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FALL | 2011 A publication of the Nevada Arts Council | A division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs A GRANTS ONLINE: s part of state consolidation efforts, the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs closed it doors on September 30, A Work in Progress 2011—eighteen years after being established by Governor Bob Miller. On October 1, the Nevada NAC fall grant workshops and spring grant Arts Council joined the Division of Museums deadlines for FY13 annual grant categories and History, Nevada Indian Commission and will be pushed back into 2012 as we final- Commission on Tourism in the new Department ize Grants Online (GO™). GO™ will fea- of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (DTCA). The Office of ture customized formatting and budget Historic Preservation returned to the Department of Conservation and Natural forms and the ability for applicants to up- Resources, and State Library and Archives merged with the Department of load digital supplemental review material Administration. NAC Executive Director Susan Boskoff reflected back on (images, DVDs, CDs). This upgrade will: the department’s history, “I moved to Nevada to lead the Arts Council as cultural affairs (a) simplify the grant application process took a much-desired, and frankly, beneficial seat in the Governor’s cabinet. As we move for our wide range of constituents, (b) en- forward, I have high hopes that Nevada’s creative industry will find new opportunities and hance our communications with applicants partnerships with our new DTCA colleagues.” and grantees, and (c) collect data and pro- ooo duce required reports more efficiently. We extend our appreciation to the DCA staff—our colleagues and friends—that provided Additionally in FY13, NAC will stream- a much-appreciated administrative infrastructure over the years. Thank you to Michael line the number of grant categories, elimi- E. Fischer, Mark Costa, Salli Hebert, Kim Garcia, Teresa Moiola, Cheryl Mathwig, Robert nate some required supplemental materi- Beckley, Hugo Schlesener and Michael Holbrook. als, release a new Grants Guidelines, and ooo provide redesigned grant and GO™ work- After an arduous national search, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Claudia Vecchio as shops and webinars. the first director of DTCA. Governor Sandoval said, “Together with Claudia’s appreciation Dates for FY13 grant deadlines and for history and culture, her background [in destination marketing and branding] is ideally GO™ workshops, and information about suited to taking us to the next level in how we engage with Nevadans and tourists alike. new guidelines will be announced in I look forward to her leadership in promoting Nevada’s many fine destinations, as well NAC e-blasts, featured in the winter is- sue of NAN and posted on our website. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Questions? Call us at 774.687.6680 or Powering Up POETRY OUT LOUD 702.486.3700. T hanks to NV Energy’s generous support, the Nevada Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competi- tion remains a statewide program—for the seventh year in a row. High-school aged stu- dents from Reno to Las Vegas and Pahrump to Battle Mountain are readying to compete in this dynamic program, which culminates in the Nevada State Finals on March 24, 2012. Structured similarly to the National Spelling Bee, Poetry Out Loud (POL) begins at the local level as students in public, private, charter and home schools master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage through the memorization of classic and contemporary poetry. After district competitions, semi-finalists compete at the Nevada State Finals where the stakes are high. The POL state champion receives $1,000, wins $1,000 for his or her school to support literary programs, and travels to Washington, D.C. to compete in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 » Meet the 2012 Artist Fellows—see page 3 2 | FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News NACNEWS The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the COMINGS & GOINGS Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. After two years as the NAC Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) Associate, Dominique Palladino decided to explore the world before returning to graduate school. She traveled to Oregon this Brian Sandoval, Governor, State of Nevada Claudia Vecchio, Director, Department of summer for an internship at an herb farm, fell in love with the work and continues to live there. Tourism and Cultural Affairs Before leaving the NAC Palladino wrote, “This job and overall experience has truly been one of the most inspiring and motivating that I have ever