Artist talk, concert on tap for September

Tawni Shuler

Tawni Shuler

Tawni Shuler, the artist from Wyoming whose amazing show of collages and drawings — “How To Be Idle” — is currently on view in the E.L. Wiegand Gallery at the Art Center, will be in Fallon tomorrow to give a talk on her work.

The talk will be at 4 p.m. in the Center’s galleries with a reception for the artist following from 5-7 p.m. Both the talk and reception are free and open to the public.

The Leftover Cuties, popular Americana band based in L.A., will perform a concert at the Art Center on Sept. 26. They’ve developed a loyal following for their mix of old time Americana stylings with contemporary concerns.

Call it acoustic-jazz-pop—in a similar vein to that mined by Pink Martini — heightened and enhanced by Shirli McAllen’s sultry vocals, which occasionally bring Nora Jones to mind. One writer even dubbed them “noir-pop.” But the group’s musical offerings are very much their own.

They’ve released two albums “The Spark and the Fire” and “Places To Go,” and they have several videos in rotation on You Tube which you can check out, but they’re not really a substitute for being able to see this innovative ensemble live.

And, as a bonus, the band will hold a free and open-to-the-public conversation of their music and musical influences at 3 p.m. on the day of the performance in the Art Center’s bar. It’s a great chance to meet the performers in an informal, yet up close and personal environment.

Tickets are $17 for CAC members, $20 for non-members and can be picked up at Jeff’s Copy Express on Maine Street or ITT @ NAS, Fallon. You can also purchase them over the phone by giving CAC a call at 775-423-1440.

The concert is also part of Tractors and Truffles, the City’s annual farm-to-fork food event and if you’d like to make a day out of it you might want to check out some of the other things going on that day.

There’s a tour of Rambling River Ranch with a light breakfast, a visit to Lattin Farms, a tour and tasting at Churchill Vineyards and Distillery, the conversation and concert with the Cuties and a gourmet dinner at the Slanted Porch.

For more information on tickets for Tractor and Truffles events, call the Fallon Convention center at 775-423-4556.

Kirk Robertson writes about the arts and may be reached at


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