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Students and Local Artists Display New Artwork at TMCC

A painting of a distorted landscape.
Kyle Karrasch

If you haven’t had time to check out one of the many art galleries on the Dandini Campus, you’re about to have the perfect opportunity to appreciate some amazing art. TMCC art galleries are exhibiting local artists and a continuation of faculty work Oct. 11–Nov. 3 at four locations on the Dandini Campus. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5–7 p.m. at the third floor Red Mountain Galleries, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno.

There will be four exhibitions featuring unique art that is sure to inspire you:

Deception of Myopic Perception

The Red Mountain Gallery, located on the third floor adjacent to Admissions, features “Deception of Myopic Perception” by Asa Kennedy, who is a self-trained painter and mural artist. For nearly 20 years, Kennedy has consistently produced and shown work in New Mexico, Oregon, California, and Nevada. His work leans toward the abstract surreal, mixing geometric images and landscapes to portray both harmony and discord between natural and synthetic environments. Kennedy’s imagery, along with vibrant color palettes, approach non-figurative representation of human conditions and emotions such as tension, conflict, anxiety of anticipation, adaptation, and growth. His work seldom relies on photo references, as Kennedy is a student of observation, he is constantly analyzing the nuanced structure of his environments and relaying that to an audience in his own unique style. 

Point of View

A dot painting.

"Wandering Paths" by Terrye Kocher.

The Erik Lauritzen Gallery, located on the third floor of the Red Mountain Building near office 321, features “Point of View” by Terrye Kocher, who, after a career in high-tech, now has the luxury of focusing on her creative side. She explores different mediums and techniques, but finds making “dot” images, quilt collages, and jewelry the most rewarding. Before her retirement, she spent three months working in Canberra, the Australian capital. While visiting museums and galleries, she was impressed by the works and aesthetic style done by the Australian Aboriginals. After returning to Nevada, she decided to experiment with the techniques used by these artists which inspired her “dot” works. However, the imagery of Nevada also serves as an important influence for her subject matter for this body of work. 

Environmentalist

A painting of a pig being rained on.

"Poison Pig" by Jenny Krupka.

The Red Mountain Student Gallery, also located on the third floor, features “Environmentalist” by Jenny Krupka. Krupka aims to have the viewer see the beauty and value of nature. Some pieces incorporate man-made items in the presence of the natural world, which is intended to have the viewers think about how industrialization has made an impact on the environment. Other works are real preserved pieces of nature, such as insects and flowers. Krupka has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently working on her Bachelor of Art with an emphasis in painting.

Faculty Art Exhibition 

The TMCC Main Art Gallery, located in the Red Mountain Building near the Student Center, features the 51st Annual TMCC Art Faculty Exhibition and has been extended to run until Nov. 4. This exhibition showcases the creative research of the TMCC Art faculty, including individuals with backgrounds ranging from studio art and art education to education and biology, and produces an exhibition that reflects a broad range of creative expression. Artists include Mahedi Anjuman, Dean Burton, Jay Damron, Candace Garlock, Miles Hall, Weston Lee, Galina Milton, Dayan Paul, Sonny Rosenberg, Micaela Rubalcava, and Rossitza Todorova.

All art galleries are located at 7000 Dandini Boulevard, Red Mountain Building, Reno, NV and are open during building hours. For more information, contact Art Galleries