The Holland project is uber excited to announce the 5th Annual Stranger Show – a collaborative program between Hug High School, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Holland Project that pairs art students from Hug High School with a practicing artist from our local community to create pieces centered on the theme “strange.” The theme is two-fold: 1. the pairs are all strangers to each other, never having met previously; and 2. the word “strange” itself connotes multiple meanings and emotions and can be applied and interpreted in many ways in the artwork. The projects are lead by the student with the artist serving as a mentor. They must collaborate fully on the execution of the idea and the piece. The final works compete for Jury Awards (as determined by members of Reno’s arts community) and an Audience Award (as determined by votes placed by all those who attend the opening reception). The Stranger Show is a unique opportunity for the participating teens and for the artists; one that results in growth, understanding, and skill building, and is a one-of-a-kind experience for both parties.
This year, 23 students from Hug High School were paired with artists who include some of our community’s best painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, street artists, ceramists, woodworkers, and more. Additionally, the Hug High Culinary Class will serve up “strange” themed hors d’oeuvres during the reception.
The exhibition runs from November 17 through December 11, 2014, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 21 from 6-8pm at the Holland Project Gallery on 140 Vesta Street.
The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at 140 Vesta Street, features 1-3 exhibitions a month with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 3-6PM, or by appointment.