Summer Exhibit - 2024

Art Exhibits on Display July 1–31, 2024

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is hosting a group art exhibition featuring forty-six artist from northern Nevada titled, Family Portraits & Totems, and is presented by Wedge Outside the Box. The exhibition will be on display July 1–31, 2024. An opening artist reception will be held Thursday, July 11 from 5–7 p.m. at TMCC’s Main Art Gallery in the V. James Eardly Student Center, Red Mountain Building, at the Dandini Campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8–10 p.m. and Friday from 8–12 p.m. The gallery is closed both Saturday and Sunday.

In Family Portraits & Totems, local artists delve into the profound intricacies of familial bonds and cultural heritage through a diverse array of artistic interpretations. Each artwork serves as a testament to the richness and complexity of the human experience, exploring themes of identity, memory, and belonging. From traditional paintings to avant-garde sculptures, this exhibition showcases the boundless creativity and diverse perspectives of a multifaceted group of artists. Drawing from their own personal narratives and cultural backgrounds, each artist offers a unique lens through which to examine the concept of family and the significance of ancestral legacies.

At the heart of Family Portraits & Totems lies a celebration of diversity, both in terms of artistic expression and cultural heritage. Through a rich tapestry of mediums and styles, we encounter a mosaic of voices that reflect the kaleidoscope of human experience. From intimate portraits that capture the essence of familial love to totems that honor ancestral traditions, each artwork invites viewers on a journey of introspection and discovery. This exhibition serves as a platform for dialogue and reflection, inviting viewers to contemplate the complex interplay between individual identity and collective memory. As we navigate the multifaceted terrain of family dynamics and cultural heritage, we are reminded of the enduring power of art to transcend boundaries and forge connections across time and space.

Family Portraits & Totems is a testament to the enduring bonds that unite us as a global family, transcending borders and generations. Through the universal language of art, we celebrate the diverse tapestry of human experience and honor the rich legacy of those who came before us. Join us on this transformative journey as we explore the profound beauty and complexity of family, both past and present.