Friday, April 30, 2010

Trackside with Bob Larson

Nevada State Railroad Museum
South Carson Street
(U.S. 395) at Fairview Drive
Carson City | 775.687-6953

Monday, May 10 - 7pm
Western Pacific Centennial
Part 3

Bob Larson, railroad photographer and former Western Pacific engineer on the Feather River division, began his railroad career in the signal department of the Chicago & North Western. In 1956, he hired on with the Western Pacific and retired 30 years later (on the Western Pacific’s eastern Division in Nevada) with a perfect safety record. During that time and continuing today, Bob photographed the continuing changes of the railroad, his co-workers, and the environment that shaped his remarkable career. Bob’s extensive collection of photos have been presented in two volumes, Western Pacific Trackside with Bob Larson and Life on the Feather River Route: A Railroader’s Scrapbook Pictorial of Memories.

Now retired and splitting his time between Las Vegas and northern California, Bob entertains rail enthusiasts at historical society meetings, conventions and small gatherings with his personal recollections and samplings of his photographic record. Bob is also a frequent contributor to the Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society’s publication The Headlight. A great photographer and story teller, Bob always leaves his audiences wanting more. Don’t miss this entertaining glimpse into the life of a railroad engineer and our final segment celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Western Pacific Railroad in Nevada.

[Text from Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum website. Graphic from search for 'Western Pacific Railroad'.]

Thursday, April 29, 2010

CFP: Off the Strip

Contemporary Arts Collective
at the Arts Factory
101 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas

Call for Proposals: Off The Strip

"The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting submissions for “Off The Strip,” a 4-day new genres art festival held in Las Vegas from October 14-17th, 2010.

The CAC seeks submissions for performance, media, and digital works, including installations. "Off the Strip" will take place at multiple venues including the CAC gallery, an alternative theater space, a sci-fi center located in Commercial Center (one of Las Vegas' first "strip malls"), and the showroom of the Aruba Hotel's Thunderbird Lounge in downtown Las Vegas."

Postmark Deadline: June 1
Email Deadline: June 7
NB: There is a $10. entry fee per proposal.


[Text from CAC website. Graphic from Google Image search for 'Aruba Hotel Thunderbird Lounge.' Thanks to JV at the C of LV for her cultural animation efforts!]

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Double Vision

Reed Whipple Cultural Center
City of Las Vegas
821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas

Double Vision: Two Unique Insights in Fabric & Thread
Jean McLaughlin Cowie & Patricia Gould

"Both artists explore their interests in the natural world around them through the medium of quilt making. Both artists use landscape and environmental events to present the same world through two different perspectives with work that is related to painting and sculpture."

Through June 12.

[Text from City website. Graphic from Google image search for 'Jean McLaughlin Cowie.' Caption:"'Valley Pasture.' Machine appliqued and quilted. 40" x 44" 2010. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Looking forward: CCAI FIFA World Cup Fine Art Poster Exhibition this Spring!

Looking forward: Goal 2010! an upcoming CCAI exhibition of FIFA World Cup fine art posters later this spring! Check back for details!

[Headphones or external computer speakers recommended for best audio. NB: not an endorsement of any sports apparel company, but most definitely an endorsement of what the Brazilians call "Joga Bonito" - The Beautiful Game!
Posted in conjunction with CCAI Goal 2010! project.]

Friday, April 23, 2010

CCAI + Carson City Library launch Books & Writers Program!

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Books & Writers

Wednesday, April 28
3:30–4:30pmWriting Workshop

Saturday, May 1

CCAI and the Carson City Library are proud to announce "Books & Writers," a new collaborative program highlighting literary arts. The program launches with a workshop and reading by the New York Times bestselling author and Carson City resident Ellen Hopkins.

Ms. Hopkins, 2010 Nevada Governor's Arts Award recipient, is the author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks and Fallout

Blogger SimeyC writes about Crank: "This is one of the most powerful and emotive books I have ever read. You don’t quite feel fulfilled after it, but this is OK – it’s written in a way to make you question, to make you realize things aren’t black and white, and it is so compelling that it will draw you in again and again – I’ve read it several times, and I still find something new to think about, something else that really strikes a chord in my heart and soul."

The events are free. The public is cordially invited! Seating is limited; the doors will open a half hour early.

Save the dates!
Additional Books & Writers events include:

*** a reading on Tuesday, May 4 [6:30–7:30pm], and a workshop on Thursday, May 13, [3:30–4:30pm] by WNC professor Ursula Carlson, author of Trails of Historic New Mexico: Routes Used By Indian, Spanish, and American Travelers Through 1886.

*** a writing workshop on Tuesday, May 11 [3:30– 4:30pm], and a reading on Saturday, May 15 [1–2pm] by Carson City native Heidi Ayarbe, author of Freeze Frame and Compromised.

[Graphic from Google image search for "Ellen Hopkins." ]

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Thursday, April 22 | 6 p.m.

Bi-Lingual Story Time

Listen to a story both in English and in Spanish.

Crafts and refreshments are provided after the story!

