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Wally's World

The OXS Gallery features Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection In Nevada through September 18. The exhibit includes 35 paintings, etchings, drawings and mixed media works curated from the extraordinary art collection of Wally Cuchine, former director of the Eureka Opera House. Traveling the state as part of the NAC Nevada Touring Initiative, the exhibit is a testament to Cuchine's commitment to the artists of the Silver State, and a generous gift to the state he so deeply cherishes.

Cuchine will discuss his art collection at the exhibit reception on Monday, September 14, 5 - 7:30 pm. Cuchine’s talk begins at 6:15 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. 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.

Register Today for 2016 Nevada Poetry Out Loud

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Registration to participate in the 2015 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Program is open through December 1. High school-aged students and high-school teachers are encouraged to experience this dynamic program – structured similarly to the National Spelling Bee – but with a focus on poetry through memorization and performance of classic and contemporary works. Registration is open to all Nevada public, private, charter, parochial and alternative schools and home school associations. Read more and register.

Watch the 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Finals television special, produced by KNPB Channel 5.

Hilman Tobey: Master Pipe-Maker

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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Hilman Tobey, Paiute elder, master carpenter, and ceremonial pipe maker. Mr. Tobey, a long-time resident of Reno Sparks Indian Colony, was in his 101st year, having passed the century mark in January 2015. Mr. Tobey’s generosity of time, knowledge and his pipes was recorded on video and edited by film maker Gabe Shaw (of Pyramid Lake and Los Angeles) into the Nevada Stories episode, "Pipe Makers of the Great Basin,” produced by the NAC’s Folklife Program. Pipe Makers of the Great Basin."


The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) congratulates 126 arts organizations, public institutions, schools and artists in 11 counties that received FY 2016 annual grants, for a total of $785,496. During a series of public hearings in May and June, Grants Panels reviewed applications for Project, Partners in Excellence, Arts Learning Project, Artist Fellowship, Fellowship Project, and Living Traditions grants, as well as the Nevada Heritage Award. The panels assessing Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grant applications recommended funding levels that exceeded the NAC grants budget. To honor the panelists’ careful review and scoring of each application, the NAC Board voted to implement across-the-board cuts in each category during its June Board Meeting. NAC Board Chair Julia Arger commented, “Our grant panelists continue to affirm that the Nevada arts
industry is doing an excellent job in providing our communities and schools a broad range of cultural activities.”

We thank our panelists for their expertise and commitment, and Governor Sandoval and the Nevada State Legislature for their continued support of the arts and arts education for all Nevadans.

For a list of FY16 Grant Recipients, click here.

See full panel biographies and panel schedule here.


The Artists in Schools + Communities Roster (AIS+C) is a new resource to broaden participation in the arts through artist-led residencies and programs. The AIS+C roster includes more than 70 individual artists and ensembles in a multiplicity of disciplines from Nevada and beyond. Artists have been approved to provided 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 roster will be available in late summer.


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Nevada Arts Council’s thirteen-part radio series from 1986, Home Means Nevada: Folklife in the Silver State, is being updated with a new video look. Check out Program 1: Bernardo Yanci, Basque Music.


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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