Victoria Buck, whose BFA show is coming up shortly, grew up in Christchurch. So of course the news of the earthquake has been weighing on her, and by extension, on all of us who know her. Via comicsreporter.com, I read a short comic strip on the quake by a New Zealand author and cartoonist, Sarah Laing. Click here to read the whole thing (the page includes links to relief organizations).
Victoria also sent along a link that’s a fine example of using humor to cope with adversity — some Christchurch residents who are selling “Rocky,” the giant boulder that crashed into their home, on the NZ equivalent of ebay:
For sale 1 owner 25 – 30 tonne landscape feature (answers to the name Rocky) …
He is in pristine condition (just a little bit of concrete dust). Suitable for garden feature, or as in our case a magnificent addition to your living area.
Rocky will enhance your “indoor outdoor” flow considerably, especially if you load him in through the garage roof like we did.
More pictures, and more on “Rocky” (including the opportunity to bid) can be found here. Proceeds go to earthquake relief for Christchurch.
Need some art in your life this week? Here it is:
Leo Villareal – Animating Light at the Nevada Museum of Art
Saturday from 6-8pm there is an opening reception at the NMA for Leo Villareal’s exhibition of light sculptures.
This one is SURE to be a party!Celebrate the artist’s place of inspiration by wearing your favorite burner costume outfitted with LEDs. Meet the artist and experience his vibrant artworks accompanied by the beats of DJ James Healy (Escape Art) live in the atrium. Come and be dazzled by Reno’s-own Controlled Burn and BoHoHoops. A cash bar will be available.
Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card. Kids Open Art Studio is available from 6 – 8 pm / $4.
Non-members may attend for the general Museum admission price.
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Bella Petunia’s Winter Art Show (Featuring works by Molly Allen)
Wednesday, March 9 · 5:00pm – 10:00pm at the Fat Cat in Tahoe City
Showing the photography of Molly Allen and art of John Hawley and Jill Colbert. Also featuring the DeFlowered Arts Market with locally handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. Fire dancing by the Tahoe Burn Tribe. Incredible balloon sculptures by Sean Rogers. Soundtrack by the super groovy DJ Double Digit. After party by micah j. Complimentary hors d’oeurvres. All ages until 9pm.
Andrew Heoppner – Uncanny Reminiscence
The BFA show season begins!
Thursday, March 10 · 5:00pm