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University’s arts events through February

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block_n-3077642-9609391CORRECTION ADDED Jan. 3, 2014:

Artist biography information correction

In the University’s arts events through February news release sent earlier today, the name and affiliation of the following artist was misstated and the reception time was incorrect. Here is the correct listing.

Exhibit: Mandala Installation for the Lunar New Year

Saturday, Feb. 1 – Friday, March 28

Artspace, West Street Market, 144 West St., Reno

Visiting artist Nancy Hom will work with the community to build a giant mandala in observance of the Lunar New Year at Artspace in the West Street Market in downtown Reno. An artist reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6.

Tickets: Free

There have been some updates to the Valentine’s event, which have been made in the listing below, and lastly, here’s a listing for an event that was not included in the original release.

Valentine Benefit Exhibit and Auction

5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14

Sheppard Contemporary and McNamara Gallery, Church Fine Arts

This biennial auction helps raise funding for essential arts programming that serves the Great Basin region. This year’s live and silent auction will be a masquerade event inspired by the French Rococo palace life at Versailles. Silent auction begins Feb. 4. In addition to the live and silent auctions, University Galleries has partnered with Stremmel Gallery to offer extraordinary items through an online auction, www.biddingowl.com/universitygalleries.

Tickets: Free

Parking: Free in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex after 5:30 p.m.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust
7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts

Professor David Shneer, chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, presents a photography lecture and cultural event. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets: Free

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Original post:

The University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts begins the 2014 spring semester with a packed schedule of events that will appeal to all visual, musical or theatrical tastes.

