A Sweeping Vista of Nevada at Summer Exhibit

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Zoltan Janvary Engraving Image

Travel Notes II, by Zoltan Janvary. The work is composed with copper engraving, mezzotint, colored pencil, and white gouache. Banner art on tmcc.edu is Zinnias, by Mary Warner.

Summer is a time for appreciating landscapes during travel and taking in festivals and art. In that spirit, Truckee Meadows Community College presents an exhibit from July 1-August 5 offering gallery visitors a sweeping vista of Nevada in art.

“PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features twelve exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.

PANORAMA presents a topographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.

Fundamentally a celebration of object making, the artworks in PANORAMA are deliberate demonstrations of aesthetic investigation that challenge the boundaries of familiar and discrete art forms. All of the exhibit artists continue to push the margins of technique, materiality and content.

Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.

Burton is a Professor of Photography at TMCC. He has also recently been honored with one of eight Nevada Arts Council (NAC) 2016 Artist Fellowship awards. A panel of three out-of-state professional judges considered 68 applications by Silver State artists, and announced the recipients on June 22.

“Only the top few candidates are awarded these fellowships every two years,” said Candice Nicol, TMCC Galleries Curator and Art Instructor.

PANORAMA is curated and organized by the Nevada Arts Council

Curated by Richard Hooker and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature.

The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the traveling exhibit, please contact Fran Morrow, Artist Services Coordinator, Nevada Arts Council at 775.687.7106. For more information about TMCC Galleries, please contact Candace Nicol at 775-674-7698.