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Art Galleries to Hold Opening Reception Sept. 25

Posted: Sep 18, 2013

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Whirlwind of the Mind by Victoria M. Velazquez

The TMCC Art Galleries opening reception will be held on September 25, 5–7 p.m. at the Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building third floor in the Red Mountain Gallery, Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

The following exhibits will be on display:

“A Lizard’s Tale”
TMCC Main Art Gallery
Truckee Meadows Community College Faculty members will focus on Lizard imagery inspired by the history of TMCC’s unofficial mascot. The tale started with an English instructor sharing his lizard stories and questioning why the basketball program nicknamed their team the “Wildcats.” A handful of students loved the idea that the lizard would be a more appropriate mascot and soon the reptile image appeared in the form of t-shirts, mugs, awards, and class schedules.

“My Journey Through Light” Self-discovery through Fractals, Mathematics and the Visual Arts by Victoria M. Velazquez
Red Mountain Gallery
Victoria M. Velazquez is a Puerto Rican from the Bronx. She is a retired U.S. Navy Sailor and traveled the world during her service. Victoria is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Education and currently teaches Mathematics, Art and Computer Science at Rainshadow Community Charter High School. For Victoria, creating geometric patterns with shape and color is cathartic. It gives an an emotional release that no other art form comes close too. Every color used has an emotional meaning. Every shape expresses a story of her past, present and future in a way that words cannot.

“Impression” by Reden Guerrero
Red Mountain Student Gallery
Reden Guerrero is a TMCC Fine Arts Major, pursuing his AA degree. He plans on transferring to a university for BFA. When asked about the role of art in his life, he responded “The arts has been a major influence in my life and I can't imagine without it.” His drawings and paintings depict the life that many are confronted with and many humans have to struggle through.

“Photos” by Lindsey Hemphill
Erik Lauritzen Gallery
Lindsey Hemphill, a former TMCC student, is a photographer who specializes in underwater portraiture. Her work has been internationally recognized.

“The Journey Home” by William L. Johnson
Atrium Gallery
A native of Western Nevada, William L. Johnson is currently progressing towards a BFA in painting and with a minor in Creative Writing and Foreign Affairs at the University of Nevada in Reno. He received an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Art with minor studies in engineering and landscape design from Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in 2012 which accompanies his Degree in Business Administration from Morrison University. He has just returned from a nine month overseas USAC study abroad program at the Universit'a degli Studia della Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy where his main studies were in Art, Art History, Environmental Geology and International relations.

For more information, please contact Candace Nicol, galleries curator, at the Dandini Campus, RDMT 334U or 775-674-7698, or see the Art Galleries Website.

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