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.']

Friday, October 01, 2010

Every distance is not near

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

October 4 - November 5
Every distance is not near

"This exhibition features three artists from Seattle: Debra Baxter, Dawn Cerny and Jenny Heishman, who concentrate on sculpture based in historical and narrative elements. The structure will be an untraditional, three-person arrangement as the artists are invited to create a unique exhibition based both on their own works and in collaboration with each other. The title of the exhibition Every distance is not near, the only element directed by Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, is a Bob Dylan song “I Shall Be Released,” as sung by Nina Simone. How the artists interpret this theme will be part of the excitement of the show’s development."

Gallery hours: M–F 11 am – 5 pm

[text and graphics from Reno News and Review calendar.]