Busy fall on the way for Oats Park Arts Center

Taylor Rae performs in Fallon on Oct. 14.

Taylor Rae performs in Fallon on Oct. 14.
Churchill Arts Council

The fall season in Fallon will be abuzz with performances, readings and viewings at the Oats Park Arts Center.

Singer/songwriter Taylor Rae is performing Oct. 14. The 7 p.m. performance is the first indoor performance of the season. The Box Office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m.

Rae has played legendary venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz, the Catalyst and Hotel Cafe, and earned spots at popular area festivals, including DIO Fest (Boulder Creek) and Redwood Mountain Faire (Felton).

In 2017, Rae won Santa Cruz NEXTies Musician of the Year Award and the next year she struck out for Austin, Texas. Since then, she has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and reggae musician Mike Love.

Tickets are $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Youth and students with a valid student ID are $10.

Noir classics

The fall film series in November features the great Noir classics from three decades: “The Thin Man,” “Chinatown” and “The Maltese Falcon.” Each movie will be shown on a Friday night at the Oats Park Arts Center.

• “The Thin Man” (1934), Nov. 3 – The story of a retired detective (William Powell) who, while spending much of his time managing his wife's (Myrna Loy) considerable fortune and consuming quantities of alcohol, is asked to follow the trail of a missing inventor. Although reluctant to interrupt his holiday in Manhattan, he is persuaded to investigate by his wife's craving for adventure, and together they embark upon a case that leads to the disclosure of deception and murder.

• “Chinatown” (1974), Nov. 10 – When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

• “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), Friday, Nov. 17 – In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Box office, Art Bar and the galleries open at 6 p.m.

Each movie is free for members and season ticket holders. The cost for nonmembers is $5 for each showing. Tickets are available at the box office on the night of screening or call the Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.


Through Oct. 21

E. L. Wiegand Gallery · Oats Park Art Center

Las Vegas-based Filipino painter Gig Depio’s body of work focuses on American culture and its history, the exploration of the unfamiliar west and later expansion and influence across the globe, especially on the convergence of American, Philippine, and Spanish histories at the turn of the 20th century, and the inevitable interweaving of many different cultures from then on.

His individual paintings depict particular political and cultural events in points of time and geographical space in history, but his body of work seen as a whole encapsulates a much bigger picture of how our ideologies and resulting collective human endeavors have directly affected every aspect of our environment in the age of the Anthropocene.

North Hall Gallery

Artist talk and reception

Saturday, Sept. 30; 5-7 p.m.; talk begins at 5:30 p.m.

Photographs of the state

Home Means Nevada, themed around Nevada’s state song, is a photography exhibit that echoes famous photographs and artwork from the late 1800s and early 1900s that helped spur protections for places like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon. Nevada is a place of inspiration for the photographers who find beauty in her rugged geology and starry skies.

This show features 15 photographers and highlights some of the unique treasures found on federally managed lands across the state, from bighorns to Burning Man, to the ancient rock art and petroglyphs in the Gold Butte area.

The exhibit artists include Sam Davis, Cedar City Utah; Olin Feuerbacher, Pahrump; Peter Goin, Reno; Kelly Carroll, Hagatna, Guam; Mike Hill, Las Vegas; Julian Kilker, Las Vegas; Kurt Kuznicki, Reno; Bruce Loeffler, Las Vegas; Alan O’Neill, Henderson; Robert Park, Las Vegas; Will Roger Petersen, Gerlach; Kimberly Reinhart, Henderson; Deon Reynolds, Eureka; Sharon K. Schafer, Henderson; and Cristian Torres, Las Vegas.

The Barkley Theater, Oats Park Art Center is located at 151 E. Park St. For information call 775-423-1440 or email info@churchillarts.org.


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