Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CLUI Presentation at the Carson City Library!

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

Wednesday, March 31 | 7 pm

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series

"Everything Is Land Use: Humans and the Common Ground in America" Illustrated Talk by Matthew Coolidge

Nevada Neighbors, the Capital City Arts Initiative's ongoing series of illustrated public talks, will host Matthew Coolidge, director of CLUI – The Center for Land Use Interpretation.

From Nevada’s location on the western edge of the Intermountain West in the center of the Great Basin, environmental issues speak to the heart of the state. A look at these issues through work created by scholars, environmental activists, and artists will provide new information and perspective on our delicate high desert environment.

Southern California-based CLUI has an experimental field station near Wendover in northeastern Nevada. Founded in 1994, CLUI takes a broadly interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of land use, drawing on the natural sciences, sociology, art, architecture, and history.

Mr. Coolidge is the author and editor of several books, including "Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with CLUI", and "The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to the Nation's Nuclear Proving Ground."

press release

[Text from CCAI press release. Image courtesy of CLUI. Caption: "Center for Land Use Interpretation Field Session at the Desert Research Station. Credit: CLUI Archive. 2001."]

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tuscarora Plein Air

Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive

Ron Arthaud: "From Intimate to Grand: Tuscarora Plein Air"

"... explores the contrast between the vastness of the seemingly endless horizons unique to the Tuscarora landscape, with smaller paintings that zoom in to portray the details of place: a fallen fence, an abandoned car, the shadows off a corrugated roof.

Th artist works on location, or en plein air, preferring the light, color and experience that comes from being in the moment with his subject."

Through May 6.

[Text and graphic courtesy of the artist, featured in the CCAI 2006 exhibition 'Great Basin 20th Anniversary Exhibition."]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

UNR Art Club Annual Student Art Show

March 25- April 2

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery

Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno

Student Art Show
Juror: Catherine Angel

Juror's Talk:
Thursday, March 25 - 5:30 pm

Reception to follow.

[Graphic courtesy of Sheppard Gallery. Caption: Nate Clark. 'Cameron."']

Gallery hours: M–Th 11am–5pm | F 11am–2pm

More: 775-784-6658

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Plein Air Art Saturdays

Saint Mary's Art Center
55 N. "R" Street
Virginia City 89440

Plein Air Art Saturdays

"The SMAC Art And Retreat Center, located in beautiful and cool Virginia City, is proud to offer its grounds to all individuals and groups of Plein Air Painters on Saturday's, starting May 15th thru the end of October.

Artists have 5 ½ acres to explore, providing beautiful vistas of the historic Comstock District as well as the breathtaking 100 mile view.

Our grounds will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Each Saturday the center makes our guest restroom and refrigerator available to all participating artists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Enjoy our beautiful surroundings, have a snack on one of our picnic tables and allow our Education Coordinator to give you a tour of this historic building and wonderful artwork hanging in our four galleries."

More information: 775.847-7774

[Stay tuned for announcement of the second CCAI St. Mary's Artist In Residence project! Text and graphic from St. Mary's. Click on image to enlarge. ]

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Great Basin Basketmakers

Nevada State Museum
600 N. Carson Street
Carson City

March 25
Interwoven 2010: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers
Reception: 5-6:30 pm

6:30 pm: Frances Humphrey Lecture
Basketry as Art: Does a Basket Have to Hold Something?

Presentation and discussion with Great Basin Basketmakers Founder Mary Lee Fulkerson.

Ms. Fulkerson, also founder of Wild Women, explores the very nature and definition of basketry, the question of art versus craft, and the evolution of “old time” basketry to contemporary woven sculptures and constructions.

Joining the discussion Rossitza Todorova, Nevada Arts Council Community Arts Program Development Associate; and Deborah Stevenson, Nevada State Museum Curator of Education

[Graphic from NSM. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, March 19, 2010

NAC Artist Fellowships Applications online!

"The Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship Program seeks to recognize and reward outstanding individual artists living in Nevada who demonstrate excellence in their work. Grant awards go to individual artists in each category – literary, performing and visual arts.

Postmark Deadline: April 16. This is a postmark deadline for the application materials to be mailed to the NAC Carson City office. It also means you will need to fill out your online application profile BEFORE - 3 p.m. on April 16. The deadline will not be extended so start working on your application.

Eligible Applicants:
All applicants are required to be a practicing professional artist, be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to application date, have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status and be least 21 years old, and not be a degree-seeking student.

Nevada artists meeting the eligibility requirements need to do the following:

Go to the NAC website and link of the drop down menu along the top labeled Grants/Grants for Artists then click on the Artist Fellowship Guidelines.

Please read and carefully follow the application instructions."

[Information from NAC artist advisory. Graphic from Google image search for 'Nevada maps.' Click below to view original a high resolution version. CCAI extends best wishes to all artist applicants!]

Graphic: 1893 Nevada State Map from Rand McNally Atlas.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ShowBiz Kids

Carson Valley Arts Council
1572 Hwy 395

March 20 |7–9 pm
ShowBiz Kids

[graphic from CVAC. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a great day for the Irish!

[Wishing a all happy St. Patrick's Day, we present from the many fine performances online of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" one from the Auguste 28, 2009 memorial service for the "Lion of the Senate," Edward M. Kennedy. While perhaps not the most artful–for that we recommend a vintage recording by the legendary Irish tenor John McCormack–we found it among the most poignant, joyous and sorrowful.]

