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Reno Arts Fix (Jan. 14): Midtown Mural Tour, Tahoe Exhibit Ends (Videos)


This week in Reno arts was energetic, dynamic and diverse, saying goodbye to one of the best art shows this city has ever seen. Experiencing dance from afar with so much depth, and seeing the art that we drive by every day — and may not notice.

First Thursday at the Nevada Museum of Art January 2016

This was the First Thursday of 2016, the museum was filled to capacity and the crowd was vibrant. It marked the ending of one of the most talked about and best attended exhibits in the museum’s history. Tahoe: A Visual History sparked my imagination and creativity, it also reminded me of the rich art history Tahoe has and more.

First Thursdays have always been exciting, offering music, snacks, beer and wine, but usually the exhibit halls are quite free from the crowds. This evening was different, many people who had been to this exhibit before were here to get a last glimpse of the wonderful pieces depicting Tahoe’s beauty, tragedy, humor and political statements.

The music flowed and people danced, talked and celebrated.

Did you have a favorite work from the Tahoe exhibit? Leave us a comment in the comment section below.

Here is a video that may get you excited for the next First Thursday celebration. For more information on what is going on at the Museum follow this link to their website: http://www.nevadaart.org/

Marigold Movement Center: Classical Indian Dance

Marigold Movement CenterThe Marigold Movement Center presented master teacher, dancer and scholar Anindita Nanda.

This was a fun and exotic evening, enjoying Anindita Nanda expressing the art form of classical dance of India. Beautiful, expressive and deceptively athletic, Anindita made every move look effortless and smooth as water flowing uphill.

Three pieces were showcased: Mangalacharan – Invocation piece; Abhinaya – Expressive piece; and Rageshree Pallavi.

If you’re interested in learning more about this dance form, here is the link to the Marigold Movement Center and the classes and events they offer: http://marigoldmovementcenter.com/

Midtown Mural Tour (South tour)

Midtown Mural TourThe Midtown Mural Tour is divided into two segments, North and South. I accompanied Eric Brooks and Geralda Miller for a two hour tour of the art found on the streets of South Midtown.

This was really spectacular and eye opening. The amount, quality and depth of the work found in Midtown is truly astounding. Eric and Geralda were very knowledgeable and provided insight on the meaning of each work.

What struck me the most about these paintings is that they are offered to us freely and that there’s symbolism and depth behind each piece, making me examine deeper than the surface and understand the artist. I felt like I was walking through an art gallery that hasn’t been discovered yet.

I certainly will be at the next month’s tour to see what North Midtown has to offer. Here is a video that will show just a bit of what I saw. Here is a link to their website for more information: http://artspotreno.com/midtown-mural-tour/

Coming Up

Reno Little Theater Presents Mia Vida Gitana

Mia Vida GitanaCharlie, a boy from Texas, is sent to live with his estranged mother in Spain after his father dies in battle in Iraq. In the streets of Spain he quickly befriends Liliana, also orphaned, who is owned by her Romani boss.

A plan to run away and elope is foiled by Charlie’s mother, Rose, and Liliana’s keeper, Don Armando, who scheme to falsely imprison Liliana. Performed in English and Spanish.

Además de recorrer por las escuelas Mi Vida Gitana es la historia de un romance intercultural entre un muchacho americano y una joven gitana española. Charlie es nuevo en España y encuentra consuelo en la vida de calle de Pamplona, ​​donde conoce a Liliana. Actuado en español e inglés.

Evening Show Dates: 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16 @ 7:30p. Matinee Show Dates: 1/17 @ 2:00p

147 E. Pueblo Street
Reno, NV 89502

I will be talking about this in my next article. More information: http://renolittletheater.org/

Nevada Historical Society: Gambling in Black in White

Black And White Gambling Photographs By Jan Aphelin Exhibit Reception Jan. 15, 2016
Black and White Gambling Photographs of Downtown Reno 1970 by Local Photographer Jan Aphelin.  The photographs will be on display from January 15 to May 20th in the main hallway.
January 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm will be a free reception with the artist Jan Aphelin.

The exhibition will be on display starting January 15th through April 30th, 2016.

1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV  89503

Sierra Arts Gallery Presents: Leslie King – Personaje

Come meet Leslie King and hear her talk about the current exhibit hanging in the Sierra Arts gallery. Currently residing in Long Beach, California, this is the first major exhibition of her work.

Artist Reception:  Thursday January 21, 5 – 7 p.m. Refreshments generously provided by Wild River Grille.

Exhibit Dates:  Jan. 5, 2016 – Jan 30, 2016

Sierra Arts Foundation, 17 S. Virginia St. #120, Reno, NV 89501

Family Bingo Night At Urban Roots

Urban Roots is hosting their first-ever family Bingo night from 5:30-7:30pm. Bingo games will take place in the FarmHouse at Urban Roots, 3001 W. 4th Street. Raffle tickets and bingo cards are available for purchase at 5:30pm and Bingo will began promptly at 6:00pm. The price for bingo is a pay-what-you-can ($1/card minimum). Raffle tickets will sell for $1 and can be used for raffle items or beverages.

Thursday January 21, 5:30-7:30

3001 W 4th St, Reno NV

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.