Galleries at Work

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This program is designed to support local artists and businesses by exposing their work to a different demographic than typical gallery attendees. It also enhances the employee’s quality of life by enhancing their space with an environment of great art.

We now have contracts with: The Reno Aces, NV Energy, Microsoft, Law Offices of Blanchard, Krasner and French, Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Pacific Securities, Basin St. Properties, KAP Group, NV State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors, Reno Renaissance Hotel, Plumas Bank and our newest client, Intuit.

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Image: Dance and movement instructor Eve Allen

Teaching Artists in Residence

Literary artist Joseph Hunt is serving Libby Booth Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. His art education lesson plans include creative writing, fiction story telling, and animation through the creation of comic books. Students learn storyboarding, conflict and resolution, character development, character dialogue, and narration.

Visual artist Ray Valdez is serving Rita Cannan Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. Ray’s lessons include learning light values with emphasis on still life drawings. Students learn about compositions with the use of line, shape, balance, light, shadow, color and harmony. Weekly projects focus on dry media and students use pencil, charcoal, pastels on paper.

Visual artist Peter Whittenberger is serving Katherine Dunn Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year.  His art education lessons are focused on learning the history of portraiture. Students learn the basics of drawing, staring with drawing shapes, using graphite pencils. They learn how to outline, shade, color, and animate each form. Lessons focus on the style of Vincent VanGogh, Pablo Picasso, and Leonardo DiVinci and students complete the course by completing a self-portrait.

Dance and movement instructor Eve Allen is serving Lincoln Park Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. Eve’s lessons start with the basic elements of dance (body, action, time and energy) and continue with the exploration of storytelling through movement. Students learn about dance concepts, combining movement, free dancing, and improvisation. Eve’s approach to arts instruction includes art integration: pairing dance and movement with the Core Curriculum based on grade. Students complete the 6-week course with a final dance and movement presentation.

Literary artist Joseph Hunt is serving Bernice Mathews Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. His art education lesson plans include creative writing, fiction story telling, and animation through the creation of comic books. Students learn storyboarding, conflict and resolution, character development, character dialogue, and narration.

Digital media artist Peter Whittenberger is serving Smithridge STEM Academy for the 2015-2016 school year. Peter’s lesson plans focus on artwork creation with the software program Processing. Processing is a simplified Java based language that teaches students the syntax of coding and how computers can be used to create visual art. Students start off by learning how to make simple shapes such as circles, rectangles, and squares with codes. They then build upon each code to create interactive media and geometric animations.

For more information about this program please call or email Eric Brooks, Gallery Curator at eric@sierra-arts.org