Pick up the latest Moonshine Ink on stands now! I am loving this month’s cover… neon sign logo, woop woop!
I think I’m in love with quilts. Like big modern canvases, they are geometric, and not afraid of color. But better than a painting or sculpture, they have a function. Thus, I am thrilled to see some highly renowned examples of the craft at the Nevada Museum of Art this month.
Opening tomorrow (and showing through April 11), A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts takes a look at the quilts and traditions of the women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The New York Times called them “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” Now if only I could snuggle up in one.
Nettie Young, Sampler Quilt, early 1970s. Corduroy, 84 x 77 inches. Courtesy of Tinwood Alliance
Mary Lee Bendolph, Blocks and Strips, 2006. Denim, cotton/polyester twill, polyester, 79 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Tinwood Alliance
This week’s postcard is promotional… it arrived advertising “Shoot First and Ask Questions Later,” an experimental video by Julie Perini that’s showing at Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library through February 19. The opening reception is on February 11, 5–7 pm, with an artist lecture at 5:15 pm. I’m intrigued, and would find out more, but it says to ask questions later…
DATE: January 27, 2010
FROM: Incline Village, Nevada
SENDER: Sierra Nevada College Fine Arts
Very excited for this month’s Moonshine Ink (on stands today) as I profile oil painter Brooke Bishop in my DiStill Life column. As you can see, her work is extraordinary… layers, textures, color, the whole shebang. Check out her work in person on the 18th, when Spirit Gallery in Truckee hosts an opening reception for her “Path to Heart” exhibition, 4–8pm. (*the exhibit runs through January 3)
Also, this month’s edition marks a new milestone for me and Moonshine as I’ve taken on a new role to edit the Wellness & Learning section. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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Lengua Viva in Truckee is hosting a Holiday Arts and Crafts Gathering December 12 with goods by “undiscovered Tahoe artisans,” and guess who’s gonna be there? Yep, I’m totally undiscovered, and have committed to a booth. I’m currently hunting for others to flesh out my puny wares, so if you live in Tahoe, have a craft and are mysterious about it, then let me know. The more the merrier!
Shop the fair and enjoy live music and tasty treats there, from 4–8pm on December 12. 10070 Frates Lane (behind Ace Hardware)
Everything happens at once, they say, and for me, ’tis true this coming Thursday (November 12) when I’ve already RSVPed to the Artists Unite event sponsored by the Arts and Culture Council of Truckee Tahoe, and then this gem comes up at Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library: A College Collective: Cyborgs and Dandelions.
A non-themed juried exhibition, A College Collective will bring student works from Lake Tahoe Community College, Sierra College, Western Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College and, of course, SNC. Though I’ll miss the opening reception this Thursday, the show runs through December 10. yeehaw!