During the first shut down, I received the state project for the Veteran's Bluebird Chapel, this is at the Veteran Wellness Center in Reno.
Most of this year I have been working with distributors at half staff trying to get the materials here.
It's been challenging with the pandemic.
I'm building a 98 panel mural with a deadline in June. This piece represents the four directions of Nevada, with the entrance showing the bristlecone pine.
I must say, living in and out of different hospitals and rehab centers with my parents for the last 15 years, I have never seen such amazing accommodations for vets and long care facilities as I see with the veterans wellness center here in Reno.
Beautifully done and well deserved.
What a great project! St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City and the Core Contemporary Gallery in Las Vegas came together to host a unique art event through The Nevada Art Council's Basin to Range Exchange program called NVHead2Toe.
Fifteen artists from Northern Nevada and fifteen artists from the Las Vegas area were paired to produce collaborative artworks. The catch was that neither artist could see the other's work. We were given half of a canvas to work with and some match lines to meet. One artist was to do the "head" and the other to do the "toes". I was very happy to be selected to participate in such a unique idea. The curiosity about what lay below the cover on the other side of the canvas was intense. What colors? What subject matter? The finished product is sure to be a juxtaposition of spontaneous imagery. How could the entire piece not explode with artistic tension and contrast?
The finished products will be shown at the St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City from Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15. Then the pieces are moved to Core Contemporary Gallery in Las Vegas and shown from January 23 to February 29, with a reception on Saturday January 25.
For more information in Northern Nevada visit www.stmarysartcenter.org. They are at 555 R Street in Virginia City.
In Southern Nevada see www.corecontemporary.com. They are at 900 East Karen Ave. Ste D222, Las Vegas.
And here is a photo of the entire piece [HEAD and TOES.jpeg] "With credit to Kim Johnson from Las Vegas on the 'head'"
Wired in has been traveling around the Carson Valley meeting new friends.. On August 15 at the Nevada State Museum “Wired In” will be auctioned during a wonderful evening event. “All about the Bass” with Scot Marshall and friends. The event will begin at 7pm, with a discussion on the Origin, History, and Evolution of the Bass.
We will have the pleasure of listing to some of the best Jazz performed with the finest musician in the area. For more information please visit the web site or call (775) 687-4810.
See you there!!
The majestic Fourth Ward School museum will be holding thier first annual Art auction fundraiser " Stepp'in Back in Time"on October 14th here in Virginia City. Seven regional artist were invited to convert school desks from 1910 into creative piece of art.
Title of my piece. "Storey... Dreams of Future Past".
"Storey...." Stands 70" tall and is a mixed media of hard wood desk seats, stained glass, inlaid mosaic glass, paint, and is accented with copper overlay designs.
Corrie Zam Northan, Artist in Residence
See what Corrie is working on in the studio!