Arts council presents talk by Bay Area photographer

The Churchill Arts Council will present an artist’s talk by Bay Area photographer, Jack Fulton, tomorrow afternoon at the Art Center.

The talk is in in conjunction with Fulton’s exhibition, “Eye Need Nevada: Peregrinations Through and Out There,” which is on view in the E.L. Wiegand Gallery at the Center. The show presents a selection of the artist’s photographs, made in various Nevada locales, from 1979 until last year.

The talk will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception for the artist from 5-7 p.m. Both the talk and the reception are free and open to the public.

Fulton taught photography at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1968 until his retirement in 2013. He has had numerous exhibitions of his work around the region including shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the DeYoung and Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco as well as several exhibitions in Europe.

He’s also received two fellowship grants and a publishing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the University of Arizona, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris.

Fulton has wandered in, around, and about Nevada since 1956 when he worked as a surveyor on a road crew in Elko. Over more than two decades, he’s brought many classes of graduate students to the state on a class outing he called “Nevada Plus,” and to this day he continues to receive notes from these students that the experience changed their lives.

Jack has many stories of his adventures off the main roads, without 4-wheel, without a map in search of what he didn’t know till he found it. CAC hopes you’ll come by, have a beverage and listen to some of the artist’s stories.

There are still some tickets available to the upcoming performance of Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly on Jan. 31. This unique musical collaboration will present Arriale on piano, Cook on vocals and Kelly on saxophone and vocals in “You Know How I Feel,” a celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Abby Lincoln.

And, plan on joining the artists for an intimate, free conversation on their music and influences at 3 p.m. in the art center. Doors for the evening performance will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for CAC members, $20 for non-members and can be picked up at Jeff’s Copy Express, ITT @ NAS Fallon or by calling CAC at 7745-423-1440.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts. He may be reached at


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