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Apr 11, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

Arts & Culture Events in Nevada This Week
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

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Boulder City
29th Annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival
Apr 12th - Apr 13th
Boulder City Art Guild presents the 29th annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival. With more than 100 artists from seven Western states, the festival consists of two days of fine art, food and music. At BiCentennial Park, Colorado St.

Carson City
Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Apr 12th
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents the 9th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion According to St. Matthew. At Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 US Highway 395.

Suzanne Kanatsiz's "Seven Sennings"
Through May 29th
The Capital City Arts Initiative exhibition, "Seven Sennings," by artist Suzanne Kanatsiz is at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St. The artist created the series of large 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 exhibition includes 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 Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC], 108 E Proctor Street.

Elko County Art Club Annual Show & Sale
Through Apr 15th
Superior works from artists in Elko County. Sculptures, oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, stained glass & handwoven fabric are exhibited in the Barrick Gallery at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St.
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.
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 Nevada's geographical and cultural differences. At Great Basin College Art Gallery, 1500 College Parkway.
Incline Village
Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Apr 18th
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents the 9th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion According to St. Matthew. At St. Patrick's Church, 341 Village Blvd.
Las Vegas

"Babe Ruth, A Life and A Legend"
Apr 18th
Frank X. Mullen presents a Chautauqua portrayal of Babe Ruth who, with his power hitting, built the modern game of baseball. At Lloyd D. George US Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

160th Helen Stewart Birthday Celebration
Apr 12th
Join Friends of the Fort at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., to celebrate the 160th birthday of Helen J. Stewart, the "First Lady of Las Vegas."

Curious Moments - Recent Work by Stewart Freshwater
Through Apr 25th
Stewart Freshwater, a well known, longtime Las Vegas artist and graduate of UNLV, will be featured in a solo show in the Jessie Metcalf Gallery, Tam Alumni Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Hillary Price's "Cerebral Projections"
Through May 16th
Hillary Price simulates the way memories are stored within the folds of the brain through the use of discarded nylons as both installation material and painting surface. At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

Michael Barrett's "Memories for the Future"
Through May 23rd
Artist Michael Barrett, a former Marine, polishes nearly 7,000 pennies – one for every war casualty between 2001 & 2014 – as part of his Memories for the Future exhibit in the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S Grand Central.

Starlight and Strings: Tango
Apr 11th
A fundraising evening in support of Winchester Cultural Center. Hors d'oeuvres and wine and live music, a raffle and a silent auction, an extraordinary concert of live tango music and dance. At 3130 S. Mcleod Drive.

Curious Moments - Recent Work by Stewart Freshwater
Through Apr 25th
Stewart Freshwater, a well known, longtime Las Vegas artist and graduate of UNLV, will be featured in a solo show in the Jessie Metcalf Gallery, Tam Alumni Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

In Perfect Harmony
Through May 4th
An exhibit of collaborative puzzle woodcut prints and woodblocks featuring over 400 international artists in projects directed by Maria Arango Diener. At Sahara West Library Art Gallery, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico
Through Sep 27th
Images on display embody the complicated artistic nature of Christian iconography, symbolism and devotion that were the norm in Mexico by the 19th century. At UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Opening reception Mar 28th.

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. At UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.


Presidio Brass in Concert
Apr 11th
The Presidio Brass quintet is a dynamic new force in American brass chamber music, performing jazz and classical music. They'll perform at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda.  Presented by Carson Valley Arts Council.

North Las Vegas
Anne Hoff: Seeking Silence
Through Jun 6th
A solo exhibit of fine art prints, drawings, and installation artwork by CSN Professor of Printmaking and Drawing, Anne Hoff. At the CSN Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Artist reception May 9th.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Apr 13th
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents the 9th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion according to St. Matthew. At Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 501 California Ave.

Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre Concert
Apr 16th
Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre will perform a public concert, Sense of Place, an entertaining evening of dance filled with innovative movement, music and athleticism. At North Valleys High School Theatre, 1470 E. Golden Valley Rd.

"The Basket Series" Melissa Melero
Through Apr 18th
City of Reno Metro Gallery exhibits mixed media paintings by Melissa Melero inspired by Great Basin basketry. At Reno City Hall, One E. 1st St.

"The Untraditional Feminist" - Amy Hunter
Through Apr 18th
Gallery West in McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, hosts an exhibition of photographs by Amy Hunter. “The Untraditional Feminist” is a subtle yet scathing critique on the historic roles of women in association with domestic responsibilities.

