Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) announces its 42nd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition, which will be on display April 6 through April 30. An artist reception and awards ceremony will be held:
- When: Wednesday, Apr. 6 from 5-7 p.m.
- Where: TMCC Main Art Gallery in the V. James Eardley Student Center, Red Mountain Building, 7000 Dandini Blvd., in Reno
The juror, Sidne Teske, will give a special presentation at 5:30 p.m. on her work and what she looks for in awarding prizes. The award ceremony will follow the artist's talk by Teske. Refreshments will be served and the reception is free and open to the public.
Primarily working with soft pastels, Teske works on location (en plein aire), depicting landscape with vibrant, energetic originality. When weather makes it difficult to explore the outdoors, Teske turns to her studio easel to create large expressive works that feature the human figure. Although she has taken a few workshops over the span of her career, Teske is largely self-taught.
In addition to the Student Art & Design Exhibition, TMCC welcomes a new art show, "Colour Blinders: A cross-disciplinary student project exploring the difficult navigation and understanding of race stereotyping".
This collection is inspired by collaborations in English, education, math, biology, business, political science, anthropology, psychology and art, and represents projects inspired by Faculty for Radical Empowerment and Enlightenment (FREE).
FREE, original to TMCC, draws together diverse students and faculty to explore controversial themes. Since its beginning in 2003, over 2,000 students have participated in FREE events.
Some events have explored ways of knowing, diversity, nature versus nurture, censorship, paradigm shifts, binary opposition, vision, evolution, race and democracy. FREE emphasizes student participation and hands-on learning, as well as faculty cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Awards for the Student Art & Design Exhibition are funded by TMCC Galleries and Nevada Fine Arts, 1301 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
For more information, please call 775-674-7698 or visit TMCC's Art Galleries.