Nevada Arts Council hires Michelle Patrick

The Nevada Arts Council has hired Michelle Patrick as a Community Arts Development Specialist and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. Michelle will assist arts organizations and municipalities with program development, grant offerings, and other functions. She has worked for the City of Las Vegas, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Sundance Film Festival.

BLM issues restrictions for “Not Burning Man”

With Burning Man canceled and the Black Rock Desert still open to campers, the Bureau of Land Management sent an email to many Burners earlier this month, detailing some restrictions for late-summer playa visitors. One policy in particular may affect artists hoping to bring large projects to the unofficial, DIY gathering that will surely take place during what would have been the event week: “Building of structures is prohibited. A structure is defined as construction, placement or organization of parts, pieces, or objects that are not intended for sleeping, cooking, or protection from the elements, such as shade tents.” The entire email is here.

Ground mural completed in downtown Reno

Philadelphia artist Brad Carney and hundreds of local volunteers completed an 18,000-square-foot ground mural on downtown Reno’s ReTRAC Plaza on June 11. The design is inspired by local features such as the Truckee River and local flora. The mural is part of an overall downtown beautification program and was funded with a $25,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative. Volunteers from Keep Truckee Meadows are expected to help to install the flowers near the mural tomorrow.

Nevada Fine Arts classroom to reopen

Nevada Fine Arts—Reno’s independent art supply shop, gallery, and class venue—announced in an email that its classroom will re-open and in-person classes will resume on July 1. More info here.

Cover image: Volunteers worked on Reno’s new ground mural last week. Photo: Mike Higdon, Downtown Reno Partnership

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.