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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 new experiences, cultures, and viewpoints. ACE provides access to the arts and fosters a spirit of inquiry, creativity, and reflection at Great Basin College.


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 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!





The “Time” section of the show focuses on a large collection of work by Reno artist Lara Alberti. Alberti gives new life to antique clock cases, with assemblage, collage and painting to create small scale worlds. “I am interested in how we orient ourselves in space and time, and the seamless continuum between past, present and the timeless worlds of our dreams,” states Alberti. Some of the recent work that is on display includes images from flowers and oriental rugs that create densely detailed inner worlds. “I hope to invite the viewer to step into and become a part of these intimate spaces” adds Alberti.


Exhibition Run: December 20, 2013 - April 12, 2014
Location: GBC Art Gallery located in the Leonard Center for Student Life on the Elko Campus, 1500 College Parkway, Chilton Circle.

Hours: Monday-Friday during normal GBC hours of operation

Reception with the Artists: Friday April 11th, 2014 4:00-6:00 p.m.


The “Place” portion of the exhibit is: “Geographical Divides: Finding Common Divide poster graphicGround” featuring sixteen artists who were asked to explore the geographical and cultural differences in Nevada, if such differences truly exist. The assembly of printmakers—eight from the north, eight from the south—produced two prints from each collaboration. Visually exploring connections and disconnections between southern Nevada and northern Nevada cultural attitudes, aesthetics and geographical distinctions—these sixteen artists communicated and visually responded to each other’s unique economic, environmental, political and social settings—further dissecting this notion of a splitting geography and/or communion of Nevada’s polarities.


Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground examines Nevada unique visual culture. It is a state labeled with cultural myths like “Area 51,” “The Biggest Little City in the World” and “Sin City” and one that commands the imagination of Postmodernism from the architecture of Las Vegas to the proliferation of Burning Man Festival held once a year. It is comprised of two major metropolitan communities in the north and south divided by 300 miles of vast desert. Nevada’s art communities are not separated by distance of travel alone. There are notable differences among artists throughout the state in what is important in their work, most of which connects with where they live. This traversal of Nevada has also led to the realization of how little dialogue there is between artists of the two dominant communities—Reno and Las Vegas—not to mention the artists living in remote territories of the Nevada outback that are sometimes overlooked.


Collaborating artists include: Maria Arango, Las Vegas/Lynn Schmidt, Reno; Erik Beehn, Las Vegas/Nolan Preece, Reno; Bobbie Ann Howell, Las Vegas/Galen Brown, Carson City; Daryl DePry, Las Vegas/Sharon Tetly, Carson City; Keith Conley, LasVegas/Sidne Teske, Tuscarora; Anne M. Hoff, Las Vegas/Vicki LoSasso, Reno; Jeanne Voltura, Las Vegas/Candace Nicol, Reno; and Juan D.Varela, Las Vegas/Ashlea Clark, Reno with Gallery Notes essay by Fred Sigman.


Curated by Ann M. Hoff and Candace Nicol and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground, is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.


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Presented with grateful support from:

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All are invited to compose a poem inspired by Great Basin College Art Gallery’s current exhibit Of Time & Place: Lara Alberti & Geographical Divides.


Poems need to be emailed or sent to the address below no later than March 31st. Only poems accompanied with the below application information and a “Viewer’s Evaluation” form (provided at the gallery) will be eligible for display. Please send a copy, not the original poem, as poems will not be returned. Emailed poems must be saved as a word document and also include a completed Viewer’s Evaluation . Poems will be displayed next to the artwork that inspired them during the reception with the artists Friday April 11th from 4-6 pm. The poem itself will remain the intellectual property of the poet, but if permission is granted may be displayed on the GBC web page.


Great Basin College

GBC Art Gallery Curator

1500 College Parkway

Elko, NV 89801


  • 8 ½ X 11 copy of poem, 350 words of less, with below information
  • Completed Viewer’s Evaluation Form
  • Sent or Postmarked by March 31, 2014
  • Permission to reprint poem (optional)

Name of Poet:

Title of Poem:

Title of Artwork:

Artist Name:


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Join us for the 2014 GBC Film Festival. Films start at 7:00 p.m. at the GBC Theatre - 1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada. Tickets can be purchased at the door...$7 per film, $5 per film for Students and Seniors.


2014 GBC Film Festival graphicDates: February 7, 8, 14, 15 2014 7 pm
Location: Great Basin College, Theatre, 1500 College Parkway
Tickets: $7 per film general admission, $5 per film for Students and Seniors


Something new this year is that each film will have complimentary food provided by that fim's sponsor. Doors open 45 minutes prior to film times. This year's features include Short Term, The Spectacular Now, Instructions Not Included, and Antarctica: A Year on Ice. View the flier here for more film details!


The 2014 GBC Film Festival is presented by the GBC Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Committee, the Great Basin College Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Flying Fish, Coldstone Creamery, Blind Onion Pizza, Telescope Lanes, the Pizza Barn, and Round Table Pizza.


Click here to see the flier! For inquires, call 775.777.6093.


Presented with grateful support from:


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