Thursday, April 28, 2011

DJ Eagle Bear Vanas at WNC

Western Nevada College
Carson City Campus
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City

DJ Eagle Bear Vanas, an Odawa Indian motivational speaker and storyteller, will give a talk at Western Nevada College Carson City campus, Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. He will present “Success…..It’s in our Blood,” at Sarah Winnemucca Hall, Aspen Building, in a free event that is open to both students and the community.

The Michigan resident uses traditional warrior concepts and wisdom to inspire others to achieve high goals and ideals. He has spoken to more than 3,000 audiences around the country, including NASA, IBM, and Walt Disney, along with two speaking engagements at the White House. He is also the author of a book, The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement, which has been printed in six countries.

The event is sponsored by the WNC Indigenous Native American Student club.

[text and photo of Mr. Vanas from WNC press release]

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Victor Villaseñor: Rooted in Family

University of Nevada Reno
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM
William Raggio Building, Room 2003

The UNR Latino Research Center and the Hilliard Endowment Fund present Victor Villaseñor with "Rooted in Family: a Lecture about Pride in Heritage, Education, and the Power of Personal Achievement."

Victor Villaseñor, a gifted and accomplished author and speaker, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes: We are all one race. The human race. He will discuss pride in cultural heritage, the strength of family, world peace, the power of the written word, and dedication to education and personal achievement.

Villaseñor wrote the screenplay for The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, starring Edward James Olmos. HBO is now making a miniseries based on his trilogy Rain of Gold, Wild Steps of Heaven, and Thirteen Senses.

[image and text from the UNR Latino Research Center press release]

Monday, April 25, 2011

Barbara London UNR Student Art Show Juror

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

2011 Student Art Club Annual Art Show
April 28 – May 14, 2011

Juried by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City and founder of the video exhibition and collection programs at the Museum.

Lecture and Opening Reception Thursday April 28, 2011:
Lecture “Looking at Music” by Barbara London, 5:00 – 6:30pm in Knowledge Center 124, Wells Fargo Auditorium, followed by reception in Sheppard Gallery from 6:30 – 8:00pm

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Art and the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery are exceptionally pleased to announce that the 2011 Annual Student Art Show will open Thursday April 28th. The exhibition will be juried by Barbara London, curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. The exhibition will include artworks by students in all media: painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital media, etc. London will also select the Graduate Student Association Award-winner from studio visits with MFA applicants.

Ms. London will also give a lecture that evening from 5 - 6:30pm followed by a reception until 8:00pm. Please join us for these events to celebrate the University of Nevada, Reno’s inspiring art students!

The Annual Student Exhibition is brought to you by the Student Art Club and the generous support of Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts, Associated Students of The University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Student Association, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.

[image and text from UNR Sheppard Gallery press release]

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Joe McCarthy CCAI Incoming Executive Director

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Joe McCarthy will become the organization’s Executive Director on July 1, 2011. The Board stated that Joe’s commitment, energy, and vision are vital to CCAI and to the arts in northern Nevada.

CCAI Board President Cyndy Brenneman said, “We are thrilled to have Joe join CCAI. We look forward to his leadership and continuing CCAI’s work bringing art to our community through exhibitions, speakers’ programs, and arts in the schools.”

Joe has lived in northern Nevada for 32 years and is married with two adult children. He earned a BA in history from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and a MA in curriculum development from State University of New York, Albany. He has also completed graduate coursework from UNR.

Throughout Joe’s varied career, he has maintained a strong dedication to a dynamic arts and culture environment for Carson City. Joe’s nine years as Director of Business Development with the City of Carson City ushered in a new level of cultural appreciation and unprecedented sophisticated "Big Picture" civic thinking. As Director of Business Development, Joe collaborated with the Carson City Library to create the Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC], a center for business development in the former Fireside Inn. He is a firm believer in arts & culture being an equal partner in a town’s life along with business and government. Joe worked to establish both the Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition and the Carson City Cultural Commission, a city agency. He was Executive Director of Brewery Arts Center from 1996 – 2002 and produced outstanding programming and facility growth during his tenure there.

[text and image by CCAI staff; burden basket in photo by Carson City artist Sue Coleman]

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dusty Roads Artists' Trail: Vanishing Nevada

Saint Mary's Art Center
55 North R Street
Virginia City 89440

Saint Mary’s Art & Retreat Center in Virginia City, Nevada presents the 5th annual Dusty Roads Artists’ Trail: Vanishing Nevada exhibition. The After 5 Mixer & Artists’ Reception takes place at the Dini Cultural Center, 120 N California St, Yerington, Nevada, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 5 – 7pm.

