Dec 10th, 2014 - Sep 6th, 2015
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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
Carson City

31st Annual Holiday Treat Concert
Dec 14th

It's a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony will be joined by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and Norma Conway's Victorian Dancers. At Carson City Community Center, 851 E William St.
Governor's Arts Awards Visual Arts Commission Spotlight: Maria Arango-Diener & Elaine Jason
Through Jan 22nd

Nevada Arts Council showcases two Governor’s Arts Award Commission artists who have contributed to Nevada through artistic achievement and service to the arts. The exhibit spotlights Maria Arango-Diener's woodcut prints and Elaine Jason's neon sculptures. At NAC - OXS Gallery, 719 N. Carson St.
Silk & Sinew Exhibition
Through Jan 23rd
The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents its exhibition, "Silk & Sinew," by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery Courthouse, 885 E Musser Street. The exhibit includes embroidered images based on medical MRIs as well as large floral quilts.
 BRIC Art 5
Through Sep 7th
The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, "BRIC Art 5," with artwork by eight area artists at the City’s Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC]. The BRIC is located at 108 E Proctor St.
From the Western Folklife Center Collection
Through Dec 20th

The exhibit features the handcrafted work of artisans from throughout the West represented in the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of contemporary gear. At Wiegand Gallery, 501 Railroad St.
A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard
Through Dec 20th
The Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St., announces the installation of the exhibition, "A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings" by Crag Sheppard.

Community Christmas Concert
Dec 13th
Carson Valley Arts Council presents a Community Christmas Concert featuring Douglas High School Concert Band and Jazz Band, the Madrigals and Women's Choir plus the Pau Wau Lu Steel Drum Band. There will also be a special surprise guest. At Saint Gail's Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane.
 Consort Canzona's Lessons and Carols
Dec 13th & Dec 15th
Consort Canzona, a group of instrumentalists and singers that specializes in early music, presents “Lessons and Carols” this Christmas season. Dec 13th at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane; Dec 15th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave.
 Handel’s Messiah
Dec 17th
G. F. Handel's monumental Baroque oratorio will be presented by TOCCATA - Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, in the sanctuary of Saint Gail's Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane.

Dec 11th - Dec 13th
 The city of Henderson creates an enchanted Christmas celebration inspired by your favorite fairytales. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony, visits with Santa, gingerbread contest, evening light parade, craft vendors and live entertainment. At Henderson Convention Center & Events Plaza, 200 Water St.
Incline Village
TOCCATA Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec 14th

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 9th annual production of Handel's Messiah. At Cornerstone Church, 300 Country Club Drive.
The Keepers
Through Dec 17th
An exhibition of work by BFA student Annie Mac. At Garage Door Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, 1008 Tahoe Blvd.
Las Vegas
Classical Touch Concert Series - Home for the Holidays
Dec 14th

A musical celebration of traditional holiday songs and melodies featuring the Dean Petersen ES student choir as guest artists. Concert is highlighted by the presentation of the FINAL 4+1 awards for outstanding young musicians. At Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Meshugginah Klezmorim
Dec 14th
The band plays klezmer, the very human music known for its expressiveness and echoes of the human voice, including the sounds of laughter and sobs. Klezmer in the U.S. was influenced by American jazz and is sometimes called “Jewish jazz.” At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. Mcleod Drive.
Pulama (to cherish)
Dec 13th
Hálau Hula ‘O Kaleimomi hula school’s annual show features its many dancers with the celebrated dancer Sheldeen Haleamau and the trio of the great slack-key guitarist and falsetto singer Gary Haleamau. At Winchester Cultural Center
"Water Ways: Nature and Urban Relationships within the Southern Nevada Watershed"
Through Jan 30th

Exhibition "Water Ways: Nature and Urban Relationships within the Southern Nevada Watershed" features works by artists ages 5 to adult at two simultaneous venues: Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., and Clark County Wetlands Park exhibit hall, 2050 E Wetlands Park Lane. Each space features artworks inspired by aspects of the urban and natural areas of the watershed and wetlands park.
Gig Depio's "A Brief History"
Through Jan 9th

"A Brief History" is a body of recent works by Gig Depio that focuses on the convergence of culture within the diverse population of Las Vegas. At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Dr.  
Yesterday & Today
Through May 30th
"Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the native peoples of southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery, works by contemporary artists and artisans, and more. At UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4504 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Carol Brown Art Exhibit
Through Jan 29th
Local artist Carol Brown specializes in printmaking, collage from hand printed papers, and handmade books. She carves a block of wood for each color using traditional Japanese tools, brushes and paper. At Copeland Gallery, 572 US Hwy 395.

North Las Vegas
CSN Choral Concert
Dec 11th

The Department of Fine Arts’ vocal ensembles -- Chamber Chorale, College Singers, Jazz Singers and members of the voice classes -- perform a semester-ending concert. At Nicholas J. Horn Theatre.
I See How It Is
Dec 16th - Jan 9th.
Holland Project Gallery presents the work of L.A. based artist Christina Lee in the hallway gallery space, 140 Vesta St. Opening reception Dec. 19th.
 The Forest
Dec 16th - Jan 9th
The Holland Project Gallery will be transformed into a forest by local artist Josie Luciano. An opening reception with the artist will be on Friday, Dec. 19th.
"Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike"
Through Dec 21st
Winner of the 2013 TONY award for Best Play, Christopher Durang's witty comedy about family relationships is fun for anyone 13 or older.  At Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St.
"Festive and Fabulous" - An Evening of Peace, Joy and Celebration
Dec 12th
It’s an exquisite evening of voices in song as the members of the Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus, the premier gay men’s chorus in Nevada, ring in the holiday season! At Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave.
Investigations in Making
Through Jan 2nd

Local artist Amy Aramanda will be showing new, experimental work at the Holland Project Micro Gallery, inside Bibo Coffee Co., 945 Record St. While working mainly in photography, Aramanda dabbles in many mediums.
The Nutcracker Ballet
Dec 12th - Dec 14th
The stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be alive with a sugar plum fairy and dancing mice as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents its 19th annual Nutcracker Ballet. 
 TOCCATA Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec 12th & Dec 19th
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 9th annual production of Handel's Messiah. The program includes seasonal carols that the audience is welcome to join in singing. Dec 12th at First United Methodist Church, 209 West 1st St; Dec 19th at Grace Church, 1220 Robb Drive.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez: A Christmas Spectacular
Dec 12th
A performance of the internationally recognized Mariachi Sol de Mexico with Maestro Jose Hernandez. This world music will acknowledge mariachi music as an art form. At Grand Sierra Resort Ballroom, 2500 E. Second St.
Through Dec 31st
Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 S. Virginia St., presents PRINT, original and limited edition prints and sculptures from Art Walk Reno's 2014 featured artists & the Nevada Woodchucks. 
Ham For The Holidays
Through Dec 20th

Set in a fictional town in Georgia on Christmas Eve 1939. "Ham for the Holidays" is a warm-hearted homage to traditional farce with its broad character sketches and pratfalls. At Bruka Theatre, 99 N.Virginia St.
Melissa Melero: Numu (Paiute)
Through Feb 26th
This exhibition of mixed media abstract paintings is inspired by the landscape and culture of the Numu (Northern Paiute) in Nevada. Organic objects, sand, rice papers, acrylic washes and mediums are layered intuitively to create a visual narrative of Paiute life. At Artspace. 144 West St.
 Holiday Art Boutique featuring Teaching Artists
Through Dec 24th

An exhibit and sale of unique fine art and gifts created by VSAN’s teaching artists at the historic Lake Mansion, 250 Court St. Tour the mansion while enjoying art pieces and gifts including ornaments, cards, jewelry, water color, collage pieces, books and more.
5th Annual Stranger Show
Through Dec 11th
The 5th Annual Stranger Show is a collaborative program that pairs art students from Hug High School with practicing artists from our local community to create pieces centered on the theme, "strange." An exhibition of their work will be on display at Holland Project Gallery, 140 Vesta St.
Master of Fine Arts Exhibit: Bahareh Shabrabi Farahani and Mahsan Ghazianzad
Through Dec 12th
Master of Fine Arts candidates Bahareh Shabrabi Farahani and Mahsan Ghazianzad put on a two-person exhibition.  At UNR Student Galleries South, Jot Travis Bldg.
Cherie Hacker: Abstract Shift
Through Dec 12th
Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts paintings by Sacramento artist Cherie Hacker. In "Abstract Shift" the paintings emulate a sense of naturalness experienced from a wilderness outing. At 1 East First St.
 Emily Silver: Ten Walks at the Edge of Las Vegas
Through Dec 12th
McKinley East and West Galleries host recent work by Emily Silver. "Ten Walks at the Edge of Las Vegas" is about the edge between city and nature. At 925 Riverside Dr.
 Sierra Watercolor Society Exhibit "Arte a la Carte"
Through Dec 13th
New exhibit of original watercolor paintings by local artists, plus raffle of donated paintings by renowned guest artists & silent auction of smaller paintings. At Wilbur D. May Museum, 1595 N. Sierra St.Justin Maes: Recent Work
Through Dec 12th
Justin Maes' three-dimensional print installations are playful riffs on the iconography and visual culture of the American West. At UNR Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts.
Celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial "Nevada - Then and Now"
Through Dec 13th
Nevada Historical Society, in partnership with the Latimer Art Club, is hosting the 7th Annual "Miniature" Juried and Judged Art Exhibition. At NHS, 1650 N. Virginia St

Reno Pops Holiday Concert
Dec 12th
Join the Reno Pops Orchestra for its “Joy to the World” holiday concert. Enjoy holiday favorites from around the world, including an audience singalong. At The Rock Church, 4950 Vista Blvd.
New Opportunities

Carson City
Community Arts Development Program Assistant, Nevada Arts Council
Dec 31st

The Nevada Arts Council is recruiting for its Community Arts Development Program Assistant. The position contributes to the planning, development and management of program components that provide professional development and services to local arts agencies, and community-based arts and cultural organizations throughout the state. Read more information about the position and Application Packet at

Franconia, MN

2015 Artist Opportunities @ Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for 2015 artist opportunities including Artist Fellowships, Hot Metal Residency, Intern Artists and Arts Administration Internships. The progressive arts organization located NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, provides residence and workspace to artists in a 43-acre sculpture park. For details and deadlines, see