Spring Exhibit - 2021

Art Exhibits on Display Feb. 10–March 10, 2021

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its Spring 2021 exhibits. Starting Feb. 10 through March 10 check out our Gallery Virtual Tour on our TMCC Galleries and Visual Arts Facebook page.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions at this time, TMCC Galleries will only be open to students, faculty and staff already approved to be on campus. Masks required at all TMCC locations and social distancing is required. Visit coronavirus.tmcc.edu for more information.

TMCC Main Art Gallery: 2020 Portfolio Emphasis Class Group Show

Red Mountain Gallery: Xerophytic by Kirsten Mashinter

Kirsten Mashinter’s work is inspired by her explorations of the Nevada landscape and the diverse and thriving ecosystems this arid biome supports. In Xerophytic, Mashinter selectively focuses her camera on small desert shrubs to discover details that usually go unnoticed.

“The myopic quality of each image invites the viewer to look a beat longer at each plant, allowing an extra moment to take in a detail that might not otherwise be seen,” Mashinter writes in her artist statement.

Kirsten Mashinter received her bachelor’s degree in English language and linguistics and her master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated with an associate of arts in fine arts from Truckee Meadows Community College in Dec. 2020. She recently had a solo exhibition of cyanotype prints at Feather River College in Quincy, California. See an online version of the exhibit here.

Erik Lauritzen Gallery: Primal Light by Marianne Reger

Marianne Reger’s photography goes beyond the literal representations of nature into the fantastic, the poetic, and the metaphoric, for it is in these realms the interworkings and infrastructure – and therefore – its beauty can be understood. Her images touch on themes of perception, context, spirituality, and humankind’s relationship to nature, and are informed by her study of ecology, nature writing, and art history finding particular inspiration in the traditions of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

Marianne Reger is a creative photographer who has resided in Reno, Nevada for almost 30 years. She has been involved in the TMCC Photography program for four years and has shown at many local exhibitions. Her work has been featured in the 2019 edition of the West Marin Review, an art and literature journal, published out of Point Reyes, California. She was the winner of the 2016 TMCC Student Art Show in Photography and the 2019 TMCC Student Art Show Curator’s Choice Award.