PHOTO/NEVADA HUMANITIES: Detail of a painting by Jeff Fulmer.

Art exhibitions, in-person and virtual, a senior artists’ show, Girls Rock Reno summer camp, discounted passes for five local museums and more are scheduled in the Truckee Meadows (and online) in the coming months.

Here’s a look at some of those events and announcements:

 Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series

As part of the ongoing Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, a new exhibit,  Mojave by Jeff Fulmeropens at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas on March 31 and will be on display as a virtual exhibition indefinitely on the Nevada Humanities website.

The Mojave Desert and the vast expanse of the desert southwest are the focus for artist Jeff Fulmer to explore, interpret, and study. Artworks included in this exhibition provide insight into this place—this unique landscape with its variety of endemic plant life, the ever-changing contrasts of light, textures, and patterns that dance across the layers of the desert in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The exhibition brings together a series of paintings with lush textures and colors on canvas, wooden panels, and three-dimensional wooden forms inspired by the plant life, landscape, and how the time-of-day affects the shapes and colors of the Mojave.

“The Mojave Desert and the many beautiful and unique places across Nevada have inspired artists, poets, writers, and everyone who has been surrounded by the natural elements on display to us each day. Artists like Jeff Fulmer help us to see it in a new light and remember to tread carefully on this place we are honored to call home.” — Bobbie Ann Howell, Nevada Humanities program manager.

The exhibition will be open to the public for viewing by appointment only Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month for First Friday events at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 South 1st Street, #190, Las Vegas, Nevada; in-person viewing will close on May 25. An in-person reception is scheduled at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas on April 6, from 5 to 8 pm with monitored entry to accommodate social distancing.

An exhibition discussion featuring Jeff Fulmer will be held in Suite 150 adjacent to the gallery courtyard at 6 pm on April 6 and simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. Space is limited and masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. Details: Bobbie Ann Howell at  bahowell@nevadahumanities.org or call (702) 800-4670 to make a viewing appointment.

Call for senior artists

The City of Reno hosting Senior Artists Exhibit and Show in celebration of Older Americans Month in June. The city’s Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and the City of Reno Arts and Culture Committee planned  the exhibition to honor the creativity of Reno’s seniors with the Senior Artists Exhibit and Show. The  display is scheduled to run from April 25 to June 3 at the historic McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925  Riverside Drive in Reno.

Individuals ages 60 and older are invited to submit entries for the show on April 13, 14 or 15 at McKinley Arts & Culture Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested or who want more information may send an email to Seniors@reno.gov. or call the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee at (775) 560-2094 to leave a message. A committee member will return calls.

“A call has gone out to seniors to put their creativity caps on,” said Paco Lachoy, chairman of the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. “Art is many things from painting, printmaking, crafting, needlepoint, crochet, sculpting, pottery, or jewelry making. It could even be flower arranging! The Committee is looking forward to showcasing the talents of our older population and seeing just how creative and talented they are.”

Information about the exhibit and show can be heard on the “We Are Community” radio program every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on KFOY 1060 AM and found on Reno.gov/Seniors under Older Americans Month. More details:

All types of artistic media will be considered for display. The gallery is best suited for two-dimensional works and small three-dimensional works that can be placed on pedestals. Paintings, photography, drawings or prints must be framed with a wire on the back. The gallery space is programmed for the general public and all artwork must be appropriate for this setting.

PHOTOS/HOLLAND PROJECT: Scenes from previous Girls Rock Reno summer camp sessions.

Girls Rock Reno summer camp returns

The Girls Rock Reno summer camp is scheduled June 13 to 18 at the Holland Project.

The camp gives young rockers a chance to learn an instrument, start a band, write a song and play in a show. The program offers hands-on workshops and lunchtime performances, with the showcase performances scheduled on June 18. The camp welcomes self-identified girls, trans and non-binary youth ages 9 to 17. Those interested may apply online.

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holland Project, 140 Vesta St. in Reno.
Each day, campers will have morning meeting; hands-on workshops (songwriting, art and activism, printmaking with Laika Press, sound engineering, gender studies, record collecting, yoga/movement, radio production with KWNK, and hip hop history); instrument instruction; band practice; and more, including special lunch-time performances from some local artists, karaoke and free jam time, and pizza parties.

Discounted museum passes

The Washoe County Library ks offering discounted museum passes through Discover & Go. There are  are four local institutions offering free or discounted passes to Washoe County Library card holders: the Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum, Fleischmann Planetarium, and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. There are also dozens of Northern California museums, science centers, theaters, zoos, and other cultural attractions offering free or reduced price passes.

This service is only available to library card holders who are Washoe County residents.

PHOTO/BROCKEN INAGLORY: A dust storm at the Burning Man arts festival in the Black Rock Desert.

Burning Man artists announced

Seven Nevada and Sierra California artists are among the 88 artists and teams selected for 2022 Burning Man honorarium projects. The Nevada and Tahoe honorarium artists are: Tom Boughner and the Desert Propaganda Collective, Reno; EJesse Lightcap and The Emergence Project, Truckee, Calif.; Kelly Smith Cassidy, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Shelby Dukeminier, Las Vegas; Matt Parkhurst, Truckee, Calif.; Barry Crawford, Elko; Jessica Levine, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and Jerry Snyder, Reno.

A full list of the 2022 honorarium winners is available on the Nevada arts journal, Double Scoop.

 Dodge ball tournament at auto museum

The National Automobile Museum in Reno, one of the Nation’s Top Ten Automobile Museums, is sponsoring its first-ever dodgeball tournament. Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are available at www.automuseum.org

 The museum’s inaugural Driving Force Dodgeball Tournament is scheduled on May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.  at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event will host 24 teams with a minimum of six players each. Teams are encouraged to wear uniforms similar to those in the movie “Dodgeball” or representing their businesses. In addition to crowning a Dodgeball Champion Team, the museum will be awarding prizes for the most creative uniforms. After the tournament, an awards reception is scheduled at the National Automobile Museum. All proceeds benefit the Museum, a non-profit corporation.

So what’s the connection between an automobile museum and the gym-class sport of dodgeball? It’s  auto mechanics.

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball,” said Phil MacDougall, president and executive director of the National Automobile Museum. “We look forward to some friendly competition while having some fun and raising money for educational programming at the museum.”

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