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“Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City” with Will Roger

Join author, photographer and co-founder of Burning Man, Will Roger as he reveals his newest book which includes a substantial collection of Roger’s aerial photos chronicling the ever-changing cityscape and transformation of the temporary Black Rock City.

Doors open at 5 pm with bar and book sales. Book signing to follow.

Chez Louie Winemaker’s Dinner

Join chez louie for a night of creative local cuisine paired with a selection of fine wines from Crystal Basin Cellars. 

Preregistration is required and can be made by calling 775.284.2921.

$65 | $55 Members

Spinning Yarn: Using Textiles as a Tool for Communication

Textile artist Toni Lowden uses fibers to explore color, texture and pattern in her large-scale weavings. Join us for a discussion about the use of textiles to communicate a narrative. 

The Center of the World: Da’Wa (Lake Tahoe): The History and Geology of the West Shore

“The center of the Wašiw (Washoe) world is Da’aw (Lake Tahoe) both geographically and spiritually. Like most native peoples our lifestyles revolved around the environment; the people were part of the environment, and everything was provided by the environment.” 

Join Washoe Tribal Council member, Helen Fillmore as she explores the history and geology of the West Shore through the Washoe oral history combined with modern geological discoveries.

Keeping a Journal: The Key to Creative Fuel with Ken Carbone

Kenneth Carbone is the Artist-in-Residence and Founder of NYC based design company the Carbone Smolan Agency whose award-winning work for corporate and cultural clients is internationally recognized. He has kept a journal for over 25 years and considers it the key engine to his art.

This one-day workshop offers a historical perspective on why keeping a journal has been central to many in the arts for centuries. The course includes practical and technical advice, demonstrations and a field assignment to help start keeping a journal as a vital routine to enhance your creativity every day.


Art, Music and Design: A Career in Creativity

Kenneth Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As the Co-Founder and Artist-in-Residence of the Carbone Smolan Agency, he is among America’s most respected graphic designers, whose work is renowned for its balance of substance and style. Under his design ethos “unify, simplify, amplify,” Ken has built a reputation for creating outstanding design programs for a world-class clientele for over forty years.

Ken Carbone will share the joys, challenges, and rewards of a career in the arts. He’ll speak about his early love of drawing, how he turned that passion into a very successful 40-year career in design and his most recent pursuits in fine art. This presentation will offer encouraging examples and practices that will inspire anyone involved in the creative profession.

Following a presentation, there will time allocated for a Q & A session moderated by Jeff Pickett.

Ken Carbone is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is a featured blogger for Fast Company magazine as well as Huffington Post. He is a recipient of the 2014 AIGA Medal, awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication.

Chez Louie Valentine’s Day Dinner

Celebrate love by indulging in a delectable three-course prix fixe menu while enjoying live music by Tyler Stafford.

Reservations required: 775.284.2921

$85 per couple | $20 for wine pairings. Members receive 10% savings.

Teen Art Night

Join the Holland Project at the Nevada Museum of Art for our annual “teen-takeover” featuring: Live Music | DJs | KWNK | Bibo Freddo Gelato (rainbow edition) | Interactive Performances | Video Art | Photobooth | Color Oracle Fortune Telling | Scavenger Hunt | Screen Printing | Pigment Dying | Action Drawing | DIY Accessories + Fashion

Dress the Part: Color Blocking, Monochrome, Rainbow  

Teachers/parents may submit a request for a fee waiver/reduction to if required. 

Make Your Match: Meet the New Season of Exhibitions

Experience soundscapes by local artists in the galleries as you explore the new exhibitions at this party of the season. Witness responsive modern movement performances as Reno’s contemporary dance company, Collateral & Co., presents a multimedia experience. Turn it up in the Sky Room with DJ Mojo Jojo, visuals by Rich Moore, s’mores station, table games, and small bites by chez louie.

Media sponsorship by KWNK 97.7

chez louie closed

Chez Louie will be closed all day today for a private staff event. The restaurant will re-open for regular lunch service tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, at 11:30 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.