Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A very special FWAC!

Wednesday September 1, 4:30–6 pm
[First Wednesdays Arts Coffee]

WNC Carson City Campus

FWAC! is CCAI's monthy gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts for coffee and conversation. As always, all welcome to attend!

This month we feature a very special FWAC! on the WNC Carson City campus [2201 West College Parkway] in the Main Gallery in conjunction with the artists reception for Secrets Revealed, a printmaking exhibition organized by Candace Nicol.

Special thanks to our hosts at WNC!

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

Monday, August 30, 2010

Food Security | International Migration

Conference Topics:

Causes of migration: Are poverty and hunger important causes of migration flows in the Americas?
Relevance of safety nets: What is the impact of social safety nets to address poverty and hunger on reducing migratory flows from poor areas in the region?

Remittances: Have migrant remittances acted as important social safety nets, preventing nutritional deterioration among beneficiaries of such cash flows in the Americas?

Climate change: By increasing the recurrence of natural disasters such as droughts and floods, which destroy harvests and alter production cycles, does climate change also intensify poverty and hunger in the Western Hemisphere?


Because of limited seating we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.
Registration for this whole day conference is free of charge, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.
You can register online here or by calling the Latino Research Center at (775) 784-4010.
Check in will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.


[text and graphic from  Latino Research Center website.]

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Moving Pictures

For your weekend viewing pleasure: 1922 Kodachrome Motion Picture Test. Enjoy!

[Note: not an endorsement of the Kodak corporation - but rather more a bit of wistful nostalgic waxing for a pre-digital moment in image-making.]

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"I Have a Dream"

To mark the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's most famous speech , we re-present this historic recording. First part of two weekend posts celebrating motion pictures.

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."

Let freedom ring!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Ice Next Time

Marjorie Barrick Museum
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas 89154

Opening Reception: August 27th 6 – 8pm"The Ice Next Time"
Exhibition by Stephen Hendee

"... an exhibition of fictional post-apocalypse textiles,clothing, and artifacts. The objects are presented with post-dated interpretive panels describing the narrative arc of catastrophe, social disruption, and civilization's eventual return. Hendee said about the project,'This exhibition subverts speculative representations of the apocalypse to highlight the dependence we have on digital media, which has augmented our collective memory and experience.' In our world filled with mass media entertainment, virtual communities, and instantaneous communication, this exhibition focuses the viewer to consider what it would be like to experience a world returned to direct interaction,unassisted memory, and cultural autonomy."

Through October 23

[text from museum website. Graphic from CAC blog.]

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Planning a Year

Sierra Nevada College
Tahoe Gallery

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

Sojung Kwon
Planning a Year

“Planning a year” is a time-based project in two parts – Plans and Actions. The “Plans” part took place from March 1st 2008 to February 28th 2009. During this time, everyday Sojung Kwon planned what she was going to do during that day on the corresponding date the following year. Then she wrote an e-mail of the plan to 365 people or organizations, whose addresses she chose at random from her email inbox.

The second part, “Action,” takes place from March 1st, 2009 and until February 28th, 2010. Kwon performed the action described during the corresponding day of the “Plans” part of the project. All of the actions are documented as video, sound, photograph, text, and props, as well as on the project website.


Through September 26

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Goal 2018? !!!

[Is it too early to start planning? Article reprinted in its entirety from The Guardian, in conjunction with Goal 2010!, CCAI's exhibition of World Cup fine art posters at its Courthouse Gallery. On view through September 10.]

England's World Cup bid 'unbeatable', Nick Clegg tells Fifa team
• 'England can host a fantastic World Cup' Fifa delegation is told
• 'Few countries can beat us for passion' says Clegg

Nick Clegg today highlighted England's "unbeatable bid" as he met the Fifa team assessing the country's suitability to host the 2018 World Cup.

Welcoming the delegation to Downing Street, the deputy prime minister emphasised the coalition government's commitment to the bid.

"I believe this is an exceptionally strong, unbeatable bid. We in this government believe in it, we hope that you will believe in it," Clegg told the inspection team.

"Our job during your visit is to show you that we already have the infrastructure and facilities to host a fantastic World Cup.

"I'm an MP from a city, Sheffield, which is one of the many cities hoping to host some games during the World Cup and I know from that city that the excitement and the passion which is behind this bid really is very considerable."

He said the tournament would have the power to "inspire so many people" across England. "I think there really are very few nations that can claim the same passion we have in England for the game of football," he said.

Clegg welcomed the international delegation to No10 because David Cameron, the prime minister, is on holiday.

Downing Street, however, rejected suggestions that Cameron should have broken off the trip with his family to Cornwall to meet the Fifa team.

"The nature of the visit is technical. The prime minister is fully behind the bid and will be involved as the bid progresses," Cameron's official spokesman said.

