IN CONVERSATION: Chase R. McCurdy & Erica Vital-Lazare
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.
Instagram Live can be viewed on the Barrick Museum of Art's Instagram account.
WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation