Great Basin National Park artists in residence announced

UNR’s School of the Arts and the Great Basin National Park Foundation announced in June 1 that the two artists selected for this year’s artist-in-residence program at Great Basin National Park are Paul Crow and Mark Maynard.

Crow is an art professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a background in photography and installation art. Maynard is a Reno literary artist and professor of English at Truckee Meadows Community College. Their residencies will take place in July and August, and both artists plan to interact with park visitors to discuss their projects.


Taxi-Art Design Contest winners announced in Washoe County

The EDAWN Foundation and the Washoe County School District announced the nine winners of the seventh Annual Taxi-Art Design Contest on June 1. The press release reads, in part, “This year, a record 124 students submitted entries from 18 schools. … Students were asked to create a taxi art design representing “Greater Reno-Sparks region and Northern Nevada as a great place to live, work and play.” The first-place winning designs from elementary, middle school, and high school categories were revealed on Reno-Sparks Cab Company taxis at the event and will be displayed for a year.

“The nine classrooms with first, second, and third place designs were submitted by students from Anderson Elementary, High Dessert Montessori School, Rollan Melton Elementary, Mount Rose K-8 School, Sparks Middle School, Swope Middle School, Academy Arts, Careers and Technology, Hug High School, North Valleys High School, and each received $500 checks for art supplies.”

Dominique Miller from the Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology High School is one of the three 1st-place winners.

Cooper Sandoval from Mount Rose K-8 School is one of the three 1st-place winners.

Zariah Frantz from Anderson Elementary School is one of the three 1st-place winners.














Particle Ink installation extended in the 18b

The entertainment company Kaleidoco announced on June 1 that the immersive installation “Particle Ink: Speed of Dark,” which has been open since April in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District, will be extended through Labor Day.

The press release explains the installation like this: “Revealing a rupture in the Particle Ink Metaverse, where the virtual world blends into the physical world, ‘Speed of Dark’ invites visitors to explore an abandoned warehouse that contains a portal into the 2.5th dimension. Otherwise invisible, the in-between realm of the 2.5th is that liminal space between waking and sleeping, where the rabbit waits before being pulled out of the hat and where ideas reside waiting to be found.” Tickets and info here.

Cover image: Glimpses into “Particle Ink: Speed of Dark,” courtesy of Kaleidoco

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.