The Fifa team is led by Harold Mayne-Nicholls, president of the Chile Football Federation, who said it was a "real honour" to be in No10 and promised to look objectively at the bid.

"We will work hard with the local organising bid committee to be in the position to write a very fair and complete report to the executive members of Fifa," he said. "We promise you that we will do our best to have a very objective report."

[screen grab from August 23 Guardian online. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Las Vegas Artist Opportunities

City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs
Las Vegas Arts Commission
401 South Fourth Street Suite 180
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Tel: 702-229-6844 Fax: 702-383-1129
www.artslasvegas.org | www.lvartscommission.com

"Dear Artist,

We are pleased to announce that the artist opportunities page has been updated. We have added 15 new art opportunities. Please check back regularly for more updates!"

Thank You."


[Text from Arts Commission mailing. Screen grab from Arts Commission website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Healing Arts

 CVMC Healing Art Gallery

" ... a collaboration between the Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation and the Carson Valley Arts Council. Throughout the hospital, patients and visitors can enjoy the artwork of 15 local artists:"

Steve Noble
Susan Kotler
Pam Brekas
Dorothy Davis
Robin Chapin
Renee Ekleberry
Stanley McPartland
Michelle Peltier
Nanette Oleson
Janice Powell
Nancy Clarke
Lady Jill Mueller
Elizabeth Lacroix
June Brown
Linda Townsend

[graphic and text from CVMC website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oxbow Press Reception: Prints + Ice Cream

Oxbow Press
2035 Dickerson Road
Reno NV 89503

August 21 - 6 pm
"Celebrating Every Tree Counts Print Portfolio Exchange and the end of Summer with an Ice Cream Social"

Closing artist reception and ice cream social with a talk given by May Hariri Aboutaam, curator of the Every Tree Counts Print Portfolio Exchange.

21 women artists represent in prints stories from a wide range of cultures in an effort to bring awareness to their environments.

May Hariri Aboutaam, Paris Almond, Heather Bryant, Dina Charara, Diana Eisher, Stacy Elko, Annie Gedicks, Anne M. Hoff, Valia Hylin, Vicki LoSasso, Delita Martin, Heather Muise, Candace Nicol, Malynda Poulsen-Jones, Annie Ross, Sylvia Taylor, Rossitza Todorova, Melanie Walker, Sue Wilson, Melanie Yazzie, Sang-Mi Yoo

free | attendees encouraged to bring their  favorite topping

Contact Candace Nicol 775.303-8086 | candace@oxbowpress.org for more information.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Nevada Arts Council
OXS Gallery

716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

Dominique Palladino

Artist Performance & Opening Reception: Thursday August 12 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Exhibition continues through September 22.

[Information and graphic from NAC website. CCAI extends congratulations and best wishes to Dominique, a member of CCAI's Artists In Education Team and Grad Night and Recycled Seconds alumna!] 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

August 14, 2010 - October 17:

Chester Arnold
On Earth as It Is in Heaven

"For Chester Arnold, painting is as much about social responsibility as it is about crafting luscious large-scale oil paintings in the tradition of 19th-century European artists. Since he began painting over three decades ago, Arnold has cleverly confronted a range of challenging subjects ranging from land use and environmental issues to the global impacts of human and industrial consumption, accumulation, and waste. The paintings united in this exhibition ask viewers to consider the implications of unchecked economic development and industrialized growth on the natural environment. Often, Arnold's work is infused with a dose of religious or political inflection that generates passionate dialogue about the topics he tackles. "If this is God's will," Arnold once remarked while referring to one of the abused landscapes he depicted on canvas, "something is wrong."


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

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Love on a Leash

[dogs and free books? It doesn't get any better than this!]

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Saturday, August 14 1 pm - 2 pm
Library Auditorium

Love on a Leash

"Specially trained therapy dogs will be available for children of all ages to read to, pet, and visit with. Children who read to the dogs will get a free book."

[Text and Information from Library website. Graphic from Google image search for 'dogs reading.'  Caption: "'Thursday Night Book Club' by Mark Sowa." Click to Enlarge.]

Monday, August 09, 2010

Foreclosed at CAC

Contemporary Arts Center
107 E. Charleston Blvd, suite 120
Las Vegas NV 89104

America's #1 Foreclosed City: Las Vegas    
New Work by Emily Kennerk                                            

"Emily Kennerk's installation casts a bright, critical light on the real estate collapse that has transformed our city.  A twenty-two hour-long video projection pays momentary homage to every foreclosed home in the city in 2009.  Photographs appropriated from online images are reproduced on sheer textiles at room-size; the interiors(and houses that surround them) unevenly obfuscated, disintegrating, evaporating.  A powdered graphite rubbing traces the exterior wall of a vacant home and like rubbings of tombstones, Kennerk's act of transference and inscription functions here as both memorial and artifact, conflating distances and uniting surfaces."

Through September 18.

[text and graphic from CAC website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, August 07, 2010