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
Endangered Species Fine Art Exhibit
Through Feb 27th
"Endangered Species" is a fine art exhibit of paintings by by Jeffrey Oldham. At Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in Historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.
"Second Skin" by Sarah Lillegard
Feb 2nd - April 17th
"Second Skin" is part of an ongoing series by Sarah Lillegard, a 2014 Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellow. Lillegard is a mixed-media artist whose work pulls from the traditions of handcrafts and western iconography. Opening reception Feb 18th. At OXS Gallery, Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Ste. A
2015 International Film Weekend
Feb 5th - Feb 7th
The International Film Weekend will be held over three days. The event will feature award-winning international films and independent films demonstrating global awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity. At Bob Boldrick Theatre/Carson City Community Center, 851 E William St.
Nevada Artists Association's "New Years" Art Show
Through Feb 13th
The Nevada Artists Association presents its New Years Art Exhibit in its gallery at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
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.
31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Through Jan 31st
Don't miss the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. You'll visit a remote corner of Mexico and share acoustic music, cuisine, local art and craftwork as well as traditional lore and humor. At Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St.
John Langmore, Open Range: Photographs of America’s Big Outfit Cowboy
Through Feb 2nd
“Open Range” is a project 40 years in the making. When complete in May 2015, John will have photographed 12 of the country’s largest ranches. At Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St.
Adam Jahiel, The Last Cowboy
Through Feb 2nd
This platinum portfolio series is Jahiel’s survey of the American working cowboy. Northeastern Nevada Museum is proud to exhibit the works of this impressive artist whose resume includes photographer of the Titanic Expedition.
Challenges Collection with Art by Judi Moreo
Through Jan 31st
The amazing watercolors and acrylics of Judi Moreo in her “Challenges” Collection are on display during the month of January at City Lights Art Gallery, 3 East Army St.
The Strip Kings
The blues guitar and harmonica wizard Al Ek; piano, guitar and accordion man Billy Truitt; standup bassist Rob Edwards; and drummer Jim Lovgren are the blues, zydeco, roots rock and rockabilly band The Strip Kings. At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. Mcleod Dr.
“I Know I Came In Here For Something”
The "middle age comedy revue" is by Carl Ritchie, music by Wayne Moore. Directed by Camille Duskin with pianist Mike Dubai as musical director. At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. Mcleod Dr.
D.K. Sole's "or, Some Time Ago"
Through Mar 13th
D.K. Sole’s "or, Some Time Ago" is a pedestrian’s journey documented through small, wall-hung sculpture. The artist creates her miniature sculptures from discarded items she finds as she walks along the streets of Clark County. At Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, 3130 McLeod Dr.
"Water Ways: Nature and Urban Relationships within the Southern Nevada Watershed"
Through Jan 30th
"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.
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.
John Humphrey Art Exhibit
Feb 2nd - March 30th
John Humphrey is a local artist of amazing talents featured in original artwork expressed through photography. John’s photography can be viewed at the Carson Valley Arts Council show in the Copeland Gallery , 1572 US Hwy 395.
North Las Vegas
Lough & MacWeeney: A Donation from the Kevin Debbs Collection
Feb 6th - March 20th
The College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., will feature a two-person exhibit of photography titled “Lough & MacWeeney: A Donation from the Kevin Debbs Collection.” This art exhibition will showcase American photographer Rodney Lough, Jr. and Irish photographer Alen McWeeney.
“Emily McIlroy: WILDS”
Feb 6th - March 20th
The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery will present a solo exhibit of mixed media works by Emily McIlroy. At 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Gallery talk Feb 6th.
Empathy is Bett...
Through Feb 13th
The Holland Project Micro Gallery presents "Empathy is Bett…" an exhibition featuring work by young local artist Bre Brown. She creates pieces that focus on negotiating and simplifying the complexities of society and morality in daily life. At 945 Record St.
Through Feb 20th
The Holland Project Gallery presents a solo exhibition by local artist and master-maker/builder Tim Conder. Small Prophecies features mixed media installations and sculptures dedicated to specific people, places and events. Opening reception Jan. 30th at 140 Vesta St.