had the privilege of investing myself in. The CARSON CITY OFFICE Nevada Arts Council is a highly significant and courageous agency and I feel very honored to 716 N. Carson St., Ste. A have been part of it for the last two years.” We miss her passion for, and knowledge of, the arts, Carson City, NV 89701 775.687.6680 | fax 775.687.6688 her boundless energy and positive attitude, and wish her the best in all her adventures. NTI Installer Bryan Christiansen has assumed the additional tasks of the program associ- SOUTHERN NEVADA OFFICE ate. Christiansen attended the University of Nevada, Reno and received his Bachelor of Fine 2755 E. Desert Inn Rd., Ste. 160 Arts degree in 2009. His work has been featured in shows at the University of Nevada, Reno, Las Vegas, NV 89121 the Stremmel Gallery, and in a solo exhibition the Nevada Museum of Art. His exhibit “Trophy 702.486.3700 | fax 702.486.3887 Hunter” is currently on display at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve through January 23, 2012. For NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL BOARD the gallery guide, visit www.springspreserve.org/apps/event/details.cfml?id=363. Tim Jones, Chair, Reno Julia Arger, Reno Barbara Good, Henderson OXS SPOTLIGHT: Joan Lolmaugh, Henderson NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL STAFF Work of Nevada Printmakers Administrative Team Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground, fea- Susan Boskoff, Executive Director turing 16 Nevada printmakers, is on display through Linda Ficklin, Administrative Services Officer December 2 at the OXS Gallery in the Nevada Arts Kendra Furlong, Accountant Technician Council’s Carson City office. Diana Burton-Raschen, Special Projects Artist Sharon Tetley will talk about the exhibit and Artist Services Program the collaborative printmaking process at a reception Fran Morrow, Coordinator from 4:30–6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. The Bryan Christiansen, NTI Installer/Associate reception is free and open to the public. Eight printmakers from Northern Nevada part- Arts Education Program Maryjane Dorofachuk, Coordinator, Las Vegas nered with eight from Southern Nevada to collaborate Lynn Bistany, Program Assistant, Las Vegas on a print portfolio exchange to visually explore the geographic, cultural and aesthetic differences and Community Arts Development Program similarities of Nevada’s two major regions. Each art- Robin A. Hodgkin, Coordinator ist partially completed a traditional printing plate and Allison Sertic, Program Assistant sent it to their partner, who then worked on the same Folklife Program plate. The plate was then returned to the originating Patricia Atkinson, Coordinator printmaker, who completed the plate image. Paired Rebecca Snetselaar, Program Associate, artists produced two prints from each collaboration. Las Vegas The OXS gallery is located in the NAC office at 716 N. Carson Street, Suite A, in Carson City and is open Grants Program Ann Cosens, Interim Coordinator from 8–5 p.m. on weekdays. Call 775.687.6680 for more information. ooo Bring an Exhibit to Your Community! Urban Rural Interface, 2010 Lynn Schmidt, Reno and Geographical Divides is available to communities Maria Arango, Las Vegas throughout the state through the Nevada Touring Woodcut Initiative (NTI). Each NTI exhibit includes installation, 10” x 20” insurance, publicity and education materials and the cost is only $150. Visit our website at nac.nevadaculture.org and click on Rosters & Exhibits to check out Traveling Exhibition descriptions with images or NTI events in your town. FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News | 3 NACNEWS MEET THE 2012 His writing has been displayed in three ex- hibits, including Always Lost: A Meditation First working in glass, Brent Sommerhauser Artist Fellows on War, which is currently on a national tour. Galarza’s first novel, Corpse, is on its way to now creates sculpture and drawings that sug- agents. He is currently working on two nov- gests an interaction be- The Nevada Arts Council awards Artist Fel- els, Silence and False Face: The Musical. tween invisible forces lowships annually to recognize, encourage and the evident world. and promote the state’s exceptional artists. Carrie Ann Lahain A recipient of a BFA and In addition to using the $5,000 grant to pro- moved to Las Vegas a BS in Psychology from Emporia State Uni- duce art during the fellowship year, each from Long Island in 2003. versity, Kansas and an MFA from Ohio State fellow provides a free public presentation She received her BA in University, Sommerhauser currently teaches relevant to his or her discipline through a Anthropology from the Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Design at Uni- reading, exhibition, performance