Thursday, December 30, 2010


Charleston Heights Art Center
800 S. Brush St.
Las Vegas

Maria Michails

Maria Michails is an interdisciplinary artist whose art projects bridge the sciences, engineering and architecture. Her current research interests focus on the relationship between energy consumption and environmental problems specific to place. Her exhibit at Charleston Heights will focus on this topic as it relates to Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in North America and Europe. Recent notable awards include residency fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Sculpture Space. She has received grants from the Quebec Arts Council, Heritage Canada and Arizona State University. Michails has a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, a MFA from Arizona State University and has taught art at Arizona State University and the University of Manitoba.

Through Feb. 17, 2011

Exhibit hours: Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Call (702) 229-1012 for more information.

[Text from City of Las Vegas Galleries website.]

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ben Hoffman:The Cartesian Medium

Nevada Museum of Art
Media Gallery
160 W. Liberty Street

Ben Hoffman: The Cartesian Medium

Through February 6, 2011

"Mathematics and art are intimately linked in the innovative work of Nevada artist Ben Hoffman. Having always been interested in mathematical parallels to the world he sees around him, Hoffman began investigating techniques for math visualizations several years ago. Hoffman calls his method of artmaking “the Cartesian Medium” — a term he coined himself.

The mathematics behind Hoffman's visualizations normally consists of a large number of fairly simple mathematical elements that are layered together to create the result he desires. Hoffman's final equations ultimately describe the images by defining quantifiable elements such as position and color."

[Text and graphics from Nevada Museum of Art website.]

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lines, Angles and Curves at TMCC

Truckee Meadows Community College
Atrium Gallery
7000 Dandini Blvd.

Lines, Angles and Curves: An Exploration of Nature and Architecture

"Truckee Meadows Community College gallery interns are comprised of five students enrolled in the Gallery Practices class at TMCC: Kelly Paige, Ike Lubiniecki, Sue Roberts, Chinta McCollum and Ken Bleak. This exhibit demonstrates the culmination of knowledge the interns have gained through the planning and curating of a professional quality exhibit."

Visit the gallery, and enjoy the innovative artwork of these talented students. All ages welcome.


Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday | 9am-5pm

Through January 15, 2011

[Text and graphic from Reno News and Review website.]

Friday, December 24, 2010

CCAI Happy Holiday Wishes!

[Just in case you're not among the 25 million lucky people who have already seen this, The CCAI Blog! presents this early virtual holiday gift, a YouTube video treat from a food court visited by some brilliant, talented singers. Here's to the creative energy of artists and communities!]

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Call for Artists!

[Below, from the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas.]

Submission Guidelines for Individual Artists or Group Exhibitions 2011-2012 Exhibition Season

The Contemporary Arts Center is accepting submissions for solo shows or group installations from artists and curators for consideration for our 2011-2012 exhibition season.

All mediums and disciplines will be considered. Any work presented at the Contemporary Arts Center must be a body of new or recent work executed within the past 2 years. Emerging or mid-career artists, members or non-members, may submit proposals.

Please include the following materials in your submission:
1. Written statement outlining the proposed project/exhibition and the participating artists.
2. Work Samples: CD with 10-20 jpegs or DVD with video work or performance work.
Image file size: 300 dpi no larger than 1MB. Please name file as follows: lastname.jpg(1_smith.jpg.)
Video format: NTSC mac or pc playable DVD with10-minutes maximum excerpts or complete works. Please put name and email on all discs. All submitted work must have been created in the past two years.
3. Accompanying image list indicating title, size/duration, medium, date and any brief narrative needed to elaborate on the work
4. Curator’s current CV and bio if applicable
5. Current artist’s CV for all participating artists
6. Artist Statement for all participating artists
7. Any additional information such as press reviews, articles, catalogues etc.
8. Self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of all submitted materials.
9. Contact information for primary artist or curator contact- email, phone and mailing address.
10.Separate CD with copies of all word files, optional press materials in addition to the hard copies.

Supplementary public programs or presentations that would enhance the exhibition are encouraged. These may include, for example, artist talks, panel discussions or activities geared toward engaging the members and patrons of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Please mail your submissions to:
The Contemporary Arts Center
Attn: Exhibition Committee
107 E. Charleston Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89104

We accept proposals on an ongoing basis but proposals to be considered for the upcoming exhibition season of 2010-2011 must be received by January 15th, 2011.

Questions? Contact the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, with “exhibition question” in the subject line, or call 702-382-3886.

The Contemporary Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 art organization dedicated to presenting new, high quality, visual and performing art, while striving to build, educate, and sustain audiences for contemporary art. The CAC strives to provide a place where artist can learn about best practices, test new ideas in the public arena, and connect with fellow artists within and beyond our own community.

