Sunday, January 30, 2011

February FWAC!

Wednesday, February 2 | 4:30-6pm


Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center
108 E. Proctor Street * [map]
Carson City

First Wednesday Arts Coffee

CCAI's monthy informal gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts. Come join us for coffee, conversation and an ongoing exhibition of art by local artists at the BRIC.

Everyone welcome!

* located at the corner of E. Proctor and Plaza Streets in historic Carson City just north of City Hall.

[CCAI graphic with image harvested from Google search for 'coffee beans'.]

Friday, January 28, 2011


February 4 - 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

50 East Grove Street


Featuring all female
D&B/Dubstep DJ's:

and more TBA

"Come checkout Reno's freshest Electronic dance music monthly RNO DNB (Reno Drum and Bass) going down every first Friday of the month. You can expect to see a heavy bass sound system and some of Reno's best local D&B/Jungle/Dubstep Dj's not to mention headlining acts that you would usually only catch at massive festivals in L.A., S.F., Denver, Portland, Seattle and Canada and it's all going down right here."

NB: DNB happens the first Friday of every month.

[Text and Graphic from Facebook Event Invitation. Thanks to Tony L. Walker.]

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Radiant City | Save The Date !

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

Opening Reception: February 11: 5-6:30 pm
Free. The public is cordially invited.

Facebook users encourage to send out invitations to pals and colleagues!

Curated by Lisa Stamanis and Jon Winet

[Graphic: CCAI flier designed by Simpson Creative. Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Venus of Nevada

Goldwell Open Air Museum
'near' Rhyolite, Nevada *

Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada
Sculpture by Dr. Hugo Heyrman, 1992

"Art helps the re-experiencing of forgotten things,” says Belgian artist Dr. Hugo, creator of 'Lady Desert.' Using cinderblocks to represent in real 3-D sculpture the pixels he uses in his virtual 2-D computer work, Dr. Hugo has created a sculpture which at once refers back to classical Greek sculpture while maintaining a firm presence in the highly technological/pixilated world of the 21st century."

* The Goldwell Open Air Museum is located near the ghost town of Rhyolite and the mining town of Beatty. It is approximately 4 miles west of Beatty off of State Highway 374, the road that leads to Death Valley, California. Beatty Nevada is 115 miles north of Las Vegas on Highway 95.

[Information from museum website. Graphic from Google image search for 'Lady Desert'.]

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Preschool Storytime!

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Wednesday January 26 | 10:15am – 10:35am: Preschool Storytime

"All ages are invited to this program which is great for parents and Caregivers (no daycares, please). Stories, songs and rhymes are selected to appeal to a broad age range. This story time is approximately 20 minutes long.

Free admission: tickets are distributed at the Youth Desk on the morning of the program.
Program limit: 30 children and parents."

[Information from Library website. Graphic from Google image search for 'preschool storytime'.]

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Faculty Recitals 2011

Nightingale Concert Hall
Department of Music
Church Fine Arts 226
University of Nevada, Reno

Tuesday, January 25 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recitals 2011
Dmitri Atapine - cello
Adela H. Park - piano

"In his annual recital, UNR cello professor Dr. Dmitri Atapine joins forces with award-winning pianist Adela H. Park in a virtuoso tour de force featuring Variations by Ludwig van Beethoven and Bohuslav Martinu among other works. The evening will conclude with the beloved gem of cello-piano repertoire: the unforgettable Sonata in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff."

[Text and graphic from UNR Music website.]

Monday, January 17, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

For the third year running, we highlight a recording of Dr. Martin Luther King's most famous speech on the occasion of the national holiday in his honor.

We wish all a happy MLK Jr. Day!

Click here to listen to the speech, featured in a 2010 post.

[Graphic from Google image search for Martin Luther King Jr.]

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Buckaroos – Not Rhinestone Cowboys

The Buckaroo Hall of Fame
The Winnemucca Convention Center
30 West Winnemucca Boulevard
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445

"Where the Old West still lives -- in the Great Basin areas of Oregon, Nevada and Idaho -- they call themselves Buckaroos, not cowboys.

