Las Vegas artists featured in new transit project

The Maryland Parkway Fence Art project, a new installation by Valentin Yordanov, Holly Lay, and Homero Hidalgo, is now on view on the Maryland Parkway Bridge over the Tropicana Wash in Las Vegas. Commissioner Tick Segerblom is scheduled to preside over a dedication ceremony at 11 am Tuesday, Nov. 23. The art installation is part of an eventual 8.7-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route that will include enhanced transit stations, upgraded pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, median landscaping, and public art.

Nevada Humanities has a new book of Nevada art + poems

In October, Nevada Humanities and Black Rock Press published Sagebrush to Sandstone: A Humanities Guide to Outdoor Nevada, a book of Nevada poems and drawings. It includes an introduction by Debra Harry from UNR’s Department of Gender, Race, and Identity and features work by poets including including Shaun T. Griffin, Waddie Mitchell, nila northSun, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Melanie Perish, Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña, and Kirk Robertson, along with drawings by Pat Hansen, Jack Malotte, Tiffany Pereira, and Sharon K. Schafer. Free, digital copies are available here.

Nevada Humanities awards funds for art projects

On Nov. 10, Nevada Humanities awarded its Major Project Grants, approximately $232,000 to 49 groups for programs between November 2021 and October 2022. Among the awardees are several groups planning visual art projects:

  • B.E.A.S.H.E.R.O. Foundation, Las Vegas—$4,500 for a traveling exhibition on sex trafficking in Nevada
  • Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City—$4,880 for the Nevada Neighbors lecture series
  • Neon Museum, Las Vegas—$5,250 for a neon oral history project
  • Nevada Museum of Art, Reno—$6,000 for an exhibition of photography by Janna Ireland exploring the work of architect Paul R. Williams
  • Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno—$4,500 for hands-on activities for older adults in assisted living facilities, with the assistance of high school volunteers
  • St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City—$3,000 for audio headset tours in English and Spanish and other accessibility programs
  • The Holland Project, Reno—$6,000 for the Holland Project Curator Series, in which emerging curators design a six-week project
  • The Public Education Foundation, Las Vegas—$4,500 for Artists for Kids, a program in which student interns curate two art exhibitions at the Rogers Art Gallery
  • UNLV Department of Art, Las Vegas—$6,750 for AH’-WAH-NEE, a group exhibition, catalogue, and symposium by and about Indigenous women artists
  • UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas—$5,250 for scholarly public engagement projects, including the “Indigenous Perspectives” program
  • UNR’s Lilley Museum of Art, Reno—$4,500 for Following the Box, an exhibition including photography and performance art responding to World War II-era photographs of West Bengal, India taken by a US service member
  • UNR’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Keck Museum, Reno—$5,250 for an exhibition and lecture series, History of Climate Reporting in Nevada, featuring artwork that deals with climate issues
  • Virgin Valley Artists Association, Mesquite—$1,050 for Get Smart With Art – Free Youth Classes for children ages 8-14

Cover image: Holly Lay and Homero Hidalgo’s installation is part of the new Maryland Parkway Fence Art project. Photo: Homero Hidalgo

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.