To visit the CAC website, and to download floor plans, click here.

[Text from CAC; graphic from Google image search for "Fabulous Las Vegas'. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
1650 N. Virginia Street

Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens

"It’s one of the most beautiful and magnificent planets in the solar system. And now, using sophisticated spacecraft, scientists have been able to reach out to this great planet, sailing by trillions of chunks of ice that make up its glorious rings. Thanks to new findings, Saturn’s moons, rings and exotic secrets can be seen in the latest 3-D technology filling our entire planetarium dome (no 3-D glasses required)! We’ll also present a 7-minute Autumn Stargazing segment — a current “what’s up” in the fall sky!"

Fridays through Tuesdays | 2pm and 4pm
Fridays and Saturdays | 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays | 12pm

$6 adults, $4 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over

Through January 2, 2011

[Text and graphic from Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center website.]

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Last Dragon at the Book Club!

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Wednesday December 22 | 10am – noon
Teen Book Club Meeting

This month's book is "The Last Dragon" by Silvana DeMari. Ask at the Youth Desk for a copy of the book. Sub sandwiches and soda provided. We are having a White Elephant Christmas Party today!

[Information from library website. Graphic from Google image search for 'Last Dragon DeMari.' Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brian Crane Book Signing

Sundance Bookstore & Music
1155 W. Fourth Street

Saturday, December 18 | 11am to 1pm

Brian Crane Book Signing

"Celebrated syndicated cartoonist Brian Crane visits to sign his new book How Come I Always Get Blamed for the Things I Do? This latest collection of adventures of the Pickles clan is guaranteed to inspire chuckles, guffaws and gales of outright laughter!

Pickles is a two-time nominee for the National Cartoonists Society’s Best Comic Strip of the Year, winning the prestigious award in 2001. It consistently tops comic polls and appears in almost 700 newspapers worldwide.

Brian Crane lives with his wife, Diana, in Sparks, Nevada. His family includes seven children and eight grandchildren."

[Text and graphic from bookstore website.]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sugar Reception Thursday Night!

CCAI extends congratulations and best wishes to all the artists, with a special shout-out to CCAI Court House Gallery alumna Merrilee Hortt

[Flier from City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. Click on image to enlarge.]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nutcracker - All Jazz'd Up!

Carson City Community Center
danceSprit Performing Arts

December 18 - 7 pm
December 19 - 1 pm


"This version of the classic Nutcracker story is fun for the whole family. With tap and jazz in addition to the traditional ballet by performers, ages 3 to 60+. With special effects, lighting and new twists."

Tickets: $10 at the door or call  884-1066 to reserve seats.

[Information from the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau calendar. Graphic from Google search for 'Nutcracker.' Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Fishman Project

Nevada Museum of Art
Center for Art and Environment Gallery
160 West Liberty Street

John Reid: The Fishman Project

"In 1988 Australian artist John Reid captured on film the blurred image of what appeared to be a hominid creature underwater. The location was a remote cave high in the mountains of New South Wales, a region of ancient forest under threat from logging. For sixteen years, Reid explored the mountains in order to track down what he describes not as a scientific discovery, but an artistic one.

When Reid made public his discovery, he received national media attention for his images of what he called “Fishman,” a previously undiscovered hominid. In the process, he drew attention to the plight of the forests, which have since been preserved in a string of parks, in particular the Monga and Deua National Parks, which holds the Wyanbene Caves where he first encountered the Fishman.
Reid’s photographs trace his effort to track down the elusive creature, as well as document some of these forested valleys that are so steep and deeply forested that Australian artists since the 18th-century have had difficulty in portraying them."

Through January 9, 2011

[Text and graphic from the Museum website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, December 10, 2010

Reno Punk and Hardcore Music

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

The Wrong Side of Reno
Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City

Through March 6, 2011

"… the first exhibition to present a comprehensive anthology of vinyl records that have been pressed in Reno during the city’s long and intimate history with underground music.

Early pioneers of hardcore, the Reno punk band 7 Seconds released their first vinyl 7” record in 1982, establishing Reno as a creative voice in what would quickly become a global subculture. The community they helped create still thrives in Reno today, sequestered in basements, home-recording studios and independent record shops -- proof that the spirited anger of Hardcore Punk is as resilient and vibrant as ever.

Over 150 albums will be on display from bands such as Iron Lung, Zoinks, Crushstory, The Atomiks, and This Computer Kills. All of the albums on view in the exhibition are from the private collection of Mac Schopen. A book, edited by Jeanne Jo and Mac Schopen, will accompany the exhibition."

