Fred Sigman Bottomlands Series – CSN Henderson Campus Library

CSN North Las Vegas Campus Library, College of Southern Nevada, 700 College Drive, Henderson, NV 89002

Exhibition Information
Location: CSN Henderson Campus Library – College of Southern Nevada 
For information on hours and availability, please visit: https://library.csn.edu/

Artist: Fred Sigman: Art Historian, Educator, Globetrotter, Photographer, PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Artwork: Framed artwork from the series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash

Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998
Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998

About the Artist
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Fred Sigman spent his early years growing up in his mother’s childhood home, until the age of nine, when they moved to Paris. Fred Sigman attended boarding school at Notre-Dame de Boulogne outside of the city near the famed Bois. During those years living in Europe, he began to take pictures with a camera wherever they traveled. In France, he walked among the ruins of the ancient Romans and found a world to himself in the woods of Boulogne and Fontainebleau to the south. His teachers assigned the writings of Jean de la Fontaine and Charles Baudelaire, poets in allegory and the peripatetic way.

Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library
Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library

He returned to the United States for college, where he received a B.A. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his M.A. and PhD from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He has taught art history throughout the southwest including as a Professor of Art & Art History at the College of Southern Nevada. He has exhibited throughout the United States including New York, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Albuquerque. Internationally he has exhibited in Sweden and Mexico.  

Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998
Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998

About the Las Vegas Wash
The Las Vegas Wash is a 12-mile-long channel running along the southeastern side of the Las Vegas Valley. The wash, which in the last two decades has become more of an urban river, serves to collect the valley’s excess urban runoff, treated wastewater, and stormwater (both natural flows and those emanating from the extensive storm drain systems of Las Vegas and Henderson), then carry it all out to Lake Mead. The wash almost dried up during the rapid urbanization of the 1960s and 1970s; but ironically, as that growth continued, increasing amounts of water created a manmade wetland that became an informal park used by the homeless as well as bird watchers. As the wetland came to be perceived as a natural filtering system for urban runoff, as well as a recreational area, plans were made by the Las Vegas Valley Water District to create a county park around the wash. This was also necessitated by the need to control increasing bank erosion. Another facet of interest to artists working in and around the Wash was the development of Lake Las Vegas, a luxury planned community featuring a manmade lake for boating and fishing surrounded by homes and two golf courses. The flow from the Wash was channeled to pass under the lake through two seven-foot pipes. Aerial and ground-based photographs documenting the concatenation of the wash, Lake Mead (itself a reservoir, not a natural lake), and the development’s water feature create an opportunity to express the complex relationships among water uses in the western desert states.

Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library
Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library

This unique riparian corridor now carries an average of 150 million gallons of water daily out of the valley and into Lake Mead. It hoses approximately 200 fish and wildlife species, more than 200 species of plants, and provides return flow credits to the Colorado River. Local photographer Fred Sigman worked along the banks of the Las Vegas Wash during this entire history of ecological change, the subsequent evolution of usage patterns, and development; his body of work is the most complete record of the wash during the late 20th century.

Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998
Fred Sigman, from the Series Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash, Framed Inkjet Print on Archival Photo Paper, 1998

Special Thanks
CSN Libraries
CSN Facilities Management
CSN Foundation
Fred Sigman
Nevada Museum of Art

Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library
Fred Sigman Bottomlands Installation, College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus Library

About the Libraries
CSN Libraries facilitate student success by fostering discovery and critical thinking through:

  • Exemplary instructional programs that support student learning, civic engagement, ethical use of information, and lifelong evidence-based decision making
  • Providing equitable access to diverse viewpoints and quality resources
  • Welcoming and highly qualified staff committed to supporting the needs of the CSN community
  • Cross-departmental and community partnerships that enrich the College experience
  • Positively impacting the student experience through innovative technology accessible within inclusive and engaging virtual and physical spaces
CSN North Las Vegas Campus Library, College of Southern Nevada, 700 College Drive, Henderson, NV 89002

