Fall Exhibit - 2022

Art Exhibits on Display Oct. 11–Nov. 3, 2022

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its local and student artists exhibits, which will be on display from Oct. 11 through Nov. 3, 2022. An artist reception will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m.–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.

Red Mountain Gallery: Deception of Myopic Perception by Asa Kennedy

Showcases a self-trained painter and mural artist who for nearly 20 years has consistently produced and shown work in New Mexico, Oregon, California, and Nevada. Asa’s work leans toward the abstract surreal, mixing geometric images and landscapes to portray both harmony and discord between natural and synthetic environments. Asa's imagery, along with well-intended color palettes, approach non-figurative representation of human conditions and emotions such as tension, conflict, anxiety of anticipation, adaptation, and growth. His work seldom relies on photo references, as Asa is a student of observation, he is constantly analyzing the nuanced structure of his environments and relaying that to an audience in his own unique style. 

The Erik Lauritzen Gallery: Point of View by Terrye Kocher

Features an artist who after a career in high-tech, now has the luxury of focusing on her creative side. She explores different mediums and techniques, but finds making “dot” images, quilt collages, and jewelry the most rewarding. Before her retirement she spent three months working in Canberra, the Australian capital. While visiting museums and galleries, she was impressed by the works and aesthetic style done by the Australian Aboriginals. After returning to Nevada, she decided to experiment with the techniques used by these artists which inspired her “dot” works. However, the imagery of Nevada also serves as an important influence for her subject matter for this body of work. 

The Red Mountain Student Gallery: Environmentalist by Jenny Krupka

This exhibit entices the viewer to see the beauty and value of nature. Some pieces incorporate man-made items in the presence of the natural world, which is intended to have the viewers think about how industrialization has made an impact on the environment. Other works are real preserved pieces of nature, such as insects and flowers. The insects I use are ones I have found already dead, this way, they get to live their full natural lives and contribute to our earth, as opposed to farming them purely for aesthetics. I believe that global warming should be a larger topic today than it currently is, so by having these ideas in my art will perhaps bring the issue up more frequently. Jenny Krupka has a Bachelors of Business degree and is currently working on her Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

TMCC Main Art Gallery:  51st Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

This annual show has been extended to run until Nov. 4, 2022. This exhibition showcases the creative research of the TMCC Art faculty, including individuals with backgrounds ranging from studio art and art education to education and biology and produces an exhibition that reflects a broad range of creative expression. Artists include Mahedi Anjuman, Dean Burton, Jay Damron, Candace Garlock, Miles Hall, Weston Lee, Galina Milton, Dayan Paul, Sonny Rosenberg, Micaela Rubalcava, and Rossitza Todorova.

Atrium Gallery: Stylization

The exhibition "Stylization" showcases paintings from TMCC's Fall 2022 Art 231 Painting I class taught by Professor Rossitza Todorova.

Featured Artists include Austin Arazosa, Victor Cedomio, Jourdyn Daniels, Jennifer Diaz Quintanilla, Brayan Guerrero, Elizabeth Henriquez, Nicholas Horning, Julianna Horvath, Chloe Hull, Matthew Leue, Olivia Lujan, Amanda Olsen, Solomon Pease, Hana Phillips, Giselle Sanchez, Samantha Scheideman, and Cassandra Wright.

The objectives of this assignment are to have students research, understand, and reference different styles of art history and to learn different painting techniques. Students chose nine artistic styles to research and depict from the following list of contemporary art movements: Abstract Expressionism, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Assemblage, Decorative Art or Ornamentation, Classical Realism, Color Field, Computer Art, Constructivism, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Futurism, Geometric Abstraction, Street Art, Hyperrealism, Impressionism, Lowbrow Art, Op Art, Pointillism, Pop Art, Pop Surrealism, Primitivism, Surrealism, Tonalism, Ukiyo-e, and World Art.

In the visual arts, style is a distinctive manner that permits the grouping of works into related categories of any distinctive, and therefore recognizable, way art can be performed, or an artifact made or ought to be performed and made. It refers to the visual appearance of a work of art that relates it to other works by the same artist or from the same period, training, location, school, or movement. The notion of style has long been the art historian's principal mode of classifying works of art.

The assignment the exhibition is based on was designed by Candace Garlock, Professor of Art at Truckee Meadows Community College.