Monday, January 26, 2009

CCAI Alumna in the news!

[Below, reprinted in full from today's Las Vegas Sun, a feature on CCAI Nevada Neighbors alumna Kim Russell. Ms. Russell is, as they would say on Project Runway, a 'fierce' supporter of the arts in Nevada!]

Mon, Jan 26, 2009
People in the arts: Kim Russell, arts advocate

By Kristen Peterson

Name: Kim Russell, writer, actor, arts advocate

Age: 53

Education: Bachelor’s degree in theater and media (Chapman University) and Master of Business Administration (UNLV).

Day job: H&R Block, seasonal tax preparer

Who she is: Born in New York City, Russell went to school in the Bronx, lived for a while in San Francisco, attended a boarding high school in Boston, then went to college in Los Angeles. Her father, one of the first Tuskegee Airmen, had a long military career. She’s written and performed several stage productions. “Tuskegee Love Letters” was based on letters between her father, Airman James B. Knighten, and her mother, Luana, during World War II. “Sojourner Truth: I Sell a Shadow” tells the story of the freed slave, abolitionist and feminist. Her recent project, “Life After 50: Survivalist Training Required” debuts locally in March.

She’s served on boards of various arts organizations, was chairwoman of the Las Vegas Arts Commission and is treasurer of Nevada Arts Advocates. She was hired in 1999 to start the Las Vegas chapter of the International House of Blues Foundation and was its program director for nearly eight years. The foundation was developed to bring music, arts and cultural understanding to the schools through various programs and now reaches out to nonprofit organizations, shelters and seniors.

Getting to Vegas
: After college Russell lived in Baton Rouge, La., for seven years before moving to Southern California. She calls herself a refugee of the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles in 1994. Her parents bought a home in Las Vegas the day before the earthquake. Russell wished them well, but had no desire to move here. Then, she says, “At 4:30 in the morning, God said, ‘You will go to Vegas.’ ” She and her husband arrived that June.

Finding Sojourner
: After moving to Las Vegas, Russell went to an acting class with her father, who was working the local circuit as a stand-up comedian using the name Jay Bernard. There, she chose the monologue “Ain’t I a Woman?” to perform. Or, as, she says, “It found me.”

A relationship formed. Russell started doing the speech at women’s club meetings. Someone asked her if she had a whole show on Sojourner Truth. “I said, ‘Sure,’ ” and she wrote a show that was taped for Women of Diversity Productions. She continued her research in Battle Creek, Mich., visiting Sojourner Truth’s home, a library dedicated to her and other memorials. The show now has a life of its own. She takes it to elementary and middle schools in Clark County and to cultural events and centers in other cities.

“Tuskegee Love Letters”: Russell wrote this play with her father using 14 letters sent from her mother and father to her grandmother during World War II. About 400 letters from her parents — to each other and to her grandmother — had been kept. They detail racism in the war and in New York City, where Russell’s mother, who died two days before the opening of her Broadway play, “Take a Giant Step,” lived. Russell is working with Byron Tidwell on “The Harlem Project,” a fictionalized version of the other letters written as a television screenplay.

Why the MBA? Wants to use it for business of the arts. “We artists get so focused that we don’t see the bigger picture.”

On House of Blues: “Sixty thousand kids later, I’m very proud.”

On arts in Las Vegas
: “It is still in its nucleus. It still lacks identity. But that’s the growing process. There are a lot of strong, talented, committed people in the arts community. Their efforts are going to pay off. I think we’re in a really strong position for when the economy rebounds because they’re learning how to weather these tough times. I don’t know what it’s going to look like, but I want to see early startups and investors still around. The arts don’t survive without community funding and a community can’t survive without the arts.”

: Reading history and business reports, listening to jazz and blues and spending time with her husband, Wendell.

Sticking around
: “Absolutely. I love watching and being a part of the Las Vegas evolution.”

[photo by Steve Marcus. Caption: "Writer and performer Kim Russell has earned an MBA, which she says helps her see the bigger picture and which she wants to use in the business side of the arts."]

Sunday, January 25, 2009

CAP Award Winners!

[Fresh from the electronic darkroom, a pair of snapshots from the Friday, January 23 2009 CAP Awards luncheon at the Cracker Box.]

Above: CAP Award recipients [l-r]: Pat Calhoun Ariaz, Jon Steele and Ben Steele, with CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse.

Below: Pat Calhoun Ariaz delivering remarks at the SRO event.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CAP Awards Friday, January 23!

READ all about it! And we hope to see you at the Cracker Box tomorrow for the awards luncheon!

[Screen Grab from the online edition of the Nevada Appeal. Click to enlarge. Our thanks to the Nevada Appeal and Kim Riggs for their coverage of the arts!]

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inaugural Address

From the New York Times, text of President Obama's inaugural address.

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sanh.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

[graphic from the New York times Web site.]

With Malice Toward None

[with thanks to HP in DC, below is a press release from the Library of Congress about the Lincoln Inaugural Bible.]

President-Elect Obama To Take Oath of Office on Lincoln Inaugural Bible from Library of Congress

President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, will take the oath of office on a Bible from the Library of Congress'collections that is steeped in history - the same Bible upon which Abraham Lincoln swore March 4, 1861, to uphold the Constitution.

The first Lincoln Inaugural is rife with historical significance, coming at a time when the survival of the United States was never more endangered, according to Clark W. Evans, an expert on Lincoln who heads the Reference Services Section of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.

Following the lead of seven states in the lower South, Evans noted, the slave states of the upper South were threatening to secede from the Union. Amid fears of assassination, the president-elect had secretly arrived in Washington on Feb. 23, 1861.

To view the Lincoln Inaugural Bible today is to conjure up the remarkable scene which unfolded on the East Front of the Capitol almost 147 years ago. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, then 84 years old. As the author of the infamous "Dred Scott" decision of 1857, which held in part that Congress did not
have the power to abolish slavery in the territories, Taney was clearly no friend to Lincoln or the cause of emancipation. In the Inaugural Address which followed, President Lincoln appealed to his countrymen to follow "the better angels of our nature."

The Bible was originally purchased by William Thomas Carroll, Clerk of the Supreme Court. The Lincolns' family Bible, which is also in the Library's collections, had been packed with other belongings that were traveling from Springfield.

The Bible itself is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold-washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of both covers. All its edges are heavily gilt. In the center of the top cover is a shield of gold wash over white metal with the words "Holy Bible" chased into it. The book is 15 cm long, 10 cm wide, and 4.5 cm deep when closed. The
1,280-page Bible was published in 1853 by the Oxford University Press.

In the back of the volume, along with the seal of the Supreme Court, it is annotated: "I, William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the said court do hereby certify that the preceding copy of the Holy Bible is that upon which the Honble. R. B. Taney, Chief Justice of the said Court, administered to His Excellency, Abraham Lincoln, the oath of office as President of the United States ... "

The Lincoln Inaugural Bible will go on display at the Library of Congress Feb. 12 to May 9, 2009, as part of an exhibition titled "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition." The exhibit will then travel to five other American cities.

On March 4, 2009, the 147th anniversary of Lincoln*s first inauguration, the Library of Congress will convene an all-day symposium with several renowned Lincoln scholars. The Library is planning several other events and programming in commemoration of the bicentennial of the nation*s 16th president.

A companion volume, "In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts With Commentary by Distinguished Americans," will feature original essays about the most important Lincoln documents* including the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln*s Second Inaugural* by such writers as John Updike, E.L. Doctorow and Walter Mosley; Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush; Lincoln and Civil War scholars Drew Gilpin Faust, Doris Kearns Goodwin and James MacPherson, and actors Liam Neeson and Sam Waterston. The book, published by the Library of Congress with Bantam Dell, goes on sale Jan. 27, 2009.

Monday, January 19, 2009

We Are One

[As part of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration festivities: as of Monday, HBO was still making available a stream of this weekend's concert at the Lincoln Memorial, site of Martin Luther King's 1963 celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. see post below.]

Listen [while you can!]

[screen grab of Bruce Springsteen performing "The Rising" at the concert.]

Let Freedom Ring!

[Wishing all a brilliant Martin Luther King holiday, below, a recording of Dr. King's most famous speech. From the Wikipedia entry for Martin Luther King: ""I Have A Dream" is the popular name given to the public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals. King's delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement."]

Sunday, January 18, 2009

CCAI CAP Awards in the News!

READ all about it! And we hope to see you at the Cracker Box this Friday for the awards luncheon!

[With thanks to the Reno Gazette Journal and Deana Hoover for their coverage of the arts!]

Saturday, January 17, 2009

TRG Invitational

Truckee River Gallery
"TRG Invitational"
Through February 1

Artist Reception January 17, 4-7 pm

[Image from exhibition. "Highway and Bridge Stand Unfinished." Rossitza Todorova ink on watercolor paper, 2007"]

Sunday, January 11, 2009

CCAI 2009 CAP Awards Announced!

[text below from the press release]
CCAI Announces Second Biennial “CAP” Awards Recipients Pat Calhoun Ariaz and Steele & Associates

The Capital City Arts Initiative is delighted to announce its second CAP Awards recipients, Steele & Associates, and Pat Calhoun Ariaz. The awards, given out every two years, were established in 2007 to acknowledge long-term supporters of CCAI and the arts in northern Nevada.

The 2009 awardees will be presented with a limited edition cap, embroidered with the initials “CAP,” at a luncheon hosted at Carson City's classic American diner, The Cracker Box, on Friday January 23rd.

The luncheon will begin at 1:30pm. Consistent with CCAI's inclusive approach to the arts, tickets are available on a sliding scale from seventeen dollars and fifty cents to seventeen hundred and fifty dollars. Proceeds from the event will support CCAI’s Artists In Education programs. The Cracker Box is located at 402 E. William Street, Carson City.

CAP honoree Pat Calhoun Ariaz is recognized for her long standing philanthropic work with the James W. Calhoun Foundation. The foundation started in February 1953. Prior to its closing in 2007, the foundation provided significant support to various arts and culture organizations agencies including CCAI, the Brewery Arts Center, and the Nevada State Museum.

"Pat's vision and leadership have been key to the foundation's mission," comments CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse. "Northern Nevada's non-profits are very fortunate to have her support."

Pat, a Carson High School graduate, is the daughter of Thelma Calhoun, a pioneering area arts activist, and James W. Calhoun, in whose honor the foundation was named.

Steele & Associates is Certified Public Accounting firm in Carson City. It offers a wide range of services to individual and business clients. The firm is committed to the area, and has generously provided pro bono accounting services to CCAI since 2005.

Founding partner Benjamin Steele has practiced in Carson City since receiving his CPA certificate in 1979. His son Jon, a native Carsonian, is a managing partner of the firm.

read the full press release

[Photographs - Pat Calhoun Ariaz with daughter and grand-daughter; Ben and Jon Steele]

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Impressions of the Earth

Western Nevada College
Bristlecone Building
Main Gallery
Carson, City

January 20 - February 20
Gil Martin
Impressions of the Earth

reception Wednesday, February 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

"To say that the artist has an organic approach may be an understatement. In his words: “The colors I use come directly from the earth. I gather the pigments myself, generally from road-cuts, on my travels throughout the United States. To make paint, I mix the natural pigments with a starch paste made from wheat or corn flour.”

Martin will exhibit paintings, sculptures and photographs, including a 7’x 25’ untitled mural. In creating his work, he sometimes labors outside on the ground, using an aqueous paint. “I eschew complete control over the medium, letting the paint pool and run across the uneven surfaces of the ground," he said.

“My work is intended to be non-objective. The shapes, surfaces, and linear elements are meant to communicate balance, tension, and resolve, through the visual language of painting. I attempt to put colors in arrangements that accentuate the beauty of the material. Natural processes - the flow of a river, the decomposition of a leaf, the shape and movement of a tumbleweed rolling across the road – inspire me to paint.”"

[text and photograph from WNC press release. Photo Caption: "Artist Gil Martin paints on an untitled mural for his show at the WNC College Gallery. At right is his "studio assistant," Ebenezer."]

Friday, January 09, 2009

Sport and Selfhood

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

January 20 - February 13
I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood
Curated by Marjorie Vecchio
Catalogue available, essay by Jesse Aron Green
Designed by Ellen Drewes

""I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood" will survey how sports are used as subject matter, thematic material and form in contemporary art. The contention is that ideals around what it means to be a winner in all forms of physical competition expose the psychology of an individual as part of a larger cultural organization, whether as participant, spectator, or even hater of sports. While most exhibitions about sports center around masculinity, this exhibition will provide a much-needed broader look at how and where sports are utilized in the arts. Each of the twenty-four artists includes one to six pieces of artwork in the exhibition. The artists live all over the United States, including Reno, and are of very different careers levels and media, including video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. Some artists will make new work for the exhibition, and others have backgrounds as professional athletes."

Artists include: Adam Taye, Arthur Gibbons, Ben Coonley, Caitlin Parker, Carlin Wing, Charles Fairbanks, Chris Carnel, David King, James Jaxxa, Jeffrey James Mohr, Jennifer Locke, Jim Finn, Jonathan VanDyke, Judy Linn, Lisa Young, Lucas Michael, Mara Bodis-Wollner, Marie Watt, Matthew Slaats, Project Moonshine, Rob Carter, Tad Beck, William Lamson, and Young Jang

Exhibition: Jan. 20 - Feb. 13, 2009
Events: Jan. 22, 2009
5:30 - 6:30 lecture and panel
6:30 - 8:30pm reception
Both events in gallery
Reception night performance by Matthew Slaats includes 11 runners from Reno

[text from Sheppard Gallery press release. Image from google search for 'sport winners']

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Flash! 2009 vol. 7 no. 1

Now online! The first 2009 edition of the CCAI News Flash!

Click here to read the latest on CCAI programs + [northern] Nevada arts and culture!

Monday, January 05, 2009

2009 FWAC!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Wednesday, January 7
4:30 to 6 p.m.
[and the first Wednesday of every month!]

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

We hope you can join fellow artists, and arts & culture enthusiasts for our informal monthly arts gathering.

Our thanks as always to Cyndy and Steve Brenneman for their hospitality!

[image from a google image search for 'coffee chemistry']

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Beebe & Clegg on the Comstock

Comstock History Center
20 North “E” Street
Virginia City

Beebe & Clegg on the Comstock

In cooperation with the Center of Railroad Photography and Art of Madison, WI, presents photographs and ephemera by two of the best known names in the field of railroad photography and history: Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg.

The Center is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

through April 2009

[photograph from the Owens Valley History Web site. Caption: "Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg aboard the Virginia & Truckee car "The Virginia City" being served by steward Clarence Watkins."]

Friday, January 02, 2009

Blues at Buckaroos

Tuesday, January 6
7-10 pm
[and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month]

Blues Open Mic Night
at Buckaroos
1435 Hwy 395
ph. 775 782-9693

[image from google search for 'Open Mic' on AlgoRhythms Blog.