Back to School Exhibit - 2021

Art Exhibits on Display Oct. 1–28, 2021

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its annual faculty show, which will be on display Oct. 1 through Oct. 28, 2021. A reception will be held on Oct. 6 from 4–7 p.m. in the Red Mountain Gallery on the 3rd floor in the Red Mountain Building on the Dandini Campus. Refreshments will be served, and the exhibitions are free and open to the public.

TMCC Main Gallery: Annual Faculty Show

The annual Faculty Show highlights the talents of the TMCC faculty. The faculty comprises of individuals with backgrounds ranging from studio art and art education, to education and biology, producing an exhibition that reflects a broad range of creative expression. Artists include Felix Danger, Megan Berner, Dean Burton, Grace Davis, Rossitza Todorova, Candace Garlock and more. 

Red Mountain Gallery: Wanderings by Weston Lee

Weston Lee creates imaginary landscapes that reflect his interest in nature’s organic forms and in landscape as a metaphor of exploration. He works from imagination rather than observation, so that the imagery is not as much about nature itself and how it looks, but rather about the feeling we get from nature, a sense of wonder, the experience of discovery, the intrigue of the mysterious, and sometimes, the marvel of the unexpected or the strange. 

Lee grew up in a small town east of Los Angeles and after receiving his BA in Art at California State University, Fullerton, has exhibited in numerous galleries and continued his prolific production. He received his MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2021 and was the recipient of the Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award in 2018, the Frances S. Gignoux Liberal Art Scholarship in 2019 and previously, the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant from Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno in 2006. 

Erik Laurtizen Gallery: Selections from the TMCC Permanent Collection by Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts was a dedicated and long-term member of the TMCC community as well as a strident proponent for lifelong learning, as evidenced by her photographic artworks. She commonly experimented with highly complex hands-on darkroom methods mostly unknown by young persons only familiar with the most current digital applications. 

Her images focus on landscapes of Northern Nevada and the surrounding areas and her unique blends of scaling and use of complex chemistries result in an array of images that, while at first sometimes appear familiar, become haunting and leave the viewer with a lasting sense of her particular vision of the environs which she documented. 

Red Mountain Student Gallery: Forest Bathing by Ashley Gottlieb

“Forest Bathing” is an exploration of Ashley Gottlieb’s relationship with forests and trees. Having a lifelong history of seeking solitude, clarity, and reinvigoration in nature, Gottlieb invites viewers to retreat into her internal world among the company of trees. Through her work, Gottlieb is interested in sharing her emotional connection to natural places by simplifying the complex colors and forms she finds in the world with others. Her selection of adventurous color palettes and energetic line work express her affinity for her living, non-human subjects. Additionally, by surrounding viewers with 3-D versions of trees of the same color palettes as her paintings, Gottlieb asks of us two things: To bathe alongside her within a colorful forest, and to reflect on our own relationship with the wilderness.