or master State University of New versity of Nevada, Las Vegas. Other teach- class. Congratulations to this year’s fellows. York at Stony Brook and ing credits include Kansas City Art Institute, earned an MA from Rut- Ohio State University, Pilchuck Glass School With a father as a ge- gers, the State University of New Jersey. Her and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul; and chair ologist, Ahren Hertel fiction focuses on character-driven narratives of the glass program at Detroit’s College traveled the world at about individuals caught between their de- for Creative Studies. His work has been fea- a young age, living in sire for genuine human connection and the tured in eight solo exhibitions, national and Chile and Bolivia and trials inherent in day-to-day living. Lahain’s international invitationals, including the 2004 visiting relatives in Eu- work has appeared in magazines, antholo- Windsor Biennial in Ontario, and in notewor- rope. Exposure to in- gies and literary journals including Art Times, thy publications, such as International Glass ternational cultures and Mature Years and The Wrong Side of the Art, International Drawing Annual 4 and New ideas shaped both Hertel’s view of the world Law. She is currently working on a novel, Glass Review 26, the Corning Museum of and his artistic vision, which deals with an Morgrim’s Wood, which follows a mother’s Glass’ journal that highlights 100 innovative imaginary and complex relationship between mourning of her daughter’s suicide and the works in glass annually. humans and animals. Throughout his educa- family’s retreat to an isolated mountain cabin tion, Hertel was influenced by the technical where they are drawn into a fairytale world Maythinee Washington skills of illustrators such as Maxfield Parish, hidden in the surrounding forest. holds a BA in Social Art Gregory Manchess and Alfonse Mucha, and from Brown University by artists of the German and Flemish Renais- An alto saxophonist/ and an MFA in Acting sance. He received an MFA in Painting from clarinetist/improviser/ from the Professional Ac- the University of Nevada, Reno and a BFA composer, Paul Roth tor Training Program at in Illustration from the Savannah College of has deep roots in Ne- the University of Wash- Art and Design. Hertel’s work has shown in vada while garnering in- ington, Seattle. Focusing Los Angeles, San Francisco, Savannah and ternational recognition. primarily on reinterpretations of epic stories, Rome, Italy. In 2009 he received a Sierra Arts He holds a Bachelors collaboration and new work, Washington’s Foundation Professional Visual Artist Grant. degree in Jazz Studies credits include Hecuba in The Trojan Women, from the University of Miami, Florida, and a Jessie Brewster in The Violet Hour and Lady Novelist and personal Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance Macbeth, among others. She has also cre- essayist, Josh Galarza and a Masters of Art in Musicology from ated or co-created a number of one-woman serves as president of the University of Nevada, Reno. Serving on shows including White Girl and Iron Shoes. A Lone Mountain Writers the faculties of UNR and Truckee Meadows member of the Pacific Performance Project in Carson City, and cur- Community College, Roth has performed Studio, Washington continues to explore and rently teaches at Min- extensively in northern Nevada, with David develop physical approaches to performance den Montessori School Ake, James Winn, Ed Corey Trio, Reno Jazz inspired in part by Japanese directors Tadashi in Minden and tutors Orchestra and the Reno Philharmonic. Roth’s Suzuki and Shogo Ohta. An avid instructor, English at Western Nevada College. Hold- European collaborative projects include she teaches classes in performance, yoga and ing Primary and Lower Elementary Montes- PB&J with Benjamin Duboc and Julien Lout- creativity in Seattle and Las Vegas. Washing- sori teaching credentials, Galarza has writ- elier, Massa Critica with Simone Graziano ton has been featured in a number of Las Ve- ten and illustrated four curriculum manuals and Tensil Test with Joe Rehmer. gas publications for her work. on cultural subjects ranging from art history to the celebration of peace that are used in Montessori schools throughout the world. 