Prose readings highlight April at CAC

Churchill Arts Council presents Tamra Scronce's exhibition of the night sky, architectural structures and cicada imagery

Churchill Arts Council presents Tamra Scronce's exhibition of the night sky, architectural structures and cicada imagery

Reno-based artist, Tamara Scronce, will give a talk tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Classroom Gallery at the Oats Park Art Center.

The talk will be presented in conjunction with her exhibition, “From Darkness Into Light,” which is on view in the E.L. Wiegand Center.

You should come by and check out this unusual work; the talk, and the reception for the artist which will follow from 5-7 p.m. are free and open to the public. For more information, you can call Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440.

Tamara attended graduate school at the University of Illinois, Chicago and received her MFA degree from UNLV.

She is currently on the faculty of the Art Department at UNR, teaching sculpture and drawing, and received a fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council in 2006.

The exhibition is a large-scale multi-media installation involving LEDs of the night sky, architectural structures and cicada imagery.

The artist has noted the following about her work: “the objects, images, and installations I create begin in personal experience; however, they do not intend to reside there. My personal references are not meant to be direct, they are meant to exist as touchstones, as places to begin. the work is not illustrative or narrative—rather it strives to be the embodiment of an idea.”

Also on view at the Center is “Interior Drama: A Survey of Selected Watercolors, 1987-2011,” by Sharon Maczko in the Classroom Gallery. Both exhibitions will remain on view through August 4 and there will be a reception for Sharon Maczko on May 31.

Coming up on April 25 and 26 the Arts Council will present a film screening and prose reading by Reno native Willy Vlautin, who has published four novels and has been hailed as the Steinbeck of his generation.

On April 25, there will be a screening of “The Motel Life,” the award-winning independent film based on Vlautin’s debut novel. After the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion with the author and poet Gailmarie Pahmeier.

On the following evening, April 26, Vlautin will read from his latest novel “The Free” which was published just last month. We’ll have more information on these events in the coming weeks.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts scene.

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