Alive Inside Film Screening and Q&A Panel
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, "Alive Inside" chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. At Nightingale Concert Hall, 1664 N. Virginia St.
Argenta Concert Series: The Reimagining with Argenta Trio
The fifth of nine performances of the Argenta Concert Series presents University’s own Argenta Trio (Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin; Dmitri Atapine, cello; James Winn, piano) in a program of works by composers who reimagined and redefined the genre of piano trio. At Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.
Broadway Comes to Reno - Memphis
Feb 6th - Feb 8th
Turn up that dial with 'Memphis" at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
Flute Day 2015
The University of Nevada, Reno will be presenting Flute Day 2015. Events include workshops, clinics, master classes, vendors and guest artist Ai Goldsmith. All events will take place in the Church Fine Arts building on the UNR campus.
Performing Arts Series: The Wailin' Jennys
This Canadian folk/roots music powerhouse thrills audiences during visits to Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” and, with two Juno-Award winning folk Albums of the Year, the Wailin’ Jennys literally live on the Billboard bluegrass charts. At Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.
Reno Pops Orchestra "Poppin' Pistons" Fundraiser
The Reno Pops Orchestra Fundraiser “Poppin’ Pistons” pops out of winter with Dixieland, Big Band, Broadway and more at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St. Tickets include admission to the museum, dinner and drinks, silent and live auctions.
University of Nevada Jazz Ensembles Spring Concert
Jazz Ensembles I and II present big band music composed by Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, James Miley and University of Nevada, Reno students. At Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Helen Otterson Demonstration and Lecture
Helen Otterson is a professional artist and educator who creates ceramic and glass sculptures. She will be giving a demonstration on her process in Church Fine Arts, Room 22, followed by her artist lecture.
Nick Van Woert: Pink Elephants on Parade
Jan 29th - Mar 26th
Reno-born art star Nick Van Woert returns to his hometown with a solo exhibition of new work. Exploring the terms and conditions of a contemporary moment, Van Woert tackles challenging questions head on. At Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts, 1664 N. Virginia St. Opening reception Jan. 29th.
"When the Rain Stops Falling"
Jan 30th - Feb 15th
Reno Little Theater presents four generations of a family interwoven in time, weaving through their marriages, deaths, children anymore. At RLT, 147 E. Pueblo St.
The Hundred Dresses
Jan 30th - Feb 8th
TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada opens its 2015 theatre season with the play "The Hundred Dresses" based on the award-winning children's book by Mary Hall Surface and adapted for the stage by Eleanor Estes. At Laxalt Auditorium, 401 W Second St.
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Community Forum
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow's community forum will include a panel of experts on Childhood Reading Success and its impact on the Quality of Life; presentation of the "Take It Personally" video contest winners; food, beverages, networking and more. At Renown Regional Medical Center, Mack Auditorium, 1155 Mill St.
"Artistic Expressions": An art exhibit by adults with disabilities
Through Jan 30th
VSA Nevada/Arts for All Nevada presents "Artistic Expressions," an exhibit of artwork created by residents from Holdsworth Group Home, a Carson City facility for adults who have a developmental delay. At Lake Mansion, 250 Court St.
The Baltimore Waltz
Through Jan 31st
Bruka Theatre presents Paula Vogel's daringly comic and heart-stirring theatrical eulogy to the brother she lost to AIDS. It's a farcical, tragical, theatrical love letter. At 99 N. Virginia St.
Artifacts & Incidents - Nicole Jean Hill
Through Jan 30th
Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts photographs by Nicole Jean Hill. "Artifacts & Incidents" documents the space nestled between national forest lands and private property as well as the easement zones along country roads and greenbelts in the western US. At 1 East First St.
Romp & Pounce - Anthony Arevalo
Through Jan 30th
McKinley East Gallery hosts new work by local artist Anthony Arevalo. "Romp & Pounce" features sculptural reliefs of cross cut pieces of wood. Arevalo works with found lumber, collecting wood that piques his visual interests. At 925 Riverside Drive.
The Surviving Landscape - Michelle Podgorski
Through Jan 30th
McKinley West Gallery hosts new work by North Carolina artist Michelle Podgorski. "The Surviving Landscape" explores the flora and fauna in the floodplain of the South Fork River, one of the most polluted rivers in the US. At 925 Riverside Drive.
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.
South Lake Tahoe
Diane Ferlatte and Kealoha
Two amazing performers on the same stage! Storyteller Diane Ferlatte and Poet Laureate of Hawaii Kealoha. At Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater, One College Dr.
Historical Ghost Night Tour of St. Mary's Art Center
This exclusive tour will be conducted by the renowned Virginia City Ghost tours. They will talk about the building’s history and stories of the original occupants during the Gold Rush days; they will also try to make contact with the spirits that reside in the old hospital. At St. Mary's Art Center, 55 North R St.
Fourth Quarter Jackpot Grant Deadline
Nevada Arts Council quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by Nevada nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists that take place during a three-month period. For information, visit nac.nevadaculture.org or call 775-687-6680.
Poetry Workshop for Teens
Humanity thru Art is offering a free Poetry Workshop for teens in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Nevada Poetry Out Loud program. Leading the workshop is Adam Stuart Littman, an interdisciplinary artist and executive/artistic director of Humanity thru Art. At Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St.
The Peace Puzzle: Collaboration Woodcut Print
The Peace Puzzle is a monumental collaborative puzzle print. Artist participants will receive a design and carve a small woodblock and return to the director who will print the entire six panel print. Information is at http://1000woodcuts.blogspot.com/p/peace-puzzle
New York, NY
Creative Capital Grants for Artists
Creative Capital will be accepting applications for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the award guidelines and learn more about the application process, or attend an online information session.
Executive Director, El Dorado Arts Council, Placerville, CA
The El Dorado Arts Council is recruiting for an Executive Director. The position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Read more at http://www.eldoradoartscouncil.org or call 530-295-3496.
Viewpoints - Actor Movement:Techniques for the Community.
Tony DeGeiso will lead a salon discussion in regards to Dramaturgy and Directing from 10 am-12:30 pm followed by Holly Natwora leading a Viewpoints Acting Workshop from 1 – 4 pm at Brüka Theatre. Tickets are available through Bruka Theatre or on www.brownpapertickets.com.
Art Paws Welcomes Artists
The 15th Annual Art Paws, part of Reno's Artown month of July, is calling for artists who have an affinity to animals in their artwork. This year's festival is held on Sunday, July 12th. You can support three local non-profit animal organizations while introducing your artwork to Reno's pet loving population. ArtPawsReno.com
Intaglio Print Making
Feb 3rd, March 6th, April 7th
The entire year of first Tuesdays will deal with the intaglio processes the instructor, Nolan Preece, learned from Moishe Smith.
The group will use copper the entire year. At St. Mary's Art Center,
55 North R St. Art After School for Kids
Feb 10th, March 10th
Art Seeds Interactive Learning and Creative Expression: A program for children from kindergarten to 12 years old by historical period.
At St. Mary's Art Center.
Art After School for Teens
Feb 24th, March 24th
A monthly program for young people from 12 to 18 years old. Interactive learning and creative expression by materials. At St. Mary's Art Center
Beaux Art Program with Stephane Cellier - Learn Still Life Painting
Feb 6th - Feb 27th
Create your own black and white photo realistic oil painting. Learn how it's easy to play with light and shadow to create a masterpiece, following step by step instructions. No experience is needed. At St. Mary's Art Center.
Introduction to Zentangles
Zentangle® is an easy to learn and relaxing method of drawing beautiful images from structured patterns. No artistic talent required. At St. Mary's Art Center.
Arts Advocacy Day 2015: The National Arts Action Summit
March 23rd - March 24th
Join fellow arts advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day 2015, and make your voice heard! Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations.
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. After-school and out-of-school-time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply.