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Our inaugural Arts & Culture event on September 26, 2015, set the bar high with a reading by Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, at Nevada State College. Since then in its role as a community cultural center for southern Nevada, the Office of Arts & Culture has offered a rich variety of free public programs at the college such as guided tours of the Nevada State College Permanent Art Collection, poetry readings and workshops, musical performances, film viewings, lectures, seminars, workshops, and arts-based faculty development such as an exploration of the arts as a healing modality.

April 25, 2019

Contour Art Workshop with Claire Wentzel

Drop in for an all-ages, all-skill level drawing workshop with mixed media artist Claire Wentzel. Explore biased preconceptions and abandon judgment of your own self-image and creative expression as you revel in the satisfying joy of instant-art through blind contour self-portrait and gesture sketching exercises. We’ll be in the Scorpion Café in the Rogers Student Center as part of Untold Stories: An Exhibition Exploring the Artist as Storyteller. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public.

April 10, 2019 - June 5, 2019

Untold Stories: An Exhibition Exploring The Artist at Work

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Featured Artists: Angela M. Brommel, Antonio Gomez, Arika Eikenberry, Bruce Isaacson, Claire Wentzel, Diana Morgan, Diane Butner, Gig Depio, Heather Lang-Cassera, Jan Steckel, Jennifer Battisti, Jesa Townsend, Jo Meuris, Kathleen Nathan, Lance Smith, Mallory Carvalho, Melissa Russell, Ross Takahashi, Sapira Cheuk, Sean Russell, Syd Stewart, Vickie Shields, Vogue M. Robinson.

September 29, 2018

Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States

Meet us offsite as we join Poetry Promise. the Clark County Poet Laureate, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, The Believer, and Black Mountain Institute in welcoming Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, to Nevada. She will offer a free, public workshop and reading. Workshop 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Winchester Cultural Center 3130 McLeod Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89121. Reading 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. West Charleston Public Library 6301 West Charleston Boulevard Las Vegas, Nv 89146

October 12, 2018

Art Reception: Making a Mark

RSC 3rd Floor Lobby 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Addressing the history and practice of drawing by narrowing in on a few Nevadan artists for whom the mark is foundational. Featured artists include Dennis Angel, Las Vegas: Galen Brown, Carson City; Gig Depio, Las Vegas; Miya Hannan, Reno; Eunkang Koh, Reno; Dennis Parks, Tuscarora; and Sidne Teske, Tuscarora. Curated Paul Baker Prindle, Making A Mark is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Nevada. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Artwork: Dennis Parks, On The Manner of Addressing Clouds.

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