Statewide - Nevada Arts Council Current Exhibit and EventsAdd to my Trip Planner
Mar 7, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
Arts & Culture Events in Nevada
Here's a listing of arts and cultural events and opportunities across Nevada. For details on these and other activities, or to post your organization's events, visit http://www.arts4nevada.org
"Odds & Ends" Jazz & Poetry
The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Sheryl Adams and Cindee LeVal will be joined by six poets and readers for "Odds and Ends," a lively evening of big-band jazz music and poetry. At Comma Coffee, 312 S Carson St.
Sunset Mardi Gras Celebration
The Millennium Bugs with vocalist Jakki Ford will play at the Mardi Gras celebration. Features live music, dancing, King of Mardi Gras contest, Creole dinner. Proceeds benefit youth programs of the Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City. At Carson Nugget Casino, 507 N. Carson St.
Lineage and Line Work
Through Apr 4th
Lineage and Line Work, featuring paintings by Reno artist Erik Burke, is on display at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery, 716 N. Carson St. A recipient of a 2014 Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention grant, Burke creates art in public spaces throughout the world.
MFA - Rite of Passage
Through Mar 21st
"MFA-Rite of Passage" is the result of Blanco de San Roman's MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) pursuit. His works are for the first time combined in a single exhibition in order to demonstrate the progress and development of an artist. At Western Nevada College, Carson City, 2201 W. College Parkway.
Suzanne Kanatsiz's "Seven Sennings"
Through May 29th
The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, "Seven Sennings," by artist Suzanne Kanatsiz at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St. The artist created the series of large "Seven Sennings" drawings in reference to the wild mountain sages of ancient days in China and Japan.
BRIC Art 4
Through Sep 5th
The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 4, with artwork by eight area artists. BRIC Art 4 features artwork by Kyle Akins, Megan Berner, Carol Brown, Erik Holland, Melissa Melero, Stephen Reid, Lynn Schmidt and Julia Schwadron. At the City’s Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC], 108 E Proctor Street.
Expressing the Rural West: Into the Future Exhibition
Through Sep 6th
Premiering during the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, this exhibition celebrates the new renaissance of western artistry among young gearmakers and visual artists. At Wiegand Gallery, Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St.
The Western Folklife Center hosts Jam On! a monthly jam session for all musicians, from beginner to professional. Spectators are welcome and the Pioneer Saloon will be open. Old-time, country, western and Celtic music jamming every second Wednesday in 2014. At Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St.
The Western Folklife Center is hosting Let’s Dance! - - a twice-monthly event - every 2nd and 4th Thursday throughout 2014 that includes dance lessons followed by open dancing. A partner is not required and beginners are welcome to join the fun.
Of Time & Place: Lara Alberti & Geographical Divide
Through Apr 12th
"Of Time & Place: Lara Alberti & Geographical Divides" combines two stunning exhibits highlighting talented Nevada artists. Lara Albert creates small-scale worlds in the "Time" portion. The "Place" portion features 16 artists who explore the geographical and cultural differences in Nevada. At Great Basin College Art Gallery, 1500 College Parkway.
City Hall Gallery
Through Jul 10th
Breathtaking artwork created by city of Henderson employees and residents is displayed throughout Henderson City Hall, 240 Water St.
Impressions at Siena
Through Apr 22nd
Henderson students add a splash of color with vibrant artwork in the hallways of St Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus, 3001 St. Rose Pkwy. Impressions at Siena features Sue Morrow Elementary School students.
19th Annual Educational Taste of Excellence
The theme of the wine and food tasting event is Cultures of the World; it will include a champagne toast, silent and live auction and live jazz entertainment. It will be held at the World Market Center, Building C, 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Masterworks Series IV: Rising Star
Award-winning rising star pianist Alexander Schimpf will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a sweeping, stirring concert that also features Sibelius’s Second Symphony conducted by David Lockington. At Reynolds Hall, The Smith Center, 360 Symphony Park Ave.
Fiber Arts Guild Meeting
Las Vegas Fiber Arts Guild holds its monthly meeting along with a demo of Loom Bead Weaving. At Blind Center, 1001 N. Bruce St.
Shana Tucker: Chamber Soul Cello & Songs
Cellist, guitarist and singer/songwriter Shana Tucker is well known as a jazz musician and composer and is now a resident performer in Cirque de Soleil’s Ka at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The concert is at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. Mcleod Drive.
