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Kris Vagner, Double Scoop's Editor and Publisher, is a journalist who's been covering arts and culture in Nevada and California since 2004. She freelances for the Reno News & Review and other publications. Kris has earned awards for critical writing, entertainment writing, feature writing, and—somehow—sportswriting. Read more at www.krisvagner.com.

Federal stimulus funds expected to reach Nevada arts groups

Proposed $2 trillion package includes $25 million for arts, some of which will be distributed to states

/ March 27, 2020

Podcast: Luka Starmer on 3D scanning Native artifacts

Baskets from over 100 tribes have been sitting in vaults for decades. Now you can "handle" them.

/ March 20, 2020

The show must go online

Galleries are closed. Here's what you're missing. Vids from artists and artspaces, updated daily, for as long as it takes.

/ March 18, 2020

Sierra Arts Foundation announces grantees

1 writer, 1 musician, 2 visual artists

/ March 16, 2020

Oil painting demystified 

According to Reno painter David McCamant, the medium is more user-friendly than its reputation suggests

/ March 10, 2020

Podcast: Art at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion

Artist Ronnie Rector & Carson City Art Dept's Mark Salinas discuss First Lady Kathy Sisolak's new exhibition series

/ March 4, 2020

Podcast: Ahren Hertel on oil painting

"When Ahren Hertel first started painting seriously, he had two main influences, comics like Calvin and Hobbes and Renaissance painting. He took it from there. Lately, he's been making portraits of friends and fellow artists, and masterfully abstract Nevada landscapes. Ahren dropped by the KWNK studio in Reno to talk about his trajectory as an… Read More

/ February 23, 2020

Step by step

Reno artist Tia Flores is helping the women of an Amazon village build a more stable economy

/ February 20, 2020

Food porn

When Eunkang Koh paints food, she packs in all the anxiety and all the seduction

/ February 18, 2020

Not your grandfather’s landscapes

Mikayla Whitmore is trying to figure out exactly how much space to take up as a young, queer woman artist. More power to her.

/ January 21, 2020