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“Bigger Than Us” TMCC Painting and Ceramics

December 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Exhibition: December 18, 2023 – February 9, 2024 Reception: Thursday, December 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the growth and work of Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) students over the course of the Fall semester.

“Bigger Than Us” features TMCC students from Art 231 Painting I and Art 211 Ceramics I. Under the guidance of professors Candace Garlock and Rossitza Todorova, this exhibition unfolds as an exploration of themes that transcend the individual and embrace the universal.

The guiding theme, “Bigger Than Us,” challenged each artist to delve into introspection and contemplation, urging them to consider their place in the vast tapestry of existence. Professor Garlock and Todorova fostered an environment where students grapple with notions of connection, grief, and hope, translating these profound reflections into captivating works of art.

Throughout this exhibition, you will see the diverse perspectives of emerging artists as they are influenced by nature, the companionship of animals, and the vastness of the universe—all woven into the fabric of each artist’s narrative. These thematic threads invite you to reflect on the collective human experience.

“Bigger Than Us” is a collective journey through the minds and hearts of emerging artists grappling with the universal questions that shape our existence. We invite you to engage with the artwork, contemplate the themes, and join us in exploring the boundless dimensions of their artistic spirit.

The Fine Arts program at TMCC offers several areas of visual art emphasis for students, including art appreciation, art history, and studio art courses in ceramics, digital media, drawing, figure drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Most studio classes are taught at introductory and intermediate levels.
Galleries West, located in McKinley Arts & Culture Center is one of three galleries operated by the City of Reno. To learn more please visit: https://www.reno.gov/community/arts-culture/city-art-galleries or contact City of Reno Public Art at 775.334.6264


December 21, 2023
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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