The Claire Lynch Band
Grammy nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries. Her ensemble delivers country ballads, bluegrass, swing and Southern Appalachian clog dancing. At Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.
X Y Z = ኤክስ ዋይ ዚ: Thesis Exhibition
Mar 10th - Mar 14th
Abraham Abebe’s MFA thesis exhibition “X Y Z = ኤክስ ዋይ ዚ” explores three dimensional space. Closing reception will be held on Friday March 14, 6 - 9pm. At UNLV Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, 4505 Maryland Pkwy.
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Through Apr 26th
"Art for Art's Sake" was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. At UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
Bobbie Ann Howell: "Vistas and Viewpoints"
Through Mar 14th
“Vistas and Viewpoints” unites two of Bobbie Ann Howell’s signature art processes, collaged photography and cut-paper drawings--and the combinations do not stop there. All the artwork in this exhibit is derived from influences within the Nevada landscape. At the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.
Puertas Y Ventanas - The Portals of San Miguel
Through Mar 7th
Roberto Rico exhibits his current series of windows and doors. He has used a variety of mediums in this series of work including graphite, charcoal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and pastels. At Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara.
Larry Darnell Stokes: "Horse"
Through Mar 21st
Larry Darnell Stokes’ new bronze sculpture exhibit gallops through Clark County’s sculpture gallery into the new year. The exhibit, entitled “Horse,” will be on display at the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Centrall Parkway.
North Las Vegas
CSN One-Act Festival
Mar 14th - Mar 16th
Students at the College of Southern Nevada and members of the Las Vegas theatre community join together to direct and perform in one-act plays. At CSN BackStage Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
CSN Student Dance Concert
CSN dance students present their 15th annual concert with various types of dance in this student-generated display of kinetic creativity. At CSN BackStage Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
What Is Art 101?
Through Mar 21st
The College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery will host an exhibition curated by CSN Professor of Art and Art History, Dennis Angel, that explores the title question, “What is Art 101?” This exhibition features 20 current and former CSN art students’ artwork. At CSN Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
Mayumi Amada: "Eternity in Mortality”
Through Mar 14th
The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery will present a solo exhibit by Japanese artist and University of Minnesota faculty member Mayumi Amada titled “Eternity in Mortality.” At College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
Fifth Annual Harp Plus Concert
The annual concert features University of Nevada, Reno harp faculty member Marina Roznitovsky Oster performing solos and chamber music with guest artists. The concert culminates with pieces for a large harp ensemble. At UNR Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.
Goldi - Bruka's Theatre For Children
Mar 6th - Mar 8th
Bruka Theatre presents Goldi - a fairytale that's just right. Written by Mary Bennett, this adaptation of Goldilocks brings a contemporary spin to the Grimm's Fairytale storyline and moral message. At Bruka Theatre
99 N. Virginia St.
Reno Pops Orchestra: Romance & Chivalry
An enchanted evening of romance and chivalry including music about Romeo and Juliet, Camelot, NY’s West Side, San Francisco, and other songs about love and chivalry. At Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR.
Through Mar 22nd
Dysfunction reigns In the acerbic black comedy, The Lyons, presented by Bruka Theatre 21st Century Theatre Art. It's an intimate, frightening and often hilarious examination of how we cope with loneliness and disappointment. At Bruka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St.
Watercolorist Nancy Collins Painting Demonstration
Sierra Watercolor Society brings to Reno watercolorist Nancy Collins, renowned for her vibrant colors and dramatic paintings. This free demo is open to anyone who would like to be inspired to create more powerful, evocative works of art. At Temple Sinai Social Hall, 3405 Gulling Rd.
Krista Lukas Poetry Reading
Lake Tahoe native Krista Lukas will read from her newest collection of poems, 'Fans of My Unconscious,' at Sierra Arts Gallery, 717 S. Virginia St. The reading is co-sponsored by Nevada Arts Council with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Black Rock Press.
Wind Ensemble: “The Wind Band Music of David Holsinger”
This concert will be held during the Western/Northwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association. Featured composer David Holsinger will give insights to his various compositions. The Wind Ensemble will present the world premiere performance of a new Holsinger work. At UNR Nightingale Concert Hall.
