All posts by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner, Double Scoop's Editor and Publisher, is an award-winning journalist who's been covering arts and culture in Nevada and California since 2004. She freelances for the Reno News & Review and other publications. She's not technically enough of an introvert to be a full-time writer, so she teaches writing labs at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she's also working on a master's in journalism.

Nevada’s new museum

The Lilley opens today at UNR

/ January 25, 2019

New money

A new City of Reno grant program aims to spur public art projects—lots of them

/ January 23, 2019

Disappearing act

As the face of downtown Reno changes fast, artists pay tribute

/ January 15, 2019

Farewell, Bob Morrison

Pictures of the sculptor and art professor from UNR's archive

/ January 5, 2019

Space race

Orbital Reflector meets some hurdles. The NMA celebrates. Trevor Paglen talks shop.

/ December 17, 2018

Doing time, making art

“Art's a way to re-form the horizon” — even in prison

/ December 5, 2018

Street cred

At 21, Diane Bush photographed a London neighborhood as it was being gentrified. Almost 50 years later, she got a book deal.

/ November 10, 2018

Wall to wall

A scholarly exhibition brings a long-forgotten photographer into the present

/ October 24, 2018
why i write about art

Why I write about art

When there are so many different types of expression, it's easy for a disconnect to form. Art can start to look pretentious and exclusive. And I'll be the first to admit that sometimes art is pretentious and exclusive.

/ February 18, 2016

We’re all doing time

Tehching Hsieh at the University of Nevada, Reno

/ April 23, 2015