The Holman Building is Open for “Business”!

The SNC Art Department is a vibrant, immersive, interdisciplinary program that is a safe harbor for personal expression and a challenging adventure for creative exploration.

In its new home in the Holman Arts & Media Center, made possible by the incredible generosity of Robert and Robin Holman, it has found an inspirational environment that is spacious, adaptive and dynamic. Students working in the open, airy studios will have views of the outdoors, and passersby will be treated to close-up views of the artistic process at work.

A 25% increase in available space brings the department another step closer to the launch of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, expands the arts community in the Lake Tahoe region by encouraging creating art and interaction between faculty, students and local artists, and provides additional resources to give students the fullest opportunity for artistic expression in every medium into the digital age and beyond.

“The Holman Arts & Media Center building will be the beacon for creative thought, innovation and expression in the Tahoe Basin.”

– Professor Rick Parsons

Three additional Exhibition/Social spaces create new opportunities for community collaboration, exhibitions by nationally and internationally-known artists, and exhibits, sales, and critique symposiums by local artists, students and faculty.

“The new Holman Arts & Media Center will involve the community through numerous public art exhibitions, musical performances, and a variety of thought provoking presentations by an eclectic group of intellects.”

– Professor Sheri Leigh O’Connor

The new audio, video and digital arts labs provide properly configured spaces for recording, production and live-streaming of digital content, allowing us to forge new partnerships with local media organizations and create a digital library of interviews and lectures by visiting artists, scholars and industry leaders.

“The increased capacity for multimedia production will allow us to capture and broadcast the ideas and conversations that happen on campus, across all departments. In the process, students will receive training in a professional production environment.”

– Professor Chris Lanier

The new studios large, flexible spaces and moveable walls facilitate interdisciplinary practices, creative collaboration, and the exploration of ideas across boundaries that defines transformational arts education here at SNC.

“I am particularly excited by the opportunity the new building and its design presents. The integrative space will allow more cohesion and collaboration in the art program at SNC.”

– Professor Russell Dudley

A Message from Robin and Robert Holman

We envision that this Center will be the new artistic and intellectual hub not just for Sierra Nevada College but for Incline Village and the Lake Tahoe basin. Robert and I have always felt that we needed to cultivate cultural opportunities to augment the physical beauty that is Tahoe. We looked around and saw the exciting things that are happening at Sierra Nevada College and we knew we wanted to partner with SNC to make change happen.

– Trustee Robin Holman