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Reno Art Fix (Dec. 22): The Bob Ross Experience Reviewed (w/photos)


The Bob Ross Experience

Reno Art Fix: December 22

Happy Accidents: The Bob Ross Experience

Where does inspiration and talent come from? Who has inspired you?

For 11 years, Bob Ross inspired many to explore their creativity. Entertaining and soft, his style was easy to take and his technique for painting accessible.

“Happy Accidents: The Bob Ross Experience” performed at The Potentialist Workshop is captivating and entertaining. Derek Miller is spot on in his portrait of the icon Bob Ross, especially in creating the artwork in front of our eyes. He does show us a side of this mild-mannered man that we have never seen (and perhaps never existed).

Taking place at a fictitious fundraising telethon, this live performance tests the patience of Bob. The music provided by the Saint Thomas Players brings calm to the situation as the host of the telethon (played by D.W Albrecht) slowly becomes more and more inebriated, much to Bob’s annoyance.

This engaging mix of art, comedy and music mesmerized the audience. I hope that this show returns so that many more have a chance to enjoy this group of talented artists. I know we will all enjoy seeing Derek Miller pick up the pallet of colors and channel Bob Ross’ essence again. Yes, Derek, I’m speaking directly to you.

Until then, enjoy these photos of the show.. Here is a link to the Potentialist Workshops Facebook Page: facebook.com/PPPWS

Practice Makes Perfect

An exhibition of teaching artists in collaboration with Arts for all Nevada

Sierra Arts is a wonderful little gallery located in the heart of downtown. You will find that their gallery is ever changing and always inspiring. I stopped by there to take a look at the show of the teaching artist in residence. What struck me was the diversity of artistic statements. From pottery, painting, abstract, dance, performance art, and leather work this show I believe had something for all.

Practice Makes Perfect at Sierra ArtsWith work by Peter Whittenberger, Lauren Gandolpho, Elizabeth Clark Brooks, Eve Allen, Jessica Mann, Pan Pantoja, Joe Hunt, Erik Holland, and Ray Valdez. This exhibit closes December 24th and is well worth visiting.

Here are a few photos from the show.

When you find yourself downtown, be sure to stop by Sierra Arts to see what is new in their gallery. Here is a link to the Sierra arts website so that you can keep up on what is going on: sierra-arts.org

Coming Up

Here are a few things to keep in mind for the week to come.

The Reno Chamber Orchestra presents the Nevada Chamber Music festival. With various musicians in many locations playing from December 26th through December 31st there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy the music. Here is a link for more information and tickets: renochamberorchestra.org

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Certainly much hyped this is a movie that so many have anticipated this holiday season. The continuing story of the battle between the dark side and the light side. Proving to be a timeless tale, this the seventh installment of the story has proven to be a box office hit. Have you seen it yet? If so let us know what you think in the comments section below.

City of Reno Call to Artists: 2016-2017 Season

Deadline: March 1, 2016
The City of Reno is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators interested in exhibiting. Gallery locations include: Gallery East and Gallery West  located in the McKinley Arts and Culture Center at 925 Riverside Drive, Reno, NV 89503. Metro Gallery  in the lobby of City Hall at 1 East First Street, Reno, NV 89501

Exhibitions are seven weeks in duration. All media will be considered for display; however, the unique aspects of each venue are best suited for two-dimensional work, although three-dimensional work may be considered if space allows.

All gallery space is programmed for the general public. The appropriateness and quality of proposals are determined by a review panel, whose recommendations are provided to the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts and Culture Commission for final approval. Selected exhibitions will be promoted by postcard and online. Notification of results can be expected in April 2016.

Application form: available at www.renoculture.com


Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.