The Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, opens a new exhibition, Dry Wit, on August 1, 2019 in partnership with the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The exhibition, which will be on display at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas from August 1– September 25, 2019, is co-curated by the Barrick staff. Bringing together painting, sculpture, illustration, and photography from the museum’s collection, Dry Wit explores the contrasts that unite us as we create this assemblage city we call home. Dry Wit features the following artists: Stephan Antonakos, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Jean Giguet, Jenna Gribbon, Alexa Hoyer, Eric LoPresti, Andrew Schoultz, Joyce Straus, Mikayla Whitmore, and Thomas Ray Willis.
"The Barrick Museum of Art believes in the ability of artists to contribute to the identity of a community,’ says Alisha Kerlin, the museum's executive director. “The Barrick is a place where the arts can become part of everyone's life, and we are very happy to share this collection downtown with Nevada Humanities.”
“Dry Wit challenges us to see and experience Las Vegas in unique and different ways. We are delighted about this collaboration and excited to invite people to view this exhibition at Nevada Humanities to reflect and be inspired.” said Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities.
Dry Wit will be on display, from August 1 – September 25, 2019, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, which is located in the Art Square Garden Courtyard at 1017 S. First Street, #190. The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 pm, and until 9 pm on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month.
Nevada Humanities will host a reception for Dry Wit on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm, with a curator’s talk at 7:00 pm. Also, join Nevada Humanities on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm for a free Hands-On Found Object Art Workshop. Workshop participants will have opportunities to create artworks from everyday objects. Both events will take place at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas.
About Nevada Humanities: Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit nevadahumanities.org.
Photo Caption: Jenna Gribbon, Thomas, Oil on linen, 2007, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Steve Shane in memory of Louise Bailey.