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ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS IN VISUAL ARTS: APRIL 9 DEADLINE

Applications for Artist Fellowships in the Visual Arts are due on April 9, 2015. Eligible categories include crafts, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, media arts and installation/performance art.

Awarded to outstanding individual artists living in Nevada, NAC Artist Fellowship Grants of $5,000 each provide time, materials, and living expenses for artists who demonstrate excellence in their work. By acknowledging outstanding artistic accomplishment, the program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in our society.

To read about the Artist Fellowship Program, grant application guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit Grants Online™. All applications must be submitted through Grants Online™ by 5 p.m. on April 9, 2015.

Questions? Please contact a member of the NAC Grants Management Team at 775.687.6680; or Fran Morrow, Artist Services Coordinator, at fmorrow@nevadaculture.org or 775.687.7106.

THE WORK OF ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS A FABRIC DYING WORKSHOP

Reno artist Sarah Lillegard hosts a "Natural Dyeing Workshop" on Monday, March 30 from 3:30 – 5pm in the Nevada Legislative Building as part of The Work of Artist Series. Lillegard, a 2015 NAC Artist Fellow, is a mixed media artist whose work draws on the traditions of handcrafts as well as western iconography. The public is invited to explore the simple and safe processes Lillegard uses to dye fibers with natural materials easily harvested from the Nevada desert.

Free and open to the public, this workshop is co-sponsored by Capital City Arts Initiative and SENarts. The Work of Artists series offers a unique opportunity for artists to engage with community members and those working in and visiting the Legislative Building. See the full schedule.

CHILDREN'S ART AT THE NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE

In celebration of Youth Art Month, 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 March. Check out more images of our "road map" on the NAC Facebook page.

DOMINIQUE GROFFMAN: 2015 NEVADA POETRY OUT LOUD CHAMP!

Dominique Groffman, a senior at Douglas County High School will represent Nevada at the 2015 Annual National Poetry Out Loud Finals in Washington D.C. this April, and compete for $50,000 in scholarships and awards. Groffman was named Nevada State Champion after her recitation of "Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning" by Emily Bronte in the final round of the 10th Annual Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals. She was awarded $1,000 and $1,000 for her school for poetry books and literary programs. Dylan Baker from College of Southern Nevada High School West took second place; Whitney Reyes from Reno's Wooster High School was third. They each earned $500 and a matching amount for their schools for literary programs. Congratulations to all thirteen finalists, and the nearly 3,200 high school aged-students who powered up Nevada with poetry this year. Read More

ANTHONY AREVALO AT THE LEGISLATIVE EXHIBITION SERIES

Building Materials II features sculptural reliefs of wood and other found objects by Reno artist Anthony Arevalo, March 16 –April 3, 2015. For nearly a decade, Arevalo has collected items from alleyways or dumpsters that pique his visual interests. "While the previous life of these objects may be apparent in their surface or their shape, I'm not interested in what they were so much as what they have become and, more importantly, what they could be." The LXS Gallery is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City. Read More

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. Join filmmaker Gabe Shaw and Tobey at a premiere of the short film at the Western Nevada College on Thursday, February 5, at 4 p.m. Tobey will exhibit some of his beautiful pipes and both will answer questions from the audience. For more information, call Patricia Atkinson at 775.687.7103.

OXS GALLERY FEATURES SARAH LILLEGARD

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Second Skin is part of an ongoing series by Sarah Lillegard of "clan" jackets and garments that explore group identity, belonging, forming and imbuing symbols with meaning, cultural legacies and myth making. A 2015 Artist Fellowship recipient, Lillegard is a mixed-media artist whose work draws on the traditions of handcrafts and western iconography. The jackets in Second Skin are “re-manifestations of the intersections of group identity and personal revelations.” The exhibit runs February 2 — April 30, 2015 with a reception and artist talk on Wednesday, February 18, 5-7:30pm: Artist Talk at 6:15pm. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Carson City and is open to the public, Mon.–Fri., 8am – 5pm.

 

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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