Reno selects artist for new public sculpture

On Feb. 14, the City of Reno announced that Seattle artist John Fleming has been selected to create a new piece of public art at the corner of Oddie and Silverada Boulevards. The proposed work includes two structures that spell out “Silverada” and “Oddie.” There will be space in the ‘O’ in Oddie for murals by local artists to be placed on a rotating basis. Fleming was selected out of 67 applicants. The budget for the project is $150,000 and comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and from a room tax allocation for public art.

Lilley Museum awarded major grant

The Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno announced on Feb. 14 that it has been awarded a $500,000 grant to support the development of the John & Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art Storage and Reading Room. This award, from the National Endowment for the Humanities Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant, will kickstart a fundraising campaign to construct additional storage and public space. The grant is the largest in the museum’s history.

City of Reno seeks input on art for aquatic center

The City of Reno is seeking community input on artwork for the new Moana Springs Community Aquatics and Fitness Center. Five finalists—Volkan Alkanoglu (VA Designs), Douwe Blumberg, Ben Butler, Michele Gutlove (Studio GH), and Ray King—have made their pitches in a virtual meeting, which can be viewed here. The survey will be open through Feb. 25.

Cover photo: John Fleming’s winning proposal for a planned art installation at the corner of Oddie and Silverada Boulevards in Reno. Image: Courtesy City of Reno

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