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Experience the Unexpected!

Experience arts and culture at Great Basin College with ACE!


The mission of the Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Committee is to organize programs and events that expose our communities to diverse experiences, cultures, and viewpoints. ACE provides access to the arts and fosters a spirit of inquiry, creativity, and reflection at Great Basin College with emphasis on:

  • Live Performing Arts
  • Humanities Speakers
  • Great Basin College Film Festival
  • Argentum - GBC's Literary and Creative Arts Publication
  • Great Basin College Art Gallery Exhibits and Events

The annual GBC Film Festival and other artistic ACE projects are funded, in part, by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the WESTAF TourWest grant program.


The ACE Committee is also responsible for the Argentum literary magazine. Visit the Argentum web page and learn how you can contribute your own literary and artistic talents.


Have an idea for new events? Want to help? Contact Angie de Braga at the Continuing Education department at 775-753-2231 for more information!




We know you've been waiting for this night for a long time (so have we). ACE is happy to announce that TED Talks are back! This hugely popular event is free, open to the public, and will be broadcast to off-campus sites as well.


We hope to see faculty, staff, students, and community TEDT Talks Event graphicmembers joining in on the intense and well thought out discussion that seems to occur at this event. Cant' wait to see you there!


Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Location: Great Basin College, Elko - GTA 130, Battle Mountain - GBC BM 4, Ely - GBC 118, Pahrump - GBC PVC 120, Winnemucca - GBC 124

When: 7-9 PM
Tickets: Free to the public


Featured talks include:


Catherine Crump:
"The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you"


A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.


Zeynep Tufekci:

"Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win"


Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn't last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.


Edward Snowden:

"Here's how we take back the Internet"


Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.


View the poster here!


Sponsored by the GBC Arts & Cultural Enrichment Committee.


The Great Basin College Art Gallery presents an artist presentation by Jack Malotte on his exhibit, Silkscreen Magic!


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Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Location: Great Basin College Art Gallery in the Leonard Center for Student Life

When: 4 PM
Tickets: Free to the public


Nationally recognized for his Native American illustrations of humor and political satire, malotte will share his journey of exploring the silkscreen process and all of it's challenges from printing on t-shirts to Japanese rice paper!


View his poster by clicking here!


Sponsored by the GBC Arts & Cultural Enrichment Committee.


Great Basin College's art and literary magazine devoted to highlighting the excellent Argentum 2015 Poster graphicartistic expression of its students, faculty and staff. Community members are also encouraged to submit work, but must be at least 18 years old.


How do I submit?

Complete the official Argentum Submission Form including the Declaration of Originality and Copyright Agreement.

All Great Basin College students, faculty, staff, and members of all communities served by GBC are eligible to submit written and visual work. Multiple submissions are accepted and selection will be based on quality and originality.Please submit your completed forms and attached work (or photo of your work), via email to:



If you have questions regarding how to submit or document your work and need assistance in doing so, please contact:

If you need assistance photographing your artwork for submission, please contact GBC Media Services at 753-2103 to make an appointment. Media Services is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are located in Room 103C in Lundberg Hall.



Celebrating 25 years of Nevada Folklife Apprenticeships!


Silver Gold Exhibit graphicDate: February 9 - April 3, 2015

Location: Great Basin College Art Gallery, Leonard Center for Student Life

When: Various
Tickets: Free


Features the work of twenty-two 20th and 21st century Nevada visual artists of the Apprenticeship Program who have passed on their skills in traditional arts dating back many generations or even centuries, but which are still vital and dynamic today.


Art forms represented in the exhibit include polish wycinanki (papercutting), Oaxacan embroidery for traditional dance costumes, twisted horsehair rope and horse tack, Washoe basketry, Ukrainian pysanky (egg painting), and saddlemaking.


The One is Silver, the Other is Gold exhibit is presented by the GBC ACE Committee.


For inquires, call 775.753.2231.




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