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Text Credit
Nevada Museum of Art: Fred N. Sigman, Bottomlands: Photographs of the Las Vegas Wash Portfolio. https://www.nevadaart.org/art/collections/the-archive/CAE1110/finding-aids/

Mary Cady Johnson Artwork – CSN North Las Vegas Campus Library

CSN North Las Vegas Campus Library, College of Southern Nevada, 3200 East Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Mary Cady Johnson, Olympia, Acrylic Paint on Panel, 32″ x 24″, 1972

Exhibition Information
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus Library – College of Southern Nevada
For information on hours and availability, please visit: https://library.csn.edu/

Mary Cady Johnson Artwork, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library
Mary Cady Johnson, California Surfers, Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 60″ x 48″, 1967

About the Artist
Mary Cady Johnson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in 1935 and studied at the Art Students League in New York City before earning her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Johnson taught art to grade school, middle school, and high school youth. Johnson also taught courses at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Johnson supervised art in the public school system in Urbana, Illinois.

Mary Cady Johnson Artwork, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library
Mary Cady Johnson, Delphi, Athenian, Treasury, Acrylic Paint on Panel, 32″ x 24″, 1972

Johnson lived in Chili for four years and Brazil for six. In each country Johnson served on the board of directors of the bi-national cultural institutes, established by the State Department of the United Stated, and was chairperson of the committees that ran the art gallery for each institution. Johnson came to Las Vegas in 1956 and soon became deeply involved in local art activities. Johnson organized and servd as director of the original UNLV Art Gallery in Grant Hall and served on the Nevada State Arts Council between 1964 and 1971. Johnson passed away in 2003 at the age of 88.    

Mary Cady Johnson Artwork Installation, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library
Mary Cady Johnson, Dancers #3, Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 48″ x 60″, 1990

Special Thanks
CSN Libraries
CSN Facilities Management
Mary Cady Johnson Family

Mary Cady Johnson Artwork Installation, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library
Mary Cady Johnson Artwork, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library

CSN Libraries facilitate student success by fostering discovery and critical thinking through:

  • Exemplary instructional programs that support student learning, civic engagement, ethical use of information, and lifelong evidence-based decision making
  • Providing equitable access to diverse viewpoints and quality resources
  • Welcoming and highly qualified staff committed to supporting the needs of the CSN community
  • Cross-departmental and community partnerships that enrich the College experience
  • Positively impacting the student experience through innovative technology accessible within inclusive and engaging virtual and physical spaces
Mary Cady Johnson Artwork, College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus Library

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CSN Art Gallery: Website
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CSN Libraries

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Gallery, NLV Campus

Exhibition Information
Location: Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries – College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, December 16, 2022 – Saturday, February 4, 2024
Hours: 9am-6:00pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays
Artist Reception : Friday, December 16 , 6pm-8pm

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Gallery, NLV Campus

The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters and Department of Fine Arts is currently hosting an exhibition featuring work of 31 artist educators from CSN’s Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Gallery, NLV Campus

The “2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition” will run through Saturday, February 4, 2023. All CSN art gallery events are free, family friendly, and open to the public.

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Gallery, NLV Campus

“2022 – 2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition” features 31 full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and staff of the Art & Art History Program including: Suzanne Acosta, Myranda Bair, Chris Bauder, Cynthia Behr, Mark Brandvik, Keith Conley, Evan Dent, Daryl Depry, Lolita Develay, Jeff Fulmer, Maria Fulmer, Lindsay Hall, Jack Hallberg, Anne M. Hoff, Ben Johnsen, Elizabeth Klimek, Alfonso Lirani, Wayne Littlejohn, Gary Marx, Orlando Montenegro, Daniel Ogletree, Manfred Peter O’Hare, Mary L. Parker, Eric Pawloski, Sean Russell, Jennifer J. Saracino, Fred Sigman, Robin Stark, Carol Treat, Christopher Tsouras, Joanne Vuillemot, and Stanley Webb.

