Truckee Meadows Community College is showcasing its annual Student Art and Design Exhibition, on display April 12–May 3.
An artists' reception and awards ceremony will be held on April 12:
- When: Wednesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m.
- Where: TMCC Main Art Gallery in the V. James Eardley Student Center, Red Mountain Bldg., 7000 Dandini Blvd.
Additionally, juror Peter Goin will give a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. about his work, and what he looks for in awarding prizes. The awards ceremony follows Goin’s presentation. Refreshments will be served, and the talk and reception are free and open to the public.
Peter Goin, University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor, is the author of "Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border," limited edition artist book, 1987; "Nuclear Landscapes," Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991; "Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe" with essays by C. Elizabeth Raymond and Robert E. Blesse, University of New Mexico Press, 1992; and "Humanature," University of Texas Press, 1996.
He served as editor of a fifth book, "Arid Waters: Photographs from the Water in the West Project," University of Nevada Press, 1992.
Inter-disciplinary Water Project
In addition to the Student Art and Design Exhibition, TMCC is featuring “The Watershed Project: A cross-disciplinary student project exploring the issues of water in our area.” This exhibit is inspired by collaborations in education, math, biology, business, social science, anthropology and art, and represents projects inspired by FREE, the Faculty for Radical Empowerment and Enlightenment.
FREE, original to TMCC, draws together diverse students and faculty to explore controversial themes. Since its beginning in 2003, more than 2,000 students have participated in FREE events. Some events have explored ways of thinking, 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.