Monday, February 28, 2011

Le Rêve - Transitions + Thanks

Beginning next month, I'll no longer be serving as Editor of the CCAI blog. For a final post, I submit a visually stunning video from Brandon Flowers' debut album "Flamingo." Mr. Flowers, best known as the lead singer of The Killers, is one of Las Vegas and Nevada's most distinguished artists.

Directed by the prolific music video director Sophie Muller [The Dixie Chick's" Not Ready to Make Nice" and scores more], the video was shot at the theater of Steve Wynn's "Wynn" casino in Las Vegas, Mr. Flowers' home town.

Full screen viewing with headphones recommended!

My thanks and best wishes to our readers for their interest over the last four and a half years!

Jon Winet
Editor, The CCAI Blog!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit

[Congratulations to all the artists in "The Year of the Rabbit," including Justin Favela, one of the five artists featured in our Courthouse Gallery exhibition "The Radiant City;" and CCAI alumna Merrilee Hortt!]

Bridge Gallery
City Hall
400 Stewart Ave., 2nd floor
Las Vegas

[Graphic from City of Las Vegas Arts Commission. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Radiant City installed in the Carson City Courthouse Gallery!

To all our friends and colleagues in 'no_NV:' we send this reminder that The Radiant City is on view at the Carson City Courthouse. Click below for details and gallery hours.

Above are a few views of Justin Favela's "Estardas." [Click on graphic to enlarge.] Our continuing thanks to Justin for his contribution to the show and his invaluable help transporting all the work in the show from Las Vegas to Carson City.

[NB: A happy coincidence given Las Vegas' rich history of gaming, we note that this post is the lucky 711th to the CCAI Blog! which launched in October 2006.]

["Estardas" Photography courtesy of the artist Justin Favela-center image-and CCAI. Click on graphic enlarge.]

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wondrous Cold

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Wondrous Cold, An Antarctic Journey
Photographs by Joan Myers

" exhibition of 50 spectacular color and black-and-white photographs, juxtaposes large panoramas of Antarctica’s beauty and desolation with scenes of wildlife, people, and the abandoned historic huts of early explorers. Smaller images document the scientists who conduct research at McMurdo Station -- one of several American scientific research stations built in the 1950s and still active today -- and the support staff who keep the station functioning.

Award-winning photographer Joan Myers, recipient of an Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, spent four months photographing scientific study and daily life at McMurdo Station working in below-freezing temperatures with wind chills as low as -60 degrees. She also made trips to the interior by plane, helicopter, and snowmobile.

Through April 3


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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vantage Vegas

[CCAI congratulates Lisa Stamanis, Co-Curator of "The Radiant City," currently on display at the Carson City Courthouse Gallery - see details in right hand column of the blog - and CCAI Artist in Residence Alumna Ginger Bruner on the closing of "Vantage Vegas!"]

[Click on graphic to enlarge.]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oasis 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

OASIS 2011
: Powering Nevada’s Prosperity is a one-day convening designed for artists, community teams, organizations, and educators at The Silver Legacy in downtown Reno.

Register | Details | Nevada Arts Council Website

Monday, February 14, 2011

Preschool Storytime at the Library!

Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday February 16
10:15am & 10:45am

Thursday, February 17
10:15 & 10:45 am

"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 Calendar. Graphic from Google image search for 'storytime'. From the Marion, NY Public Library website.]

Sunday, February 13, 2011

GAA's | r.s.v.p. by February 18 !

31st Annual 2011 Governors Arts Awards Invitation


NB: Taking place March 2, the evening before Oasis 2011. See post above.

[click on graphic to enlarge.]

Friday, February 11, 2011

Opening Tonight! The Radiant City

Tonight | reception from 5 to 7!

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

The Radiant City: 5 Las Vegas Contemporary Artists.
Wendy Kveck
Emily Kennerk
Noelle C. Garcia
Justin Favela
Catherine Borg

Co-curated by Lisa Stamanis and Jon Winet

You're invited!

[Graphic from exhibition flier: "Scientist Studying Alpha Rays." Photo credit:Bill Bowles/NASA. From the Wikimedia Commons. Click on image to enlarge.]

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Valentines Ball

[For your consideration: a romantic activity - follow-up to The Radiant City opening reception earlier that evening?]

The Underground - Reno
555 East 4th Street


[Graphic from Club website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Radiant City in Carson City!

You're invited!
this Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery:
The Radiant City: 5 Las Vegas Contemporary Artists

Wendy Kveck
Emily Kennerk
Noelle C. Garcia
Justin Favela
Catherine Borg

Co-curated by Lisa Stamanis and Jon Winet

We hope you'll have a chance to attend the reception and see the show. "The Radiant City" provides a great opportunity to see work by emerging Nevada artists working in Las Vegas.

press release | details

[Photograph from CCAI photo album: "Carson Street. February 2011." Click on image to enlarge.]

Saturday, February 05, 2011

An Afternoon Without Gravity

[CCAI congratulates CCAI Nevada Neighbors participant Nadija Mustapić on her Rijeka exhibition. In April 2009, Nadija visited the area, giving a public talk at the Carson City Library titled "The View from Kvarner Bay: Art in Croatia." We also send best wishes on the expected April 13 addition to her family!]

Kortil Gallery
Rijeka, Croatia.

Nadija Mustapić: An Afternoon Without Gravity [Nadija Mustapić: Poslijepodne bez gravitacije]

Through February 10

[Graphic from 2009 exhibition "Andrea Crnković and Nadija Mustapić / Different Beginnings". Click on image to elarge.]

Thursday, February 03, 2011

CCAI Executive Director RFQ

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI], a nonprofit visual arts organization based in Carson City, Nevada, is seeking an Executive Director to work half to three-quarters time to administer its operations. The responsibilities include coordinating, developing, and curating CCAI’s visual arts programs and on-line publishing. Grant writing, fund raising, budget management, and public relations are critical functions of the position. The start date is negotiable. Position paid as an independent contractor.

Resumes with a cover letter will be accepted online at Reviews of applications will begin on February 17, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Music & Film | KNPB + Holland

Music & Film Workshop for the Holland Project's 3-Minute Film Competition

The event is a KNPB | Holland Project collaboration

[Graphic from Holland Project website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Life & Times

Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas

Life and Times
Diane Bush | Curtis Walker

Opening and artist reception: Thursday February 3 | 6–9 pm

Through February 26

"This exhibition showcases photographs of people, situations and juxtaposing the past and the now – a 35-year gap. Some look staged; others look in the moment. Fascinating ideas for the viewers to explore are the gulf of time and also the aesthetic differences between a young photographer emerging in 21st century and shaped by his media experiences, Vegas, etc., and a late career photographer shaped by the youth quake and turmoil of the 70s."


[Text from Gallery website. Graphic from photographs by the artists. l-r: "Paula Rusholme, Manchester" by Diane Bush; "Portland 2008" by Curtis Walker. Click on image to enlarge.]