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ARIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT PANELS TO MEET IN JUNE

The Artist Fellowship Panel will review applications for FY16 Visual Arts Fellowships the Fellowship Project Grant in public meetings on June 16 and 17 at the Truckee Meadows Community College, Dandini Campus in Reno. The panel review starts at 9 a.m. each day and will run through completion.

This year's panelists include Xochi Solis, artist and director of Events and Public Programming, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin TX; David Wells, director, Edgewood College Gallery, Madison, WI: and James Werne, artist, and professor, Department of Art & Design and Media Arts, Society & Technology’s STS program, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

See full panel biographies and panel schedule here.

OXS SPOTLIGHT: NEW WORK BY PASHA RAFAT

Art by Pasha Rafat
A site-specific drawing for the OXS Gallery’s curved red wall, created by Pasha Rafat, is on display through July 10, 2015. Generated from one of Rafat’s photographs of a 1950s house in Las Vegas, the drawing and its production was the result of a long conversation and collaboration with artist/painter Cory McMahon of Las Vegas. A 2015 Artist Fellowship recipient, Rafat is a professor at UNLV where he teaches photography and multimedia courses. The OXS Gallery is located in the NAC Carson City office at 716 N. Carson Street, Suite A, and is open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2015 ARTS @ THE HEART CONVENING

Arts @ the Heart Conference
Register today for the 2015 Arts @ the Heart Convening, June 4 and 5, at the riverfront Siena Hotel in Reno. Join your colleagues, cultivate new connections and partnerships, and learn about national trends and best practices— all for a $66 registration fee. NAC Professional Development Grants are available for those traveling more than 100 miles round-trip to attend the conference. Check out the full agenda.

DOMINIQUE GROFFMAN SHINES IN WASHINGTON D.C.!

At the end of April, Nevada Poetry Out Loud Champion Dominique Groffman traveled to Washington D.C. to represent the Silver State at the 2015 National Finals. The Douglas County High School senior advanced to the third round of competition in her semifinals as one of 24 regional finalists. Although Groffman did not continue on to the finals, she received a personalized plaque from the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation. Quite an achievement considering that more than 365,000 students across the nation participated in the 10th year of Poetry Out Loud! Read More

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS + COMMUNITIES ROSTER

Featuring a diversity of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond, the new 2015–2018 Artists in Schools + Communities Roster (AIS+C) is designed as a resource to broaden participation in the arts through artist-led residencies and programs. Earlier this year, a virtual panel composed of arts education specialists and artists reviewed all eligible applications, and recommended 76 for inclusion on the AIS+C Roster. During its March meeting, the NAC Board approved the panel’s recommendations. AIS+C artists present residencies in one or two tracks – an education track for arts-based learning experiences in pre-K–12 settings, and a community track for arts-based learning experiences in community settings. The AIS+C Roster will be released in early May.

NEVADA STORIES: PIPE MAKERS OF THE GREAT BASIN

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Hilman Tobey, a Northern Paiute living at Reno Sparks Indian Colony, makes stone-bowled pipes for use in traditional ceremonies. The newest "Nevada Stories" video captures master artist Tobey, who just celebrated his 100th birthday, teaching pipe-making skills to apprentice Norman Zuniga under the auspices of a Nevada Arts Council Folklife Apprenticeship Grant.

CHILDREN'S ART AT THE NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE

Arts for All Nevada and the NAC are sponsoring a children's art "road map" exhibition at the Nevada State Legislature Building in Carson City. The exhibition is located at the East end of the 2nd floor, and runs through the legislative session. Check out more images of our "road map" on the NAC Facebook page.

 

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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