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Art Trek, September 9, 2023

On this week’s Art Trek, we venture to TMCC, Artists Co-op, The Savage Mystic Gallery, NFA Gallery, Maker’s Paradise, and a few artists in the Open Studio. If that sounds like a lot, it is.

So join us for Art Trek September 9.

~By Dana Nöllsch~

TMCC: Back to School Exhibit

TMCC Main Gallery: 52nd Annual Faculty Show

The reception for the TMCC‘s Back to School exhibit was highly entertaining. The art department faculty put on this exhibition of their work, which is quite an exhibit indeed. There are quite a few examples of various disciplines, from ceramics to photography to multiple forms of painting And even textile art.

One of my favorite artists, Candace Garlock, has her node‘s project on display. As she explains, this started as an exercise to regain her sketching ability after a severe attack of MS. This backstory makes the works even more powerful.

I highly recommend driving up to TMCC‘s Dandini Facility to check out the 52nd annual art faculty exhibition.

The 52nd Annual TMCC Art Faculty Exhibition showcases the creative research of the TMCC Art faculty. The faculty comprises individuals with backgrounds ranging from studio art and art education to education and biology, producing an exhibition that reflects a broad range of creative expression through the visual arts. Exhibition participants include Sonny Rosenberg, Candace Garlock, Mahedi Anjuman, Kyle Karrasch, Galina Milton, Micaela Rubalcava, Felix Danger, Rossitza Todorova, Dean Burton, Miles Hall, Weston Lee and Erin Shearin.

TMCC’s Website

Red Mountain Gallery: Either Case/To Not Shy Away by Miles Hall

This show represents a broad sampling of Mile Hall’s work, and the certain points along the way in his journey to express things how he has seen them. Some of its subject matter is distilled from our own mundane, physical space, with objects, places, and people the artist knows well. At other times Hall has tried to improvise a more abstract, mythological, or mental envelope for the painting. This second sort of space requires a different kind of distillation, a different way of seeing, but for Hall it is still closely related to the first. In either case, Hall wants is work to return you – as the viewer – to the look and feel of the real world and to the sensuality of paint in all its various inflections. The artist would like to take you somewhere extraordinary and unexpected – even if that means somewhere as familiar as your own back yard. Inversely, when Hall is working with a more abstract space or idea, he is still aiming to present you directly with the texture of vision: how light strikes a certain cloud form, how rust clings to old metal, or how the year-old grass lays flat as spring snows melt.

TMCC’s Website

Erik Lauritzen Gallery: Involution by Jordyn Owens

This exhibit is a body of work that gives visual expression to Jordyn Owen’s most inner thoughts. For the past five years, she has written in a journal almost every day. It’s a ritual dedicated to connecting to her inner world. Onto pages, she documents the fleeting moments of her life in hopes to capture their essence. The journal is a space that is free of judgment and it encourages exploration into the depths of self. This daily practice demands presence, inviting stillness from the mind, body, and spirit. It seeks to validate the thoughts and emotions within the present time but also uncovers the sentiments lost or trapped in the past. By sharing her exploration of identity, Owens is asking the viewer to do the same. The artist utilizes the title prompts, mirror, and the journal to inspire others to deepen their connection with themselves. Introspection is the visual manifestation of Owens journaling practice. In this photographic series, she confronts the complexities of her identity by exploring memory and personal history.

TMCC’s Website

Red Mountain Student Gallery: Tiny Details by Julianna Horvath

In this series of work Julianna Horvath encourages the viewer to take a moment longer to appreciate and notice the tiny details in each painting. The largest piece in this collection, Full Garden Scene, is a depiction of the full scene while the other eight pieces are concentrated versions of certain sections. These eight individual works, are a chance for the viewer to take a longer look and notice all the tiny hidden details. After reading statistics that said that the average person spends only about three seconds looking at a single piece of art, Horvath was inspired to create a series that brought this to the viewers’ attention and required them to take a longer look. Her hope, is that the viewer stops to appreciate all the time and effort that goes into making art and the tiny details hidden within.

