ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS
Anne of Green Gables
The CCHS Advanced Theatre Class will present “Anne of Green Gables” on Oct. 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.
Megan Whittington plays the role of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl who is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. This play captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic from her first encounter with her austere guardians to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel.
All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.
Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for CCHS students and $2 for younger students and senior citizens.
CAPS Murder-Mystery dinner
CAPS fundraiser at the Fallon Convention Center on Oct. 25 presents “Reno: 1930s,” a Murder Mystery Dinner followed by a live auction.
There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet put on by Susie’s BBQ and a no-host bar for beer and wine. Tickets are $30 (12 years and older) and can be bought at Flower Tree Nursery, Jeff’s Copy Express, Mutts etc., 3-Dimension Shipping and the CAPS shelter. Call 775-423-7500 for any questions.
Stremmel Gallery in Reno presents Roger Berry’s “Sculpture,” and John Salminen’s “The Rhythms of the City,” an exhibition featuring new works, continuing through Oct. 25.
Berry’s large, rhythmic, knotted bands of steel and silicon bronze, contrast with and complement Salminen’s layered transparent watercolors of street scenes from great cities around the world.
Berry, a prominent and highly respected Northern California sculptor, has been commissioned to make over 30 site-specific sculptural works for municipalities and corporations from the West Coast to the United Kingdom.
In Reno, Berry’s work can be seen at Shopper’s Square and Renown Medical Center. During the 1980s, he created a series of large, outdoor steel sculptures that solidified his position among the Bay Area art community’s elite.
Salminen is a signature member of numerous art associations, has won more than 230 major awards in national and international exhibitions.
WNC Carson City art exhibit
Monika Johnson’s en plein air landscapes require the Incline Village artist to capture the moment quickly.
Whether painting outdoors in Burgundy, France; Lake Tahoe, Virginia City or Montana, she enjoys capturing the beauty of these areas with bold color and texture.
Johnson’s artwork opens the new season at Western Nevada College’s Main Gallery in Carson City.
“Being a plein air painter, I paint outside in the natural environment and that encourages me to capture the moment quickly,” she said. “The light changes, the shadows move, the temperature changes, or the wind comes up. If I try to go back another day to the same spot, it’s just never the same.”
“Monika will be exhibiting oil paintings of landscapes executed on-site,” said WNC art professor and gallery director Gil Martin. “Direct relationship with the motif is a critical aspect of Ms. Johnson’s work. How else to perceive and respond to the ever-changing and infinite subtly of nature?”
Johnson blends her artist’s eye with a 25-year career as a hairstylist and colorist. She has been able to transition to another canvas to develop her artistry.
University art exhibit
A new art exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is combining creativity with reuse.
‘Reused-plus-Recycled-equals-Art’ is open through late September at UNR’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
University marketing and communications coordinator Deanna Hearn said the exhibit features about 100 works made of 80 percent reused or recycled materials.
“A foot made of plastic bottles that is crushing the world,” described Hearn, “a piece of art called ‘Scully,’ who is a man made of used bicycle chains, things like ‘trashin’ fashion.’”
Hearn said ‘trashin’ fashion’ is clothing made from plastic bags and other recycled materials.
Ultimately, according to Hearn, the showing is a fun and creative way to showcase and promote the practice and lifestyle of sustainability.
“But it’s to allow them a venue to showcase their artwork,” said Hearn. “Especially to reach out, to tell the community that we’re thinking about sustainable issues here on campus.”
Hearn added that the artists are mostly university and high school art students.