4 | FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News NACNEWS Arts Hit the Jackpot The next Jackpot Grant submission deadline is November 15, 2011 for projects scheduled Sustaining Cultural Heritage Five artists, four cultural organizations and The Kamehameha Schools Alumni Associa- January 1–March 31, 2012 (10:59 p.m. PST). Ap- a university received FY12 Second Quarter tion-Intermountain Region in Las Vegas re- ply online at nevada.cgweb.org. Supplemen- Jackpot Grants to support a breadth of art ceived a FY12 Folklife Opportunity Grant to tal material postmark deadline is November projects occurring between October 1 and support workshops for all age groups on the 22, 2011. Please contact Ann Cosens, Interim December 31, 2011. Congratulations go to: language, music, arts and crafts, and values Grants Program Coordinator, at acosens@ne- of the native Hawaiian Culture at Camp Ka- vadaculture.org or 775.687.7102. z AIA Northern Nevada, Reno, $800 – mehameha in September. Folklife Opportu- For Design Matters1, a multi-disciplinary nity Grants of up to $1,500 support projects design event with a chair design exhibit, Arts Ed Projects Funded associated with the presentation and preser- slide slam and keynote speaker, at the A teaching artist, a high school and two non- vation of traditional arts, language and other Nevada Museum of Art, October 20, 2011. profit organizations received FY12 Second aspects of folklife. For more information, z Cynthia Brown, Henderson, $877 – Quarter Better Education Through the Arts please contact Rebecca Snetselaar, Foklife For the creation of a large-scale, indoor (BETA) Grants to support arts education Program Associate, at rsnetselaar@nevada- fabric and thread installation entitled projects scheduled between October 1 and culture.org or 702.486.3739. “Thunderstorms.” December 31, 2011. Congratulations go to: z Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, $843 – For its free film series for families and z Clark County Children’s Choir, Grants to Support general audiences, October–November, Las Vegas $1,000 – For its winter concert, Career Development 2011. “Joyfully Sing,” at the Clark County During the first quarter of FY12, NAC award- z Diane Bush, Las Vegas, $1,000 – For the Library, December 9, 2011. ed 27 Professional Development Grants production and installation of large pho- z Desert Rose High School, Las Vegas, (PDG) to artists, arts administrators and arts tographic works at the UNLV Marjorie $850 – For a visual arts residency by Nja educators for a total of $17,348. Created to Barrick Museum, November 2011. One that includes working with the support the continuing education of Ne- z Cultural Diversity Foundation, Inc., Social Studies program and offering vada’s cultural workforce, PDGs are non- Las Vegas, $616 – For a presentation on drawing classes to 30 students for 3 competitive grants available on a first-come, the architectural design process, “Looking hours a week, October–December 2011. first-served basis. Grants provide up to $650 Through the Eyes of the Beholder: An Art- z Healthy Communities Coalition of to attend regional or national events, up to ist’s Vision,” at Las Vegas Design Center, Lyon and Storey Counties, Dayton, $500 for in-state activities and up to $350 World Market Place, October 5, 2011. $1,000 – For a visual artist residency for NAC-sponsored activities. Don’t delay in z danceSpirit Performing Arts, Carson by Andrea Delfin involving 17 classes, getting your request in queue. Apply online City, $660 – For the company produc- grades 1–4, at Silver Springs Elementary at nevada.cgweb.org. Questions? Please tion of “The Nutcracker Ballet – ALL School, October–December, 2011. contact us at 775.687.6680. JAZZ’D UP!” at Carson City Community z Robin Kato, Carson City, $800 – For Center, December 17–18, 2011. workshops in dance and movement for Circuit Riders to the musical theater students and young z Asya Ivanova, Pahrump, $1,000 – For the editing, design and publishing of a col- performers in the Wildhorse Theatre Rescue Can your arts organization survive until the lection of poetry, Eden Songs. production of “Annie, Jr.” economy rebounds? Do you need technical z Sarah Lillegard, Reno $610 – For the assistance in planning, fundraising, market- preparation and presentation of a multime- The next BETA Grant submission deadline is ing, or board development? Contact the dia exhibit with films and lectures at The November 15, 2011 for projects scheduled Community Arts Development staff and Holland Project in Reno, October, 2011. for January 1–March 31, 2012 (10:59 p.m. book a consultant through the Nevada Cir- z Erin Stellmon, Las Vegas $853 – For PST). Apply online at nevada.cgweb.org. cuit Rider (NCR) Program. NCR grants of up the creation of an installation piece and Supplemental material postmark deadline is to $3,500 support consultancies provided by other costs of the exhibition “Hero November 22, 2011. Please contact Maryjane our NCR roster of specialists. The client orga- Worship,” at Kleven Contemporary, Dorofachuk, Arts Education Program Coor- nization is responsible for payment of NCR October 7–November 26, 2011. dinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org fees based on a predetermined, below-mar- z UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, or 702.486.3738. ket rate fee scale. Read more on our website Las Vegas , $793 – For the curation of at nac.nevadaculture.org. a photography exhibit at the museum, November 18, 2011–January 7, 2012. FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News | 5 NEVADANEWS In Memory: Zoria Marie Zetaruk At its 24th reception and induction ceremo- Food and Folklife Festival, which promotes a Ukrainian pysanky art- ny this fall, the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame better understanding of the many ethnic and ist Zoria Marie Zetaruk honors Waddie Mitchell (2011 Nevada Heri- cultural groups and traditions of Southern died on August 26 at tage Award recipient) and Matthew O’Brien Nevada. Brown is featured on the NAC Folk age 97. Born on July (two-time Artist Fellowship recipient). Mitch- Arts Roster. 14, 1914 in Edmonton, ell receives the 2011 Nevada Writers Hall of ooo Alberta, Canada, Zoria Fame award and O’Brien receives a Silver After reviewing station operations to balance was a 32-year resident of Pen award, along with David Phillip Mullins. its budget for the current fiscal year, KNPB- Nevada, a teacher and Read more at www.unr.edu/nevada-today/ TV Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, eliminat- artist of Ukrainian egg art. Andrea Graham, events/2011-writers-hall-of-fame. ed Patricia A. Miller’s position of Vice Presi- former NAC Folklife Program Coordinator, ooo dent of Programming, Promotion, Education reminisced, “You could not set foot [in her David Ake replaced Larry Engstrom as Direc- and Outreach. Miller was with Channel 5 for classroom at the senior center] without Zoria tor of The School of the Arts at the University 16 years. The position’s duties have been re- grabbing you and handing you an egg and a of Nevada, Reno. An associate professor in assigned to other staff. stylus and setting you to work. She must have the Department of Music, Ake has published ooo taught hundreds of people…over the years, widely on jazz and popular music, and has Fundraising and grants professional Susan but her artistry always shone above them worked with many of today’s great impro- Zeiter has joined the Artown team as Direc- all. I have several of her pieces in my china vising musicians. His recordings include the tor of Development to work with existing cabinet, with my own shaky work well hidden solo-piano CD In Between, which Jazz Times partners and secure new funding sources. behind them. I always remember what fun it hailed as “poignant” and “luminous.” Cre- ooo was to give it a try, and how encouraging and ated in 2005, The School of the Arts provides Fall brought many changes to Sierra Arts. Af- complimentary she was of any effort. Zoria a home to the art, music, dance, theatre pro- ter 20 years with the organization, 12 as ex- loved demonstrating her art and was a fixture grams, and the Black Rock Press. ecutive director, Jill Berryman resigned to at the Las Vegas Folklife Festival from the be- ooo pursue new career options. Also departing Si- ginning. She will be sadly missed, but her art The Riverside Artist Lofts and Sierra Arts erra Arts were Allison Sertic and Andy Guz- will live on in her students and her work.” are featured in How Arts Spaces Matter II, a man. Former Program Director at Sierra Arts, new publication that explores how art spaces Stacey Spain has been appointed Interim Ex- In Memory: benefit in-house artists and arts organiza- ecutive Director. A professional theater artist, Spain has more than 16 years of experience Jane Pieplow tions, and surrounding neighborhoods and regions. Findings from four cities and five working with Nevada arts and culture organi- Isabelle “Jane” Pieplow case studies illuminate what factors influence zations. Melissa Melero, a professional visual died on September 6. successful outcomes, so that developers, city artist, has been hired as Program Associate to Born in Milwaukee, Wis- officials, funders and arts communities can manage the agency’s various programs. Born consin, Jane pursued create stronger art spaces with wide-reaching in San Francisco, Melero, a member of the her first college degree impacts. Read the report at www.metrisarts. Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, spent most of in Graphic Arts/Adver- com/projects. her childhood living near Reno. tising and worked in that ooo ooo industry for eight years. Jill Berryman continues as president of Ne- First Friday, the monthly arts festival in She returned to school for a Masters Degree vada Alliance for Arts Education, an affiliate downtown Las Vegas, is under new owner- in Public History, which led to three years as of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Edu- ship—First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, composed museum director at the High Plains Museum cation Network. NAAE is currently reorga- of Zappos executives Tony Hsieh, Fred in Goodland, Kansas and then more than nizing to insure the health of its partnership Mossler and Steve Hill; developer Andrew 17 years of service at the Churchill County programs that include Arts4Nevada.org Donner; and Joey Vanas. “We’re committed Museum in Fallon, including the position of and Poetry Out Loud. to a continuing investment in downtown and executive director. Her skills of creativity, or- ooo to supporting the community that backs the ganization and attention to detail were evi- Irish folk dancer Dona Brown received a 2011 growth of such a culturally-active, and histori- dent in everything she did. A honored and Golden Hand Service Award from the Las cal, area of Las Vegas,” Vanas said. First Fri- respected colleague to many in the arts, Vegas Cultural Diversity Foundation for out- day started nine years ago in the downtown museum and archives fields, Jane celebrated standing service to the community. Brown is Arts District and later expanded to include her work as more than just a job, and used it a longtime active member of the Internation- different areas of downtown. as an opportunity to enlighten generations al Festival Organization and its International of Nevadans and visitors to her community. 6 | FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News NEVADANEWS Headlines a milestone for the Museum on the occasion FROM NEVADA MUSEUMS of its 80th Anniversary in 2011. As a museum of ideas we believe that photography has The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas has site of artesian springs, the Springs Preserve the power to shape the way people and cul- re-opened in its new location at the Springs is owned by the Las Vegas Valley Water Dis- tures view themselves and the world around Preserve. The 70,000-square-foot museum trict. Visitors pay a single fee to explore both them,” said David B. Walker, NMA CEO and provides twice as much space as the former the preserve and the museum. Read more at Executive Director. facility at Lorenzi Park for its permanent and http://museums.nevadaculture.org. ooo temporary exhibits, research library and edu- ooo The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Mu- cational labs. “This new museum is a great as- The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) recently seum in downtown Reno opened it doors this set to Nevada, both for visitors and residents,” completed its second “Arts & the Environ- fall offering children and families of northern Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Di- ment” conference. A flagship program of Nevada imaginative, interactive exhibits and vision of Museums and History, said. “It tells a the Museum’s Center for Art + Environment, hands-on educational programming in sci- multi-faceted story of our state and provides the conference fosters an international dia- ence, art and local history. Located in the a place for researchers and students to learn logue about human interactions with global former Reno City Hall building, the Discov- more about Nevada.” The $51.5 million mu- environments. The Altered Landscape: Pho- ery currently features seven galleries in its seum was funded by a 2001 bond issue and tographs of a Changing Environment and its 70,000 square-feet. After barely more than completed in 2009. Its doors were closed accompanying publication edited by NMA a month of activity, the museum has already until the 2011 Legislature approved funding Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Ann exceeded its membership, scheduling and to complete exhibits, hire staff and open the M. Wolfe, was featured during at the con- attendance goals for the year. Read more at museum Friday through Monday. Built on the vening. “The Altered Landscape represents www.nvdm.org. INTRODUCING THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS CONTINUED FROM FRONT COVER as preserving and enhancing our sense of history, appreciation for the arts, and well- being of our Native American population.” Vecchio previously served as Ohio’s tourism director where she supervised the brand development of state tourism, working closely with the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Arts Council. She and her team developed a marketing program to assist in the opening of Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Toledo Glass Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Center. Most recently, Vecchio was president of Destination Integration in Dallas, where she provided marketing programs for small and mid-sized communities that integrate tourism and economic development components. POWERING