Artist-in-Residencies at the Black Rock Desert

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock in partnership with the Winnemucca District Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists for spring residencies at the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2020.
Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in June-July of 2020. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert that will be featured in an exhibition. Artists will receive a $700 stipend from the BLM for developing their work and lodging for the duration of their residency. Further information, guidelines, and applications are available at www.blackrockdesert.org or by contacting Stacey Wittek at stacey@blackrockdesert.org

“Slowgirl” at the Restless Artists’ Theatre

“Slowgirl” is the story of a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle’s retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are, as
well as what it is they’re running from. The show features David Zybert and Hannah Sloane and
is directed by Debra Lynn Hull.

Exhibit of Mid-century Modern Architecture

The Reno MoMo initiative recognizes the mid-century period of modern architecture in Reno.  4th Street: A Legacy of Change is a photography exhibit at the Gallery West at McKinley Arts & Culture Center from February 3- March 13, 2020. There is an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 6  from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibit is a compilation of images by photographers Scott Hinton, Sebastian Diaz, and Jeff John Sison. Their images document three motor lodges that lined Arlington Avenue before they were demolished in 2018.

The Reno MoMo project is a yearlong identification and celebration of the midcentury period that is a brainchild of the Historic Reno Preservation Society.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the RLT

An eclectic group of awkward tweens are eager to win the regional spelling bee for very different reasons. They find joy, heartache, and purpose in this hilarious and quirky musical comedy about finding triumph in life’s little victories.

The Quality of Life at Reno Little Theater

Dinah and Bill are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. It can be a scary, heartbreaking thing to understand what your quality of life is, but well worth the journey.

The Imaginary Invalid at the Reno Little Theater

In this farce, a hypochondriac complains of a million imaginary ills and astronomical medical bills. He concocts a plan to wed his daughter to a doctor in hopes of receiving free medical care, but she has her eye on another.

Murder on the Orient Express at Reno Little Theater

Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for the world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot.

“Nevada Artists” exhibit at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery presents “Nevada Artists,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists with ties to the Silver State. The show features nearly 40 artists, including such luminaries as Maynard Dixon, Edward Borein, John Mason, Linda Fleming, and Phyllis Shafer.

Decorative Arms Exhibit at the NMA

The Decorative Arms: Treasures from the Robert M. Lee Collection is on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art. The exhibit includes more than 190 objects dating from as early as the 1500s through the modern era.  Featuring historical suits of armor, antique firearms, swords, and modern arms, the exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Mr. Robert M. Lee, who is known to an international community of enthusiasts as one of the finest arms collections in the United States.

 

Hooked at the Holland Project

The Holland Project has three exhibits on display in its gallery space.

In the Main Gallery is Hooked, an exhibition by 24 young artists who took part in the 2019 Teen Open Studio. Teen Open Studio is a partnership program between the Holland Project and Nevada Museum of Art, which introduces art and design practices to high school students from the region.

The Hallway Gallery has new work by local artist and longtime Holland Project volunteer, Ana McKay. Ana’s exhibition is titled, Low Tide, and consists of bold, colorful paintings inspired by the landscape of her childhood where the tide rises and sinks and the subject is unable to leave the liminal space of a harbor, neither drifting out to sea or coming home to shore.

The Serva Pool Gallery features Montana-based artist John Knight.

The exhibits are on display through Jan. 3.