ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeff Scheid has been photographing Las Vegas for more than three decades. From chasing down the infamous Hole in the Wall Gang and Chicago mobster Tony “The Ant” Spilotro with his defense attorney Oscar Goodman as they walk defiantly out the doors of justice, to photographing the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team on the road to the National Championship, to capturing some of the most famous celebrities on the Las Vegas Strip, Scheid has been there to tell the story of Las Vegas.
He co-authored the book “Quicksilver, The Ted Binion Murder Case.” The book documented the trial with over 200 photos.
Scheid is a celebrated photographer who chronicled the history and day-to-day lives of the Fallini family, owners of one of Nevada’s oldest working ranches in Nevada. Titled “Ranching in the High Desert,” the series exhibited at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. He has also captured the lives of everyday and celebrity workers on the Las Vegas Strip. Jeff’s current projects include documenting old and new Nevada. Jeff balances his time photographing life in rural Nevada and the ethnic diversity of Las Vegas.
Erica Vital-Lazare: Artist, writer, and professor of creative writing at the College, Erica is a recipient of grants and awards from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hilliard Endowment, the Virginia Council of the Arts and the Nevada Arts Council. Cofounder of the nonprofit, The Obodo Collective, she is editor of a forthcoming series revisiting classic Black works in literature with McSweeney’s Press, Of the Diaspora.
About the Office for the Arts at Nevada State
The Office for the Arts enhances living and learning through arts and culture on campus and in the community. We further this mission by supporting the creative endeavors of our students and our community. Some of these endeavors include: The Artist at Work, The Campus as Museum, Nevada State Collections & Galleries, and the Marydean Martin Writers’ Project. For more information, visit https://nsc.edu/about/arts-culture/.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.