Arty Tea Party II: Amanda Horn, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Professor Robert Tracy, UNLV, and Ed Fuentes, Paint This Desert, share tea time in this informal exchange of ideas about what makes monumental public art, and the documents that keep them in front of the public eye.
WHAT: An informal exchange of ideas about what makes monumental public art, and the documents that keep them in front of the public eye. This “high tea and cookies soiree” begins with a discussion about successful and iconic public art such as Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Social networking as a document of a public’s response to sculpture will be explored as well. Seven Magic Mountains has deeply impacted Las Vegas’ art profile, and photography helps keep the isolated art in the public eye.
WHO: Discussion led by Ed Fuentes, UNLV MFA candidate, and author/founder of Paint this Desert. Panelists include Nevada Museum of Art Director of Communications, Amanda Horn, who has been the public liaison for Seven Magic Mountains; and Robert Tracy, associate professor of Art History at UNLV, who pushed forth landmark status for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and whose art research led to papers that are still cited in publications about Los Angeles architecture.