Laika Press launches fundraiser for darkroom buildout
Laika Press, Reno’s community printmaking studio, announced a new fundraising campaign to support the creation of a darkroom and washout booth station for screen printing. The collective’s June 16 email read, “Our goal is to raise $2000 to cover plumbing improvements, flooring costs, and electrical work.” If you’d like to contribute, the donation page is here.
AH’-WAH-NEE symposium panels and performance videos released
UNLV’s College of Fine Arts, Donna Beam Gallery, and Department of Art released videos of performances and panel discussions from the the AH’-WAH-NEE symposium, which was was held in person at UNLV in November 2021. The event featured Indigenous women artists from the Great Basin region and New Mexico discussing Indigenous feminist art practices and activism. Filmmaker Ben-Alex Dupris documented the symposium and produced the videos, which are available here.
Barrick Museum launches new digital art magazine
The Barrick Museum at UNLV announced the launch of its new publication, Dry Heat, to highlight “passionate art writing from Southern Nevada and beyond.” The inaugural issue includes a new article by Dr. Erika Abad about Las Vegas artists Brent Holmes, Chase R. McCurdy, and Lance L. Smith; a behind-the-scenes column by Tracy Fuentes; and an interview between Holmes and two of the sign spinners from Yumi Janairo Roth’s ongoing project Spin (after Sol LeWitt). You can read Dry Heat for free here or pick up a copy at the Barrick Museum while supplies last.
Cover image: Barrick Museum graphic designer Chloe Bernardo reads the first issue of Dry Heat. Photo: Courtesy Barrick Museum