Wednesday, September 29, 2010

El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

University of Nevada, Reno
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia Street

Day of the Dead | El Dia de los Muertos Exhibition|Celebration
Sponsored by the Latino Research Center

Celebration begins Saturday October 16 at 2pm

Altar Exhibition continues through November 2

[Graphic from Latino Research Center, Click to enlarge.]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Opening This Week: Lorraine Gilbert!

caption: "Measure Twice, Cut Once." CCAI has been busy this week at the Carson City Courthouse installing "Once (Upon) a Forrest," an exhibition by visiting artist Lorraine Gilbert, featured above in gray and khaki, assisted by CCAI Board Member Leona Kockenmeister.

Events Reminder!

Wednesday, September 29 | 7 pm

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

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series:
"True North: Canadian Artists and the Environment"


Friday, October 1  | 5-7 pm
Opening reception

CCAI Courthouse Gallery [map]
885 East Musser Street | Carson City
“Once (Upon) A Forest”
Exhibition|Installation by Lorraine Gilbert


Both events free and open to the public! 

[Photography by CCAI Staff. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, September 27, 2010

Oxbow Press | Book Arts

Oxbow Press
2035 Dickerson Road
Reno NV 89503

[graphic from Oxbow mailing. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, September 26, 2010

You're Invited!

You're invited! ... and if you're on Facebook, we hope you'll visit True North's Event Page and r.s.v.p.! And as always, please invite and bring everyone you ever met, Facebook users or not!

Wednesday, September 29 | 7 pm

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

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series:
"True North: Canadian Artists and the Environment"


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tiller's Folly Play Minden

1602 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden [map]

September 30
Tiller's Folly

Reception 6 pm
Concert 7 pm

"As one of the tightest, and unflinchingly focused, folk bands in the nation, Tiller’s Folly continues to produce music that is both distinctly Canadian and firmly rooted in the Celtic tradition. Songwriter and lead singer Bruce Coughlan has mined the colourful history of the Pacific Northwest with the help of curators and historians, and successfully turns yesterday’s adventures and yarns into engaging tunes built around rock-solid arrangements and outstanding instrumental interplay."

[Text and graphic from Carson Valley Arts Council website.]

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stick Figures and Nudes by Rick Neubauer

Comma Coffee
Backseat Gallery

312 So. Carson Street
Carson City

Rick Neubauer
Stick Figures and Nudes

"Working in acrylics on canvas, Rick blends vibrant colors with thought-provoking themes. His love for texture is always evident whether through a thick full brush stroke, contrasting colors, or an image sculpted on the canvas beneath the paint."

Through September 30

[Text and graphics from cafe website.]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My favorite Things

“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.”

John Coltrane
b. September 23, 1926

[CCAI is delighted to celebrate the eighty-fourth anniversary of the birth of John Coltrane, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers|musicians|artists.]

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CeCe Gable & Co. @ Plan:b

Plan:b Micro Lounge
318 N. Carson Street
Ste. 100
(inside of B'sghetti's)
Carson City

Saturday, September 25 

CeCe Gable & Co.

Enjoy an evening of jazz and celebrate the talents of local musicians. No cover. Music lovers of all ages welcome.

[Graphic from CeCe Gable website.]

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Frobeck at Brewery Arts Center

Brewery Arts Center
449 West King Street
Carson City

September 24 at 7:30pm

"Boasting a full lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keys replete with sultry backing vocals, Frobeck covers all the bases. With the recent addition of an earth-shaking horn section, Frobeck has entered into the realm of their musical heroes: Tower of Power, The Sons of Champlin, and Stevie Wonder. Frobeck is sure to get your blood pumping, booty shaking, and your groove grooving."

Visit the BAC website for tickets:
General Admission $12.50
$10 BAC members, students and seniors

[text and graphic from Brewery Arts Center website]

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wider View | Wild Horses

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

WNC Galleries
Bristlecone Building

[Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Celtic/American Tune Session

Comma Coffee
312 S. Carson Street
Carson City

Friday September 24 

Listen to live folk music and meet other music lovers. Celebrate a living tradition of sound.

Free. Every fourth Friday of the month.

[Graphic from Comma Coffee website]

Saturday, September 18, 2010


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

""Join us as we view Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012 on Monday, September 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Then join the discussion a week later as Mike Thomas debunks the legend on Monday, September 27th, at 6:00 p.m."

[Text and graphic from Library Facebook page.]

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"True North: Canadian Artists and the Environment”

Save the date!
Wednesday, September 29 | 7 pm

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

CCAI Nevada Neighbors Lecture Series:
"True North: Canadian Artists and the Environment

Nevada Neighbors, the Capital City Arts Initiative's ongoing series of illustrated public talks, returns this fall with Lorraine Gilbert

In her talk, Ms. Gilbert will highlight the work of contemporary Canadian artists focusing on environmental concerns. As a veteran of many summers working as a tree planter, she has a first hand connection to her native Canada, and to the complexity of the interplay of humans and nature

“True North” is presented in conjunction with “Once (Upon) a Forest,” Lorraine's exhibition at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery.

