The current art exhibit at Sheppard Gallery in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Church Fine Arts Building is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and explores the visual cultures of black America.

“Only Light Can Do That: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.” includes the newly acquired major work by African American artist Elizabeth Catlett. The exhibit also includes two video/sound pieces by Mwangi Hutter, the collaborative artist duo Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter who are based in Germany and Kenya. Their work confronts issues of race, identity and gender. Ingrid Mwangi will be in Reno April 25 and 26 for a film screening and lecture.

Don’t miss this exhibit, the last in the gallery before it closes in May and Mwangi’s visit.


If you go:

What:  Film film screening of selected work by Mwangi Hutter.

When:  Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Where:  Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center


What:  Guest lecture by Mwangi Hutter

When:  Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

Where:  Scrugham Engineering and Mines Building (SEM), room 101  


What:  “Only Light Can Do That: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.” exhibit

When:  Through May 10

Where:  Sheppard Contemporary Gallery in the Church Fine Arts Building

Gallery hours: Noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.  Admission is free.