Friday, November 27, 2009

Decorate and Protect

[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! is featuring a range of textiles|fashion projects through the end of the year.]

Southern Alberta Art Gallery
601 Third Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0H4

November 28 – January 17, 2010
Decorate and Protect
Mary-Anne McTrowe

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 28 | 8 pm

Prevalent throughout the domestic decorative arts, the tea-cozy remains an oft-visited tradition for novices and seasoned practitioners alike. Knit, crocheted or quilted, the purpose of the object is two-fold – it functions as an insulator keeping the tea warm, and is also a decorative and creative expression of its maker. Extending its utility, artist Mary-Anne McTrowe embraces the ‘cozy’ as a device to approach ideas of domestic production, protection, and decoration.


[text and graphic from gallery website. Caption: "Cozies for Destroyed Lethbridge Landmarks: Capitol Theatre."]

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The 411 on Tryptophan

"One belief is that heavy consumption of turkey meat (as for example in a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast) results in drowsiness, which has been attributed to high levels of tryptophan contained in turkey."


CCAI wishes everyone happy holidays!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Recycled Seconds at the Courthouse Gallery

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street [map]
Carson City

Gallery Hours: M-F | 9 am – 5 pm
Closing Reception: January 8, 2010 | 5–7 pm

Recycled Seconds

Diamond Barker
Juliana Bledsoe
Rita Borsellis
Bryan Christiansen
Terra Coyan
Veronica Garcia
Kodi Fujii
Andrew Jones
Dominique Palladina
Genny Reuter
Gil Valdez

Part of CCAI's fall program focusing on on community-based practice,DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement.

[Photograph from the CCAI Album. Caption: "From the runway of the CCAI Recycled Seconds Benefit Cocktail Party & Fashion Show. Classy Seconds, Carson City, Nevada. October 16, 2009."]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wendy Tremayne Thursday, November 19!

Reminder: Artist|Activist Wendy Tremayne will give a public presentation at 7 pm on Thursday at the Carson City Library in conjunction with Recycled Seconds, CCAI's Fall 2009 project focusing on community-based practice,'do it yourself' fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement.


[screengrab from CCAI Recycled Seconds Flickr Album. Click here to see the complete slide show.]

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Art Educators - The 2010 Scholastic Art Awards!

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

The 2010 Scholastic Art Awards

Nevada Museum of Art is pleased to once again host the Scholastic Art Awards competition for Northern Nevada students in grades seven through twelve.

In 2009 there were a record number of entries from northern Nevada students, especially in the senior art portfolio category. Scholarships were awarded to six high school seniors and several national-level awards were granted which we hope to see happen again in 2010.

Select award winning works will be displayed in a month-long exhibition at the Museum from March 6 to April 3, 2010.

submission guidelines

NB! Submission deadlines:
Friday, January 15, 2010 from 2 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10 am – 2 pm

additionnal information
: Claire Muñoz, NMA School Services and Outreach Manager

[Info from museum website. Graphic from Google image search for 'art award.']

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wine - Art - Song - A benefit

6135 Lakeside Drive
Reno 89511

Sunday, November 15 | 4pm - 7pm
Wine - Art - Song: a Bone on Bone benefit for L. Martina Young

Wine Tasting - $25/person

"an evening of delicious wine, the beautiful voice of CeCe Gable and an art auction of works by local artists.

Each ticket will include a glass of wine and appetizers from A Perfect Pear.

Many of you know Martina, an artist, dancer, scholar, mentor, healer, teacher, colleague and friend. Martina's grace of movement has touched many of you and yet dance has also effected her body.

Martina needs bi-lateral hip-replacement surgery but has no health insurance. Martina will not be able to grace us with her dancing nor can she currently walk without debilitating pain without this surgery.

Works in the auction, donated works by artists that include: Laura Lea Evans, Laura Fillmore, Bonnie Golde, Doug Goodall, Cindy Gunn, Erik Holland, Martin Holmes, Karen Kreyeski, Luverne Lightfoot, Edouard Mann, Patty Melton, Galina Milton, Candace Nicol, Rante Nuemann, Ricardo Olivera, Nick Ramirez, Jann Selleck, Chad Sorg, Catherine Sweet, Rossitza Todorova, Linda Walker, Pat Wallis, Joe Winter, Patti Woodard and Lynda Yuroff.

All proceeds from the event will go to the ">Bone on Bone Project."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Save the date! Thursday, November 19

Thursday, November 19 | 7 p.m.
Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City
ph. 775-887-2244

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series
Illustrated talk by Artist|DIY Activist Wendy Tremayne
"The Maker as Revolutionary in Times of Commodified Culture"

In her talk, Wendy Tremayne, founder of "Swap-o-rama-rama," will explore evolving grassroots trends in contemporary life, from design to social activism. She writes: "Revivifying the human experience is a mission of purpose, something commodified life has taken from us. What we have to gain is intimacy, creativity, the revival of community, a healthy planet and ultimately happiness. We can each embrace a do-it-yourself spirit and use it to break down the barrier between consumer and creator and by doing so begin to reclaim the creativity that has been lost."

Informal reception: 6:15 p.m.
Free. The public is coridially invited!

The talk is presentation is part of CCAI Fall 2009 project" Recycled Seconds" focusing on community-based practice,'do it yourself' fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement.


[graphic from Google image search for 'swap-o-rama-rama.']

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Amateur Boxing Card in Virginia City

Piper's Opera House
Drawer J
1 North B Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

November 14 | 3 pm on:
Amateur Boxing Card
Welter, Middle and Heavy Weight Contests
Special Appearance by Joe Gilbert
Hosted by Bruno's Boxing Club

Acccording to the Reno Gazette Journal, quoting Brandi Lee, there will be 12-15 bouts with boxers from Nevada and California. This will be the first boxing card at Piper's in 116 years. The last one was May 4, 1893.

Tickets $15-25
$10 for seniors and students.

To order tickets, call Piper's at 775.847-0433 or 866.422-1956.

[Basic information from Piper's website. Graphic from Google image search for '19th Century Boxing.']

Monday, November 09, 2009

Food for Fines!

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City
ph. 775-887-2244

November 9-28
Food for Fines!

non-perishable food items to waive overdue fines.

[graphic adapted from result of Google image search for 'food for fines.']

Friday, November 06, 2009

Rhymers Rodeer

Carson Valley Inn
1627 Hwy 395 N
ph.775.782.9711 | 800.321.6983

November 6 & 7
22nd Annual Rhymers Rodeer

Host: McAvoy Lanyne [as Mark Twain]
Walt "Bimbo" Cheney
Rod McQueary
Janice Gilbertson
Rush Creek

[partial list]

Friday Feature Show $25.

6:30 p.m. — No-Host Cocktails
7:30 p.m. — Rodeer Feature Show

Saturday Dinner Show $50
5:30 p.m. — No-Host Cocktails
6:15 p.m. — Dinner
7:45 p.m. — Rodeer Feature Show

Saturday Open "Mic" Session
10 a.m. - Noon

[information and graphic from CVI website.]

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Trifecta | Transitions

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

November 5 | 5-9 pm
Preview Opening
"T R A N S I T I O N S"
Eric Joyner and Joseph Daniel Fielder

[information and graphic from Nevada Arts Council mailing. Special thanks to Fran Morrow for her statewide cultural animation efforts!]

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

No_NV NAC Workshops

The Nevada Arts Council [NAC] is hosting free workshops for individuals to learn about "CultureGrants Online™," NAC's new application system for the Fiscal Year 2011 grant cycle.

Monday, November 16
Carson City

9 am to noon or 1-4 pm

Nevada Legislative Building
401 S. Carson Street
Carson City


Tuesday, November 17

9 am to noon or 1-4 pm

Lake Mansion
250 Court Street

[information from Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs mailing. Graphic from Google image search for 'money.']

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival
Joseph DeLappe, Festival Director

"Exhibit > Present > Perform > Project > NetArt
Prospectives.09 is the international festival showcasing the work of graduate and Phd candidates working across a diverse spectrum of digital arts practice. The festival showcases the work of 37 artists and performers from throughout the United States and internationally (including artists from Australia, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Chile, Sweden and Portugal)."

schedule | details | venures

[text and graphic from festival press release. Note that Festival Director, UNR professor Joseph DeLappe will be part of the spring edition of Nevada Neighbors, CCAI's series featuring artists, curators and scholars.]

Monday, November 02, 2009

November FWAC!

First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Wednesday, November 4 | 4:30-6 pm

The Bliss Mansion
608 Elizabeth Street*
Carson City

On the first Wednesday of every month, area artists and arts supporters gather at CCAI's monthly artist's coffee at the famous Bliss Mansion*.

And while it's unlikely you'll find President Obama or New York City Mayor Mike Bloomburg joining the festivities, it is true you never know who you might see at this spirited, caffeinated gathering.

All invited to convene for coffee and conversation at this CCAI trademark event!

Specials thanks, as always, to our hosts Cindy and Steve Brenneman.

* 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 klatch.']

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The King & I in Carson City

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company
Carson City Community Center

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

Weekends, November 7-22:
The King and I

Winner of multiple Tony and Academy awards, the play tells the story of a British schoolteacher coming to Siam to educate the children of the King, a ruler entrenched in Eastern customs but intrigued with the West. Their unexpected and unlikely affection for each other overrides the vast cultural differences that separate them. The story is embellished by some of Broadway’s most beloved numbers, including Shall We Dance, Getting To Know You and I Have Dreamed.

Sarah Pennebaker (Nellie in 2008’s South Pacific) is the essence of elegance as Anna Leonowens and Leoney Berg (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls) captures the stage as the brash and vulnerable king. Robin Kato stars as Tuptim, while Lun Tha is played by Emzy Burroughs and Ryan Ashley.

Some 40 singers and dancers complete the cast, accompanied by a live, professional orchestra. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs, Gina Kaskie-Davis is the choreographer.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
November 21 Saturday matinee on Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Admission is $20 general
$18 for students and seniors
$16 for youth 17 and under.
Tickets & information: 775-445-4249

[Text from WNC press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'Siam'.]