Artown comes to campus

7/8/2009 - By: Jon Fortenbury

The ever-popular Artown returns to Reno this summer for a month-long of events in visual and performing arts, music and film. This year’s events that will take place on the University of Nevada, Reno campus are listed below. Full list of events at Artown.

CJ Walters, associate director of programs and marketing in the University’s School of the Arts, said that if the University wasn't part of Artown, there wouldn't be a fair representation of all that encompasses Reno.

"I think this shows that the University is part of the community and we have a lot to offer our community," Walters said.

(Information retrieved from the Artown website)

Nevada Chamber Music Festival in July, Thurs. 7/9
A concert featuring world-class musicians from the acclaimed Nevada Chamber Music Festival. 7 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, free, 348-9413

Envision performing arts, Sat. 7/11
Come and watch a spectacular free display of talent. A youth drum corps! 3 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Gateway Plaza, 784-6505, free

Missoula Children’s Theatre, Sat. 7/25
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents local school children in a musical performance of “The Pied Piper.” Sponsored by Leonette Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts, 322-1538, Reno is Artown, $10

Summer Chamber Music Series, Mon. 7/27
University Department of Music and Dance faculty and friends perform music with mixed instrumentation and voice. 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 784-4278, School of the Arts, free

Summer Chamber Music Series, Tues. 7/28
Pianist Jiyang Chen returns to his hometown of Reno to give a recital featuring Bach and Mussorgsky. 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 784-4278, School of the Arts, free

Discover “Babar”, Wed. 7/29
University of Nevada, Reno’s performance of Poulenc’s L’ histoire de Babar, le petit elephant. 1:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 784-4278, Reno is Artown, free

Summer Chamber Music Series, Thurs. 7/30
Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven, performed by musicians from the nationally acclaimed Telluride Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 784-4278, Reno is Artown, free

Ongoing events

Book Arts: Fusing Words with Visual Imagination - Student Exhibit
Exhibit by book arts students at the Black Art Press, Art dept, UNR, curated by Robert Blesse, Dir., Black Rock Press. McNamara Gallery, Church Fine Arts Building, 682-5660, free

Book Arts: Fusing Words with Visual Imagination - Special Collections Book Arts Exhibit
Ongoing exhibit from the Book Arts Collection of the Special Collections Department. Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, room 310, 682-5660, free

Dark Side of the Moon
The legendary classic rock album, in digital animation on the full-dome of the Planetarium. Various times and days, Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center, 784-4812, Planetarium, $4-$12

Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
A full-color digital show new to the Planetarium. Various times and days, Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center, 784-4812, Planetarium, $4-$12

Spontaneous Fantasia
A live interactive show in the full-dome theater bringing painting and music to life. Various times and days, Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center, 784-4812, Planetarium, $4-$12

U2
The music of U2 animated and show in the full-dome theater. Various times and days, Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center, 784-4812, Planetarium, $4-$12

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