Nevada Magazine radio show features an interview with Kristen Avansino, executive director and president of arte italia in Reno. "We set out, in 2008, to create a forever bricks-and-mortar testimony to not only the culinary traditions of Italy, but also outstanding artistic representations," Avansino says.
The impetus for the interview is this "A Taste of Tuscany" story, from Nevada Magazine's May/June 2013 issue. The cultural center has hosted 19 Italian chefs to date in its culinary arts classes.
Avansino also talks about the history of this refurbished 1914 Reno mansion located at 442 Flint Street in the "Cal Ave District." Visitors also have the chance to see current art exhibits.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Episode #20 of the Nevada Magazine radio show is "for the birds." It features respective interviews with Joseph Dane, Development & Marketing Director for HawkWatch International, and Susan Sawyer, Visitor Services Manager at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.
In the first half-hour, Dane discusses the raptor research site located in Nevada's Goshute Mountains along the Intermountain Flyway. One of the longest-running standardized migration-monitoring efforts in the West, this project runs from August 15 through November 5 each year. It's also the cover story in Nevada Magazine's May/June 2013 issue.
In the show's second half-hour, Sawyer discusses in depth the Spring Wings Bird Festival, which is May 17-19 and based in Fallon. The annual festival — a celebration of shorebird and waterfowl migration through the Lahontan Valley of north-central Nevada — draws birders to and around the City of Fallon, as they participate in such events as Meander the Marsh and Owl Prowl.
Friday, May 3, 2013
"The Sparks Heritage Museum is probably the best-kept secret in Nevada," Humphreys (above, left) says. The 28-year-old museum recently unveiled an upstairs cultural center, which is a restored library building. The museum is currently hosting its first art exhibit, Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, on display through June 14. The installment features 35 paintings and sculptures from longtime Nevadan Wally Cuchine's personal collection. Downstairs in the museum is a Native American exhibit, among others.