[CCAI extends congratulations and best wishes to former CCAI Board Member Jeanne Jo. Text and graphic from museum website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Holiday Harmonies Barbershop Quartet

Saturday, December 11 | 2pm + 9pm

Capital Christian Center
1600 Snyder Ave.
Carson City

Holiday Harmonies Barbershop Quartet

"Don’t miss Holiday Harmonies, an offering of Christmas music presented by the Chorus of Comstock, a four part a cappella barbershop style chorus. This local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was deemed “Plateau A Champion” at the spring NE Division Chorus contest. Under direction of B.J. Hill, bass for international quartet competition bronze medal winner “Special Feature”, the chorus will present an array of carols and songs of the season."

Performances by "95 North," "Assisted Living," "Miners," and individual performances by special guests.

Matinee 2pm: $10 and Evening 7pm: $12

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Chuck Harris 265 4818 or Mike Murphy 782 1991.

[Text from Image from Google search for 'barbershop quartet.']

Monday, December 06, 2010

Breakfast with Santa at the Governor's Mansion

Saturday, December 11 | 9-11 am

Breakfast with Santa at the Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion
606 Mountain Street
Carson City

Enjoy Pancakes and Sausage, Hot Cocoa, Milk & Orange Juice with Santa. Keep your mug & have photos taken with Santa Claus. Sponsored by the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada.


$7.50 each or $30.00 for 5 tickets

To purchase tickets, call the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada at 775-884-2226 or visit their website.

[Information and graphic from Museum of website.Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, December 04, 2010

WNC Carson Galleries Present:

Western Nevada College
Carson City Campus
WNC Carson City
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703

WNC Galleries
Bristlecone Building

Note January 8 reception!

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

Friday, December 03, 2010

University Holiday Choral Concert

Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
1664 N. Virginia Street

Tuesday, December 7 | 7:30-9:30pm

University Holiday Choral Concert

"The UNR Choral Ensembles bring Christmas Joy in Song. Lisa Wolff conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale in sacred motets by Hassler and Palestrina, traditional carols by Holst, Distler, Mechem, and Wilcocks, French carols and great arrangements of popular holiday classics. Rounding out the program, the Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Denell Hull, presents “Hodie” by Z. Randall Stroope."


[Text and graphics from University of Nevada Reno website.]

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

813 N. Carson Street
Carson City

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Bring the whole family to this Wild Horse Children's Theater production of the Disney classic!

"Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Children of all ages will enjoy a smile with the Cheshire cat, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and sing along with dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters."

Show Dates:

Friday, December 3, 10 and 17 | 7pm
Saturday, December 4 and 11 | 4pm and 7pm
Saturday, December 18 | 4pm
Sunday, December 5 and 12 | 4pm


Purchase online at or call 775-887-0438.

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students and $5 ages 4-12. Children 3 and under free if accompanied by an adult and do not occupy a seat.

[Text from Carson City Events Calendar for December. Image from Google search for 'Alice in Wonderland.']

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

World AIDS Day + Mondo

[Every year on December 1st, the CCAI Blog! commemorates World AIDS Day. This year we note and salute popular culture and AIDS awareness in concert, with Mondo Guerra of Project Runway creating a benefit T-shirt. Below is an article from ABC News.]

"'Runway' Designer Does T-Shirts for World AIDS Day
'Project Runway' designer Mondo Guerra raising AIDS awareness with new Ts"

"There's a reason Mondo Guerra shared his story about being HIV positive on the reality show "Project Runway." It's just at the time, he wasn't quite sure what it was.

In hindsight, though, Guerra thinks he was compelled to it because "now I have the ability to bring attention to a cause," he says.

"Things happen for a reason," he adds. "Now that this is my life now, it has brought some opportunities. I think it's inspired a lot of other people to be courageous and step forward."


[Text and graphic from ABC News. Caption: "This product image courtesy of Piperlime shows a limited edition T-shirt designed by Mondo Guerra to benefit amFAR. Mondo designed two limited-edition T-shirts to launch Wednesday, to coincide with World AIDS Day. For each shirt sold, $20 will be donated to amFAR, an organization that focuses on AIDS research. (AP Photo/Piperlime)" Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dogs and Water

UNR School of the Arts Art Department
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Church Fine Arts Building
1664 N. Virginia Street

Ryan Pierce: Fear of Dogs and Water

"Pierce’s work draws on ecological theories to portray possible futures. He both questions and interprets post-apocalyptic fear in our culture, especially as related to landscape, nature and animals. His timely large-scale paintings are stunningly created and represent an excellent example of contemporary painting."

Through December 15

[Graphic and text from art department website.]

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Ground at Stremmel Gallery

December 2 – 31,
Reception: Thursday, Dec. 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Open to the public.

