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OXS GALLERY FEATURES THEN AND NOW

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THEN AND NOW: Works by Elaine Jason & Maria Arango-Diener showcases two Governor’s Arts Awards Commission artists who exemplify the diversity of contemporary visual arts in Nevada. The abstract forms that connect Elaine Jason’s neon sculptures relate to the aesthetics of sculptural constructivism, and Maria Arango-Diener creates woodcut prints that illustrate how a variety of materials imprint her work. The exhibit runs November 10, 2014 — January 23, 2015. Please join us on Thursday, November 20 for the exhibit reception, 5 pm – 7:30 pm, with an artist talk by Elaine Jason at 6:15 pm. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Carson City and is open Mon.–Fri., 8am – 5pm.

CELEBRATING NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

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Native American Heritage Month

The 2014 National Native American Heritage Month’s theme is Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever. NAC recognizes the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Nevada’s tribes, and celebrates the important contributions of Native artists – both traditional and contemporary – to the cultural fabric of our state. Experience Nevada’s native cultural treasures through our Nevada Stories videos and Home Means Nevada 1986 radio episodes:

VALUES & VISION NAC PLANNING UPDATE

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Between February and April in 2014, Nevada Arts Council (NAC) staff and board traveled about 2,600 miles to facilitate thirteen Arts Town Meetings and engage in a statewide conversation about the arts with nearly 500 Nevadans. Discussions focused on community-specific matters as well as issues that resonated in cities and towns, urban and rural, across the state. Information gathered at these meetings, along with comments from more than 220 online surveys, is being analyzed and will guide the NAC strategic plan, Values and Vision, 2016-2019.
Nevada boasts a passionate and active arts coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses. NAC is proud to partner and collaborate with so many who continue to improve the state’s quality of life, increase access to the arts, and strengthen our educational system for future generations.

INTRODUCING THE 2015 ARTIST FELLOWS

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Meet the six Nevada artists that received FY15 Artist Fellowships for artistic accomplishment and exploration in the literary, performing and visual arts: Jared Stanley, Reno, poetry; Laura Wetherington, Reno, poetry; Chariell Smith, Reno, music performance/singer, songwriter, rapper; Shana Tucker, Las Vegas, music performance/cellist, vocalist; Sarah Lillegard, Reno, mixed media; and Pasha Rafat, Las Vegas, sculpture.

ARTISTS FEATURED IN NEW TRAVELING EXHIBITS

The Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) Traveling Exhibition Program delivers high quality visual arts exhibits to Nevada communities for an affordable fee. Two newly curated exhibits will be touring the state starting this fall.

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PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of NAC Artist Fellowships in the visual arts. The twelve artists featured in PANORAMA have demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
  
Co-curators Jim McCormick and Fred Reid designed A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard as an exhibit that focuses on Sheppard’s abiding fascination with horses. Viewers can expect to be challenged by Sheppard’s variations on the theme of horse and rider.

NAC AWARDS $609,623 TO SUPPORT FY15 ARTS PROGRAMS

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The Nevada Arts Council has awarded 120 grants (for a total of $609,623) to arts institutions, nonprofit organizations and public institutions for programs and projects in FY2015 through its Arts Learning and Grants Programs. Grant review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the NAC Board to consider at its May 14 meeting in Carson City. Included are 42 arts organizations receiving funding in the second year of their two-year Partnership in Excellence Grants.

 

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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