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teen Book Club | Cat's Cradle

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

Thursday, March 18 | 2:30 - 3:30

Teen Book Club

Discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's brilliant expressionist science fiction novel Cat's Cradle. Pizza, too!

[graphic from Google image search for 'Cat's Cradle'. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, March 15, 2010

Really Rosie in Carson City!

Brewery Arts Center
449 W. King Street
Carson City 89703

Mar 26 - to April 3

BAC Stage Kids

Really Rosie

"From the great minds of Maurice Sendak and Carole King comes this enchanting story of a star-to-be and all of her neighborhood friends as they rise to stardom in their own back yards!"

more–tickets|schedule|cast list

[text and graphic from BAC website.]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

In Bflat 2.0

"In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.

The videos can be played simultaneously -- the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders."



[Text and screen grab from project website. Posted in honor of DW's birthday. Special thanks to GC in CC for the tip!]

Friday, March 12, 2010

CCAI Alum at Outpost!

[CCAI sends best wishes to Nevada Neighbors alum Julie Deamer, director of Outpost for Contemporary art in Los Angeles. Julie visited northern Nevada in February 2004, and gave a public talk at the Carson City Library, "Nevada Neighbors V: "Los Angeles Arts on the Global Stage." Best wishes too to artist Kiki Johnson!]

Outpost for Contemporary Art
1268 N. Ave 50
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, March 13, 2010 7 - 10pm

"T-shirt Revival Night" with Kiki Johnson

"For a minimal charge ($3 for one, $5 for two), Kiki will "revive" your old T-shirt, canvas bag or whatever other clothing you bring in by silk-screening one of five designs onto it.

Titled "Umpiring Under the Amateur Code of Rules" Kiki Johnson will use drawings inspired by spring training and the approaching baseball season for the silk-screening event.

Johnson redraws historical images, not as duplications or copies, but as reenactments of the images. Subjects such as sailors and witches are placed side by side, revealing how these two apparently dissimilar subjects are in fact treated as equals within historical discourse. By collecting images from history books, rather than history itself, Johnson creates delicate and eerie images that collapse the languages of maritime history and superstition. As Johnson's drawings are more performative then representational, her work also expands into performances in which she reenacts historical rituals such as baking a Great Depression era recipe or burning a Christmas tree to fry pancakes over the fire on Shrove Tuesday. Whether images or performances, her work confronts viewers with the results of history, stripped of its supporting context. The viewer must justify these images and actions as they exist now, and also question the meaning of the word “yesteryear.” Replacing the authoritative voice of history with her own voice brings cause to question the accuracy, authenticity, and truth of history as it is presented.

In conjunction with NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night."


[Text from Outpost FB invitation. Graphic from Kiki Johnson's website. Caption: "Baseball Crest, ink on paper, 8.5”x11”, 2010."]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Holland Listening Party

Thursday, March 11 | 7-8:30 pm

The Holland Project

Holland Project Headquarters
30 Cheney Street

March Listening Party

"Come let your hair down, or whatever? You know the deal. Person + album + more people +rock talking = Holland monthly listening party.

Brad Nelson of RN&R, Reno Noise, and other sundry publication fame will be here to play a record of his choice (maybe a double LP - so bring a pillow)!

Certainly, it's going to be a great night. Hope you can join us!"

[Text from Holland FB invite. Graphic from Google image search for 'listening to 45's.' Caption from Life Magazine: "Group of teenagers listening to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store. Photo: Nina Leen/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Dec 01, 1944."]

Monday, March 08, 2010

WNC Galleries Exhibtions

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

WNC Galleries
Bristlecone Building

[Graphic from WNC Public Information Office. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dr. Seuss Story Time at the Library!

Saturday, March 6th | 10:30 am

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

Dr. Seuss Story Time

... featuring Wild Horse Children's Theatre.

[graphic from Google image search for 'Dr. Seuss.']

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Humanus Natura | Deana Hoover

Backseat Gallery
Comma Coffee

312 So. Carson Street
Carson City

Deana Hoover
Humanus Natura

The exhibition features both humans and animals in close up and dramatic views that allow the observer to consider the innate fact that humans are an integral part of nature.

The artist comments:
“No matter how much, as humans, we often want to declare ourselves separate from the world around us it will never be so. We can build more advanced technology and increase our scientific understanding every day. None of that changes the fact that humans are as much a part of nature as the birds, trees, and even the rocks.”

“Art has a wonderful way of opening the eyes of the artist. It’s as if a light turns on and the world becomes clear for the first time with colors and vibrancy everywhere."

[Text and graphic from cafe website. Caption: "Peacock - Oil on Wood Panel 13.5"X13.5"]

Monday, March 01, 2010

FWAC! on the Road to Genoa - Coffee to Go!

Wednesday, March 3

irst Wednesday Arts Coffee

Carole Hutchinson Studio
2442 Centennial Drive * [map]

This special edition of FWAC! will convene at the studio of glass artist Carole Hutchinson, south of town, off Jack's Valley Road. [Click on 'map' above for directions. Click on comments for additional directions.]

All invited for coffee, conversation and a studio tour.

Special thanks to our host!

[Graphic from Google image search for 'coffee to go .' Click on image to enlarge.]