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Art instructor joins WNCC

Staff Report

Western Nevada Community College, Fallon art instructor Tim Guthrie is joining the Carson City campus, a move that will offer local budding artists a chance to learn from a master of many media.

When fall semester classes begin on Monday Guthrie will teach beginning painting, beginning drawing and an introductory course in visual arts.

He has a one-man show scheduled for the Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City in February: “Icons and Other Works.”

Guthrie’s background is varied and includes trowels, oil brushes and a computer mouse. In 1992, he sculpted artificial ruins of an 80-acre city in cement, including columns, buildings and rockwork, for the resort city of Bophuthatswana, Africa. He was an artist and supervisor for the “Lost City Project.”

In 1993 he sculpted and painted artificial rockwork environments for Sea World’s “Dolphin Wave Pool and Otter Exhibits” in San Diego. The next year he was an intern for bronze and glass casting with artists Littleton Alston and John Thein at the Creighton University Department of Art in Omaha.

Those accessing the artwork via CD and computer can view images of the shrine, and click on images of drawers to open and show the contents. A viewer can even select pages in the doctor’s journal or the image of a menorah that is hidden in the actual piece, symbolizing the reason Gerd-Anrode fled Germany in the 1940s with his family.

Now that many of his pieces are digitized and ready to be seen in a whole new way, Guthrie also provides the computer and the location, setting up a portable computerized kiosk that has traveled to Winnemucca, Elko, Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Fallon and Lake Tahoe.

The kiosk is on display at Lake Tahoe Community College through Labor Day.