"Transmutations" - Kati Toivanen
Through Apr 18th
Gallery East in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts an exhibition of digitally composed photographs by Kati Toivanen. “Transmutations” is a body of digital collages that oscillate between abstraction and representation.

24th Annual TMCC Writers' Conference
Apr 12th
Meet with fellow writers from far and wide, as well as prolific editors and literary agents. Increase your motivation to move those creative projects forward and pursue your writing dreams. At TMCC Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd.

Argenta Concert Series: Spring Thunder with Argenta Trio
Apr 17th
The Argenta Concert Series presents the final appearance of the season by the University of Nevada, Reno’s premier chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Argenta Trio. At UNR Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Claire Stephens
Apr 14th - Apr 21st
Claire Stephens' work is based on her experiences and memories within the Nevada landscape. Opening reception Apr 17th. At UNR Jot Travis Bldg.

Reno Jazz Festival Showcase and Awards Ceremony
Apr 12th
The Festival Showcase will feature a performance by the winners of the RJF All-Star Performers competition, and encore performances from some of the highest-rated groups and soloists in the festival. At Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St.

The Museum Plays
Apr 18th
Set in museums that range from New York’s Natural History Museum to Amsterdam’s Sex Museum, this lively evening of 10-minute plays explores the philosophical, political and personal ramifications of the art we revere. At UNR Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ian Bogost
Apr 17th
Ian Bogost is an author and game designer. He writes about technology and culture and makes video games for political, social, educational and artistic uses. At UNR Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

"Lend Me a Tenor"
Through Apr 19th
Reno Little Theater presents "Lend Me a Tenor" - Ken Ludwig's madcap classic farce, winner of Tony & Drama Desk Awards.  At  Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St.

Apr 11th
Kneebody‘s sound is explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, balanced with adventurous improvising. At At Church Fine Arts Nightingale Concert Hall.

Monty Python's Spamalot
Through Apr 12th
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. At Nell J Redfield Performing Arts Center, 505 Keystone Ave.

Exhibit: Erika Harrsch
Through May 29th
Erika Harrsch, the 2014 School of the Arts Visiting Artist in Residence, will present an exhibition that explores the intimate aspects of the human condition. At Artspace, West Street Market, 144 West St.
Facing 88 Years of The Riverside Exhibition
Through Apr 25th
With the exhibition, "Facing 88 Years of The Riverside: Portraits of People Who Were Influenced by Reno's Historic Landmark," the Portrait Society of Reno brings a human face to the historic Riverside building. Reception on Apr 17th.

The Memory Card
Through Apr 19th
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company has teamed up with The Reno Video Game Symphony to create a new, unique play, The Memory Card, happening in both the real world and a world that creates video games. At Good Luck Macbeth Theatre, 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 "Lend Me a Tenor" 3/28-4/20, and "The Heiress" 5/2-5/18.  At RLT, 147 E. Pueblo St.

Virginia City

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.
New Opportunities
Auditions for "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"
Apr 13th
Bruka Theatre is looking for male and female singers to perform in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."  Singing auditions will be held at Bruka Theatre. Send an email to with questions.

Novel Writing for Kids
Apr 26th - May 17th
Learn the basics of writing, editing, and publishing fiction. Ages 11-17. Presented by WCSD Community Education.

Novel Writing Workshop
Apr 26th - May 17th
Sharpen your novel writing skills through character and scene building, self-editing and publishing–and stay motivated throughout the process. Presented by WCSD Community Education.

Virginia City
Pastel Painting Workshop
May 23rd - May 25th
Acclaimed local Nevadan artist Sidne Teske will be instructing a workshop in pastels over this weekend at St Mary’s Art Center. Call 775-756-5002 for more information.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
May 16th - May 18th
The workshop will cover composition, color mixing, atmospheric color and values. A demonstration will be done each day, along with individual help and group critiques in the evening. At St. Mary's Art Center.
Sun Mountain Photography - Chemigram Workshop
May 29th - June 1st
Learn to make chemigrams  to create unique non-objective images on photographic silver based films and papers. At St. Mary's Art Center.

Virginia City Photographic Workshop
May 28th - June 1st
Photograph the historic town of Virginia City and the surrounding area including rusty old stuff, the cemetery, old buildings, mining shaft and opera house. At St. Mary's Art Center.



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