Free beer! The words resonated through a line of skiers and snowboarders 500 yards long, all waiting to get free lift tickets at Snowbomb in AT&T Park. Snowbomb, a ski/snowboard expo, exhibits brews, gear, lift tickets and massive amounts of swag to San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. The work force for this massive festival included 15 interns from Sierra Nevada College.
Opening an outdoor sporting goods shop in what was once a Porters is a big gamble when it comes to a new business venture. Redemption Sports is a premium sporting good store located next to Incline Liquor on Tahoe Boulevard.
When thousands of individual pieces of colored tiles are pieced together to create one large image, it’s called a mosaic. When dozens of community members, the Boys and Girls Club and an Interdisciplinary Studies student work together to make that mosaic, it’s called “Coloring Kings Beach,” a Service Learning project created by Art and Psychology student Jamie Himes.
Himes’ project began when she helped create a clay club within the Boys and Girls Club.
“The whole purpose was to let kids know, you can do artwork in your community,” said Himes, a senior from Arkansas.
Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.
Reno-based artist Kaitlin Bryson talks about her performance/installation piece, “To Become One of the Truly Dead,” shown as part of the group show “in Spite Of…” – a joint exhibition shown at SNC and the Holland Project.
The Holland Project and Sierra Nevada College have joined forces to bring art from both regions together in an exhibit entitled “In Spit Of”. Reno based artists and SNC faculty and alumni have contributed their artistic interpretations of unconscious faith and everyday beliefs.