Yarngurl BLM sticker sale to benefit Daunte Wright’s family

Reno-area artist/yarn bomber/activist “yarngurl” is selling stickers with the image of the crocheted Black Lives Matter banner she hung outside of the Nevada Museum of Art in June. Proceeds will benefit Duante Wright‘s family. The 3-inch vinyl sticker is available here for $5. (She’s also seeking donors for matching grants. You can contact her at yarngurl69@gmail.com) sq

UNLV art students presented at a research forum

Aaron Cowan

Congratulations to UNLV art students Aaron Cowan, Keeva Lough, and Grey Stewart, along with Prof. Laurence Myers Reese, who presented their work at the 23rd Graduate & Professional Student Association Annual Research Forum April 2-3. Each spring semester, this event showcases excellence in research conducted at the graduate student level.

CA+E director to lead Antarctic mini-symposium

William L. Fox, director of The Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment—which holds the largest archive collection of contemporary Antarctic art in the country—is scheduled to lead a virtual mini symposium, “Exploring the Way Forward,” in collaboration with the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective. The event takes place from 11am-12:30pm on May 22, and admission is free. You can register here.

Burning Man art projects funded, event or no event

Burning Man announced on Wednesday that, thanks to ample donations earmarked for art, the artists who were awarded grants in 2020 will receive funds soon and be expected to produce their artworks whether or not the 2021 playa event is ultimately scheduled. Five locals—Kelly Smith Cassidy from South Lake Tahoe, Barry Crawford from Elko, Shelby Dukeminier from Las Vegas, and Reno’s Peter Hazel and Jerry Snyder—are current grantees. You can meet them here on Double Scoop.

Artists can apply to be on school resource roster

Nevada artists may apply through May 31 to be included in the Nevada Arts Council Artists in Schools + Communities Roster, a statewide, online resource for schools and other organizations. Artists who are accepted onto the roster will remain for a four-year term. Guidelines, application and current roster here. For questions or more information, contact Nevada Arts Council Arts Learning Specialist Maryjane Dorofachuk, mdorofachuk@nevadaculture.org.

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.