Sunday, May 22, 2011

Splendor in the Glass: Hutchison Studio Kaleidoscope

You're invited!
Splendor in the Glass opening reception

Wednesday, May 25, 5 to 7pm
at the
CCAI Courthouse Gallery [map]
885 East Musser Street
Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents an exhibition of Carole and William Hutchison’s XXL Variation III Kaleidoscope, at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery from May 25 – September 9, 2011. CCAI will host a reception for the Genoa Nevada artists on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 - 7pm. The Courthouse is located at 885 East Musser Street, Carson City. The exhibition and reception are free and the public is cordially invited.

The Hutchison Studio’s XXL Variation III kaleidoscope has eight 28” diameter interchangeable wheels. The artists created the brilliantly colored wheels using a variety of glass techniques including stained, etching, foiled fused, blown tube glass, tack-fused glass, full flat fused glass, plus flower transparencies and glass jewels.

[text by CCAI staff, image from Hutchison Studio]

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tuscarora Open Studios

It's the bi-annual Memorial Day Weekend open studio event in Tuscarora Nevada. It's your chance to meet the artists: Cathy Altenberg, Ron Arthaud, Marti Bein, Susan Church, Steve Feasel, Joan Giannecchini, Karel Hendee, Jerry Henderschott, Stan Kapelan, Nancy McClelland, Bee McBride, Michael McBride, Marilyn Norton, Ben Parks, Dennis Parks, Gail Rappa, Vivian Schupbach, and many more. The artists open their studios to all visitors plus art demonstrations, poetry readings, and music by the Free Range String Band. The Independence Valley 4-H Club hosts a barbeque, ice cream, and bake sale.

Tuscarora is 52 miles northwest of Elko Nevada in the beautiful Independence Valley. Everyone is welcome!

[image and text from Tuscarora artists]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jon Mendle at Brewery Arts Center

Brewery Arts Center
449 West King Street
Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center and Sierra Nevada Guitar Society present an evening with World Class Guitarist Jon Mendle on Friday, May 20th at 7pm in BAC’s Grand Ballroom.

Jon Mendle will transport you to another era as he plays his 11 string Archguitar. He began studying the guitar at the age of 12, and recently earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied with renowned guitarist Sergio Assad. Based in San Francisco, Jon has performed solo and ensemble works at venues throughout northern California and Nevada. In 2009, he won the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s biennial Guitar Concerto Competition, playing Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra. He performed this work with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra in May 2010.

Jon’s primary instrument is an 11-string Archguitar built in 2007 by Alan Perlman of San Francisco. The Archguitar is a hybrid of the Renaissance and Baroque lutes, 19th century guitar, and modern guitar, making it ideal for a large cross section of early music, as well as certain modern and impressionist works.

Larry Aynesmith, guitarist and Nevada Artist Fellowship honoree, opens the performance for Mendle.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 student and seniors, and $10 for BAC members

[image and text from BAC and the artist’s websites]

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Heidi Ayarbe Reading for the Carson City Library Foundation

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City

318 N Carson St, #100
Carson City

A benefit produced by and for the Carson City Library Foundation

Heidi Ayarbe, Carson City native and author of Freeze Frame and Compromised, recently published Compulsion, her new young adult novel. Award-winning author Francisco X Stork of Marcelo in the Real World) stated: “Compulsion is a starkly honest, compelling read. It will grab you and plunge you into the unusual, yet strangely familiar mind of Jake Martin and you will come out different.”

The Carson City Library Foundation is hosting a reading by Carson City native Heidi Ayarbe on Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 pm B'Sghetti's. Ms. Ayarbe will read from Compulsion.

The funds raised will support the Carson City Library Foundation's Capital Campaign Fund for the new Library’s Teen Area.

Tickets: $20 each, $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the Browser's Corner bookstore at the Carson City Library or call Amber Sady, Youth Librarian at 887-2244 ext. 1012 to reserve your ticket and pick it up at will-call at B’Sghetti’s.

[text from the Foundation’s press release; images from Ayarbe website and CCAI blog]

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Exhibition of Wally Cuchine Art Collection

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

An exhibition of selected works from the Wally Cuchine Art Collection will be at the Saint Mary's Art Center from May 1 – June 19, 2011. The public is cordially invited for the reception for the collector, Saturday, May 14, 4 - 6pm. The Center is open to the public Fridays through Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Wally arguably owns largest individual collection of work by Nevada artists, now with more than 1,000 pieces, in the state. The exhibition includes a selection of work from the collection including pieces by Ron Arthaud, Robert Caples, Larry Jacox, Jean LeGassick, Jim McCormick, Marilyn Melton, Jeff Nicholson, Craig Sheppard, and Sidne Teske.

This spring, Wally recently received the Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities and a Governor's Arts Award for Leadership in the Arts. He was awarded a Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Commission on Tourism in 2010 and was named a Distinguished Nevadan by the Nevada system of Higher Education in 2006 for advancing the cultural well being of Nevadans.

Wally recently retired as Director of the Eureka Opera House and Eureka Sentinel Museum and Director of Cultural Tourism and Economic Development in Eureka County. In these roles he regularly brought music, poetry, theater, and literary events to Eureka County. He also created a permanent art collection of work by Nevada artists for Eureka County that is on permanent exhibition at the Eureka Opera House.

[text and photograph of Mr. Cuchine from the St. Mary’s Art Center press release]

Monday, May 09, 2011

Nevada State Museum: Nevada's Rock Art

Nevada State Museum
600 N Carson Street
Carson City

The Nevada Rock Art Foundation presents “Nevada’s Rock Art,” a free public lecture by retired BLM State Archaeologist, Dr. Pat Barker on Wednesday, May 11, 6pm at the Nevada State Museum.

As part of an in-depth look at our State's petroglyphs and pictographs, Dr. Barker will explore the different styles of rock art that are spread across our vast State, and investigate possible meanings for this enigmatic art form.

[text from the NMS press release, image from the Nevada Rock Art website]

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Wild Horse Children's Theater: Honk! Jr.

Wild Horse Children’s Theater at the

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

813 N Carson Street

Carson City

Wild Horse Children's Theater presents "Honk! Jr.", the award winning musical that transformed Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of the Ugly Duckling into a modern musical comedy appropriate for everyone in the family. Performances are at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson Street.

Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, "Honk! Jr." tells the story of Ugly, who is shunned because of his odd, gawky looks and struggles for acceptance and understanding from his family and the other animals in the barnyard. Along his journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and how to be comfortable in his own skin (or rather, feathers), but he also finds love and acceptance, regardless of what others think.

Performance Dates/Times

Friday, May 6, 13 at 7pm

Saturday 7, 14 at 4pm and at 7 pm

Sunday 8, 15 at 4pm


$10 for adults

$8 for seniors/students

$5 for ages 12 and under

children 3 and under are free

For tickets or information, call 775.887.0438 or visit Wild Horse Children’s Theater online

[image and text from Wild Horse Children’s Theater press release]

Thursday, May 05, 2011

CCAI Art Workshops at Mark Twain Elementary School

Capital City Arts Initiative at
Mark Twain Elementary School
Carson City Nevada

We are delighted to present images from the CCAI Artists In Education Program with UNR grad student Amerique Powell teaching after-school art workshops for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in April.

The images are from the drawing faces and drawing animals workshops.

We give special thanks to Mark Twain Elementary School and the Carson City School District for their collaboration with CCAI.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May FWAC at the BRIC

Wednesday, May 4, 4:30-6pm
First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center
108 E. Proctor Street * [map]
Carson City

CCAI invites you to attend its 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.

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

[image from Wikimedia search for 'coffee']

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Last Two Weeks for The Radiant City Exhibition

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 E Musser St
Carson City

This is the last two weeks to see The Radiant City Work by 5 Las Vegas Contemporary Artists: Catherine Borg, Justin Favela, Noelle C. Garcia, Emily Kennerk, Wendy Kveck. With an image taken at the February opening reception, we invite you to stop by the CCAI Courthouse Gallery to see the show; the gallery is open to the public 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. The exhibition will close Friday, May 13, 5pm.

We extend special thanks to the Carson City Courthouse and the City of Carson City for their partnership with CCAI.