Argenta Concert Series: A Tale of Violins with Ani and Ida Kavafian
An opportunity to witness two legendary sister violinists, who have lived rich musical careers, sharing the stage. Ani and Ida Kavafian will present works by Mozart, Moszkowski and Dvorak. At UNR Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.
Exhibit: BFA Thesis Show
Through Mar 10th
Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates exhibit their final thesis work. The first in a series of two final thesis exhibitions. At UNR Student Galleries South, Rm 105, Jot Travis Bldg.
Foolish Mortals: A Shakespearean Look At Duplicity, Mistaken Identity, and The Madness of Love
A new play featuring scenes from Shakespeare's greatest works. At Laxalt Theater, 401 W. Second St.
John Lennon and Me
Mar 6th - Mar 9th
Winner of many national awards, this uproarious play about life, death, power and first boyfriends was adapted by the author, Cherie Bennett, from her popular book, Good-bye, Best Friend. At Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, 713 S. Virginia St.
Sierra Watercolor Exhibit
Through May 18th
New exhibit of paintings by local watercolor artists, "Let's Go High-brow," inspired by and open during spring Reno Little Theater shows "Jerry Finnegan's Sister" 2/27-3/2; "Lend Me a Tenor" 3/28-4/20, "The Heiress" 5/2-5/18. At RLT, 147 E. Pueblo St.
Exhibit: Manipulated View
Through Apr 8th
The American West is more than a place or landscape: it’s an idea, a dream and a mythology. The artists included in the exhibit direct attention to the construction of the American West through images. At UNR Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts.
Battle Born Hues
Through Mar 28th
Striking, colorful and high in contrast, Battle Born Hues, an exhibition of new paintings from Reno urban artist Bryce Chisholm, is a Nevada showcase of the people, animals and places that make our state unique.At Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 S. Virginia St.
Through Mar 7th
Are you ready for adventure? “Farflung” -- a devised, multimedia, theatre performance with music composed by Graham Flett -- explores physical and vocal propulsion in an investigation of boundaries beyond familiar, habitual surroundings. At UNR Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts.
Mandala Installation for the Lunar New Year
Through Mar 22nd
Nancy Hom will work with the community to build a giant mandala in observance of the Lunar New Year at Artspace in the West Street Market in downtown Reno.
Dancing With the Tahoe Stars
Tahoe Arts Project present the Second Annual Dancing With The Tahoe Stars at the MontBleu Theater. This benefit for Tahoe Arts projects features a Dancing with the Stars type competition pairing 10 members of the community with 10 local dancers.
At the Edge of The Wood
Through Apr 20th
A soundscape installation by Santa Fe musician Ben Tempchin and Reno artist Sarah Lillegard. At St. Mary's Art Center, 55 R Street.
Shooting The West - The Nevada Photography Experience
Through Mar 9th
An annual photography symposium with the goal of presenting and displaying top notch photographers and other visual artists who emphasize the American West. Workshops, exhibits, contests and talks provide a forum to exchange ideas, showcase talents and improve skills. At Winnemucca Convention Center, 25 W. Winnemucca Blvd.
"Art in Public Places" Lecture Series: Amie Siegel
American artist Amie Siegel's work including photographs, video, film installations and feature films has shown in solo and group exhibitions. The City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs Spring Artist Lecture Series is presented by The Las Vegas Arts Commission and the UNLV Department of Fine Art
ARTrageous Vegas 2014: Artists in Wonderland
Entries now being accepted for ARTrageous Vegas - the annual art extravaganza that benefits The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. Our 2014 event, “Artists in Wonderland,” will be held Saturday, June 14.
"Flamework Bead Making" Class
Discover the basic techniques of this fascinating decorative and functional art form as you build a bead, make stringers and twisty stringers, use frit and silver foil, and learn to set up and operate a propane/oxygen torch. Presented by WCSD Community Education.
Filmmaking for Teens
Discover dynamic ways to tell your stories on film. Gain the tools needed to write dynamic scripts, find the right actors and music, and how to release and promote your work. Learn how to utilize Reno locations and employ original shooting techniques. As a group, make a short film to be premiered in the last class.
Shakespeare's Midsummer @ The Lear
Merry War Theatre Group with Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co. will be holding auditions for its June production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Lear Theater. This production will be performed on the steps of The Lear as part of Artown.
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