Student Art Exhibition at WNC’s Bristlecone Gallery

Western Nevada College News and Notes

The annual student art exhibition is open until May 12 at Bristlecone Gallery.

There’s no shortage of Western Nevada College students expressing themselves through art this spring at the Bristlecone Gallery on the Carson City campus.
The annual Student Art Exhibition is open with over 100 works of art on display.
The show runs until May 12. A closing ceremony is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. on the last day of the exhibition at the Bristlecone Gallery.
Even a well-known WNC professor crushed the Student Show with a few contributions.
Students contributed in a variety of mediums, including drawings, paintings, prints, digital media, photography, graphic arts, and mixed media.
Artists are allowed to sell their works during the show. Contact them if you are interested in purchasing one of their pieces.
The Bristlecone Main Gallery is located at 2201 W. College Parkway in Carson City and is open to the public five days a week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibition includes works by: Carl Carnes, Jessica Matthews, Kaylee Nielsen, Jaden Caraway, Dyllan Dunbar, Jesse Meadors, Katherine Holley, Amanda Perry, Jayson Garcia, Erynn Schrauth, Levi Anguiano, Austin Tingley, Jackie Estes, Ashley Melandow, Summerlynn Dennis, Ethne Myler, Karyme Salgado, Joseph Torres, Shiloh Cyphers, Ray Freeman, Rowan Dashner, Abigail Ritts, Bryan Pott, Marisa Saenz, Jacob Flynt, Carmen Maciel, Anela Wood, Madeline Wilson, Alejandra Ortiz, Margit Halford, Ngoc Bao Nguyeh, Kaden Grimes, Marietta Sophie Paul, Candace Hoffman, David Landis, Jamie E. Babb, Lauren Heggen, Annelise Poor, Katie Zarate, Sree Sajja, Ryan Defalco, Winnie Kortemeier, Joseph Mikulak, Heidi Thompson, David Carson, Karter Conway, Katherine Oppedahl, Emily Patten, Karyn Knecht, Aspen Carrillo, Alisha Stevens and David Wilden.
For more information, email [email protected]

Students make final preparations for graduation
Drive-in ceremonies are scheduled for Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 at the Carson City campus and Thursday, May 26 at the Fallon campus. The three ceremonies begin at 9 a.m.
The May 23 ceremony is for Liberal Arts graduates only: Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. May 24, Associate in Business, Applied Science, General Studies and; Bachelor of Applied Science and; those who obtain certificates of achievement are among the winners. The May 26 ceremony is for graduates residing in Fallon and surrounding communities.
Additionally, WNC Acting President J. Kyle Dalpe has scheduled a graduate reception for 2-4 p.m. May 23 in Carson City. Graduates may bring up to two guests. Graduates have been advised by email that RSVP is essential if they plan to attend the ceremony and/or reception.
Hours are held on both campuses for graduates to purchase their caps, gowns, and tassels.
For family and friends of graduates who cannot attend the start in a celebratory vehicle, all three ceremonies will be streamed live on the WNC homepage.

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ premieres May 6-15
The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company’s next musical production is almost here.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dreamcoat,” is presented by WNMTC the weekends of May 6-15.
The production is a re-imagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors.
The magical musical is packed with catchy songs in a variety of styles, ranging from a parody of French ballads (“These Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso “), as well as the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door”.
All performances are held on weekends at the Carson City Community Center, located at 851 E. William St, Carson City.
For more information on tickets, go to

Register for summer and fall classes
Registration is open for both terms. The summer session begins on June 13 and the fall session begins on August 29.
Refer to online schedules at Students can register for these courses through their personal WNC accounts. The new 2022-23 Academic Program Guide is also available on the calendar page to help students plan bachelor’s, associate’s, transfer, and certification paths.
People considering attending WNC for the first time can apply for admission at To find out how to become a student, call 775-445-3277.
Students can also receive guidance in planning their paths to degree and certification by contacting Counseling Services at 775-445-3267.

Return of the Mike Thomas Lecture Series to the JCDO
Mike Thomas resumes his lecture series at the Jack C. Davis Observatory.
Thomas is planning presentations on “The Mountain Men” on Friday, May 20 and “Aliens in the Movies” on Saturday, May 21. Free talks start at 7:30 p.m.
For the openings, Thomas will tell the story of explorers, trappers and guides who traveled the West from 1810 to the 1880s, followed by how aliens were portrayed in films, including “Encounters of the Third Kind “, “Alien”, “Star Wars”, and more.
Thomas lectures on science and history in northern Nevada. He and his wife, Eleanor, travel extensively, giving him the opportunity to research his subjects and bring insightful richness to his presentations on history and science.
On Saturday evenings, when lectures are not scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from dusk to 11 p.m. Better known as Star Parties, these gatherings allow the Western Nevada Astronomical Society to bring together people interested in astronomy. Conferences and Star Parties are free and open to the public.
The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City.

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