“Chair-i-ty” begins at Artown

Artists and Their Chairs:

Before

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The Friends of the University of Nevada, Reno Library will host an auction of historic university lecture hall chairs, retired from campus use and adopted by artists, community leaders, and celebrities throughout the area to paint, design, or decorate.

Over 80 chairs have been turned into art objects ranging from elegant to outrageous, classic to avant-garde. The chairs are currently on display at venues throughout Reno and northern Nevada including coffee houses, art galleries, and businesses. Several chairs are on display at the former VSA gallery on Sierra Street next to the Silver Peak Brewery. Art Source on South Virginia Street is also playing host to several chairs within their newly opened 8,000 square foot gallery space.

Chair-i-ty will involve both silent and live auctions. The live auction, conducted by Auctioneer Mark Eastman, is scheduled to start at 6pm. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Jazz will be provided by Hans Halt and his quartet of the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts. Proceeds will go the new Mathewson-IGT building project at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Admission for the Chair-i-ty Auction is free. The event is slated for 4-7pm on Sunday, July 10, at McKinley Park School. For details, call Michele Basta at 775-784-6500 ext. 265, Carol Johnson at 775-853-1457 or Annie Hall at 775-826-1871.

Allyson Adams, Emma Sepulveda, Barbara Feltner: “Around the World in Muchas Anos”
Venue: Hermitage/Art Source

Dave Aiazzi: “The Chair by Steven Banks”
Venue: Gallery Cui-ui, 290 California Avenue

Lara Alberti: “Off In The Weeds”
Venue: Art Source

Gini Campbell-Annis: “Time Out”
Venue: There’s Nothing To It

Donna Antroccoli and Jacquie Springer:

“Library desk - Twentieth century

(some assembly required)”
Venue: Hermitage/Art Source

Arger Family: “Untitled”

Gabby Bachand: “Spellbound”
Venue: City Hall

Jill Barnard: “The Good Old Days”
Venue: Caughlin Club

Pamela Barrett, Richelle O’Driscoll

Jodi Schoenbachler: “Grow Your Mind”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex

Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Kelly and Annette Bland: “Play Desk”

“P. J.” Capozzi: “I Love A Sunny Day”
Venue: Joseph’s Vienna Bakery

Kaylene Cassenilli: “Freedom”

Valerie Cohen: “I’d Rather Be Skiing”
Venue: McKinley Park Arts and Culture Center

Amelia Currier: “After Reitveldt”
Venue: UNR Library

Hector De Los Santos MD and Pat Manalo MD: “Lady’s Choice”
Venue: Hermitage/Art Source

Kathy Duncan: “Gone Fishin”

Scott Dunseath and Donna Jean Dunseath:

“Boarding School”
Venue: Bobo’s Mogul Mouse

Roberta and Neal Ferguson: “Chairway To The Stars”
Venue: Stremmel Gallery

Paul Fischer: “Class Dismissed”
Venue: LuLou’s

Eileen Gay: “School”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex

Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

D. S. Gehr: “No Child Left Behind”

Mary Ford Germano: “Rose Wrapture”

Tamala Green and Rosanne Marko: “Got Art?”
Venue: Dickson Realty at Caughlin Crossing

Wes and Annie Hall: “Core Curriculum”
Venue: Clay Nichols, 106 California Avenue

Erik Holland: “Nevada”
Venue: Sierra Arts Gallery

Zoltan Janvary: “Old School”
Venue: Sierra Arts Gallery

Clay S. Jenkinson: “Montaigne’s Chair”
Venue: Sundance Bookstore

Clay S. Jenkinson: “Sonny and Chair”
Venue: Gallery Cui-ui, 290 California Avenue

J. D. Johnson: “Composition no. 1864”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Jill and Craig Johnson:

It’s a miracle of modern art!

“Seal your education, don’t take it for granite!”

Staff of KNPB Channel 5: “Public Education”
Venue: Channel 5

Wes Lee: “Jacks or Better”
Venue: Sierra Arts Gallery

Donia Lilly: “Head In The Clouds”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex

Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Shaun and Debby Loesch-Griffin: “WORDS”

Toni Lowden: “I Want To Be Comfortable While I Weave Words”

Margaret Maattala: “Breath of Spring”

Mary Lynn Machabee: “A Rose by Any Other Name”
Venue: Caughlin Club

Linda Madsen for Carol Mousel and Larry Hyde:

“Life is a Jungle”
Venue: Fast Frame

Danielle Manibog: “Jour and Nuit (Day and Night)”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Amy-Louise Mazza: “it’s Greek to me!”

Jain McClain: “And So On. . .”
Venue: City Hall

Marilyn R. Melton: “Mother Time”
Venue: Heritage Bank

Grant D. Miller: “Carnal Knowledge”
Venue: M Home

Susan Moore: “Green Chair with Book and Apple”
Venue: Montreux Clubhouse

Geoffrey Nelson: “A Burning Desire to Learn”
Venue: Bruka

Ray Nelson: “Great Blue Heron”
Venue: Wild Birds Unlimited

Renate Neuman: “Angel Chair”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Nevada Arts Council Staff: “Untitled”

Ardis Parmer and Laurel Cazassa: “Anchors Away”

Melinda Plumbridge: “Up Up and Away”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Cami Prenn: “A Full Deck. . .Or not!”
Venue: La Bussola

David Reynolds and Gary Yup: “Un Pied de Lampe”

Lynn Rogoni: “Chili Peppers”

Ann Ronald and Lois Snedden: “Earthtone Nevada”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Beth Rubenstein: “Sitting Pretty”
Venue: Sierra Arts Gallery

Jann Selleck: “The Library Chair,

a study in altered states”

Rebecca Shadowitz for KUNR: “Chair a la Matisse”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex Sierra Street next to Silver Peak

Amy Shannon: “Night School”

Stacey Spain and Michael Barker: “Education Puzzle”

Jerry Stinson: “Food For Thought”
Venue: Nevada Museum of Art

Michael Stosic: “Winter in Reno”
Venue: Dreamer’s

LaVerne Theis and Rob Lorentzen:

“Supporting Higher Learning”
Venue: McKinley Park

Aaryn Walker: “Red Chair”
Venue: The Red Chair

Shari O’Neal Young: “Red Hat Mama”

Jim Zlokovich and Joe Zuccarini:

“More Porridge, Please”
Venue: VSA in City Parking Complex

Sierra Street next to Silver Peak