We are very excited to be bringing many personal collections of “Skeenobilia” — photos, fanzines, flyers, articles, letters and more to one place — Reno’s The Holland Project Gallery — for one month. This collection has never before seen together.

Spanning the years 1979 – 1985, the collection of approximately 60 photographs from Gary Elam and Cari Marvelli (and a few others) follows the inception of the Reno punk rock scene and follows it to its height in 1985/6. Reno (or “Skeeno,“ as it was fondly referred to) was the birthplace of not only the soon-to-be internationally-known band 7 Seconds but a host of other little-remembered but influential bands like The Yobs, Belvue, No Deal, Criminal Mischief, Section 8, The Thrusting Squirters, the female-fronted G.I. Jane and the all-girl band The Wrecks.

The exhibition will feature a documented but forgotten-era of Reno history, including photos of local bands and fans, interspersed with now legendary visiting bands, including Vancouver’s D.O.A.and The Subhumans, San Francisco’s The Zeros, and Washington D.C.’s Minor Threat. This will be the first time these works have been shown publicly or as a collection.

The photographs will be accompanied by a large collection of flyers and posters, a fanzine reading room, letters to the bands the Wrecks and 7Seconds, a timeline and a community photo wall – where people are encouraged to bring copies of personal pictures of bands, fans and artists from this era to create a more comprehensive exhibit. (Copies of photos are encouraged).

To kick off the exhibit, on August 13, 2015 Kevin Seconds (lead singer of 7 Seconds), will talk at the Nevada Museum of Art about the early days of the Reno punk scene. The talk will include a screening of the short film 7Seconds Goes to San Francisco by Gary Elam.

About Skeeno

A tiny taste of the exhibit

Up and Coming!

Skeeno Flier 8.5x11


  • August 11- September 4, 2015
    Skeeno in Black & White & Words Roots of Punk in Reno
    03:00 - 06:00
    Gallery Info
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 3:00-6:00 pm
    Photographs by Gary Elam, Cari Marvelli, and more + Flyers, Fanzines, Letters, and Community Photo Wall: You are invited to bring pix of friends and fans from this era to share during the exhibit. Copies encouraged. The Holland Project, 140 Vesta Street, Reno.

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  • August 13, 2015
    A Talk with Kevin Seconds and the 1981 film short "7 Seconds Goes to San Francisco" by Gary Elam
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Doors open at 5:30 pm
    Nevada Museum of Art
    160 W Liberty St, Reno, NV
    $10. Tickets available soon at
  • August 14 2015
    Opening Reception
    with Readings and Live DJ
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Opening Reception (with readings and live dj) The Holland Project, 140 Vesta Street Afterparty location TBA



Thank You!

Gary Elam

Cari Marvelli

Kevin Seconds

Chris Spatz

Vicci Logan-Wright

Stan Byers (Stan Can Design)

Mark Diederichsen

Jim Diederichsen Archives

Roman DeSalvo

Alisha Funkhouser

The Holland Project

Bix Bigler

Jeff Davenport

Mike Ward

Cheri Russell

Sean Greaves

Jon Bell

Jeff Kunze

Colin Robertson

Mike MacMillan

Craig McQueary

Tim Shields

Jone Stebbins

Kevin Cox

Mike Trouchon

Craig Mcqueary

Roman DeSalvo

Jeff Kunze

Mike MacMillan

Chris Carnahan

Tim Shields

Dan Walters

Mike Ward

Joe Bansuelo

0DFX (Zero Defex)

Joel Bremson

Libby Brokaw (Stan Can Design)

Brad Bynum

Chris Carnel

Tony D’Astolfo

Ron Rash

Jon Bell

Deanna Giovacchini

Sean Greaves

Chris Carnel

Megan Kay

Chris Cayton

Tony D’Astolfo