TMCC’s Website

Art Exhibits on Display Sept. 4–28, 2023

Truckee Meadows Community College

7000 Dandini Boulevard, Reno

Artists Co-op75 AT 75, Eileen Fuller

Eileen Fuller is one of the Reno area’s most skilled artists. She celebrated her 75th birthday by exhibiting 75 works by her and some of her friends. This exhibit is a very ambitious endeavor, considering the quality and detail of each of the paintings on display.

We spent some time with each painting. The works from Eileen and her friends are fantastic.

The Artist Co-op of Reno is an excellent choice if you are looking to purchase some art, and this exhibit has many beautiful paintings that will fit right into your decor.

Make your way to the Artist Co-op of Reno and check it out yourself.

As a ACR member, Eileen Fuller celebrates her “birthday month” with 75 paintings, she is getting help with her “count” from Artist friends she has painted with over the years! Guests helping her with her account are Vicky Curwen, Kathryn, Dudley, Leslie, Kuhn, Carmen Lucero, Ronnie Rector, and Kay Tietz.

Artist Co-op Website

Artists Co-op of Reno

627 Mill St Reno

Open seven days a week – 11 am – 4 pm

The Savage Mystic Gallery, Misstencil

The Savage Mystic Gallery has artwork on display from Misstencil this month. These pieces are bright, whimsical, highly entertaining, and even thought-provoking. These pieces are different, delightfully so.

When you find yourself in Midtown, stop into The Savage Mystic Gallery this month; you won’t be sorry.

The panda saga in the U.S. started with Pat Nixon’s remark about the panda logo on a tin of Chinese cigarettes at the banquet. She said the pandas looked cute and was offered some. She turned it down as she doesn’t smoke. Then the Chinese clarified that they were offering some real pandas, not panda brand cigarettes.

More than 50 years later, Misstencil painted the red-eyed panda with recreational bamboo on the Chinese Panda brand cigarette package to reflect the panda’s adaptation to the Western life style.

Check out my painting throughout September and come to my reception on September 23, 6-9pm.

The Savage Mystic Gallery’s Facebook Page

The Savage Mystic Gallery

538 S Virginia Street, Reno

NFA Gallery, Digital Artistry

Nevada Fine Arts, NFA Gallery, has a “Digital Artistry” exhibition this month. This exhibition features art by Miriam Lorenzo, Kevin Facemeyer, and various other artist’s works in the stairwell leading to the gallery. This exhibition showcases not only the talent of the artists but also the power of digital art when it is in the hands of truly talented artists.

I was in awe of the art in the show. I do not doubt that we will be seeing more of these artists in the future.

NFA Gallery

Nevada Fine Arts

1301 S. Virginia, Reno

Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm (PST)

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm (PST)

Maker’s Paradise in Reno Public Market, Steve Cozad

Steve Cozad is the featured artist at the Makers Paradise in the Reno Public Market this month. He is a highly accomplished landscape photographer who has traveled worldwide, photographing extraordinary landscapes. Many of his photographs on display are of the Tahoe and Northern Nevada area.

As a photographer, I can appreciate the quality of Cozad’s work.

Also at the Makers Paradise Gallery is an exhibit entitled “Scenes of Life” exhibition. These are works from various local artists depicting everyday day scenes. It is very entertaining to see the different artists take on everyday life.

Makers Paradise Reno Public Market

299 East Plumb Lane, Reno

Open Studios

This weekend is the Open Studios event from Sierra Arts. By the time you read this, Sunday will only be one day left of the event. This event has over 20 artists in various Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County locations.

We stopped off at the Reno Town Mall and visited with four of the artists participating in the open Studios event. If you have some time on Sunday, check out the locations online and see if there’s any close to you that you can visit with.

Many artists participating will also be exhibiting how they create their art.

For us, it was very convenient to stop by one location and see several artists.

The artists at the Reno Town Mall are Lynn Starnes, Carolie C. Jensen, Tanya James, and Carol Smyth. There are many fine artists around town that you should check out. Here is a link to the list of participating artists:

Open Studios 2023!

Various Locations

As you can tell, this was quite a few galleries in a short time. We are lucky to have so many galleries that we can take a day or two and immerse ourselves in art and creativity.

Next week’s art track will focus on the Reno Tahoe International Art Show. This promises to be quite the event, so stay tuned.

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