UP POETRY OUT LOUD T CONTINUED FROM FRONT COVER he Folklife Program recently part- nered with Uma Aggarwal (pictured National Finals for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes. Those in second and third above), Las Vegas resident and author place each receive $500 and $500 for his or her school. Last year, more than 2,500 students, of The Exquisite World of Indian Cuisine, teachers and coaches participated in Nevada POL, representing 15 of Nevada’s 16 coun- and Phyllis Langlois, instructor at Green Val- ties with high schools. ley High School’s Culinary Arts classroom, to Teachers are provided with free curriculum materials aligned to national standards. A develop a residency in traditional foodways poetry anthology, audio guide, posters, and a comprehensive website at poetryoutloud. of India for advanced students in the high org to augment the regular poetry curriculum. To register for the 2012 POL, contact Mary- school’s culinary arts program. Students jane Dorofachuk, Arts Education Program Coordinator, at mdorofachuk@nevadaculture. learned about Indian food traditions and org or 702.486.3738. prepared a meal—chicken curry, rice pilau, Nevada Poetry Out Loud is a partnership program of the Nevada Arts Council, Nevada a cucumber and yogurt salad, rice pudding, Alliance for Arts Education, Nevada Department of Education, National Endowment for and chai tea—for teachers and administra- the Arts, and The Poetry Foundation. tors on the final day of the residency. This Power Up Poetry! pilot program will serve as a model to cre- ate additional residencies by masters of tra- ditional foodways that can be presented in school or community facilities. FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News | 7 NEVADA/NATIONALNEWS Artists and the Economy Report from Capitol Hill Artists and Arts Workers in the United States, released by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA,) identifies 2.1 million artists in the NEA Funding at $155 Million? United States workforce. This study confirms conclusions of an earlier NEA report, Artists T he bipartisan leadership of the Senate Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations, Sen. in the Workforce: 1990–2005, including that Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), plans to set National Endowment for artists are more entrepreneurial (more likely the Arts (NEA) funding at the 2011 level of $155 million. The House bill allocates $135 to be self-employed) and more educated million to the NEA. The president’s budget request reduced NEA funding to $146.255 million. than the workforce at large. To read more While the House and Senate disagree on NEA budgets, both bills support the congres- key findings, visit www.gov.org. sional mandate to allocate 40% of all program funds to state and regional arts agencies, with funds for the Our Town initiative to remain as a program grant, not moved to a sepa- z Artists make up 1.4 percent of the total rate line item. The House legislation allocates $2 million for Our Town; the Senate supports workforce, and 6.9 percent of the profes- the full $5 million to Our Town, as requested by the president. The Senate bill and the presi- sional workforce (artists are classified as dent’s budget both include an increase of $1 million for NEA program support (primarily for “professional workers”). research), and about $600,000 more for administration. z 54 percent of artists work in the private, There is no timeline for this bill. The Senate has shown its intention to bundle appropriations for-profit sector; 35 percent are self- into groups of three and the Interior bill could be among the next set to reach the full Senate. employed. The House must take a final vote on its version of the bill. Action on the Interior measure z New York and California have the high- was suspended in the House in August, following completion of debate, and ending with est numbers of artists in the U.S. the defeat of a move to cut an additional $20 million from the NEA budget. z Oregon and Vermont have 20 percent greater-than-average numbers of artists, Supercommittee Nears Deficit Reduction Deadline with writers especially prominent. z Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Mary- The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, must land, Massachusetts, Minnesota, complete its work before Thanksgiving. In early fall, nearly three dozen national service Nevada, New Jersey, Washington and organizations submitted a letter to all committee members urging them to resist cutting Rhode Island outdo the national average federal arts spending in the name of reducing the federal budget deficit. Read more at of artists. http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Advocacy/Federal-Updates/NEA12$CAGltrDebtBill.pdf. ooo