Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Work Ethic in American Art

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

The Work Ethic in American Art

This small exhibition highlights paintings from the museum’s collection that depict laborers, work environments, and workers at rest.

Artists include Lovell Birge Harrison, Elsie Palmer Payne, Jacob Getlar Smith, and Moses Soyer.

Through March 28, 2010.

[Text and graphic from NMA website. Caption: "Elsie Palmer Payne, 'Sheep Dipping Time,' circa 1930s. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with Funds Provided by E.L. Wiegand Foundation."]

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cinema celebrates its 114th birthday!

The first public film screening was held on December 28, 1895, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris by The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean . This history-making presentation featured ten short films. Each film is 17 meters long, which, when hand cranked through a projector, runs approximately 50 seconds.

[Text from Wikipedia. Still from "L'arroseur arrosé," one of the films included in the program. Many happy returns to SC in Newcastle, and heartfelt appreciations to DLP.]

Sunday, December 27, 2009

My parents were awesome

My Parents Were Awesome

[A bit of end of year cheer. Photo from My Parents Were Awesome website. Thanks to ASP in Berkeley for the tip. Caption: "'Flo and Brunov.' Submitted by Adrienne."]

Larry Sultan

San Francisco Bay Area photographer Larry Sultan died earlier this month at the age of 63. Below is a link to a 1989 interview on NPR's [National Public Radio] Fresh Air. The interview with host Terry Gross explores "Pictures from Home," his decade-long project chronicling his father's job loss and the effects
it had on the family.


[Information and graphic from Fresh Air website. Caption: "Dad Looking into Pool," from "Pictures from Home"']

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Night Sky Open House

Dec. 26 | 6-9 pm
Jack C. Davis Observatory
Open House + Star Party

Western Nevada College
2699 Van Patten Drive
Carson City, NV 89703

Featuring a "stellar" presentation about the night sky followed by viewing from a number of telescopes. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a raffle drawing for an autographed commemorative coin by Buzz Aldrin and the late Jack C. Davis.

Hot chocolate sponsored by Red's Old 395 and cookies by the WNC Foundation.

more info: 775-445-3240

[Information and graphic from WNC press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'night sky.']

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year 2010!

The staff and boards of CCAI, "your northern Nevada arts organization," wish all of our readers, friends, members, participating artists, curators and scholars, fans and supporters Season's Greetings, and like our friends in Sydney Australia*, early wishes for a very happy new year. We look forward to another fantastic year filled with hope and creative possibilities and thank you for helping make CCAI's programs possible!

[For the fourth year running we mark the new year with an image of Sydney, Australia where revelers ring in the new year among the earliest. The graphic is from a Google image search for 'Sydney New Year'.]

Monday, December 21, 2009

OLLI Spring Courses

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Spring 2010 Courses for Community Seniors

The University of Nevada, Reno's learning-in-retirement organization, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), brings diverse learning opportunities to active older adult learners dedicated to the growth and leadership of an organization directed by and for its members

Courses are free with the OLLI annual membership fee of $45; applications to join are available at any time. Financial assistance is available.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in downtown Reno at the University's off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second Street in Reno.

For more information, a membership application or a course schedule, call the OLLI office at (775) 784-8053, or Extended Studies at the University, (775) 784-4046, or visit www.olli.unr.edu.

[Text from OLLI website. Image from Google image search for 'lifelong learning.']

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Library Knitting & Crochet Workshop

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

Monday | December 21
3 - 5 pm
Knitting & Crochet Workshop

Led by Ranee Ceglia

Free. Also on Monday December 28.

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

Friday, December 18, 2009

Biggest Little City in the World

Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia Street

Reno: Biggest Little City in the World

"... exhibit featuring artifacts, photos, manuscripts, gaming memorabilia and art specific to the history and development of Reno. Incorporated in the exhibit will be four custom “Pickles” drawings created specifically for the exhibit by Sparks cartoonist Brian Crane.

The modern Pickles family will appear as oversize figures at the beginning of the exhibit to introduce visitors to the display. The other images feature the characters at the end of the 19th century, the 1920s and the 1960s."

The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday | 10am-5pm

[text from Reno News & Review calendar listing. Graphic from Google image search for "Biggest Little City in the World."]

Thursday, December 17, 2009

High School Musical 2

December 18 | 7 pm
December 19 | 4 pm
Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

813 N. Carson Street
Carson City

Wild Horse Children's Theater presents:
High School Musical 2

" ... the newest and most entertaining Disney musical to hit the stage in Carson City! The chart topping musical score incorporates songs from the movie soundtrack including “What Time Is It”, and “You Are the Music in Me” and more."

Tickets: $10 for adults | $8 for seniors & students | $5 for ages 12 & under.
Tickets may be purchased at the Museum daily from 10-4:30, by calling 775.887-0438 or online at www.showtix4u.com

Additional Information: 775.887-0438

[information from Carson City Visitors & Convention Center website. Graphic from Google image search for "High School Musical 2."]

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Governor's Arts Awards

Seven individuals and organizations will receive a 30th Annual Governor’s Arts Award at a public reception and ceremony in Las Vegas this April.

The Nevada Arts Council and the Governor's Office present these honors for outstanding and enduring contributions to Nevada through artistic achievement and service to the arts.

The 30th Annual Governor's Arts Awards ceremony
is scheduled for April 1, 2010 at the World Market Center's ‘Worldview on Sixteen’ ballroom.

The 2010 recipients of the Governor’s Arts Awards are:

* Ellen Hopkins, Carson City - Excellence in the Arts
* Thai Cultural Arts Association, Las Vegas - Excellence in Folk and Traditional Art
* Nevada School of the Arts, Las Vegas- Leadership in the Arts: Education
* Patricia Harris, Las Vegas - Leadership in the Arts: Individuals
* Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas- Leadership in the Arts: Organization
* NV Energy, Statewide- Patronage in the Arts
* Marcia Robinson, West Las Vegas Arts Center - Distinguished Service

Invitations will be mailed after the first of the year and posted on the Arts Council’s website at Arts Council website.

Tickets to the 30th anniversary celebration will be $30.

[text from NAC press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'arts award'. CCAI extends best wishes and congratulations to the Arts Council and to all the award recipients!.]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Red, Blue and Other Colors

Western Nevada College
Main Gallery

Bristlecone Building
Carson City Campus

Through January 7, 2010

Galen Brown
"Red, Blue and Other Colors"


We extend best wishes to CCAI Alum Galen Brown who was featured in "Waves: Line and Rhythm", a spring 2008 one-person exhibition at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery.

[Graphic from CCAI exhibition. Caption: "Galen Brown. Detail from "Wave" series of 100 drawings. China marker, Colored Pencil, and Spray fix on board mounted on aluminum. 8 1/4" x 11 1/4."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art + Infrastructure

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Center for Art + Environment
Art and Infrastructure: Patricia Johanson and the Petaluma Wetlands Park

"Art, ecology, landscaping and functional infrastructure meet in Patricia Johanson’s collaborative project – Petaluma Wetlands Park. Using constructed and natural wetlands Johanson created a multi-purpose public landscape providing three miles of recreational use, educational programs and nature study alongside a facility that simultaneously processes human sewage, while also generating crops and creating wildlife habitats."

through January 10, 2010

[text and graphic from NMA website. Caption: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, Petaluma, CA, April 2008. Image courtesy the City of Petaluma, California."]

Monday, December 07, 2009

Guitar Trio of Concerts

December 11-13
Sierra Nevada Guitar Society
Classical Guitar Holiday Concerts 2009

"This always popular show features a variety of classical guitar music, Holiday themes, plus visiting and regional performers. Guest artists are Triada, three brothers from Bulgaria who form one of the most eminent, virtuosic and enjoyable guitar trios in the world. Performances will include arrangements of the J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3, the Vivialdi Trio for Lute, Violin and Basso Continuo, Greensleeves, three selections from the Nutcracker Suite, plus more surprises!"

Friday, December 11 | 7 pm
Copeland Arts Center

1572 Highway 395

Tickets at door: $15 Adults | $10 Seniors 62+ | $5 Students under 30

Saturday December 11 | 7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church

200 Island Avenue

Tickets at door: $15 Adults | $10 Seniors 62+ | $5 Students under 30

Sunday December 13 | 4 pm
Thunderbird Lodge

Lake Tahoe

Holiday wine and cheers available for purchase in holiday delight during an enchanting afternoon at the spectacular Thunderbird Lodge on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Tours begin at 3:00 pm
Concert begins at 4 pm

$50 per person
[$25 of the $50 is tax deductible]
No children under 6 years of age
Attendance by Thunderbird-arranged bus service only

tickets | information
or 775-832-8752

[text from Guitar Society website. Graphic from Triada website.]

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Recycled Seconds Curator's Notes

An essay on Recyled Seconds, CCAI's fall program focusing on community-based practice, DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement is now online.

Recycled Seconds – the exhibition – continues through January 8, 2010 at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery.


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

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Digital Class

Western Nevada College Gallery
Bristlecone Building

November 30, 2009 – January 7, 2010
Digital Photography Class Exhibit

Artists reception: December 9 | 4:30-6 pm

Gallery Hours:
M–Th 7:30 am - 9 pm
Friday 7 am - 5 pm

[information from WNC website. Graphic from Google image search for 'digital photography ccd diagram' Click to enlarge.]

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World AIDS Day

"The World AIDS Campaign has been established to strengthen and connect the advocacy and campaigning activities of civil society that target governments and other stakeholders to deliver on their promises and commitments on HIV and AIDS. Whether that is with politicians, policy makers, the donor community or those countries most affected by HIV or indeed a multilateral agency or civil society, the aim is to create a unified voice on the need to take the action necessary to scale up the response to HIV.

Our Objectives are:

1. To catalyse and strengthen national, inclusive campaigns for accountability on universal access;
2. To increase involvement in campaigning for accountability on universal access within and across international constituency-based networks; and
3. To increase access to resources and information to support more effective, campaigning for accountability on universal access.

The World AIDS Campaign is a global coalition of national, regional and international civil society groups united by the call for governments to honour their AIDS commitments under the slogan “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.” The campaign is governed by a steering committee of global constituency-based networks and supported by a team of support staff based primarily in Cape Town, South Africa and partially in Amsterdam, The Netherlands."

[Text and graphic from Campaign website and Facebook page.]