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street

Len Chmiel has been described as an “iconoclast” whose paintings have been praised by critics as "compelling" and “deft responses to intimate vignettes.” His rich use of pigment in the shadows of his subject matter display an acute attention to color and movement released through forms. In his studio in western Colorado, Chmiel works to capture the beauty of the outdoors, where he frequently hunts and gardens.

Montana painter Dale Livezey is a poet of dusk and daybreak, working exclusively in oils. He has always been drawn to swiftly changing light and the intensities of color inspired by early morning or afternoon radiance. Livezey’s paintings speak directly to the memories of places and the feelings that these particular places evoke. His works have appeared on several book covers, including A.B.
Guthrie's The Big Sky.

Charles Reid is an international artist, teacher and author known for his beautiful, clean use of color and ability to capture light. His water colors and oils expresses freshness and spontaneity, immediately grabbing the senses and allowing entry into charming worlds inspired by the allure of Connecticut living.

Energized by the vibrant hills, valleys and mountains of southern California, James Shay evokes western American landscapes using simple shapes, forms and strong color, representing something of the sensuality within our natural world. He layers and scrapes the surfaces of the work to achieve a sense of time's passage with ample visual brilliance.

[Text and graphic from gallery press mailing. Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

À Table! Happy Thanksgiving!

[With apologies to the CCAI Blog!'s vegetarian readers, below is the inimitable Paula Deen introducing the world to the truly awe-inspiring Turducken.

Bon appetit and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, with thanks for your support of the Capital City Arts Initiative!]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So_NV artists call for entries!

The Flashlight turns 30 Juried Anniversary Exhibition

Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
Alta Ham Fine Arts Building
Las Vegas

Call For Entries

"The 30th anniversary of the installation of the Flashlight, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, will be celebrated in 2011. Situated on the campus of UNLV between the Ham Concert Hall and the Judy Bayley Theater, Flashlight is a 38 feet tall, 74,000 pound, all steel pop art sculpture installed in 1981. To commemorate the occasion, the gallery is hosting a juried exhibition. We invite Southern Nevada artists to respond with your interpretation of this pop icon, one of the first public art pieces in Southern Nevada."

Additional information below.

Entries due December 15
Notification January 7, 2011

application form

[Text and graphic from gallery website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, November 22, 2010

University Big Band with Guest Artist Tia Fuller

Wednesday, December 1 | 7:30-9:30pm

University if Nevada Reno

Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
1664 N. Virginia Street

University Big Band with Guest Artist Tia Fuller

The University Big Band will perform with guest artist, educator and saxophonist Tia Fuller.

Ms. Fuller has performed internationally and played at the White House.


For more information visit

[Information from University of Nevada website. Graphic from Tia Fuller website.]

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pablo Picasso Musical Instruments

Pablo Picasso Musical Instruments

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Cubism at its finest.

"In Picasso’s Musical Instruments and Fruit Bowl on a Pedestal, fragments of a traditional still life composition are identifiable: a violin, sheet music, and decorative furniture components are enveloped among other flattened, colorful geometric shapes. This experimental and innovative approach to making art revolutionized the artistic scene in Europe and eventually influenced artists working in the United States."

Learn more about Cubism.

Through November 28

[Text and graphic from Nevada Museum of Art website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, November 20, 2010

CCAI AIE Artists On Display!

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Fall 2010 AIE on Display!

CCAI's Artists In Education project is spotlighted this month in the Carson City Library entry hall display case. Featured are works by lead artists and their Carson City School District middle school students, along with action shots of students engaged in creative process, and general information on arts eduction.

Lead artists:
Dolores Archuletea-Henderson [Papel Picado]
Bryan Christiansen [Sculpture]
Ken Heitzenrader [Watercolor]

CCAI extends congratulations to the participating artists, with thanks to the Carson City Library!

The display, organized by CCAI AIE Coordinator Christel Passink, continues throughout the month of November.

[Photograph by CCAI AIE Coordinator Christel Passink. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Dance Festival: "Shanghaied"

November 18 & 19 | 8 pm

University of Nevada Reno
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
1664 N. Virginia Street

Fall Dance Festival: "Shanghaied"

"UNR BFA student Jane Kenoyer has a rare opportunity to watch her paintings come to life. With the help of an artistic team of faculty and staff members from the School of the Arts and Teaching and Learning Technology, Kenoyer's saga of love, betrayal and forgiveness is transformed from the canvas into a live ballet called "Shanghaied."

The production's original choreography was created by Barbara Land, lecturer of dance; music by Jean-Paul Perrotte, lecturer of music; costumes by Gini Vogel, art professor; and stage effects by Theatre Design and Technology Specialist Michael Fernbach and Media Production Specialist Maryan Tooker. University student Kevin Davies is the assistant stage director."

$15 General admission
$12 Seniors, students and children
$5 University students

[Text and graphic from University of Nevada Reno website.]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Caribbean Literature and Environment Conference

Wednesday, November 17 | 6 pm-10 pm

University of Nevada Reno

Frandsen Humanities|Room 106
1664 N. Virginia Street

Caribbean Literature and Environment Conference
"Free Up De Lan: Language and Landscape in Caribbean Literature"

Discussing the rich literary narrative traditions of Caribbean writers helps promote ecological awareness. Exploring Caribbean voices brings a deeper understanding of how we as human beings are connected to the earth, and fosters appreciation of our global environment.

Speakers include:

Kyle Bladow
Jessica Fanaselle
Sylvan Goldberg
Jacob Harmon
Talley Kayser
Will Lombardi
Brenna Rose
Derya Sahingil
Tamara Turnbeaugh

For more information, contact Professor Erin James at: erinjames at unr dot edu

[Information and graphic from the English Department at University of Nevada Reno. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Outcasts United" Author Warren St. John Visits UNR

"Outcasts United" Author Warren St. John Visits UNR

Tuesday, November 16 | 7 pm

University of Nevada Reno
JCSU Ballroom

1664 N. Virginia Street

"Warren St. John, a feature writer for the New York Times and author of “Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference,” will talk about “Outcasts,” and, in his own thoughtful, soft-spoken manner, meld the experience he captured of young refugee soccer players from Sudan to Liberia to Iraq and Afghanistan, with the experiences of those in Tuesday night’s audience."


[Text and graphic from University of Nevada Reno website.]

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peanutcracker at Carson City Library

Peanutcracker at Carson City Library

Saturday, November 20 | 4-5pm

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

"The young dancers of the Sierra Nevada Ballet will be performing excerpts from the Peanutcracker." Come sample a small morsel of this season's magical upcoming performances at the Community Center. Based on Tchaikovsky's original ballet "The Nutcracker," the shorter version-Peanutcraker-should appeal to younger audiences, and features narration.

All ages welcome to this free library event.

[Text and information from Carson City Library website and Nevada Appeal. Graphic from Google search for 'Ballet.' Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vamos a Platicar/Let's Talk at the Carson City Library

Vamos a Platicar/Let's Talk
at the Carson City Library

Wednesday, November 17 | 6-7pm

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Everyone is welcome to come meet people and practice speaking in English or Spanish. This is a great way to learn verbal skills and gain confidence in a second language.

Todo el mundo es bienvenido a conocer gente y hablar la práctica en Inglés o Español. Este ia una gran manera de aprender las habilidades verbales y ganar confianza en un segundo idioma.

[Information from Carson City Library website. Graphic from Google search for 'fall.' Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bi-Lingual Story Time at the Carson City Library

Bi-Lingual Story Time at the Carson City Library

Thursday, November 18 | 6 pm

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

"Listen to a story both in English and in Spanish.
Crafts and refreshments are provided after the story."
All ages welcome.

Escuchar un cuento, tanto en Inglés como en español.
Artesanía y refrescos se proporcionan después de la historia.
Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

[Information from Carson City Library website. Graphic from Google search for 'story time.' Click on image to enlarge.]

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Charlie Brown at the Brewery

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Opening: November 12
Performance Dates Below*

Brewery Arts Center
449 West King Street
Carson City

Bring your friends and family along to watch this staging of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they experience precious moments filled with a variety of emotions and life lessons.

Support the cast and crew of more than 30 local kids ages 6 to 16!


November 12, 13, 19 and 20 - 7pm
November 13, 14, 20 and 21 - 2pm

Ticket prices: $9 General Admission and $6 Students, Seniors and BAC Members

[Information and graphic from Brewery Arts Center website.]

Monday, November 08, 2010

Library Holiday Book Sale!

[Below is the first of four posts this week highlighting the Carson City Library, one of the city's premier cultural and community resources. Congratulations and best wishes to the Library on their terrific programs!]

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Friday, November 12 | 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, November 13 | 10 am - 4 pm

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale!

Funds from the sale of books are solely for the purchase of new books, periodicals, art reproductions, technology equipment, furnishings and other equipment requested by the Library when the purchases are possible through the budgeting process.

What a great way to find some inexpensive treasures and support your local library!

[Information from Friends website. Graphic from Google image search for 'pile of books.' Click to enlarge.]

Friday, November 05, 2010

Nadija Mustapić: Poetike neusklađenosti

[CCAI is delighted to receive the bilingual invitation below from CCAI Nevada Neighbors participant Nadija Mustapić. In April 2009, she visited northern Nevada, giving a public talk at the Carson City Library titled "The View from Kvarner Bay: Art in Croatia." We extend congratulations and best wishes to Nadija!]

srdačno vas pozivam na otvaranje izložbe Nadija Mustapić: Poetike neusklađenosti u galeriji MKC u Splitu.
Otvaranje je u petak, 05. studenog 2010. u 20:00 sati.
Veselim se vašem dolasku!

Izložba ostaje otvorena do 19. studenog 2010. Radno vrijeme od 10:00-13:00 i od 17:00-21:00, svakog dana osim nedjelje.

Pozdrav od Nadija Mustapić

Dear Friends,

You are kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition "Nadija Mustapić: Poetics of Incongruity" in the MKC Gallery, Split, Croatia.
The opening is Friday, November 5, at 7 pm.
Looking forward seeing you there!

The exhibition is opened till November 19. Daily gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am-1P pm and 5 pm-9 pm.

Greetings from Nadija Mustapić

[Text  and graphic from Nadija Mustapić. Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and the Birds of America

Opening November 7

Nevada Museum of Art
Feature Gallery South
160 W. Liberty Street

Explorer, Naturalist, Artist:
John James Audubon
and the Birds of America

Considered "one of the most important artists of the nineteenth century. From 1820 to 1838, he traversed the eastern and central United States to depict nearly five-hundred species of birds—giving special attention to the complex interrelationships between the animals and their natural habitats. In 1863, about ten years after Audubon’s death, his wife Lucy sold the family’s core collection of Audubon material to the New York Historical Society, including hundreds of Audubon's original watercolors, many of which were the basis for his Birds of America series. This exhibition features fifty of Audubon’s most dramatic and life-sized watercolor depictions from the first-edition printing of The New York Historical Society Edition.
The works in this exhibition are drawn from The Dana Rose Richardson Memorial Collection of Audubon Prints at the Nevada Museum of Art."

Through February 13, 2011

[Text and graphics from Nevada Museum of Art website.]

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Jazz Night At Se7en on West

Jazz Night at Se7en on West

West Street Market
148 West Street

Wednesday Nights in November & December at 8:00pm*

"Sponsored by the City of Reno, For the Love of Jazz, and the Program for Jazz and Improvisational Music at UNR, Jazz Night at Se7en on West offers students and faculty the opportunity to perform on stage, in downtown Reno, in a popular music club setting, in front of a live audience. On November 10 and 17, Jazz Night features the UNR Jazz Combo Forum. All other nights begin with a set from a featured artist or ensemble. After the intermission, the floor is open to an all-ages jam session until 11 pm."

*Upcoming Schedule:
  • November 3
    • Opening Act: Fiscus
    • All-ages Jam Session
  • November 10 and 17
    • UNR Combo Forum
    • (No Jam session)
  • December 8
Free. Open to all ages.

[Text and graphics from UNR Department of Music.]

Monday, November 01, 2010

Third Annual Authors' Luncheon: Adventures for All Ages

Third Annual Authors' Luncheon:

Adventures for All Ages

Saturday, November 6 | 9:30am-3:30pm

Atlantis Casino Resort
Paradise Ballroom
3800 S. Virginia Street

The Nevada Women's History Project hosts the third annual authors' luncheon with more than 25 authors in attendance. Keynote speakers are Range Magazine publisher, C. J. Hadley and acclaimed Lake Tahoe writer and photographer Mark McLaughlin.

The luncheon provides a great opportunity to talk with authors, purchase books and have them signed. Listen to authors talk about their passion for the writing craft. There will be a silent auction and raffle.

Attending authors include:

Sally Zanjani:
UNR Professor/award winning biographer of Sarah Winnemucca
Patti Cafferatta: attorney and Nevada Historian
Jack Harpster: Governor's Mansion Chronicler
Terri Farley: author of nonfiction magazine articles and Young Adult Fiction
Ken Ramirez: author of Young Adult Fiction
Heidi Ayarbe: author of Young Adult Fiction

Cost: $50 (includes $25 donation to Nevada Women's History Project)

Reservation Deadline is November 3

Fro more information please contact Grace Davis at 775-853-3200 or Patti Bernard at 775-826-3612 or visit: and click on Adventures for All Ages.

[Graphics from Google search for 'books.' Information from Reno Gazette Journal.]

Friday, October 29, 2010

Homeward Bound: An Art Show by Erik Burke

Homeward Bound: An Art Show by Erik Burke

Thursday, November 4 | 7pm

Holland Project Gallery
30 Cheney Street

"The Holland Project Gallery presents Homeward Bound: An Art Show by Erik Burke. Homeward Bound (emphasis on the Ho and the Bo) is about Burke’s recent travels abroad (by bicycle of course), and it's going to be KILLER, because it always is. Always.
He's just that good.

[Text and graphics from the Holland Project website.]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November FWAC!

irst Wednesday Arts Coffee
Wednesday, November 3|4:30-6pm


Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center
108 E. Proctor Street*
Carson City

Come join us at the BRIC. FWAC! is CCAI's monthy informal gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts for coffee and conversation. Everyone is welcome!

*located at the corner of E. Proctor and Plaza Streets in historic Carson City just north of City Hall.

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mummies-Secrets of the Pharaohs

Mummies-Secrets of the Pharaohs
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
1650 N. Virginia Street

SkyDome 8/70 large format feature film.

"Part historic journey, part forensic quest, this riveting film follows researchers and explorers as they unearth archaeological and genetic clues of the ancient Egyptian mummies. The real-life Indiana Jones adventure tells the story of one of the greatest finds in history — the late 19th century discovery of 40 mummies, including 12 kings!"


Friday-Tuesday|1pm and 3pm
Friday and Saturday|5pm and 7pm


$6 adults/$4 children ages 3-12 and Seniors 60 and over

Through January 2, 2011

[Text and graphics from Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center website.]

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

University Wind Ensemble

Thursday, October 28|7:30pm

University Wind Ensemble

Lux de la Oscuridad

University of Nevada Reno
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
1664 N. Virginia Street

"Join the nationally recognized Wind Ensemble for Lux de la Oscuridad, featuring musical concepts about awakening to light and beauty."


[Text and graphics from UNR Department of Music]

Monday, October 25, 2010

Exploring Art and Heritage: Native American Artists of the Region

Exploring Art and Heritage:
Native American Artists of the Region

Bridge Gallery
City Hall
400 Stewart Ave., 2nd floor
Las Vegas
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday|8am to 5pm. Closed holidays.

Visitors can enjoy the artwork of the following Nevada artists:

John Bear
Fawn Douglas
Colin Pringle
Roberto Rico
Shane Waters
Wayne A. Burke
Rebecca Eagle
Ray Valdez

Admission is free.

Through December 3.

[Image and text from City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Honoring the Horse"

"Handler caring for Gene Autry's horse, Champion"

"Honoring the Horse"

Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada Reno
1664 N Virginia Street

"The “Honoring the Horse” exhibit will not only include “glamour shots” and posters of horses from the movies, but will also highlight the major roles that horses have played in Nevada’s mining, farming, ranching, transportation and tourism industries. Additionally, it will illustrate the sometimes-conflicting interests and views surrounding the treatment and desired fate of Nevada’s wild horses.
Materials on display will include film and audio recordings of Reno’s Wild Horse Annie (Velma Johnson), who successfully advocated for passage of the first federal legislation protecting wild horses and burros from inhumane treatment. This September marks the 51st anniversary of the passage of the Wild Horse Annie Act. Helping Annie to make her case in Washington D.C. were Gus Bundy’s powerful photos of wild horse round-ups, which will alsobe featured at the exhibit."
Through March, 2011

[Text and graphics from Knowledge Center blog.]

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fundraiser for Scholarships: Get Your Talent On

Western Nevada College
Carson City Campus

Want to show your creative stuff?

Western Nevada College’s Latino Student Club is sponsoring the third annual WNC Talent Show on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Anyone is invited to display their talent!

Auditions dates:
Friday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.
Sarah Winnemucca Hall
Aspen Building.

Cost to enter is $12 for singles and $20 for couples or groups. 

The Show:
Saturday, November 13 | 5-8pm
Carson High School gymnasium
1111 Saliman Road

Admission is $5 adults, $3 for any student with school ID, and $3 for youth and senior citizens. Children under age 5 are admitted free.

All proceeds will help fund WNC student scholarships.

[Information from Western Nevada College website. Image from Diane Henderson's personal files.]

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Reign of the Sierra Storm King"

Wednesday, October 27 - 6 pm

900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

"Reign of the Sierra Storm King"
Lecture by Mark McLaughlin

"Mr. McLaughlin is the author of several titles on Lake Tahoe history. His lecture will cover famous winter storms of the Sierra Nevada."

[Text from the library website; Graphic from Mic Mac Media website.]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

OXS: "Kiddo" | Bryan Christiansen

October 21, 4:30-6:30pm

Office Exhibition Series: "Kiddo" by Bryan Christiansen
Artist Talk and Reception

Nevada Arts Council
716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

"The Nevada Arts Council features “Kiddo,” an exhibit by Bryan Christiansen, in its Carson City office through November 26 as part of the Office eXhibition Series (OXS). An artist talk and reception will be held Thursday, October 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Christiansen’s works are re-creations and deconstructions composed from found couches, armchairs, tables, mattresses and bed frames. Hunting the surrounding area for abandoned furniture, he reconstructs his finds into animals or deconstructs to create various “trophies” including “antler mounts” and stretched furniture “pelts.”

A South Dakota native, Christiansen attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the area, and has been recognized with a Sierra Arts Student Endowment Grant, “Best in Show” at the 2009 UNR Student Exhibition, and a FY 2011 NAC Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention Award. A featured artist in the Stremmel Gallery’s Emerging Artists group exhibition, Christiansen launched Nevada Museum of Art’s Nevada Emerging Artists Series with his first solo exhibit in the summer of 2010."

Through November 26

OXS Gallery open M-F 8am to 5pm

[Text and graphics from Nevada Arts Council website]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gaylen Hansen: Paintings From the Palouse & Larry Williamson: New Works

Gaylen Hansen: Paintings From the Palouse &
Larry Williamson: New Works

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21|5:30-7:30pm

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street

Stremmel Gallery: Gaylen Hansen & Larry Williamson

"Living in Eastern Washington, 89-year-old Gaylen Hansen has been transforming the gentle landscape of the Palouse into tall tales and mythical quests through narrative painting for the last forty years. Using landscapes, animals, insects, and his alter ego,"the Kernal", Hansen depicts a world that is “variously mysterious, dangerous, surprising and comical”... Nevada based sculptor, Larry Williamson, draws inspiration from the desert landscape that has surrounded him his whole life, carving and creating extraordinary images out of aged pieces of wood that he finds lying on the floor of the Great Basin. His sculptures range from small to life-sized, demonstrating the natural evolution of images from his mind and materials."

Through November 18

[Text and graphics from Stremmel Gallery website.]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Explore the World at Your Library

Explore the World
at Your Library
New Zealand

October 21|6pm

Carson City Library
900 N Roop Street
Carson City

Library Auditorium

Presented by Laura Gibson and Michael Rosen.

"Explore the World at Your Library" is a bimonthly travel program featuring people from other countries or who have traveled internationally.

[Information from an article in the Nevada Appeal. Graphic from Google images search for New Zealand.]

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Blue Skies & Green Vistas: Artists and the Environment"

Save the date!
Wednesday, October 20|7pm

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

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series:
"Blue Skies & Green Vistas: Artists and the Environment

Nevada Neighbors, the Capital City Arts Initiative's ongoing series of illustrated public talks, presents Mark NeuCollins.

In his talk, Mr. NeuCollins will discuss art as connected with the environment. His interest in conservation and the environment have led to research discoveries that he will present. He comments: "Understanding is an evolutionary process, and the creation of artwork is a journey of discovery."

[Graphic courtesy of Mark NeuCollins. Caption: "Standing"]

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Graveyard Epitaphs

Reception and Costume Party
October 14|7pm Exhibit runs through November 17

Graveyard Epitaphs
Oxbow Press
2035 Dickerson Road

"The Univeristy of Nevada, Reno InkHeads will be presenting a student based commemorative show in the spirit of death and things that have passed. The exhibit will showcase a collection of prints that have been created using both traditional and modern printmaking techniques. Join in the fun by dressing up to the theme and participating in a costume party opening night. Oxbow Press will be giving away a free yearly membership for BEST COSTUME design using printmaking as a medium (hmmm...) OTHER prizes will be given out too! So don't miss the fun!"

Exhibit runs through November 17

[Text and graphics from Oxbow Press]

Monday, October 04, 2010

Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies

Tuesday, October 5
5:30 p.m

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City


Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies

Below, from the PBS Nature website:

"... the compelling story of a remarkable denizen of the West in "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies."

America’s wild horses lead an exhilarating but perilous existence. The climate can be brutal, mountain lions and other predators stalk the young, and their dependence on public grazing lands for sustenance often puts them in competition with livestock interests. In some places where these magnificent animals roam, it is not unusual for a wild horse to fall victim to an illegal horse shooter.

Against this backdrop, NATURE presents Cloud’s story. Filmed in the mountains of Montana, this poignant, engrossing chronicle focuses on an extraordinary stallion, whose life has been recorded since his birth in the wild in 1995 by Emmy-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens."

[Information from the Library and Nature websites; graphic from Diane Henderson's personal photo album.]

Sunday, October 03, 2010

FWAC ! at the BRIC !

Wednesday, October 6, 4:30 - 6pm

FWAC! [First Wednesdays Arts Coffee]
City of Carson City BRIC Center
"Business Resource Innovation Center"
108 E. Proctor Street [map]
Carson City

FWAC! is CCAI's monthy informal gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts for coffee and conversation, this month at the City's new Business Resource Innovation Center - "BRIC."

All welcome to join the klatch and see the City's latest forward-looking project!

[Graphic from Google search for 'coffee.']