[Information from Library website. Graphic by J. D. Hillberry from Google image search for 'story time'.]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Filosofía Latinoamericana

El Centro de Investigacion Latino en la Universidad de Nevada Reno

Recuerden sintonizarnos esta tarde a las 2:00 pm en Radio Innovación para escuchar la entrevista con Mario dela Rosa en el programa 'El futuro es nuestro'.

Hoy hablaremos de la nueva clase de Filosofía Latinoamericana a ser impartida el proximo semestre en la Universidad de Nevada, Reno, así como de los otros proyectos en los que se encuentra trabajando Mario dela Rosa.

Encontrémonos esta tarde en el 1590 AM y también nos puede escuchar a través de la página web

Las líneas estarán abiertas para preguntas de los auditores. No pueden llamar al estudio marcando el número (775) 827-1590.

[Text from Iris West at the Center. Thanks to Iris. Graphic from Google image search for 'filosofia.' Click to enlarge.]

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ghosts of the Strange Hours

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery

Prim Library 3rd Floor
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

April 21 - April 30

Artist Reception: April 29 | 5-7pm
Artist Talk: April 15 - 5:15pm

"Ghosts of the Strange Hours " - BFA Exhibition by Becca Jane

An idiosyncratic extrapolation upon the idea of an "eclipse," Becca Jane's installation constructs an interchange between public and private spaces.

artist blog
Facebook event page

[Special thanks to Chris Lanier in Incline Village for the text and graphic.]

Monday, April 19, 2010

WNC Student Art Show

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

WNC Galleries
Bristlecone Building

Juror: Reno artist and graphic designer Maria Partridge.

[CCAI congratulates WNC and all participating artists, including CCAI's very own Program Associate Christel Passink!
Graphic from WNC. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vamos a Platicar

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Wednesday, April 21 | 6pm
Let's Talk|Vamos a Platicar

Este es un programa donde miembros de la comunidad vienen a practicar conversación en inglés o/y español a su propio nivel una vez por mes.

This is a program where community members can come to practice conversation in English and/or Spanish at their own pace once a month.

[graphic from a google image search for 'conversation.']

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

May 1, 2010 - July 25

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

"Alternately wry and deeply emotional, Colombian artist Fernando Botero blends beauty, violence, tradition, and modernity in his effort to convey the glories and miseries of contemporary life, particularly in Latin America. With 100 paintings, drawings, and sculptures drawn from the artist's private collection the exhibition examines Botero's indebtedness to European artists such as 19th century French painters Dominique Ingres and Eugene Delacroix and Italian Renaissance artists Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. It also acknowledges his interest in Mexican artists Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco and the great Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. In his earlier works from the 1950s, Botero's struggle to define his own style is still evident, but eventually the artist's mature style in the form of enlarged volumes and distinctive, buoyant figures emerges. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero offers insight into the artist's many worlds: be it his role as a social critic, re-interpreter, cultural force, or product of the artists who preceded him.

[Text and graphics from Museum website. Caption: "The First Lady, 1989. Oil on canvas, 80 x 65 inches;" "Still Life with a Mandolin, 1998. Oil on canvas, 38 ½ x 46 ½ inches. Click on images to enlarge.>

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Willy B. Lucky

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery

Prim Library 3rd Floor
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

April 12 - April 17

Artist Reception: April 15 | 5-7pm
Artist Talk: April 15 - 5:15pm

"Willy B. Lucky" - BFA Exhibition by Cody Garcia

Cody's cut-paper illustrations explore character and caricature in a Casino milieu.

artist blog
Facebook event page

[Special thanks to Chris Lanier in Incline Village for the text and graphic.]

Thursday, April 08, 2010

CCAI On the Street!

You likely noticed, but just in case: CCAI now sports a banner that stretches across Carson Street in the days preceding Nevada Neighbors presentations and Courthouse Gallery exhibitions. This new public information initiative is made possible though a generous grant from the Robert Z.Hawkins Foundation.

Look for us on the street and in the sky!

[Graphic: staff photo. March 2010.]

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Lustre Noir

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery

Prim Library 3rd Floor
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV

Closing Reception: April 9 | 5-7pm
Artist Talk: April 9 - 5:15pm

"Lustre Noir" - Babs Laukat

"An installation featuring sculpture, photography, video projection, and orchids. Babs' work present dualities that oppose and compliment each other through formal mirrorings and poetic juxtapositions."

A BFA exhibition.


artist blog
Facebook event page

[Special thanks to Chris Lanier in Incline Village for the text and graphic.]

Monday, April 05, 2010

April FWAC around the corner!

Wednesday, April 7 | 4:30-6 pm
First Wednesday Arts Coffee

The Bliss Mansion
608 Elizabeth Street*
Carson City

All invited to attend at CCAI's trademark caffeinated informal gathering at the wonderful Bliss Mansion*.!

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

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

[graphic from Google image search for 'drinking coffee .']

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Sretan Uskrs *

[* Croatian for "Happy Easter." CCAI wishes all a fantastic spring season! Graphic from McCarran Airport. April 2010.]