Make Your Match: Nevada Museum of Art Hosts Party of the Season to Celebrate New Exhibitions

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Image Courtesy of Collateral & Co
Image Courtesy of Collateral & Co.

Get ready for the party of the season at the Nevada Museum of Art. Designed for creative people of all ages, “Make Your Match” invites you to meet the new exhibitions through a multimedia experience in the galleries. On Friday, February 22 from 7 to 9 pm, Reno’s contemporary dance company Collateral & Co. will perform responsive modern dances in the galleries to soundscapes created by local artists. Meanwhile, in the Sky Room DJ Mojo Jojo will throw down beats guaranteed to light up the night.

Visuals by Rich Moore, s’mores station, table games, and small bites by chez louie round out the party. This Friday night soiree celebrates three new exhibitions, detailed below, which will all be on view during the evening.

Get details: https://www.nevadaart.org/event/make-your-match-meet-the-new-season-of-exhibitions/

The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection

January 19, 2019 – June 23, 2019

The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection presents 94 works by contemporary Aboriginal artists from Arnhem Land. Traditionally, these poles—named lorrkkon in the west and llarrakitj in the east —marked the final point in Aboriginal mortuary rites. TThey signified the moment when the spirit of the deceased had finally returned home—when they had left all vestiges of the mundane “outside” world, and become one with the “inside” world of the ancestral realm. Today, these poles are made as works of art.

The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston

The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston
Image Courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art

February 16, 2019 – May 19, 2019

This exhibition features over 30 of Ann Johnston’s large-scale quilts inspired by the Sierra Nevada. Johnston’s quilts—made from cloth that the artist has dyed herself—make creative use of patterns and textures to create literal, abstract, and sometimes completely imaginative representations of the area. Using both machine and hand-stitching, the artist creates dimensional surfaces that reflect the varied geological makeup of the Sierra Nevada.

In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk

In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk
Image Courtesy Courtesy of the Palm Springs Art Museu

February 23, 2019 – June 23, 2019

Like a blind date, In Conversation stages an encounter between two people who never met but whose work and lives share a deep affinity. The work of Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk blurs the line between design and sculpture, with both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials. It also draws a line between contemporary practice and the mid-century when Blunk began his practice.

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