Nevada Arts Council Displays Art During Legislative Session

Fourteen Nevada artists will display their work in the halls of state government during the 2011 Legislative Session as part of the Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS) sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council.

“LXS provides members of the public and government a chance to see some of the fantastic work being created by the Silver State’s painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors and mixed media artists,” says Fran Morrow, Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Services Coordinator.

Visitors are invited to stop by the gallery space across from the Coffee Shop on first floor of the Nevada Legislative Building to see the following exhibitions:

• Jan. 31 – Feb. 18 Commissioned Governor’s Arts Award Artwork, 1989–2010 featuring artwork by:

Maria Arango, Las Vegas, wooden print; Tom Coleman, Henderson, ceramics; Paul Ford, Minden, mixed-media; Scott Hinton, Reno, photography; Dennis Parks, Tuscarora, ceramics; Gail Rappa, Tuscarora, jewelry; Joanne Vuillemot, Las Vegas, sculpture; and Lynda Yuroff, Reno, painting

• Feb. 21 – March 11 Elizabeth Pagnelli, Incline Village, prints

• March 14 – April 1 Christopher Bauder, Las Vegas, sculpture

• April 4 – 22 Joe and Shiho Winter, Reno, ceramics

• April 25 – May 13 Chad Brown, Las Vegas, painting

• May 16 – June 3 Ben Parks, Tuscarora, sculpture

LXS provides a spotlight on the Silver State’s breadth of contemporary and folk artists for our lawmakers and the public. Since 1985, more than 130 artists, including painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, rawhide braiders and jewelrymakers, have been featured in the State Legislative Building in Carson City.

Artists were recommended for this year’s series by a committee made up of Sharon Tetley, Professor of Art, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City; Gil Martin, Professor of Art, Western Nevada Community College, Fallon; and Christopher Tsouras, Director of Exhibits Fine Arts Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas.

The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, preservation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the Division of Museums and History, State Historic Preservation Office, State Library and Archives, Comstock Historic District Commission, Literacy Coalition, and the Commission for Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org

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