It's an important distinction in the Buckaroo Hall of Fame in Winnemucca, Nevada. Here you will find no rhinestone rodeo cowboys, no Hollywood cowboys in white hats, but real working cattlemen & horsemen who lived, or still live, anywhere within 200 miles of Winnemucca, Nevada.

The town itself is a holdover from the Wild West, the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made their last big haul and got away clean -- and where the more law-abiding cattlemen of the day came in to get supplies, to find work, to take care of business and have a bit of pleasure.

Today, the big visitor's center on Main Street looks like a cross between an Old West gambling hall and a sports arena, and the new and growing Buckaroo Hall of Fame occupies pride of place on the ground floor. Here you will find artwork, photos and memorabilia... saddles, guns, braided riatas (hand-woven lariats), brands and other working gear used by Buckaroos.

It was Carl Hammond, then of Golconda, Nevada, who first got the idea for the Buckaroo Hall of Fame. His great uncle Frank, and his father, Francis Hammond were life-long working Buckaroos. "They were the reason I started it; Dad took me on the buckaroo wagons when I was 6 and 7, back in the early 60's when there were no fences, and it was still open range in Nevada," recalls Carl, raised in proper buckaroo tradition.

It is to preserve that vanishing history that the Buckaroo Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1989. Three buckaroos were inducted into the Hall of Fame that first year, and three or four more have been inducted every year since then. The result is a low-keyed but unsparingly authentic glimpse of what the life of a buckaroo was really like."

[CCAI extends best wishes to Carl and his remarkable family. Text and graphic from Hall of Fame website.]

Friday, January 14, 2011

Myself | Myself Too

Art Department
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia St

January 18 - February 18

MYSELF: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraiture

Front Door and McNamara Galleries:

MYSELF TOO: A University of Nevada, Reno Art Student Survey of Self-Portraiture
Organized by Andrew Griego and Michelle Lee

Lecture and Opening Reception: January 20 |  5:30 pm

Closing Event: Thursday February 17, with lecture by artist Suzanne Joelson at 5:30 pm [Room 153, Church Fine Arts Building] followed by reception with live Internet performance from Los Angeles with Elizabeth Leister: 6:30-8pm

"From Northern Nevada to all corners in America - - from Macedonia and Greece, to Sweden and French Canada, this large survey-style exhibition presents sixty-six artists, including one collaboration, exploring the theme of self-portraiture. Perhaps considered just the folly of indulgent navel-gazing, the self-portrait continues to be important and interesting because it not only provides varied perspectives of the artist looking back on the self in circumstance, but rather also provides cultural, political and social insight into the time period and conditions under which the art was made. In a growing globalization, how we reflect the times we live in is subject matter that crosses the unsteady boundaries of nation, race, gender, religion, political affiliation, age, class, etc. With over 130 applications for an exhibition in a relatively small town such as Reno, it’s safe to say that self-portraiture remains a popular content for artists of our time. The exhibition demonstrates that humor, pop culture, health, irony, history, intellectual debates, idealism and story-telling are ever-present undertones to how artists express themselves, whether they use self-portraiture as rare device, or as regular all-encompassing investigative tool."

Concurrent with the MYSELF exhibition: MYSELF TOO, a student exhibition of self-portraiture in which all students were invited to participate whether taking a 101 drawing class or graduating as a MFA candidate."

[Text and graphic from Sheppard Gallery. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Exploring Boundaries

Nevada Arts Council
OXS Office Exhibition Series
716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

Linda Alterwitz
“Exploring Boundaries”

"Using both scientific and natural landscapes, Las Vegas multi-media artist Linda Alterwitz, explores the human connection to our natural environment. Her photographs are multi-layered, similar to collages, combining images of nature and landscapes with less obvious medical references. The artist digitally manipulates and layers together images to create large-scale primarily color photographs by using both high-tech digital cameras and low-tech toy cameras, creating works that invite the viewer in for closer examination."

