Priscilla Fowler Gallery closing

Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery, located in the Las Vegas Arts District, announced in a July 1 email that it will close permanently, effective today, July 5. Owner Priscilla Fowler cited “serious financial problems (including big rent increases in the Arts District),” along with a health issue and the death of a close friend. She noted that the gallery may possibly emerge as an online venture in the future.

Nevada Arts Council has a new arts learning specialist

The Nevada Arts Council announced on June 28 that it has hired Shereen Choudhury as the new arts learning specialist. Shereen, a Las Vegas native, will be based in the Las Vegas office and will provide resources for teachers and administer programs such as the annual Poetry Out Loud competition for high school students, and arts education programs for seniors.

 

 

‘Confluence’ poetry installation removed from downtown Reno

On July 1, Richmond, California artist Todd Gilens began removing the mile-long poem in yellow script that he had affixed to Reno curbs and sidewalks in fall 2023. “Sadly, the lettering has not weathered as well as expected and the city has asked that I remove the remaining texts,” Gilens wrote in a group email on June 27. You can learn more abut the project on Double Scoop and on this May episode of Science Friday. This Is Reno covered the deinstallation in detail.

Photo: Eric Marks

Reno artist featured in Texas film festival

Reno digital artist Peter Whittenberger’s short, animated film “If Only We Had Eyes To See” was screened on June 21 as part of the Animation Shorts Block at the Oak Cliff Film Festival in Dallas. The film explores “how quickly fortunes can change for gatekeepers of safety, natural resources, and wealth in the ravages of climate change.”

 

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Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.