The new and vibrant Holman Arts & Media Center building is a representation of an expanding art department filled with ambition. With only two semesters of academia the Holman Arts & Media Center encourages a new era of creative, intellectual thinking with grand long term intentions of inspiring interdisciplinary programs and large communal goals. While the former David Hall building could not support the expanding art department and demand, the Holman building was set in place to achieve this growing need.
“We were basically at capacity with what we could do with the other building, the oldest building on campus. It had a lot of limitations with it. Getting this building and really maximizing the way we flow from one discipline to the other has enabled us to take the next step, which is to develop an MFA (Master of Fine Arts),” Professor Russell Dudley said.
The building was made possible by a generous gift from Robin and Robert Holman, and opened its doors to students in the spring semester of 2014.
“We envision that this center will be the new artistic and intellectual hub not just for Sierra Nevada College but for Incline Village and the Lake Tahoe basin. We looked around and saw the exciting things that are happening at Sierra Nevada College and we knew we wanted to partner with SNC to make change happen,” SNC Board of Trustees member and donor Robin Holman said.
The central ideas inspiring the design of the building were to create an academic flow within the space that also invites the public and the community into the academic practices, according to Dudley.
When entering the the Holman Arts & Media Center building, one can observe students working cohesively in all ranges of art. Students have the space to work on computers, photography, create sculptures and drawings. Art history lectures echo around the building. The new art building allows artists of all genres to share an inviting, inventive space.
“It’s nice to have an art building that is surrounded by all art students and the same creative process,” Senior Claire Bagg said.
The faculty and administration worked tirelessly for two years toward their unified vision of the Holman Arts building, according to Rick Parsons, associate professor of art.
If you’re going to be in Tahoe for winter break then it is time to make plans for New Years if you haven’t already. There are plenty of things going on to ring in 2014, but the biggest event is Snowglobe, a music festival in its 3rd year, that takes place in South Lake Tahoe from December 29th-31st.
Last March, I met with both Katie Zanto and Rosie Hackett to discuss some ideas I had for my service learning project. I figured I would do something with ski coaching, or volunteering for an outdoor leadership program. Both Katie the Interdisciplinary Studies chair, and Rosie, Outdoor Adventure Leadership program director, kindly and respectfully shut me down.
Five hundred music-loving and green-minded spectators and 12 incredible bands will come together on Sept. 20-22 at the Johnsville Ski Bowl for a Leave-No-Trace-style music festival thanks to the hard work of Sierra Nevada College students Drew Fisher, Rachael Blum, Cody Wilkins and many other volunteers and organizations.
Freezing temperatures and winter weather didn’t hurt ticket sales at SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe. Artists played to sold out crowds two of three nights and local businesses reported that sales were high over the New Years Eve weekend.
Those not taking advantage of last chair at Squaw Valley Ski Resort over the holiday break had the chance to experience the Last Chair Music Festival Jan. 4-5 and 11-12. Featuring headlining DJ sets from Passion Pit, LETTUCE, Foster the People and Bonobo the Last Chair Music Festival was a chance for Squaw Valley to grow as a music venue during the winter season.
It was another sold out night for New Years Eve at SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 31 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The night began with sets from Con Bro Chill, Clicks and Whistles and Ana Sia and extended into 2013 with a rowdy set from Montreal based electrofunk group Chromeo.