MORE | press release

[Graphic courtesy of Lorraine Gilbert. Caption: "'La Macaza, Laurentians, Quebec,' from 'Once (Upon) a Forrest' featured CCAI Courthouse exhibition by Canadian Nevada Neighors artist Lorraine Gilbert. Laminated photograph: ink on paper (48" X 160”) detail."]

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

UNLV Artist Lecture Series

7 pm | UNLV campus | BPB Physics Building Room 102

September 21

"Suzanne P. Hudson is Assistant Professor of Art History and a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art, teaching currently at the Center for the Study of Modern Art at the Phillips Collection ( She is co-founder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank  and co-founder and President of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, an affiliate society of the College Art Association. In addition to her work as an art historian, she is an active critic whose work has appeared in such publications as Parkett, Flash Art, and Art Journal; she is a regular contributor to Artforum. She published 'Robert Ryman: Used Paint' in early 2009 (MIT Press) and is currently at work on a second book length manuscript, 'Our Uncommon Faith: Abstraction and Spirituality in 1960s America', a study of artists who engaged ideas of mysticism and Gnosticism (often secular) by means of abstraction."

Further information: Pasha Rafat
pasha dot rafat at unlv dot edu
(702) 895-3110

[Text from City of Las Vegas website. Graphic from UNLV Art Department website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scatter and Heap

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street

Scatter and Heap: Lauren DiCioccio and Paho Mann

These two artists incorporate mass produced objects into their artwork. Ms. Diciocco's hand embroidery and Mr. Mann's photographic categorization prompt viewers to ponder waste and cultural identity in an era concerned with both the environment and the individual.

Through September 24

[Graphic from Gallery. Left image by Lauren Dicioccio; right image by Paho Mann. Click on image to enlarge.]

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome Diane!

The CCAI Blog! is delighted to announce the addition of Diane Henderson as a staff writer.

Diane is an English major at the University of Nevada, Reno and part of the department's fall 2010 internship program. In addition to her contributions to the blog, Diane will be helping in the development of CCAI's public information and social media efforts.

Welcome Diane!

[Graphic, "'Natural Inspiration.' Lake Tahoe" photograph by Diane, who notes: "It is one of my favorites, as it displays a bit of northern Nevada's beauty and resiliency." Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Straight Shooter

Silverland Gallery
St. Mary's Art Center
55 N. R Street
Virginia City

Evan Dent
Straight Shooter

Mr. Dent's exhibition transforms the attic space of the Silverland Gallery into a montage of cartoon history.

In his Reno News & Review article, local arts writer Brad Bynum explains: "Artist Evan Dent picked stills from old, public domain 1910s and ’20s cartoons and projected them onto the walls of the gallery. Using charcoal, he filled in the drawings directly onto the walls of the gallery, adding or subtracting images as he saw fit, and obsessively worked and reworked the surfaces."

Through September 17

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lego Club

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Saturday, September 18 - 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Lego Club

Sign-Up at the Youth Desk.

[Graphic to inspire the club: video by Rymdreglage celebrating the creative possibilities of Legos _and_ the wonders of 8-bit video games of days gone by. Thanks to CDN in Napa, CA for the tip on FB!]

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

"Receiving this year's Kennedy Center Honors are television host Oprah Winfrey, musicians Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones and lyricist Jerry Herman. The honorees will be saluted during a Dec. 5 all-star gala and sold-out performance at the Kennedy Center (which will be broadcast Dec. 28 on CBS)."


[Graphic and text from the Washington Post. Caption: "Bill T. Jones performs his work "As I Was Saying...". Jones, 58, won a Tony this year for his choreography in the musical "Fela!" based on the life of Nigerian composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. "It's almost like being told you have 11 Tony nominations," he said of his selection. "I don't take good news well. I have a psychic freeze."]

Monday, September 06, 2010

Binh Danh: Ancestral Altars

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Binh Danh
Ancestral Altars
"Vietnamese-American artist Binh Danh uses an innovative photographic process that employs organic matter and sunlight to make haunting images that memorialize victims of the Khmer Rouge."

Through November 28.

[Text and graphic from museum website. Caption: "Ancestral Altar #21, 2006." Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, September 03, 2010

Natural Conflict

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Natural Conflict
Video and Photography from Israel

"Natural Conflict showcases work by seven established Israeli artists who explore issues that have been ongoing in Israeli society for years. Through the media of video and photography, the artists Shelly Federman, Avi Holtzman, Elyasaf Kowner, Ori Gersht, Roi Kuper, Shai Kremer, and Sharon Glazberg reveal the way that Israeli military presence, booming real estate development, and other environmental issues have both physically and metaphorically impacted the Israeli landscape.

While environmental conflicts such as these are universal and enduring, in Israel the relative impact is greater due to its diminutive size and limited open space. Although environmental awareness exists, clear policies for protecting natural resources have evolved slowly and are sometimes challenged by powerful private interests and the needs of the military. This exhibition endeavors to survey the varied visual and environmental realities in Israel through the eyes of the seven artists. Comprised of loaded symbols of the Israeli landscape and culture, common sights, and hidden or unfamiliar places, the works grapple with the real, potential, and endangered beauty of the Israeli landscape with a blend of criticism and subtle sorrow."

Through December 5

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