We are well into the summer and well into Artown and there is no shortage of Things 2 Do during Artown. This year the festival includes more than 500 events spanning everything from music concerts to art exhibits to performances to poetry readings to plays. And those events happen all over the area in every venue imaginable.
In addition this weekend you can see world class oil paintings at the Nevada Museum of Art, see artwork of the 60's and 70's at UNR, go to a hip hop festival in Lake Tahoe and eat chicken wings with international chefs. Enjoy!
Far Out Art show at UNR:
This summer, the Special Collections department at the University of Nevada, Reno presents "Far Out: The University Art Scene from 1960-1975", an art exhibit. A sequel to the acclaimed 2011 summer exhibit "Post-war Bohemians in Northern Nevada" the exhibit will highlight the next generation of leading-edge visual artists at the University during the 60's and 70's.
Over 15 years, Burtynsky traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of this critical fuel. In addition to revealing the rarely seen mechanics of its manufacture, he photographs the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the Earth and by the sprawl generated around its use.
Reno Little Theater presents "The Thirteen Clocks"
This whimsical James Thurber fairy tale & parable is sure to delight children of all ages! Directed by Kira Temple for Artown 2012 & made possible by a grant from the City of Reno. Free & open to the public sat 2pm and 4 pm. Sunday 2 pm and 4 pm Laxalt Theater on 4th street
Late-Niter Productions / Renegade Productions / 775HipHop.com presents "Fresh Fest 2012" featuring Andre Nickatina, Zion-I Crew and Black Rock City Allstars live in concert, outdoors and under the stars on the Truckee River! The festivities begin at 5pm and all ages are welcome for this concert with vending, food, beer garden, live art and more! This is happening on 4th of July weekend, Saturday, July 7th at Truckee Outdoor Amphitheater in Truckee, CA. ($30 adv) Tickets are available for this at New Moon Natural Foods (Truckee & Tahoe City) Recycled Records (Reno) Mad About Music, Beach Hut Deli or online at www.ticketweb.com and tickets will go up to $40 on the day of the show and at the door
Western Adventure Concert in Carson City:
The program features organ soloist Michael Langham and oboe soloist Yumi Anthenien. Admission is $10 at the door, or online at activitytickets.com.
The Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will play favorite cowboy tunes from movies, television, and opera. These range from "The Cowboys" Overture by John Williams to Buckaroo Holiday from "Rodeo" by Aaron Copland.
Trinity Music Director and Principal Organist Michael Langham will play Alexandre Guilmant's Allegro for Organ and Orchestra. The magnificent Casavant Freres Pipe Organ at Trinity Episcopal Church has 37 ranks and 2,177 pipes and was first played in 1999. Langham, newly appointed director of the Carson Chamber Singers, has played harp and piano with the Carson City Symphony, coached and accompanied the Carson Chamber Singers, and is a founding member of Quintessence harp ensemble.
Yumi Anthenian, a graduate of the Musashino Conservatory in Tokyo, plays oboe and English horn in the Carson City Symphony, Reno and Carson Valley Pops Orchestras, and Symphony Wind Trio. She will be featured oboe soloist in Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion."
"Rockin Out" Artist's Reception: The Knowledge Center at UNR is hosting the art exhibit of Nevada based artists and the work they produced between 1960 and 1975. They will host the reception complete with refreshments and live music from a psychedelic band from San Francisco in the 1960's Sopwith Camel. It all starts at 3:30 and it's free."