Back to School Exhibit - 2019

Art Exhibits on Display Sept. 11–Oct. 16, 2019

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its annual faculty show, which will be on display Sept. 11 through Oct. 16, 2019. An artist reception will be held on Sept. 11 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.

TMCC Main Gallery: 45th Annual Faculty Show

The 45th 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 Rossitza Todorova, Candace Garlock, Sonny Rosenberg, Dean Burton, Erin Shearin, Micaela Rubalcava, Aimee Kelly and Mahedi Anjuman.

Red Mountain Gallery: Suburban Primitive Manifesto

Suburban Primitive art is concerned with the effect of life in the suburbs along with the timeless and universal nature of basic humanity. Ron Walker believes that man is still largely a tribal creature and that nor enough time has gone by to change us in any real biological fashion. Much of his work is autobiographical in nature with some recurring themes such as flux, containment and a sense of mystery.

Walker has been shown in more than 35 solo exhibitions as well as over 200 group shows. His work has been published in several magazines and books and his biography is in Who’s Who in American Art. Ron Walker holds a MFA in painting from the University of Kansas and a MA in painting from CMSU. He lives with his wife and two children in the Sacramento area of California, where he teaches and produces art for a living. It is his hope that his work touches the viewer in some way, thought, emotion or memory and make the journey of life just a bit better.

Erik Laurtizen Gallery: Ghosts of Times Past

Born in Spain, Pedro Gomez has now resided in the Reno area for 26 years. He quickly learned to appreciate the Nevada landscape, which has become one of the focal points in his photography. Gomez is a graduate of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he currently teaches undergraduate courses.

Ghosts of Times Past is both archival and artistic: meant to document a part of our history before they are forever gone, in an appealing way. The nighttime images express this slow disappearance and the artificial light inside symbolizes the ghosts, the souls, of those who once worked or lived inside. Some of these places have been turned into historic sites or parks and others may not survive another winter of heavy snow. As they go, so does a bit of our history.

Red Mountain Student Gallery: Rebirth

Students attending a drawing 2 course at TMCC, guided by Studio Art Instructor Rossitza Todorova, created Rebirth, previously shown at Artemisia Studio in downtown Reno. The students choose the theme of this exhibit which examines change.