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All posts by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s editor in chief. In former lives she was a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. She’s been writing about Nevada art and culture since 2004. More at www.krisvagner.com.

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

UNR’s University Arts Building wins national design honors

The University Arts Building officially opened at UNR in February 2019, and by December it had earned four national awards and honors for its design. A Jan. 3 press release from UNR's College of Liberal Arts listed the accolades: Honor Award in Architecture category from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Merit Award in the Newly… Read More

/ January 9, 2020

Nevada Arts Council announces grantees

Over $22,000 goes to 17 artists for upcoming projects

/ December 18, 2019

PHOTO GALLERY: Community art in the making

Artist Asa Kennedy and volunteers are working on a Día de Los Muertos mural in Reno

/ November 13, 2019

PODCAST: “Who’s this museum for?”

Las Vegas artist Justin Favela talks about institutional inclusion

/ November 9, 2019