A few of February’s highlighted events include the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company presented by the Performing Arts Series, several art exhibits from both professional and student artists and the theatrical performance “Farflung.”
EVENTS THROUGH FEBRUARY
Faculty Recital: Beethoven Songs with Guitar
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30
Rotunda, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Soprano Katharine DeBoer and tenor Albert Lee sing beloved Beethoven songs, accompanied on guitar by guest artist James Meadors. He will be playing his own transcriptions of the original piano accompaniments.
Tickets: Free
Exhibit: Mandala Installation for the Lunar New Year
Saturday, Feb. 1 – Friday, March 28
Artspace, West Street Market, 144 West St., Reno
University alumna and co-owner of Reno’s Dish Café and Catering Nancy Hom will work with the community to build a giant mandala in observance of the Lunar New Year at Artspace in the West Street Market in downtown Reno. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.
Tickets: Free
Visiting Artist Lecture: Erika Harrsch
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6
Wells Fargo Auditorium (Room 124), Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Artist Erika Harrsch is the 2014 School of the Arts Visiting Artist in Residence. She is relocating to Reno from New York City for the spring semester and will be a full-time presence in the Department of Art and the school. Born in Mexico City, Harrsch has lived and worked in Mexico, Italy, Germany and in New York since 2001. Her multidisciplinary art practice employs resources that include drawing, painting, photography, video, animation and installations as a scenario building based on elements in both artificial and natural environments.
Tickets: Free
Flute Day with Laurie Camphouse
1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The University of Nevada, Reno celebrates all things flute. This year’s Flute Day will include master classes featuring students in fifth through 12th grades with local flute professionals and teachers, including University flute professor and Reno Philharmonic principal flutist Mary Miller. This year’s guest artist is Laurie Camphouse, principal flutist with the Santa Cruz Symphony and member of Opera San Jose, the California Symphony and the Monterey Symphony. A public concert and master class will be held at 1 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Argenta Concert Series: Woodwind Romance with Romie de Guise-Langlois and Peter Kolkay
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Argenta Concert Series resumes in the spring semester by bringing to Reno two young virtuosos from the woodwind world. French-Canadian Romie de Guise-Langlois has been described as “extraordinary” and “formidable clarinetist” by the New York Times. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Peter Kolkay is one of the most sought-after bassoonists in the world and the winner of Concert Artist Guild Auditions. Pianist Hyeyeon Park will join both artists for an evening full of romantic flair in honor of Valentine’s Day with works by Glinka, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Tickets: $25 adults, $5 students for students with ID
Valentine Benefit Exhibit and Auction
5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14
Sheppard Contemporary and McNamara Gallery, Church Fine Arts
This biennial auction helps raise funding for essential arts programming that serves the Great Basin region. This year’s live and silent auction will be a masquerade event inspired by the French Rococo palace life at Versailles. Silent auction begins Feb. 4.
Tickets: Free
Exhibit: BFA Midway Show
Monday, Feb. 17-Thursday, Feb. 27
Student Galleries South, Room 105, Jot Travis Building
Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates show their work at the midway point of their degree coursework in a wide range of disciplines. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., MondayThursday.
Tickets: Free
Exhibit: Manipulated View
Tuesday, Feb. 18 – April 13
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts
The American West is more than a place or landscape: it’s an idea, a dream and a mythology. From the earliest days of westward expansion to contemporary American migration to sunny California, the chance of striking it rich in Nevada or the allure of the emerald cities of the Pacific Northwest, our nation’s fascination with the West and the waves of migration to this region have been driven in part by visual representations disseminated on TV, in art galleries, magazines and postcards. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
Tickets: Free
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Steve Lambert
6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20
Room 107, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued in him the values of dedication, study, poverty and service to others. These qualities prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert made international news after the 2008 U.S. election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in more than 14 books, four documentary films and is in the collections of the Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company and the Library of Congress. He was a senior fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and leads workshops for Creative Capital Foundation and is an assistant professor at SUNY Purchase.
Tickets: Free
Performing Art Series: Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
Led by Rami Be’er, one of Israel’s most esteemed choreographers, the world-renowned Israeli troupe Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company combines dramatic high-energy moves in mesmerizing patterns of unison with free-flowing solos and duets. Their unique approach to full-body modern dance inspired the noted New York Times critic Anna Kisselgoff to share high praise: “… the performance of the cast and the purity of the choreography will win you over!”
Tickets: $24 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for youth, $5 for University students with ID
Reno Wind Symphony: “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming”
3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
“The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming” will feature symphonic wind music by some of the great Russian composers.
Tickets: $5; free for students with ID
Campus Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble: “Bandorama”
7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The opening concert of the spring semester serves as a prelude to the Western/Northwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors Association.
Tickets: $5; free for students with ID
University Symphony Orchestra: Honors Concert
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
Every year, students at University of Nevada, Reno compete for a chance to perform a solo with the Symphony Orchestra. This year, four young musicians were chosen. In addition to these soloists, a composition element to the competition was added. Composers at the University will submit their work, and one original composition will be premiered by the symphony.
Tickets: $5 general admission, free for students with ID
University Percussion Ensemble: Northern Nevada Day of Percussion
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
This concert will feature guest artists Michael Udow and Robert Adney along with the University of Nevada, Reno Percussion Ensemble. Several of Udow’s percussion compositions will be performed, and Adney will be featured as timpani soloist with the ensemble.
Tickets: $5; free for students with ID
“Farflung”
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, Saturday, March 1, WednesdaySaturday, March 5-8
1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 2
Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts
Are you ready for adventure? “Farflung” — a devised, multimedia, theatre performance with music prepared by international composer Graham Flett — explores physical and vocal propulsion in an investigation of boundaries beyond familiar, habitual surroundings. An eccentric family leaves behind their repetitive interconnection in a defunct, factory-like environment. What awaits their lives? How will they change? Discover their responses to new encounters and distant places when what’s beneath their skin is the only true home.
Tickets: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $10 for students, University faculty and staff; $5 for University students with valid ID
The University’s School of the Arts embraces its role as a vibrant center for arts and culture in Northern Nevada. Its degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars on the local level and beyond. The school also supports and encourages research, innovation and the artistic endeavors of its faculty. Finally, the school encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, shows, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.
Most Arts365 performances and exhibits take place in the Church Fine Arts building on the University campus. For a copy of the new University’s Arts365 calendar or more information about the exhibits and performances, go to www.unr.edu/arts, call 775-784-4278 (4ART), or email [email protected].

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