Scholastic writing awards winners announced

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Finishing its 90th year, the Scholastic Writing Awards give students statewide in grades seven through 12 an opportunity to show off their writing chops. Presented by The Alliance for Young Writers and Artists, the awards provide recognition to Nevada students who show talent within the writing and arts genres. The purpose is to identify students […]

Dance film festival premieres at Nevada Museum of Art

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Now in it’s fourth season, the Third Coast Dance Festival has its Reno premiere at the Nevada Museum of Art on February 12 at 6 p.m. Curated by Rosie Trump, Lydia Hance, Ashley Horn and Rebecca Salzar, the Third Coast Dance Film Festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with a […]

Lee Garlington (The West Wing, Longmire) to host actor’s workshop at Bishop Manogue

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Looking to increase your acting chops? Actress Lee Garlington (One Hour Photo, The Hot Chick) will host a three hour workshop on February 14 at Bishop Manogue Catholic School. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, in conjunction with Sierra School of Performing Arts and Bishop Manogue Catholic School […]

Find your inner poet with Poetry Out Loud

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Sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation, Poetry Out Loud gives Washoe County high school students an opportunity to participate in a recitation competition. This year, 14 students from seven high schools will participate in the district competition to earn a spot in the state competition. Students who choose to be involved […]

Steven Nightingale to read new book, Granada: Get details here

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On Thursday, February 19, Sundance Books and Music will host Nevada author Steven Nightingale, who will do a reading from his most recent work (and first work of non-fiction), Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God. Granada is one of the iconic cities of the world. It stands for the culture of Al-Andalus, composed […]

Be Our Sweetheart with the Reno Philharmonic

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Where there’s a great cause, there’s almost always a great effect. In this case, it’s the Reno Philharmonic and their Parties of Note fundraiser. This year’s dinner takes place Saturday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day, for those of you wondering why that date seems significant) at Mark Estee’s newest venture Reno Provisions and has a “Be […]

Brushwork at Rancho San Rafael

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A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard will be on display through February 27 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Jim McCormick and Fred Reid, who co-curated the exhibition, chose to focus on Sheppard’s love of, and fascination with, horses. Sheppard arrived in Reno in 1947 a seasoned cowboy and possessed of […]

Lion Heart Art Show benefits Johnson Healing Center

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The fourth annual Lion Heart Art Show will take place Friday, February 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Studios, in the heart of Downtown Truckee. Local artists will be using 12×12 panels of wood to create artwork using any medium they choose. Once the panels are complete, they will be displayed at Riverside […]

Basket exhibit opens Feb. 2 in Carson City

Rainbow Spiral pine needle basket, seen above, is one of Sande Rowans works on display Feb. 2-20 at the Legislative Building in Carson City.

  CARSON CITY , Nev. — Working with Native American basket makers in the Southwest, Sande Rowan learned coiling techniques that she incorporated into her own work as a professional basket maker. Her Rainbow Spiral pine needle basket is among the items featured in “Pine Spirit,” an exhibit of her work displayed Feb. 2-20 at […]

Podcast: Book arts and the artist’s book, an interview with Rob Borges

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ThisisReno.com talks with Rob Borges, artist, educator and musician, about book arts, micro presses and the art book scene in Reno. Learn where you can see art books in Reno and where you can learn the craft of making an artist’s book. Please subscribe to us on iTunes or follow us on Sound Cloud.