Back to School Exhibit - 2023

Art Exhibits on Display Sept. 4–28, 2023

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its annual faculty show, which will be on display from Sept. 4–28, 2023. An artist reception will be held on Sept. 6 from 5–7 p.m. at the V. James Eardley Student Center in front of the Main Gallery and the Red Mountain Gallery on the 3rd floor in the Red Mountain Building on the Dandini Campus. Refreshments will be available, and exhibitions are made free and open to the public.

TMCC Main Gallery: 52nd Annual Faculty Show

The 52nd Annual TMCC Art Faculty Exhibition showcases the creative research of the TMCC Art faculty. The faculty comprises 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 through the visual arts. Exhibition participants include Sonny Rosenberg, Candace Garlock, Mahedi Anjuman, Kyle Karrasch, Galina Milton, Micaela Rubalcava, Felix Danger, Rossitza Todorova, Dean Burton, Miles Hall, Weston Lee and Erin Shearin.

Red Mountain Gallery: Either Case/To Not Shy Away by Miles Hall

This show represents a broad sampling of Mile Hall’s work, and the certain points along the way in his journey to express things how he has seen them. Some of its subject matter is distilled from our own mundane, physical space, with objects, places, and people the artist knows well. At other times Hall has tried to improvise a more abstract, mythological, or mental envelope for the painting. This second sort of space requires a different kind of distillation, a different way of seeing, but for Hall it is still closely related to the first. In either case, Hall wants is work to return you – as the viewer - to the look and feel of the real world and to the sensuality of paint in all its various inflections. The artist would like to take you somewhere extraordinary and unexpected – even if that means somewhere as familiar as your own back yard. Inversely, when Hall is working with a more abstract space or idea, he is still aiming to present you directly with the texture of vision: how light strikes a certain cloud form, how rust clings to old metal, or how the year-old grass lays flat as spring snows melt.

Erik Lauritzen Gallery: Involution by Jordyn Owens

This exhibit is a body of work that gives visual expression to Jordyn Owen’s most inner thoughts. For the past five years, she has written in a journal almost every day. It's a ritual dedicated to connecting to her inner world. Onto pages, she documents the fleeting moments of her life in hopes to capture their essence. The journal is a space that is free of judgment and it encourages exploration into the depths of self. This daily practice demands presence, inviting stillness from the mind, body, and spirit. It seeks to validate the thoughts and emotions within the present time but also uncovers the sentiments lost or trapped in the past. By sharing her exploration of identity, Owens is asking the viewer to do the same. The artist utilizes the title prompts, mirror, and the journal to inspire others to deepen their connection with themselves. Introspection is the visual manifestation of Owens journaling practice. In this photographic series, she confronts the complexities of her identity by exploring memory and personal history.

Red Mountain Student Gallery: Tiny Details by Julianna Horvath

In this series of work Julianna Horvath encourages the viewer to take a moment longer to appreciate and notice the tiny details in each painting. The largest piece in this collection, Full Garden Scene, is a depiction of the full scene while the other eight pieces are concentrated versions of certain sections. These eight individual works, are a chance for the viewer to take a longer look and notice all the tiny hidden details. After reading statistics that said that the average person spends only about three seconds looking at a single piece of art, Horvath was inspired to create a series that brought this to the viewers’ attention and required them to take a longer look. Her hope, is that the viewer stops to appreciate all the time and effort that goes into making art and the tiny details hidden within.