Ruby Barrientos is Reno’s new City Artist
The City of Reno announced that Ruby Barrientos has been appointed City Artist for the 2021-22 term. Barrientos is a first-generation Salvadoran American artist and activist born and raised in Reno. She refers to her style as Nuwave Mayan. Her artwork will be on display at the Metro Gallery in Reno City Hall beginning in September 13.
Austin Pratt is GBNP’s new resident artist
UNR’s School of the Arts and the Great Basin National Park Foundation announced on July 9 that Reno artist Austin Pratt is the inaugural artist-in-residence. Pratt began a three-week camping residency at Great Basin National Park on July 12. He is expected to present a public program in the park during the residency and a public outreach program afterward. (You can learn more about Pratt’s work in Josie Glassberg’s Double Scoop essay on his 2020 exhibition at the Oats Park Art Center.)
Neon Line opens event venue on Reno’s E. 4th Street
New festival launches in Reno with mural to honor Black activists
Missed a Barrick show this summer? Tonight’s your last chance.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at AREA15 in Las Vegas has been extended into the fall. The calendar currently shows tickets available through Sept. 30, but an official closing date has not yet been confirmed. On July 29, Aug. 2 and Aug. 26, art instructor Kim Bavington will lead painting sessions titled “Sunflowers & Rosé: A Guided Painting Experience.” Tickets and info here.
Burning Man teams with Sotheby’s for auction
Burning Man announced in June that it’s collaborating with Sotheby’s to hold a charitable online auction featuring items such as Burning Man artworks, collectibles, mutant vehicles and NFTs. The target date for the catalog launch is Sept. 6, and the auction is expected to take place later in September. More on the Burning Man Journal.
Cover image: Newly appointed City Artist Ruby Barrientos, image courtesy City of Reno
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