This year’s selected artists include Ann Armijo, Carol Grigus, Emma Auriemma, Erik Holland, Francheska Clark, Kaleigh Surber, Karen Kreyeski, Kristin Hamlet, Mike Bond, Mimi Patrick, Pam Brekas, Patricia Sherer, Judy Allen and Tony Allen.

This summer, the exhibition will travel Nevada: June at the Eureka Courthouse, Eureka; July at the VSA Lake Mansion, Reno; and August at the Humboldt Library in Winnemucca.

[graphic from Google image search for 'dusty roads']

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Performing Villareal with Jean-Paul Perrotte

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Performing Villareal's Animating Light
with Composer Jean-Paul Perrotte

Thursday, April 28, 6 – 8pm
Cost $10 / $8 Museum members

Experience the fluid, erratic, and astonishing movements of Leo Villareal’s works in Animating Light as they come to life through composer Jean-Paul Perrotte’s musical score. Perrotte’s improvisational electronic score responds to the patterns of light manifested by the computer codes of Villareal’s light sculptures. This is the second in a series of three programs designed to interpret Villareal’s work.

Animating Light, now at the Nevada Museum of Art, is the first museum survey of the groundbreaking work of Leo Villareal, whose stunning manipulations of light and color are internationally renowned. Villareal is the most prominent light sculptor of his generation. In 1997, he abandoned his work with interactive television and began creating sculptures in which he combined strobe lights, neon, and most recently, LED bulbs activated by the artist’s own custom-made software.

Animating Light will be at the Museum through May 22, 2011.

[image and text from the museum’s website]

Monday, April 11, 2011

Capital City Arts Initiative at Douglas High School

CCAI at Douglas High School
1670 Hwy 88, Minden, Nevada

This semester Howard Goldbaum is CCAI Artists in Residence at Douglas High School in Minden Nevada. He began his residency with a slide show for students and faculty of historic and landscape sites around Nevada. Working with Professor Goldbaum, the DHS photography students will produce virtual reality photographic panoramas of historic buildings in Genoa.

Howard Goldbaum is an Associate Professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada Reno. He worked as a photojournalist, professor, and multimedia producer before moving from Illinois to Nevada in 2003. He has produced many virtual reality panoramas of sites around Nevada and in Ireland.

[image and text by CCAI staff]

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Robert Morrison: Blood Artist in the Wilderness

Churchill Arts Council
Oats Park Art Center

151 E. Park Street
Fallon, Nevada

The Churchill Arts Council opens Blood Artist in the Wilderness, an exhibition of new works by Reno artist Robert Morrison at the Oats Park Arts Center. The artist will give a talk about the exhibition on Saturday, April 9 at 4:00pm, followed by a reception for the artist from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The exhibition will be in the Oats Park galleries through May 24, 2011.

Robert Morrison, a Professor at UNR, has taught sculpture at the university since 1968. Starting in the late 1980s, Morrison began to draw upon art history and rock 'n roll for his sculptural imagery. For this exhibition, he used bronze, wax, wood, and various mixed media to create the large-scale installation that occupies both Oats Park galleries. From the early 1960's, Morrison has exhibited his sculpture widely throughout the Western states and especially in Nevada and California.

The talk and reception, sponsored in part by Nevada Humanities, are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 775.423.1440.

[information and image provided by the Churchill Arts Council]

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

CCAI Nevada Neighbors April 6 Cancelled

CCAI Nevada Neighbors at the Carson City Library Cancelled

Due to a family emergency, Nevada Neighbors speaker Lynne Sowder will not be able to present her talk in Carson City tomorrow, April 6. We send our very best wishes to Lynne and her family.

Nevada Neighbors will return to the Carson City Library in the fall. Please watch this space for dates and speaker information.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

April FWAC at the BRIC

Wednesday, April 6, 4:30-6pm


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

First Wednesday Arts Coffee

CCAI invites you to attend our monthly gathering of artists and arts & culture enthusiasts. Join us for coffee, conversation, and an ongoing exhibition of art by northern Nevada artists at the BRIC. CCAI encourages you to bring some of your new artworks to share. Everyone is welcome.

Following FWAC, we will move to the Carson City Library for Nevada Neighbors with Lynne Sowder from Atlanta Georgia and hear her talk about artists making a positive difference in their communities: reception 6:15pm, talk 7pm.

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

[image from Wikipedia search for 'coffee'.]