is proud to provide this Artists Section to showcase many of Reno's
fine artists. These
artists are among more than 750 local and regional artists in the Sierra
Arts Artist Registry. The Registry is available to corporations, schools,
churches and other arts organizations to seek an artists(s) for a specific
program and to assist the individual artists professionally. The registry
also informs artists of local opportunities to exhibit and to receive
funding. For more information contact Sierra Arts at 329-ARTS.
Croft is the director of the Truckee Meadows Community College
Writers' Conference. The conference is a two and four-day
affair devoted to the writing and publishing world and offers
fiction and poetry workshops, plus lectures, readings, and
panel discussions. Mr. Croft has published several short stories
and poems in literary journals. Recently he won a jazz/poetry
contest sponsored by KSCM-FM in San Mateo, CA for his poem
"Meeting John Coltrane." For conference details,
please call 829-9010.
C. Evanoff has published poetry, prose and short stories in
national and international journals and local publications
since he was 15 years old. He joined the Marine Corps in 1967
during the Vietnam conflict and worked as a news and photo
correspondent for the Joint Informational Services Organization.
He attended the University of Nevada-Reno, several California
Colleges and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. A
prolific feature writer for numerous college publications
over the years, he won the 1997 Nevada/California Regional
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Literary Award.
He also won the Honors Topic Literary Scholarship for three
successive years while at TMCC. Competing against more than
5000 chapter officers from the USA, Canada, Japan and Germany,
John won the 1998 Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Officer
Gold Medal for his writings and service. He was elected to
Who's Who in American Colleges and was named to the National
Deans List. He currently resides in Reno with his wife Sharon
of 20 years and is completing a second book of poetry, a screenplay,
a trilogy and a book of short stories. John is a Marketing
Consultant and works with many local charities and service
organizations including the Reno Jazz Orchestra, For the Love
of Jazz, and Make a Wish Foundation.
is the free, complete and total expression of all the complex
instincts and impulses found within us, and harmonizing the
endeavor into this unique compilation and understanding of
the language is a completeness in consciousness for me.
Some things never go out of style, like literary classics,
timeless phrases and good Jazz. My passion for Jazz and attack
of the senses to identify and interpret life and self through
poetry are life long pleasures. Composing personal truths,
chaos and sensuality into compelling verse gives me a good
sense of the musical artist's labors. So, if in drafting and
redrafting a line, deleting words that don't fit, and inserting
those that say what I want but identify with others, leads
you to discover some elusive epiphany, then I have succeeded
in inspiring your heart to dance with mine. Thus, the title
for this book, HeartJazz.
is my expression of self-image and self-comprehension but
it is also the same magical or perhaps absurd moment you may
have scribbled a line vis-à-vis or spoken about to
a friend. Either way, I give you my perceptions, consenting
to your conceptions, and wish you a happy life, a world of
words without strife.