2022-2023 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts & Horn Theatre Gallery, NLV Campus

The CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries are located inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre building wing on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

Links
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Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

Exhibition Information
Location: Artspace Gallery – College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, December 9, 2022 – Saturday, February 4, 2024
Hours: 8am-10:30pm M-F, 8am-5pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays
Artist Reception : Friday, December 16 , 6pm-8pm

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters and Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition featuring the works of 10 student artists from CSN’s Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition are included as part of the program’s capstone experience and highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Fall 2022 Exhibition opened Friday, December 9, 2022, and will run through Saturday, February 4, 2023. An Artist Reception with light refreshments took place in the Artspace Gallery on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Fall 2022 Exhibition features the work of 10 student artists from the CSN Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition are included as part of the program’s capstone experience and highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Fall 2022 Exhibition features student artists: Mariana Ferrer, KaTasha Geter, Yuki Hayashi, Angelica Nadeau Santiago, Amber O’dell, Gisselle Ramos, Jason Rangel-Garcia, Adrianna Alia Ruiz, Samantha Schenatzky, and Lexia Segura. Art 298 faculty include Professor Sean Russell, MFA, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Professor Christopher Tsouras, MA & MFA, University of Wisconsin Madison.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Fall 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

Links
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Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis

Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis Poster

Exhibition Information
Location: Artspace – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, October 7, 2022 – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Preview, Gallery Talk & Artist Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6pm
Hours: 8am-10:30pm M-F, 8am-5pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays

Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis Installation View, CSN Artspace Gallery

The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters and Department of Fine Arts is currently hosting an exhibition of drawings by New Jersey based artist, architect, musician, designer, comedian, historian, philosopher and educator, John “Yanni” Fotiadis. Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawings is now on display and will run through Saturday, December 7, 2022, in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada. A special Preview, Gallery Talk, and Artist Reception took place of Thursday October 6, 2022 starting at 6 p.m. A transcript of Fotiadis’s Gallery Talk is available HERE.

Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis Gallery Talk, Artspace Gallery, October 6, 2022

Fotiadis started drawing and developed a love of visual Art from an early age. His artwork has explored various themes and techniques but has always been primarily inspired by the imagery of his early childhood years when he spent extended summers in Greece. In recent years, Fotiadis’s trips to Greece have focused on an immersion in classical antiquity. What has resulted is his open-ended drawing project started in 2019, called “The Solace of Antiquity”. The drawings in this project, done in graphite, colored pencil, and charcoal, document the ruins of ancient sites, and explore the effects of the luminous Aegean light on the architectural remnants there. Equally informed by philosophy and academic drawing techniques rooted in optical theory, Fotiadis’s drawings reveal the unique and visceral metaphysical character of these ancient places that transcends space and time.

John “Yanni” Fotiadis Ring #10, Graphite on Paper, 29″ x 37.25″, 2022

Speaking of his work, Fotiadis says; “Classical antiquity is omnipresent and inescapable in Greece, woven into the cultural legacy of the country physically, psychologically, intellectually, and emotionally. It is an immense, epic, unavoidable, and at times, mysterious and overwhelming presence, mostly surviving today through architectural fragments. The sites I visited and the images I sketched and photographed in 2019 and returned to in 2021 took me into a metaphysical world of paradoxes and dualities:  the permanent and the ephemeral, the living and the dead, the present and the distant past, and all of it illuminated through a prism of that otherworldly light. The year that followed, in a which a global pandemic brought the world to a halt, gave me the unexpected opportunity to take those quickly made sketches on site and develop them into deeper, clearer and more refined drawings.

Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis Preview & Artist Reception

The drawings exhibited in “Metaphysical Greece” taken from different drawing series, represent my various explorations of these ideas and, to a degree, their culmination until now. While I consider them crude facsimiles of “reality” in the Platonic sense, my hope is they will allow the observer of these works to step into that metaphysical world that I’ve been lucky enough to inhabit, and to see what I have seen, even if momentarily. More importantly, my hope is that these drawings illustrate the idea that the world we are aware of and inhabit (and often take for granted) can be incredibly profound and revealing, if we only allow ourselves to open our eyes and “see.”

John “Yanni” Fotiadis, Looking East through the Opistodomos of the Temple of Hephaestus, Colored Pencil on Paper, 23″ x 29″, 2022

The CSN Artspace Gallery and all art gallery events are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://www.csn.edu/artgallery

Metaphysical Greece: Selected Drawing – John “Yanni” Fotiadis Installation View, CSN Artspace Gallery

Links
John Fotiadis: Website
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Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman

Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman Poster

Exhibition Information
Location: Fine Arts Gallery – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, October 7, 2022 – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 9am-6pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays

Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters and Department of Fine Arts is currently hosting an exhibition of photographic artwork by Asheville, North Carolina born, Siem Reap, Cambodia based artist, educator, writer, and entrepreneur, Fred Sigman. Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman is on display now and will run through Saturday, December 3, 2022, in the Fine Arts Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada.

Fred Sigman, Bottomlands, Las Vegas Wash, Inkjet Print, 1998

With his first writing and photography published in 1971, Sigman’s career as a photographer, writer, educator, and media producer has afforded him opportunities of travel. Never one to wear only one hat, Sigman spent his twenties as a wildlife and fine art photographer. He would go on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in art history which led to university teaching positions at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and presently at the College of Southern Nevada.

As an artist, Sigman’s work has been exhibited and collected widely. Sigman also produced film documentaries and later worked as a researcher, camera operator and on camera host for series produced by The Travel Channel, PBS and A&E. In 2009 Sigman formed a media production company called eLearning Media, which he continues to operate as a means of documenting his global travels and creating teaching videos for himself and universities.

Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

Speaking of his work, Sigman says; “I photograph from the sidelines, standing off center in a place where I can watch what is going on. At no time am I looking for something, having arrived at a place with a preconceived notion of what I want to photograph. If I go to the Las Vegas wetlands or the Forest of Fontainbleau outside of Paris, I have some notion of the kinds of pictures I will make. When I pick up a book by Bruce Chatwin, I know something of what to expect from his writing, but I am not seeking something specific. I photograph as I read.

Fred Sigman, Preah Palilay Buddhist Monument Angkor, Cambodia, Silver Gelatin Print, 2005

In reading a book, a phrase may momentarily arrest my thoughts. I may not be sure of what impressions the author has just made on me, but I want to remember this passage. Thus, with the book on the table and a pencil in my hand, I make a couple of notes in the margin. This is called marginalia. Short comments, a word or two, or even a symbol, to later remind me of the moment when my thoughts came together with the author. Or, if the analogy is applied to making photographs, when something in my field of view attracts my attention. I then press the shutter on my camera.

This is what I pursue wherever I travel, the making of visual marginalia in the form of photographs. Produced in the darkroom. In turn, those who look at my photographs will make their own marginal notes of what they have seen in the print.”

Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

The CSN Fine Arts Gallery is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located adjacent to the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://www.csn.edu/artgallery

Marginalia: A Photographic Exhibition of Fred Sigman, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

Links
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WanderSight

EVAC PROJECT: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration

EVAC PROJECT: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration Poster

Exhibition Information
Location: Artspace Gallery – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, July 29, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022
Hours: 8am-10:30pm M-F, 8am-5pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays

EVAC PROJECT: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration, Installation View, CSN Artspace Gallery

The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters and Department of Fine Arts is hosting a national traveling group exhibition featuring fine print artwork that bridges the gap between civilians and veterans by educating the public about life in the military through storytelling and art. EVAC Project: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration opened Friday, July 29, 2022, and will run through Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada.

Airtist: Yuji Hiratsuka, Veteran: Mitch Amlot, GSW, 9.25” x 12”

EVAC Project: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration is an art project that brings together veterans and artists. EVAC curators interviewed veterans about their experiences, and artists made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of those stories. The prints are exhibited with excerpts from the transcribed interviews. EVAC Project works to bridge the often precarious gap between military and civilian life.

EVAC PROJECT: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration, Installation View, CSN Artspace Gallery

Participating veterans representing all five branches of the military included service from World War II through the Post 9/11 period. Veterans told their stories and professional artists 23 states and 1 country outside of the US and these artists used a variety of printmaking techniques, including etching, seriography, relief, engraving, mezzotint and more to bring these stories to life in the visual art medium. While, veterans told their stories only once, their experiences spread through time and space because of EVAC Project’s traveling exhibitions.

Artist: Andrew Polk, Veteran: Joe DiFranco, Paris: When the War Ended, 24″ x 16″

Gallery goers see the stories and the images side by side in a format that suggests multiple interpretations of oral histories and visual imagery, as well as the power of storytelling. EVAC Project gives glimpses into real people’s lived experiences. It creates an environment for a viewer that invites genuine understanding and engagement. The process of storytelling and interpretation central to EVAC Project makes it a undertaking uniquely positioned to promote empathy from multiple groups – the artist and viewer for the veteran’s experience, and the veteran for the artist’s realization of their stories. While primarily a traveling exhibition, EVAC Project has several additional projects in its portfolio: educational programs, a study on the impact, and developing community through events such as panel discussions with veterans and artists.

EVAC PROJECT: Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration, Installation View, CSN Artspace Gallery

The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://www.csn.edu/artgallery

Artist: James Ehlers, Veteran: Lauren Pacini, Vietnam Veteran Homecoming, 9” x 11.25″

Links
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Charles Geiger: Quasibotanics: Landscapes of Disquiet

Charles Geiger: Quasibotanics Poster

Exhibition Information
Location: Fine Arts Gallery – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, July 22, 2022 – Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hours: 9am-6pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays

Charles Geiger: Quasibotanics, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

Biography: Charles Geiger
Charles Geiger lives and works in Upstate New York. Geiger studied painting, and later science where he worked in a science research facility for ten years. Much of his art is informed by science concepts and botanical elements which are interlaced with current environmental and societal stresses: climate change, sea level rise, forced migration, Covid pandemic, and political extremes. He is interested in a different surrealist path through traditional notions of landscape painting and uses it to reinterpret the natural environment.

Charles Geiger, Arctic Surf, Acrylic, Flashe, Conté, and Pastel on Paper, 2022, 48” x 59”

Geiger studied art at East Carolina University and Computer Science at Millersville University. A recent exhibition of his paintings on climate change at NYU Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. was underwritten in part by the Rachel Carson Center, New York University Arts and Humanities Art & Art History, and eARThumanities.

Charles Geiger: Quasibotanics, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

Artist Statement: Quasibotanics: Landscapes of Disquiet
“My paintings use images of abstracted botanical forms that merge narratively with contemporary social and environmental issues. I am interested in painting the relational drama between the power of the resilient natural botanical world and self-destructive human events staged thereon. As we see, there is an endless string of these events unfolding in the news daily and it is somewhat Shakespearian in that human folly, tragedy, and triumph are repeating central themes; but it all is acted out in a time of climate change.”

Charles Geiger, Between Two Bergs, Acrylic Ink and Gouache on Paper, 2021, 44” x 55”

“I use the term “Quasibotanics” to describe a somewhat painterly language set of botanical forms. I chose the energy of a new sprouting leaf and the interconnectivity of rhizomes to symbolize meaningful references to nature’s abundant energy and to our larger Biome. Botanic symbols emerge in my paintings to create surreal interstitial landscapes, scale shifts, or landscapes that reside in spaces between the very large and the very small, a highly dreamlike limitless imagined space. I interweave these forms into narrative landscape compositions that I hope speak to primordial relationships of affirmation in this present age of Anthropocene.”

