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OXS SPOTLIGHT: David Rowe | May 23-July 29, 2016

David Rowe's sculptures at OXS Gallery

Vantage Point of Distance features the sculptural work of Las Vegas artist, David Rowe, from May 23 through July 29, 2016 in the OXS Gallery. Join us for a reception and artist talk, Tuesday, July 26, 5 to 7:30 pm. Informed by an aesthetic developed during a youth spent in the Midwest and a visual language acquired by building miniatures and model as a child, Rowe’s work exists within the intersection of land¬scape, history, and the transitory spaces within the American psyche. An Assistant Professor in Sculptural Practices at UNLV, Rowe holds a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MFA from Indiana Univer¬sity-Bloomington. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 North Carson Street, Suite A, Carson City, Nevada.


David Rowe's sculptures at OXS Gallery

The Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin will travel Nevada as part of the Nevada Touring Initiative, July 2016 through September 2018. For more than half a century, Jean and Phillip Earl of Reno used clues from maps, letters and books to hunt for and document "Mountain Picassos," These distinctive images and figures were carved into aspen trees of the Great Basin’s high country meadows by Basque sheepherders during the first half of the 20th century. Mountain Picassos features 26 of the Earls' rubbings, text panels, contextual photographs and streaming video. For information, please contact the NTI Program at 775.687.7108.

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Brave New Communities

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Nevada’s local cultural leaders will gather in Reno for Arts @ the Heart 2016: Brave New Communities to engage in conversation, networking and collective action planning through the arts. This year’s convening is designed specifically for local arts agency/councils and their “non-arts” partners, and features Maria Sykes from Epicenter in Green River, Utah. To register or for more information, please contact the Community Arts Development Program at 775.687.7109. NAC Professional Development Grants are available for those traveling more than 100 miles roundtrip to attend Arts @ the Heart.

- Mikayla Bates Receives Honorable Mention

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Mikayla Bates was awarded an Honorable Mention for placing fourth in the western regional semi-finals on the first day of the 2016 National Poetry Out Loud Finals in Washington, D.C. She received $1,000, and her school received $500. A remarkable achievement, considering that 317,000 students from across the country competed in this year’s Poetry Out Loud Program! Check out the Nevada Poetry Out Loud FB page for images from the 2016 State Finals, and watch KNPB’s 2016 Poetry Out Loud television special.


Nevada is one of 15 states participating in the national research study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. This survey, the fifth conducted by Americans for the Arts in the past 20 years, will quantify the economic impact of Nevada's arts and cultural industry -- an outcome to benefit the statewide arts industry. The Nevada Arts Council and survey partners across the state are collecting data from organizations and audiences throughout 2016. Results, presented in summer 2017, will include total dollars spent by nonprofit arts and culture organizations, total dollars spent by audiences at arts and culture events, the number of full-time equivalent jobs supported by arts spending, and local and state tax revenues generated by arts spending. For more information, contact Amy Spencer, Community Arts Development Program Coordinator.


The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.

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