Henri
Ahren Hertel
Harmony Hilderbrand
Richard Jackson
Jane Kenoyer
Seth Mach
Justin Manfredi
Dominique Palladino
Jeremy Stern
Melissa Test
Ashley Westwood

[text and graphic from Stremmel electronic press release. CCAI congratulates all the artists, especially "Grad Night" alumni Bryan, Jeff, Jon, Ahren, and Dominique.]

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ritmos Latinos

Tuesday, September 29 | 7 p.m.
Latino Research Center

University of Nevada, Reno

Joe Crowley Student Union Theater
3rd Floor

"an amazing evening of Latin American sounds with Judith Ames and Her Band."

$5. Adults | Students free

More information: 319.784-4010 | latinocenter@unr.edu

[graphic and text from Center electronic press mailing.]

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Absolutely Abstract

Saint Mary's Art Center
Virginia City

Pam Brekas
"every weekend now through the end of October."

[graphic and text from Ar Center electronic press mailing.]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

John Coltrane | September 23, 1926

The CCAI Blog'is delighted to celebrate the eighty-third anniversary of the birth of John Coltrane, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers|musicians|artists.

In this 1963 performance of "Afro Blue," the seminal quartet: John Coltrane [saxophone], McCoy Tyner [piano], Jimmy Garrison [bass] and Elvin Jones [drums].

“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.”

John Coltrane

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Papermaking Workshop

The Holland Project
Holland Project Headquarters
30 Cheney Street

Saturday, September 26, 2009
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Papermaking Workshop

"Hey, you!

Ever wanted to make your own paper?
Yes? We've got just the thing for you.
No? Well, you should!

Miss Kristina Lyons is joining us to host a workshop during which you can not only learn how to recycle bits and odds into sheets of paper - but also transform scraps and little items into veritable works of art and sincere-looking, heartfelt stationary. Cute and practical.

Seriously, it's fun."

[text from Facebook event page. Graphic from Google image search for "papermaking." Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Creation of Yosemite National Park

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty

Friday, October 2 | noon
Art Bite:
Carleton E. Watkins and the Creation of Yosemite National Park

$5/$4 Museum members. Purchase tickets online at nevadaart.org or at the Museum admissions desk.

"Watkins stands among the giants of nineteenth-century American photographers. Colin Robertson, Curator of Education, discusses Watkins’ striking 1860s Yosemite photographs—they helped to pave the way for the 1864 Yosemite Land Grant and the future Yosemite National Park—and the tragedies that befell him at the end of his life.

These half-hour dialogues invite guests to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries."

[text from museum website. Graphic from Google image search for 'Carleton Watkins Yosemite.' Caption: "Carleton Watkins, Yosemite Falls (River View), 1861. Albumen print from wet-collodion negative. Private Collection, Montecito, California."]

Friday, September 18, 2009

CCAI Benefit Cocktail Party + Runway Fashion Show !

You're invited!
Friday, October 16 | 6:30 pm on ...
CCAI Benefit Cocktail Party + Runway Fashion Show !
Classy Seconds
411 Hot Springs Road
Carson City

"Runway fashion show featuring DIY fashion from northern Nevada's most exciting young designers and artists, no host bar, great guests, models and designers in a glamorous, Bohemian setting!"

Tickets for the fundraiser are on a sliding scale starting at $25. with a special student rate of $10. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

Click on the thumbnail images to view your invitation. We hope you'll r.s.v.p. and get your tickets early for what promises to be the hippest, most fun event of the fall season! Bring your friends. Groups welcome!

Now more than ever, your community support is greatly appreciated!

Facebook "Recycled Seconds" Benefit Event Page

[Special thanks to Classy Seconds for hosting this event; and Simpson Creative for the design of the invitations.]

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Latino Research Center

Sept. 15 - Oct. 17, 2009
Calendario de Actividades | Calendar of Events

September 29 , 7:00 p.m.
Music Concert
Ritmos Latinos
A jazz fusion concert with Judith Ames and her band featuring Latin American works.
Joe Crowley Student Union, 3rd floor, Theater.

October 5, 6:00 p.m.
The Social, Economic and Political Implications of Latino Population Growth
Lecture by Dr. Juan Andrade, President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. This event is being co-sponsored by Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN).
William Raggio Building, Room 2030

October 6, 7:00 p.m.
Music Concert
America Latina Música y Palabra
A delightful evening with Rosendo Llamas and his guitar featuring romantic and folkloric melodies from Latin America
Joe Crowley Student Union, 3rd floor, Theater.

October 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Documentary Screening
The Wall
Movie will be shown and later commented by the film makers.
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium, Room 124

October 14th, 4:00 p.m.
Poetry Slam
Poetry competition for high school and University students
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Rotunda

NB! Schedule and venue of events are subject to change. Check the Center website for updated information.


Latino Research Center Spanish Theater
Directed by Mariano Lemus
Laxalt Auditorium
401 Second St.

El Vagon
by Silvia Gonzalez
October 8, 9,10
7:00 p.m.

Las Mujeres de Juarez
by Ruben Amavizca Munrua
October 15, 16, 17
7:00 p.m.

mas información en nuestro sitio web | more information on the Center website
o llamando a nuestras oficinas al número 784-4010 | or call.

[text from Center website. Graphic from google image search for 'Hispanic Heritage.']

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mary Travers 1936-2009

Mary Travers

[Performance by Peter, Paul and Maryof Bob Dylans' seminal folk song "Blowin' in the Wind.' Photograph from Google image search. To Ms. Travers' right are music legend Bob Dylan and 60's folk icon Donovan. The New York Times obituary is included in a comment below.]

Follow CCAI on Twitter + Save the Date!

YOU can now follow CCAI on Twitter! We hope you'll join our three early trailblazers to get timely updates.

AND as mentioned in our most recent tweet: "Save the Date! F October 16 CCAI "Recycled Seconds" Cocktail Party and DIY Fashion Show @ Classy Seconds! Details soon!

A portion of the proceeds will go to AEDV, Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

[screengrab of CCAI Twitter page. Click on image to enlarge.]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Global Lens International Film Series

Western Nevada College
International Film Series
Friday evenings - 7 p.m.

Marlette Hall
Cedar Building
Carson City Campus

September 18
“Getting Home"

$3. Western students with ID are free.

"Save your Friday nights this fall for a series of thought-provoking international films at Western Nevada College that explore cultures around the world.

Designed to promote cultural awareness, films are part of the Global Film Initiative’s “Global Lens 2009” series.

With partial funding by Nevada Humanities, the film stories are told in their native languages with English subtitles."


Zhang Yang, China, 2007

Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008


Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina, 2006

Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU) - Oct. 16
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008


Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007


Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007


Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007


Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

[text, information and graphic from WNC press release. Caption: “Getting Home” is the story of a Chinese worker who honors a dying friend’s request to be buried in the Three Gorges region."]

Monday, September 14, 2009

WNC Faculty on Display!

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

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty
Reno, Nevada

Carleton E. Watkins: Yosemite Photographs

"Discover the sites and landscapes of Yosemite as seen through the lens of nineteenth-century photographer Carleton E. Watkins. This small exhibition features views of Yosemite icons such as Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, the Merced River, and the redwood tree nicknamed Grizzly Giant. The sheer size of Yosemite’s natural monuments challenged artists, such as Watkins, to create equally large-scale works that reflected the epic scale of the future national park."

Through October 11

[text and graphic from museum website. Caption: "Carleton E. Watkins, Pompompasos, Three Brothers, Yosemite. Circa 1878-81/printed no later than 1883
Mammoth-plate albumen print, 21 x 15 ¼ inches. Private Collection.]

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Open House at the Governor's Mansion

Saturday, September 12 | 2-5 p.m.
Centennial celebration of the Nevada Governor's Mansion
606 Mountain Street
Carson City

"Mansion Coordinator Helen Wiemer said Gov. Jim Gibbons opened the event to all Nevadans, saying it's their mansion."


[information and text from Nevada Appeal website, via an Around Carson tweet. Image from bobindrums' Flickr site.]

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nevada Neighbors September 9 kick-off!

Wed. Sept. 9 | 7 pm
Carson City Library

900 Roop Street
Nevada Neighbors Public Talk:
"Art + Change"

by Rachel M. Williams

Nevada Neighbors, CCAI's signature series of public talks, part of its visiting artists and scholars program of the same name, kicks off its 2009-2010 season on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm at the Carson City Library with a presentation by Rachel M. Williams of The University of Iowa. In what promises to be a lively and engaging illustrated talk, Ms. Williams, a teacher, artist, and cultural animator will talk about her work in the larger context of civically engaged and community-based artistic practice.

Rachel, a recipient of a MFA in painting, and a Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University, has worked with prison inmates in several states. "Women on the Inside" was a two-year program with prisoners at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Participants read and discussed the works of well-known women writers, attended workshops with visiting authors, and then wrote stories of their own.

She is currently working on graphic novel.

Nevada Neighbors welcomes artists, curators and scholars to northern Nevada for brief, three-day to week-long residencies. In addition to the LIbrary presentations, participants visit local schools and colleges for talks and workshops, as well as informal community meetings and gatherings.

The talk is presented in conjunction with "Recycled Second"s, CCAI's project focusing on community-based practice, DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement.

The Library talk is free and open to the public. Early arrivals will have a chance to meet Ms. Williams, with cookies and coffee served at 6:30 pm.

Directions to the Library.


