Category: Event
Great Basin Pottery

Great Basin Pottery

If you work in one place long enough, do you become wedded to it? Does the work you make evoke the place or is the place speaking through the work? It’s hard not wonder who is seducing who– which ear is to the ground.

Thirty-six miles north of Reno, Nevada off of Highway 395 is Great Basin Pottery. The location serves many purposes, but at the heart of them is the woodfire kiln. The Anagama kiln was designed and built in 1999/2000 by Paul Herman and Joe Winters using firebricks from Northern California. The kiln is fired twice a year (fall and spring) for 3 days and 3 nights. My March visit coincided with the 33rd firing.

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The Plain Sense of Things

Co-curated by Jared Stanley and Sarah Lillegard, the exhibition will span the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Garage Door Gallery, Tahoe Gallery and Poetry Center. The Plain Sense of Things will be on display for investigations and interactions from Dec. 14, 2015 – Jan. 29, 2016. A curator talk will be held Wed. Jan. 6, 7-9pm and the closing reception will be Thur. Jan. 28, 2016 5-7pm both in the Holman Arts & Media Center.

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MFA- Inter Arts Winter Residency 2015 Event

MFA-IA Winter Residency Events

The MFA-IA Winter Residency will be held January 3-12, 2016. Throughout the residency, we will offer a series of public talks and lectures featuring our new visiting artist faculty plus artists and curators from the region.

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MFA-IA Residency Events

In two weeks SNC will host the first residency for the MFA Interdisciplinary Arts program. As part of the residency, there will be a handful of public lectures and a free workshop with the gallery artist-in-residence, Mary Rothlisberger.


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Fresh Baked Conversation in the Sierras

Fresh baked conversation in the Sierras

On June 13th, from 2-6pm, Sierra Nevada College’s MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts Program will host a public, community event as part of our on-going “Open Space Series” at a reconstructed Basque oven at Kyburz Flat in the Tahoe National Forest. Firing up the oven, we will feed visitors and host talks by guests, including Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. The conversations will touch on place-making and encampments, pointing to the program’s ongoing dialogue around a multi-tiered relationship to our environment. Visitors will get to explore solar dye stations, map-making, and periscope-building. The MFA-IA Streamline Mobile Gallery will be on-site with a pop-up Basque exhibit. There is limited capacity in the meadow, so please RSVP to the event HERE.

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Let It Snow, and Let Us Snowshoe

Since panelists and artists had come all the way to Tahoe to participate in the Embodied Place Exhibition, we were lucky enough that they felt like hanging out for the weekend so we could show them some of our beautiful mountain landscape in person.

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Say Hello: February Events

We are looking forward to attending and participating in a number of events this February. If you’re on one of the coasts, come by, get a periscope flatpack and talk with us about art making.


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Sierra Nevada University
Interdisciplinary Arts
Low-Residency MFA


A small campus on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and online, wherever you are.


Anza Jarschke
Assistant Program Director
P: (775) 831-1314 ext. 7492


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