Sunday, May 22, 2011
Splendor in the Glass opening reception
Wednesday, May 25, 5 to 7pm
CCAI Courthouse Gallery [map]
885 East Musser Street
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 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
449 West King Street
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
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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
600 N Carson Street
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 at the
Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada
813 N Carson Street
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.
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
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
First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Carson City's Business Resource and Innovation Center
108 E. Proctor Street * [map]
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
885 E Musser St
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.