Posted: August 13, 2014
Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council's Artist Fellowship Program
Opening October 3rd, 6PM through November 26, 2014
The third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program features exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
PANORAMA presents atopographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.
Fundamentally a celebration of object making, the artworks in PANORAMA are deliberate demonstrations of aestheticinvestigation that challenge the boundaries of familiar and discrete art forms. All of the exhibit artists continue to push the margins of technique,materiality and content.
Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno,printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture;Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.
PANORAMA, an exhibition offered by the Nevada Arts Council, is based on an arts program that is rare in America, the artist fellowship. Here, we are reminded that both the fellowship program and PANORAMA, the touring exhibition that unfolds across Nevada, are exquisite examples of cultural democracy in action.