Indigenous women’s art symposium at UNLV next weekend
The Donna Beam Gallery and College of Fine Arts at UNLV will present AH’-WAH-NEE, a symposium on local and regional Native American women artists on Nov. 4-5, featuring a performance by Jean LaMarr. A related exhibition curated by Fawn Douglas, also titled AH’-WAH-NEE, will be on view in the Donna Beam Gallery Nov. 1 – Dec. 10.
2022 Cowboy Poetry Gathering canceled
The Western Folklife Center in Elko announced on its website yesterday, Oct. 21, that the Cowboy Poetry Gathering slated for Jan. 24-29, 2022 has been canceled due to ongoing pandemic-induced logistical and financial hurdles. The announcement mentions, “Elko County has seen a rise in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over the past two months. By order of the governor, masks are currently required indoors for everyone. We know that we cannot enforce that due to the nature of our event, and frankly, we can’t imagine it feeling like the Gathering with them.” Here’s the full announcement. The Western Folklife Center and its galleries are still open to visitors.
Artown wins EDAWN business award
Yesterday, Oct. 21, Artown, the group that holds the annual summer arts festival in Reno/Sparks, won the the President’s Award, one of 16 business awards conferred by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) at the 9th Annual Existing Industry Awards ceremony at the Atlantis Casino.
EDAWN President Mike Kazmierski remarked that the award is intended to recognize “a special, game changing contribution to our community and our economic development efforts including being significant contributors to positive change in our region.”
Western Folklife Center has a noteworthy new artisan piece
Sotheby’s auctions 191 pieces of Burning Man art
UNLV College of Fine Arts has a new endowment
On Friday, Oct. 8, UNLV faculty and administration members welcomed donor Stephanie Vondrak and several of her friends to a celebration in her honor, after she made a donation to fund the Vondrak Endowment for Creation of Knowledge in the Arts in the UNLV College of Fine Arts. This is the first gift to exceed $1 million for an endowed program fund in the College of Fine Arts. It will help fund research in the arts, special projects, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial endeavors, gatherings and festivals.