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May 2013 events at NMA

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MAY2013-1Linda Besemer: Sine Language  Closes May 19
Linda Besemer (b. 1957) is an abstract painter based in Southern California celebrated for her stunning, optical works that upend commonly held notions of what makes a painting. Her work subtly expresses, through formal means, her distinct political outlook. Normally one expects a painting to consist of pigment, whether oil, acrylic or watercolor, applied to some sort of ground, whether canvas, panel or paper. In an exciting subversion of tradition, Besemer creates double-sided paintings (“folds”) of pure acrylic pigment without a ground.

SPECIAL EVENTS
ARTBITE Linda Besemer on Sine Language
Friday, May 3 / noon
Join artist Linda Besemer for an exploration of her optical works that upend commonly held notions of what makes a painting. Cost: Free for members or with paid admission.

Mother’s Day Trunk Show
Saturday, May 11 / 12 – 3 pm
The Mother’s Day Trunk Show features ceramics artist Dane Meier whose pieces celebrate nature and crafting with clay. Cost: Admission to the Trunk Show is FREE.

ARTBITE Tamara Kostianovsky on Meat, Sculpture, and Identity
Friday, May 17 / noon
New York-based Argentine artist Tamara Kostianovsky explores ideas about identity, geography, culture, and history in her fabric sculptures of meat in Voces y Visiones. Cost: Free for members or with paid admission.

3-Minute Film Screening
Thursday, May 19 / 6 pm
The Holland Project, in collaboration with the Museum and KNPB Public Broadcasting, present an exciting glimpse into the world of short-form independent filmaking. Cost: All tickets $5.

IGNITE RENO 12
Thursday, May 23 / 7pm
Join a handful of Reno’s most gifted and geeky creatives as they share some of their best ideas in a series of five-minute, 20-slide presentations about a good idea. Cost: Free.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS
First Thursday with Drinking with Clowns
May 2 / 5 to 7 pm
Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company and bottled water donated by Sam’s Club. Bring the kids for Kids Open Art Studio, available from 5 – 7 pm for $4 per child. First Thursday is free for Museum members or non-members with paid regular admission.

Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors
Friday, May 10 / 1 to 3 pm
Expand your interests with a docent-guided tour and studio art class. Light refreshments. No art background necessary.
Cost for a session: $7 / $6 Museum members. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.

Hands/ON! on Second Saturday – Art Rocks! Rock Necklaces and Terrariums
Saturday, May 11 / 10 am – 4 pm
Celebrate the Year of the Snake! The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in January or February depending on the lunar calendar. Ring in the New Year with hands-on art projects, performance and storytelling.
Admission to hands/ON! is FREE.

Sunday Music Brunch with Scot & Graham Marshall
May 19 / 11 am – 1 pm
Enjoy brunch presented by Composition accompanied by live acoustical music. Menu features Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit Mimosas and an omelet station. Doors open at 10 am. A la carte menu from $3. Museum members receive 10% savings.
Presented in partnership with KUNR Radio. Sponsored by the attorneys at Holland & Hart.

**SAVE THE DATE**
Modernist Maverick: The Architecture of William L. Pereira
July 27 – October 13, 2013

Toulouse-Lautrec & La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
November 2, 2013 – January 19, 2014

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