WNC News & Notes
Seeing Tahoe from a bird’s eye view
One of the world’s most beautiful lakes is being celebrated by Lake Tahoe artist Norma J. Carder in an exhibit at Western Nevada College Main Gallery, Monday through April 8. A public reception and book signing will take place 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the gallery.
The exhibition captures the lake’s colors and imagery through paintings Carder made following 36 hikes to mountain peaks surrounding the lake. Her explorations are compiled in a book of the paintings along with photo essays about Tahoe and her experiences exploring the landscape.
Carder, an avid hiker and Tahoe resident, used a compass to draw a circle around a drawing of the lake and then divided it into 36 10-degree sections. She laid that over a topographic map of Lake Tahoe, and chose the highest mountain peak in each section to hike.
“I decided to climb them in chronological order, starting with the winter solstice … so I could capture all of the moods of Lake Tahoe in all its seasons.” she said.
The gallery, located in the Bristlecone Building on the Carson campus, is open
9 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
Explore Nevada’s hidden treasures
A collaborative project between student photographers and writers culminates in stunning photographs of Nevada and creative writing inspired by the images. “The Other Nevada: Through Lens and Language” will exhibit in the WNC Atrium Gallery, Monday through April 8. A public reception is 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the gallery.
In 2008, writer, photographer and WNC student Doug Deacy began capturing “another Nevada” that contradicts the stereotype of the Silver State as a wasteland. Deacy recorded images of the high desert and Great Basin that are sometimes overlooked by both Nevadans and visitors. Collaborating with Professor Marilee Swirczek’s creative writing classes, the result is a provocative exhibit featuring visuals by Deacy and other Nevada photographers, with literary works by WNC and area writers.
Space and science camp to land at WNC
“Space and Science Exploration Camp,” presented by Mind Builders, LLC, will offer science exploration for students in kindergarten through sixth grade at WNC this spring. The series of workshops is designed to engage and enrich students through hands-on experimentation. The next camp covers aeronautics where students will discover science of flight through the creation of aircraft, race competitions and other activities. The class meets 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Building room 207. Cost is $60. For information, http://www.mindbuildersllc.com
Quaker chaplain recounts wartime experiences
Navy Commander Sheri Snively shares her personal account as a soldier in the Iraq war, as a Quaker and a chaplain, during a free lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12 in Marlette Hall. Snively speaks of the effects of war on both soldiers and civilians, and details her road to healing through an open and questioning spirit. For more information, call 445-3319.