CODA Review 2011: Craft, Artists, Income and Arts Education Policy and Funding the U.S. Economy, released by the Craft Or- ganization Development Association (CODA) The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved a bipartisan bill in this summer, reported that roughly 50 million October that included the long-delayed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary craft artists were working in 2009. Five million Education Act (ESEA). Significantly, the bill would eliminate current federal policies enacted in of this group earned a portion of their income the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, including Adequate Yearly Progress in favor of “continuous from selling artwork, and between 30,000 and improvement” of student achievement. Of relevance to arts education, the legislation would: 50,000 were full-time professional craftspeo- ple. Sales of crafts were estimated at $6 to $10 z Retain arts education in the definition of a “core academic subject,” ensuring eligibility billion, and all craftspeople spent about $20 for the use of federal funds for arts education activities billion in purchasing supplies. Read more at z Expand the meaning of “core academic subject” by incorporating the concept into, www.codacraft.org. thus making the arts central to, additional federal education policies/programs in ESEA »FY12PDG Grant z Create the Extended Learning program with grants for school districts to extend their school day, specifying the arts and music as among the reasons for extending the time for learning z Establish a competitive grant program to support a broad range of subjects including applications are now accessible through the arts, with a funding level of $500 million. Currently, a similar set of programs is funded at a total of $265 million. The consolidated grant program was proposed by Sen. Bob Casey CultureGrants OnlineSM (D-PA) and tracks a similar proposal in the president’s 2012 budget nevada.cgweb.org/ The bill’s cosponsor, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), hopes to bring the bill to the Senate floor in December, where its prospects are uncertain. In the House, no substantive action has been Questions? Contact the NAC: taken on ESEA to mirror the bill adopted by the Senate committee. 775.687.6680 or 702.486.3700 IN THIS ISSUE 716 N. Carson St., Suite A PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE 2 Reception for Printmakers Carson City, NV 89701 PAID PERMIT NO. 15 Exhibit Change Service Requested CARSON CITY, NV 2979 3 Meet the 2012 Artist Fellows 4 NAC Grants Corner 5 In Memory of Our Colleagues 5 Nevadans Making News 6 Museums Make Headlines 7 National Update Please check the NAC website nac.nevadaculture.org for calendar updates. Through November 25 November 15 December 12, 2011–February 10, 2012 A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at z FY12 Third Quarter Jackpot Works by Brent Sommerhauser, Las Vegas Burning Man (NTI Exhibit) Grants—10:59 p.m. PST CGO submission OXS Gallery, Nevada Arts Council St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City deadline. Supplemental material postmark Carson City 775.847.7774 deadline: November 22, 2011 (for projects 775.687.6680 January 1–March 30, 2012) Through December 2 January 6–February 25, 2012 Geographical Divides: Finding Common z FY12 Third Quarter Arts Ed BETA Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang Ground Grants—10:59 p.m. PST CGO submission in the Great Basin (NTI Exhibit) OXS Gallery, Nevada Arts Council deadline. Supplemental material postmark Washoe County Library, Reno Carson City deadline: November 22, 2011 (for projects 775.787.4100 775.687.6680 January 1–March 30, 2012) ooo January 6–May 6, 2012 November 17, 4:30–6:30 p.m. November 25, 2011–January 20, 2012 What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Reception and Artist Talk by Sharon Tetley Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition Survey (NTI Exhibit) (NTI Exhibit) November 4–December 29 Western Nevada College, Fallon Clark County Museum, Henderson What Continues the Dream: Contemporary 775.423.7565 702.455.7955 Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition (NTI Exhibit) December 1, 2011–January 31, 2012 January 30–March 26, 2012 Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic 702.229.6511 Burning Man (NTI Exhibit) Survey Art Institute of Las Vegas Gallery Humboldt County Library, Winnemucca November 11 & 12 702.369.9944 775.623.6388 Tumblewords Residency: Kevin Canty Oats Park Arts Center, Fallon 775.423.0774 Meet our state’s talented folk and The A4N calendar is Nevada’s traditional artists on the Nevada Folk only statewide arts and culture Arts Road Trip. 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