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GRANT PANELS TO MEET IN MAY AND JUNE

NAC grant panels convene during the week of May 18 – 22 to review applications for FY16 grants in the categories of Partners in Excellence, Arts Learning, Project, Living Traditions, and the Nevada Heritage Award. These public meetings will be held at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno and video-conferenced to sites in Elko and Las Vegas. The Artist Fellowship Panel will review applications for FY16 Visual Arts Fellowships and the Fellowship Project grant at Truckee Meadows Community College on June 16 and 17. NAC employs primarily out-of-state artists, arts educators and administrators in its grants review process to avoid conflicts of interest, and provide evaluations with a depth of experience and expertise. The NAC Board will consider panel recommendations for grant awards during June Board Meetings. All grant awards are contingent on the NAC budget as approved by the 2015 Legislature. Schedule of Grants Review Panels.

OXS SPOTLIGHT: NEW WORK BY PASHA RAFAT

Art by Pasha Rafat
Light sculptures and constructions by Las Vegas artist Pasha Rafat will illuminate the Office eXhibition Series (OXS) Gallery, May 11 — July 10, 2015. A recipient of a 2015 Artist Fellowship Grant, Rafat has a BS in design from Arizona State University and a MA/MFA from CSU-Fullerton. He is a professor at UNLV where he teaches photography and multimedia courses. The public is invited to an exhibit reception on Monday, May 11, 5 – 7:30 pm, with an artist talk by Rafat at 6:15 p.m. The OXS Gallery is located in the NAC Carson City office at 716 N. Carson Street, Suite A, and is open Monday – Friday, 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

LEGISLATIVE EXHIBITION SERIES SPOTLIGHTS SU LIMBERT

One Day We Will Grow Wings. Oil on Wood Cutout. 28 inches x 38.5 inches.
Forevermore, featuring mixed media by Las Vegas artist Su Limbert, debuts at the LXS Gallery, May 18 to June 5. A selection of work from Limbert’s recent solo show of oil paintings on wood cutouts at the Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas, Forevermore is a personal narrative exploring themes of childhood, nature and the complexities of relationships. The LXS Gallery is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Nevada Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City. 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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