Holland Project Stranger Show

The Stranger Show reception last week was hopping and it was fantastic! As I mentioned before, I’d been collaborating with a high school student during the month of October to create a piece for this show. 16 students and local artists were paired together for this project and we were tasked to create something under the theme strange, hence the Stranger Show. The Holland Project has been doing this every year for the past three years and I’m so glad I got to participate this year. I didn’t take as many photos as I should have- I guess I was just really enjoying being in the moment!

My son and husband joined in the fun too. My son especially loved the piece below. It was a cool interactive piece where you pull a glow stick and it abducts the little pig into the spaceship!

aliens abducting pig

So much great art from these Hug High School kids- so many people were impressed at the level of the work. My friend Casey (who was also a participating artist) and I were talking about just what a cool space the Holland Project is; we both felt like it would’ve been our very favorite spot for us as high schoolers. To be honest- it’s definitely one of my favorite places in Reno. The event alone was impressive, with not only original art, but also music, and handmade food.

I was happy to get the chance to hang out with my student collaborator, Lupe Reyes, and I got to meet her wonderful family- it was so awesome. The wonderful surprise that came later that evening was, that Lupe and I won the judge’s pick- such an honor. Lupe got a sweet $100 gift certificate to the local art store. The night made me so happy to be part of such a cool event and amazing community. The show is up until the end of November, so check it out if you can!

Lupe and me