Washoe County invites public to submit photos for Home Means Nevada exhibit

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WASHOE COUNTY NEWS — Share your favorite Nevada photographs with thousands of Washoe County park visitors by entering Bartley Ranch Regional Park’s “Home Means Nevada” photography exhibit. Photographs will be displayed in the park’s Western Heritage Interpretive Center throughout the month of July. The family-friendly exhibit is free to the public and will be open […]

Nevada Museum of Art premieres Doris Duke’s Shangri La exhibition

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art Exhibition will be showcased at the Nevada Museum of Art starting May 31 through August 31, 2014. The thought-provoking and historic exhibition is traveling from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Reno. Objects from the Honolulu home of Doris Duke (1912- 1993), and new works by eight contemporary artists […]

Hobby and craft store opening May 19

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­Hobby Lobby Stores, a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Reno with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a grand opening celebration on Monday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m. The store is Hobby Lobby’s third location in Nevada. The store is a 51,000 square-foot retail facility located at S. Virginia Street and […]

Truckee video company gets film selected for showing at Manhattan Film Festival

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Truckee-based video production company, Eureka Productions, announced today that its video documentary of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been selected for a showing at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival (http://manhattanff.com/). “Return to the Past: The Future of Staten Island After Sandy” was filmed after Hurricane Sandy and covers historic hurricanes at Staten Island and […]

2014 “Grants to Artists” call from Sierra Arts

SIERRA ARTS FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE – Sierra Arts Foundation announces a call to artists for its “Grants to Artists” program serving student and professional artists of visual, performing (dance, music, theatre, film), or literary arts within the 100-mile radius of Reno. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2014 with grants being awarded in July […]

Nevada Museum of Art’s historic exhibition honors “Battle Born” Nevada

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NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART NEWS RELEASE – In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864. This special show features historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special 36-hour presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation […]

Rancho San Rafael hosts folklife exhibit through May 29

Rancho San Rafael in the fall. Photo by Bob Conrad for ThisisReno.com.

The Rancho San Rafael Regional Park Visitor’s Center presents One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Cel­ebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprentice­ships through May 29. The exhibit features 22 artists who have received grant support as master or apprentice artists in folk traditions. The artists come from a range of tribal, ethnic, cultural and […]

Artown 2104 unveiling May 7 at the Atlantis

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Artown and KNPB are unveiling the 2014 July Artown festival Wednesday, May 7 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The unveiling will be followed by a preview screening of a new KNPB production,  The Work of Art: Artown. The Work of Art: Artown takes viewers behind the scenes of Reno’s annual art festival, its history and impact. […]

REVIEW: Brave New World showing at UNR

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The University of Nevada, Reno presented the documentary film, Brave Miss World, last night. It was a huge success as UNR’s Lowery Theater had reached capacity. This moving documentary was based on the rape of Miss World 1998, Linor Abargil, and how she found the strength to carry on and help others around the world who […]

Yerington student competes in Washington, D.C., at Poetry Out Loud finals

Mikayla Bates, Elko, left; Christian Schunke, Yerington; and Princess Jackson, Henderson, were winners at Nevada Poetry Out Loud in March. Schunke will compete in Washington D.C. in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals.

Christian Schunke, a senior at Yerington High School in Lyon County, will compete in the National Finals for Poetry Out Loud held Tuesday And Wednesday, April 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C. He is one of 53 finalists from a field of 375,000 who competed nationally. Schunke was named Nevada’s 2014 Poetry Out Loud State […]

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