Through January 28


[Text and graphic from Council website. Caption: "Linda Alterwitz, Stem Cell Growth #1." Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, January 10, 2011

Safety in the Backcountry

Sierra Club Great Basin Club

January 13 | 7 pm social - 7:30pm meeting begins

Girl Scouts Building
605 Washington St

Winter Safety in the Backcountry

"The Great Basin Group of the Sierra Club welcomes David Book, Washoe County Search & Rescue Volunteer, to discuss winter safety in the backcountry. David is a Sierra Club member in our group who has assisted on hundreds of search and rescue calls locally and in Northwest Nevada. This is an informative discussion which will offer practical advice for backcountry safety and local resources for more training."

This event is open to the general public.

[Text and graphic from the Club website.]

Saturday, January 08, 2011


1602 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden [map]

January 15 - 7pm


"Vishten plays a mixture of Acadian, Irish, and Scottish music styles, with fiery fiddling and powerful step dancing taking front and center. Formed in 2000 on their native Prince Edward Island, Vishten is a sextet of young traditional Acadian musicians/dancers founded by twin sisters Pastelle LeBlanc (accordion, piano, dance) and Emmanuelle LeBlanc (bodhran, tin whistle, piano, dance) and Pascal Miousse (fiddle, mandolin, guitar).

Their stage show recalls the joy and energy of the Acadian “kitchen party,” informal community gatherings where all are welcome to sing, play and dance. The rhythms and melodies are inseparable, and reflect the joie de vivre of the Acadian culture of Eastern Canada, with flying fingers, tapping feet, and an unabashed sense of celebration.

All the members in the group contribute to the choreography and musical arrangements, and they all sing. On stage, they work with individual wooden “blocs” that they sit on, dance and play on top of, and use as percussion instruments with both their hands and feet. Their performances are characterized by their high energy and enthusiasm.

In 2001, Vishten was awarded the prize for the best musical showcase at the East Coast Music Awards, Eastern Canada’s version of the Grammys and in 2002, they were invited to participate in the ECMA’s opening performance. They recently toured with famed Québécois band La Bottine Souriante, and recorded on La Bottine Souriante’s Mille Pattes record label."

Reception at 6 pm

Tickets $20. - Members $17.

[text and information from Carson Valley Arts Council website]

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Love on a Leash

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Saturday January 8 | 1 – 2pm: Love on a Leash

"The specially trained Carson City Therapy Dogs will visit the Carson City Library twice a month, starting in January! The dogs are available for children of all ages to read to, pet, and visit with from 1-2 p.m. in the children's book room. After the children read to the dogs, they will receive a free book to take home!

No charge or registration required.

If you have questions, call the youth desk at (775) 887-2244 ext. 1006."

[Text from library website. Photograph of mr. dog courtesy of the CCAI Blog! Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, January 03, 2011

CCAI and the Arts in the News!

From today's Reno Gazette Journal:
"On the eve of his inauguration, Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval toured museums, art galleries and a theater during the 2011 Inaugural Arts and Culture Celebration held Sunday in Carson City."

To which we add:
During his stop at the BRIC–Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center–CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse escorted the Governor through CCAI's exhibition of artworks by northern Nevada artists.

Read all about it: Sandoval starts with artistic touch

[CCAI photo by Glenn Clemmer.]

Sunday, January 02, 2011

1st 2011 FWAC!

Wednesday, January 5 | 4:30-6pm


Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center
108 E. Proctor Street*
Carson City

First Wednesday Arts Coffee

Come join us at the BRIC for our first-of-the-year FWAC!, CCAI's monthy informal gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts. Coffee, conversation and an ongoing exhibition of art by local artists on BRIC's walls. Everyone 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'.]

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

At the stroke of midnight, The CCAI Blog! and CCAI – "your northern Nevada arts organization!" – wish all of our readers, friends, members, participating artists, curators and scholars, fans and friends  a very happy new year. We hope the year ahead is filled with joy and creative possibilities! 

Special thanks to our supporters for helping make CCAI's programs possible!

[For the fifth year running we mark the new year with a graphic of Sydney, Australia's signature fireworks celebration..]