Christian Davies joins City of Reno Arts and Culture team

The City of Reno announced on June 12 that artist and arts administrator Christian Davies is the new program assistant for the Arts and Culture Department. Davies studied art at the San Francisco Art institute and worked in education and public programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern art for over 15 years. Since moving to Reno six years ago he has served as a board member for The Generator and as Director of Public Programs at the Nevada Museum of Art.


Center for Art + Environment announces new research fellow

The Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art announced on May 15 that Los Angeles artist Tristan Duke is the new research fellow for 2024-25. Duke “works at the forefront of experimental photography,” according the press release and has been a fellow at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles. He has created vinyl hologram album artwork for Jack White and Guns N’ Roses and for soundtrack releases such as Star Wars.
As part of his fellowship project, Duke plans to photograph glaciers in the Sierra Nevada using glacial ice as lenses. He also plans to give a public program and create an archive of the project for the Center for Art + Environment. You can learn more about Duke and his fellowship project here.


New sculpture at Wells Avenue underpass in Reno

A new sculpture, “On Growth and Form” by Claremont, California artist Kipp Kobayashi, has been installed under the Wells Avenue underpass on East Fourth Street. The steel rebar sculpture is in the shape of a tree growing up against the underside of the bridge. It is intended as a nod to the history of the lumber industry in Reno and Reno’s expanding Fourth Street district.


City of Reno selects 2 artists for public installations

The Reno City Council, in a June 12 meeting, approved two artists to develop and install new public art projects.

James Dinh has been commissioned for a $120,000 project in the North Valleys Sky Vista Roundabout. You can see samples of installations in other cities by Dihn’s Los Angles-based Studio Folia here.

Reno Artist Erik Burke has been selected to paint a new mural on the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, in place of a mural that was completed in 2000 and had undergone significant wear. Burke has painted dozens of murals in Northern Nevada, participated in regional mural festivals, and has a long list of national and international murals to his credit.

“The artists will be conducting community engagement sessions to design the artwork in the coming months,” wrote City of Reno Arts & Culture Manager Megan Berner in an email.

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