Charles Geiger: Quasibotanics, Installation View, CSN Fine Arts Gallery

The CSN Fine Arts Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located adjacent to the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 or visit us online at http://www.csn.edu/artgallery

Charles Geiger, The Siege, Acrylic Ink and Gouache on Paper, 2021, 44” x 55”

Links
Charles Geiger: Artist Website
Charles Geiger: Blog
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Charles Geiger: Facebook

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

Exhibition Information
Location: Artspace Gallery – College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, May 6, 2022 – Saturday, July 16, 2022
Hours: 8am-10:30pm M-F, 8am-5pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays
Opening Reception and Awards Celebration: Friday, May 13, 6pm-8pm

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts is currently hosting an exhibition featuring the works of 18 student artists from CSN’s Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition are included as part of the program’s capstone experience and highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Spring 2022 Exhibition opened Friday, May 6, 2022, and will run through Saturday, July 16, 2022. An Artist Reception with light refreshments took place in the Artspace Gallery on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Spring 2022 Exhibition features the work of 18 student artists from the CSN Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition are included as part of the program’s capstone experience and highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis – Spring 2022 Exhibition features student artists: Maverick Joshua Bautista, Nancy M. Boulton, Daniela Castaneda, Janet Castillo Preciado, Kiley Deane, Makenzie Derezotes, Max Krosta, Steven Lozada, Daniela Luna, Renee McHenry, Alana Mitchell, Cheyanne Outhone, Jesse Perez, Kimberly Pulido, Viviana Reveles, Vanessa Valdivia, Michelle Rose Walker, and Gabrielle Watson. Art 298 faculty include Professor Sean Russell, MFA, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Professor Christopher Tsouras, MA & MFA, University of Wisconsin Madison.

Art 298: Portfolio Emphasis Spring 2022 Exhibition, College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus

The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

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2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries

Exhibition Information
Location: Fine Arts Gallery & Horn Theatre Lobby – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, May 13, 2022 – Saturday, July 9, 2022
Hours: 9am-6pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays
Opening Reception and Awards Celebration: Friday, May 13, 6pm-8pm

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries


The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery is excited to present its annual Juried Student Exhibition beginning Friday, May 13, 2022, and will run through Saturday, July 9, 2022. A reception with refreshments, awards ceremony, gallery talk, and Salon de Refusés took place on Friday, May 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. This exhibition features student artwork made in connection with CSN Fine Arts Department, Art and Art History Program courses with media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, and design.

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries

This year’s exhibition will feature guest judge, Ms. Mickey Sprott. Mickey Sprott is the Cultural Program Supervisor for Public Arts at Clark County, Nevada in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Sprott manages the Public Art Office focused on creating large scale public art in both rural and urban settings, education for the professional artist, youth education, operates two galleries and oversees the conservation of the collection. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in art history. Sprott is a member of the Americans for the Arts and the Chair of the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission.

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries

The 2022 Juried Student Exhibition will feature awards with anticipated prize values totaling $1,500 or more courtesy of Blick Art Materials and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. A Salon de Refusés will take place in conjunction with this exhibit in the CSN Horn Theatre Lobby on first floor of the CSN North Las Vegas campus, Main Building, “H” Wing.

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries

The CSN Art Galleries would like to thank its guest judge, Ms. Mickey Sprott and its outstanding community partners, Blick Art Materials and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company for their generous support of this exhibition and our students.

2022 Juried Student Exhibition & Salon des Refúses, CSN Fine Arts and Horn Theatre Lobby Galleries

The CSN Fine Arts Gallery and all gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery and Horn Theatre lobby are located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

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CSN Art Gallery: Website
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CSN Art Gallery: Twitter
CSN Department of Fine Arts: Facebook