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Powering UpPOETRY OUT LOUD - Nevada Arts Council


									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


         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

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
Tim Jones, Chair, Reno
Julia Arger, Reno
Barbara Good, Henderson                          OXS SPOTLIGHT:
Joan Lolmaugh, Henderson

                                                             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
                                                 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 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

 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

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 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-
                                         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 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 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
                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                   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
    a photography exhibit at the museum,
    November 18, 2011–January 7, 2012.
                                                                                                              FALL 2011 Nevada Arts News | 5

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            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             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

                                                                                                      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                                       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


  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.


 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.
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                                                                                                      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

        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
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 $20 million from the NEA budget.                            z   Oregon and Vermont have 20 percent
                                                                                                          greater-than-average numbers of artists,
Supercommittee Nears Deficit Reduction Deadline                                                           with writers especially prominent.
                                                                                                      z   Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Mary-
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, must                        land, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
complete its work before Thanksgiving. In early fall, nearly three dozen national service                 Nevada, New Jersey, Washington and
organizations submitted a letter to all committee members urging them to resist cutting                   Rhode Island outdo the national average
federal arts spending in the name of reducing the federal budget deficit. Read more at                    of artists.$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,          
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
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.
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5     In Memory of Our Colleagues

5     Nevadans Making News

6     Museums Make Headlines

7     National Update

Please check the NAC website 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)
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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

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                            our homepage at nac.nevadaculture.                                            cover the breadth of cultural ac-
                            org to visit master artists and learn                                         tivities across the Silver State—
                            about Nevada’s traditional arts, such         concerts, performances, exhibitions, literary events, festivals
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