Reno hires Anza Jarschke as art program assistant
Anza Jarschke (they/she/he) is the new Program Assistant in Arts & Culture for the City of Reno. They will lead the City’s gallery spaces and assist with programs such as arts and culture grants, public art maintenance, and collection management. Jarschke has worked in arts administration for the past 10 years in galleries, museums, artist residencies, higher education, and beyond. They hold a BFA in Fine Arts, a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing.
Reno seeks input on sculpture for North Valleys
As part of the process of widening and improving streets near the entrance to North Valleys Regional Park, Reno’s Regional Transportation Commission is seeking community input on a proposed sculpture for the roundabout at Sky Vista Parkway and Silver Lake Road. The Community Input Survey is open through Aug. 31, 2023. Results will be used to guide the Reno Arts & Culture Commission’s call for artists. Take the survey here.
New gallery open in Clark County Wetlands Park
A new art gallery, the Spotlight on Nature Gallery (SONG) opened recently in Clark County Wetlands Park “to highlight more outstanding work created by the local art community.” The gallery’s current exhibition is Gifts of the Wetlands, juried by Melanie La May. Future plans include themed juried exhibitions, a plein air painting invitational, and a solo exhibit by 2023 Artist in Residence Fawn Douglas. The gallery is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane off Tropicana Avenue. Hours are 9am-3pm Tuesday through Sunday. Info here.
Nevada Arts Council launches public feedback series
The Nevada Arts Council has initiated a series of State of the Arts Meetings to gather feedback from the public. The event description reads, in part, “We aim to investigate community assets and cultural treasures, as well as the needs and challenges facing each region.” The agency plans to use the results from these discussions inform future decisions. The first session will take place Aug. 24, 5-7pm at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center in Las Vegas. Admission is free, but reservation are requested. RSVP here.