[graphic from Rachel's Facebook page. Originally posted on September 2.]

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Time in America

Churchill Arts Council
Oats Park Art Center

151 E. Park Street
Fallon, Nevada

September 12 | 4 pm
A conversation with Lee Brumbaugh

5–7pm reception to follow

Lee Brumbaugh is Curator of Photography at the Nevada Historical Society in Reno. His project, "Time in America, Selections 1996-2009," of which eighty-eight images will be on view presents an idiosyncratic and metaphorical look at representations of time as perceived by the photographer.

[text and graphic from Churchill Arts Council press release.]

Friday, September 04, 2009

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Charleston Heights Art Center

800 South Brush Street
Las Vegas

September 4-November 19, 2009
"Measure Twice, Cut Once"
Brenda Jones

“I make these aprons and garments from manipulated and stitched papers and found materials primarily because of the connections they make with the tradition of hand and home made articles by anonymous women of the past, my grandmother included.” -

more information: 702.229-1012

[text and graphic from City of Las Vegas website. Caption: "Brenda Jones. 'Marriage Dress, used coffee filters, hand and machine stitching.'"

As part of "Recycled Seconds," CCAI's Fall 2009 project focusing on community-based practice, DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement, the CCAI Blog! will feature a range of textiles|fashion projects through the end of the year.]

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Nevada Humanities Grants Workshop

Nevada Humanities
P.O. Box 8029
Reno, NV 89507
(775) 784-6587

Wednesday, Sept. 9 | 4-5 p.m.
Northwest Reno Library

2325 Robb Drive

" ... open to anyone interested."

"Nevada Humanities offers grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as libraries and schools, to fund public programs and educational programs in the humanities.

The next deadline for proposals is Oct. 10, 2009. Minigrant requests of up to $1,000 may be submitted at any time.

Nevada Humanities is especially interested in funding projects that promote community through various forms of engagement and that encourage conversation. This may be through face-to-face dialogue, such as lectures or panel and round-table discussions, but also through programs that stimulate thought and reflection, such as media productions, film screenings, exhibitions, local history projects and projects that explore local culture and Nevada's diverse heritage and unique places.

In addition to welcoming applications that explore a wide range of humanities topics, Nevada Humanities will have a special grant category for projects that explore themes in American history and heritage for the Oct. 10, 2009 deadline. Projects about Nevada history and heritage are encouraged, particularly if they link to larger national themes.

Nevada Humanities is one of 56 state and territorial humanities councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities."

Free to the public.

[Text from Nevada Humanities press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'humanities.'
CCAI is proud to be a Nevada Humanities recipient. Our current Nevada Humanities grant helps support our 2009-2010 public programs.]

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

In Heaven There is no Beer: Save the Date!

Carson City Library
Carson City Library Parking Lot
900 N Roop
Carson City

Saturday, September 19 | 11 am – 6 pm
Oktoberfest-With a Twist

A benefit produced by the Carson City Library Foundation

"The Carson High Chamber Choir will open festivities. Their performance will be followed by The Schnitzel Groovers, playing traditional polka music until 2:30 p.m. Hard-driving rock and blues will take to the stage from 3:00 p.m. to close with Blues Edge Band.

The Carson Nugget, a major sponsor, will be grilling tasty sausages. Along with savory brats, hot dogs, German potato salad, pretzels and sauerkraut; citrus-spiced Hefeweizen and harvest brews provided by Capital Beverages; delicious desserts; and oodles of family fun will be served at the fundraiser to benefit the Carson City Library. Friends of the Carson City Library will provide the Carson City version of die Budenstrasse, the famous fairway at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, by hosting their own "Buchenstrasse", a pathway of hundreds of gently, used books at the ever popular book sale.

A compliment to the Friends' Book Sale will be a host of celebrated area authors. Invited authors will have their published books available for sale and book signings. Click here for a complete listing of visiting authors.

Oktoberfest contests such as dancing to the Chicken Dance, with Carson City Library's very own Dancing Chicken, an ice cream eating contest and stein holding contest will add to the fun and merriment. Guests are invited to wear traditional lederhosen (traditionally worn in the mountainous regions of Germany) and dirndls, the whimsical, folk-style dress worn by women in Germany.

The generous sponsorship of the Carson Nugget benefits Carson City Library in their commitment towards community involvement. An awakening of a vibrant downtown committed to public/private partnerships delivers opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Star Anderson, General Manager for the Carson Nugget notes, "The Carson Nugget is proud to be a major presenting sponsor with the Carson City Library. ... This partnership was made possible not only by the organization's commitment to "Community First", but by the unselfish 22 volunteers who are employed by the Carson Nugget. We look forward to a resounding success for the Oktoberfest event.""

[text from Library Press Release. Graphic from Google image search for 'Oktoberfest.']