IN CONVERSATION: Chase R. McCurdy & Erica Vital-Lazare

When

Mar. 9, 2021, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location

Online
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Description

Join us on our Instagram account (@unlvmuseum) on Tuesday, March 9th, at 12 p.m. for a live streamed conversation between Threads in Time artist Chase R. McCurdy and Erica Vital-Lazare, professor of creative writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada.

The Threads in Time exhibition is supported by the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Speakers

Erica Vital-Lazare is a professor of creative writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada. She has received grants and awards from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hilliard Endowment, and the Nevada Arts Council. Her work has been featured in Catalyst, Sojourner, Thrice and Callaloo II. She is co-producer of the photo-narrative installation Obsidian & Neon: Building Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas and editor of the forthcoming Of the Diaspora, a series revisiting classic Black works in literature with McSweeney’s Press.

Chase R. McCurdy is a Las Vegas artist working in painting, photography, writings, and sculptural assemblages. McCurdy has developed an intuitive practice that responds to the immediacy of passing time with abstract representations of a fleeting, spontaneous sense of reality.

Admission Information

Instagram Live can be viewed on the Barrick Museum of Art's Instagram account.

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation