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Cathy Breslaw (MFA 2006)
February 4 thru May 2, 2013
Reception: Friday, February 8, 5 to 7 pm
The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Luminosity,
by Cathy Breslaw at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery from February 4 – May
2. CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Friday, February 8 from 5
– 7pm. During the reception, Ms. Breslaw will give an informal talk
about her work beginning at 5:30pm. The Courthouse is located at 885 E
Musser Street, Carson City. The exhibition and reception are free and
the public is cordially invited.
In Luminosity, Breslaw presents a variety of wall pieces created from plastic industrial meshes originally
intended for commercial purposes. She discovered the colorful mesh
in a factory on trip to Asia and has transformed it into an innovative
art material. She says, “Color plays an integral role in enhancing the
atmospheric transparency of the materials. The work, sharing forms of
painting, sculpture, and installation leads the viewer to take an
intimate look at seemingly ordinary materials . . . .” Using the
transparent mesh, Breslaw builds each piece by splicing, sewing, and
layering the different mesh colors and densities into delicate yet
substantial abstract compositions.
Cathy Breslaw holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, an MSW (Master
of Social Work) from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a BA
degree in American Studies from George Washington University in
Washington D.C. She currently lives and works in southern California as a
visual artist, arts writer and public speaker. Breslaw’s work has been
the subject of over 30 solo exhibitions and has been featured in
approximately 50 group exhibitions around the nation. Recent exhibitions
include Above, Below and Beyond (2012) at the Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI; and A Matter of Space (2011) at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.
Danielle Susalla Deery wrote the exhibition essay, Lightness of Being,
for the exhibition. She is Director of Exhibitions and Communications
at Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California where she manages the
exhibition galleries and oversees approximately 20 exhibitions a year.
Deery also teaches art history at Fullerton College. She earned an MFA
from California State University, Fullerton, CA and a BA from Hobart and
William Smith Colleges, NY.
CCAI extends special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for its Challenge America Fast Track grant supporting Luminosity and to Molly Bundy-Toral and the Carson Nugget for their lead donations to CCAI for the exhibition.
The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization
committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and
culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is
committed to community building for the area’s diverse adult and youth
populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts
education programs, artist residencies, and online projects.
CCAI is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, John
Ben Snow Memorial Trust, City of Carson City, Nevada Arts Council,
Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, John
and Grace Naumann Foundation, and the Carson Nugget.
Anita Bunn (MFA 2007) and Chuck Feesago (MFA 2007)
Works but Anita Bunn, Chuck Feesago & Patssi Valdez
April 28 thru June 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday April 28, 2 to 5 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, June 2, 2 to 5 pm
Offramp Gallery is pleased to present works by Anita Bunn, Chuck Feesago and Patssi Valdez in the Guest Room in conjunction with Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries from April 28 - June 2, 2013.
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Michelle Carla Handel (MFA 2011)
May 4 thru June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6 to 8 pm
ACME. is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Jason Brinkerhoff, Michelle Carla Handel, and Damien Meade. All three artists' work reference bodily forms and sensual surfaces. Their work presents three different aspects of abstraction derived from the human body.
Michelle Carla Handel's sculptures are a smart balance of humor and sexuality. Using a variety of materials such as silicone rubber, urethane plastic, fabric, plaster, and wood, her sculptures take on soft, bulbous shapes that reference human anatomy. While the plasticity of the forms and the fleshy colors make the sculptures very vulnerable and intimate, Handel also juxtaposes bright pops of color, giving the sculptures a playful element. Michelle Carla Handel received her MFA at Claremont Graduate University, and she currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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Armen Orujyan (MA, Politics and Policy, 2004; PhD 2007)
Athgo's 5th Global Innovation Forum: ICT Powering Constructive Entrepreneurs
May 22 thru 24, 2013
5th Global Innovation Forum
ICT Powering Constructive Entrepreneurs
May 22-24, 2013
World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC
Athgo’s 5th Global Innovation Forum at the World Bank
headquarters aims to provide 200 promising young people from around the
world an opportunity to come together, form startup teams, and build
constructive business concepts with guidance and support from
high-impact executives, inspiring entrepreneurs, and prominent mentors,
all in an exciting and rewarding environment.
Confirmed presenters include:
Dr. Hamadoun Touré
Secretary-General, Information and Telecommunication Union;
Vice-Chairman, Broadband Commission for Digital Development
Mr. Ivo Ivanovski
Minister of Information Society,
Republic of Macedonia.
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James Turrell (MFA 1973)
James Turrell: A Retrospective
May 26, 2013 thru April 6, 2014
James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles), a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to the Turrell masterwork in process, Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and films.
Advance ticketing for the general public begins May 8.
BCAM, Level 2 and Resnick Pavillion
James Turrell (MFA 1973)
The Light Inside
June 9 thru September 22, 2013
Concentrating on the museum's extraordinary collection of work by American artist James Turrell (born 1943), this presentation makes many of the artist’s installations accessible to the public for the first time. At the conceptual core of the exhibition is The Light Inside, which is permanently installed at the MFAH in the underground Wilson Tunnel. Also included is Vertical Vintage, a grouping of a dozen light-based installations that allow visitors to test the limits of their perception, study the play of illusion, and witness how light shapes space.
Turrell’s Mapping Spaces portfolio and related works to describe his Roden Crater project are featured as well. James Turrell: The Light Inside is one of three concurrent exhibitions independently curated by the MFAH, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Together, the three venues offer a full sense of Turrell's oeuvre, exploring and illuminating different facets of the artist's five-decade career.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Law Building, Second Floor
James Turrell (MFA 1973)
June 21 thru September 25, 2013
James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture—its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space—as one of Turrell’s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus the Roden Crater Project (1979– ). Reorienting visitors’ experiences of the rotunda from above to below, Aten Reign gives form to the air and light occupying the museum’s central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist’s career will be displayed in the museum’s Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one of three of major Turrell exhibitions spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, and Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173