Monday, October 24, 2011

Mick Sheldon: Gone 30 Years But Still a Nevadan

Capital City Arts Initiative
Nevada Neighbors
at the
Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Wednesday, October 26: reception 6:15pm, talk 7pm

Mick Sheldon's talk, Gone 30 Years But Still a Nevadan, is another in the Nevada Neighbors series of public talks presented by the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] on contemporary art practice. Mick will speak at the Carson City Library Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm; an informal reception for the artist will begin at 6:15pm. The reception and talk are free and the public is cordially invited.

Mick's talk is a companion piece to his exhibition, Still Lifes for Cowpokes, at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E Musser St, Carson City. The exhibition closes Friday, January 6, 2012.

Mick Sheldon, a tenured professor at American River College in Sacramento and a working artist for most of his adult life, will discuss his unique approach to creating and composing artworks of various mediums and styles: sculpture, oil painting and woodblocks. His talk, with a generous dose of his idiosyncratic humor, will center on how he vigorously approaches his art on a daily basis, driven by his appreciation of contemporary life in the West. Mick’s work embodies a synthesis of formal and expressive styles that assemble figures, light, color and space qualities that celebrate the heroic energy of our region.

Mick is a Reno native and UNR alumnus. He earned a MFA degree in painting from the University of California at Davis in 1992. After working a series of “dead end jobs,” he started teaching at two schools and a prison back in the late eighties. In 2004, he began teaching as a full-time professor at American River College where he is now tenured and serves as Director of the James Kaneko Gallery. Sheldon lives with his wife in Yolo, California.

[Mick Sheldon painting: Last Out of the Rodeo, oil on linen, 2009]

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