Join the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for an evening of community storytelling and warmth 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. July 22 as we say goodbyes to Spirit of the Land, Still Motion, and The Mojave Project. Engage in casual discussion with The Mojave Project artist Kim Stringfellow, and listen to five storytellers from different walks of life as they gather together in an open-ended conversation to testify to the beauty and diversity of the sacred desert region that constitutes the focus of Spirit of the Land.
The storytellers will include:
- Angela Brommel, poet and educator
- Todd Esque, research ecologist
- Bertha Gutierrez, associate program director at the Conservation Lands Foundation
- Paul Jackson, artist and member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
- Kim Garrison Means, Spirit of the Land co-curator and caretaker of Searchlight’s Mystery Ranch
Tell stories of your own, and take part in a postcard-writing workshop where you can share your thoughts about the future of the endangered East Mojave landscape.
This closing event will take place at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and is free and open to participants of all ages. The Stories of Avi Kwa Ame session starts at 6:30 p.m. Masks are recommended indoors on the UNLV campus. On-campus parking after 1 p.m. on Fridays is free.
This program is funded in-part with support from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Angela Brommel is the current Clark County poet laureate and the editor-in-chief of The Citron Review, an online literary journal. She is the executive director of the Office of Arts & Culture and affiliate faculty in humanities at Nevada State College. Her poems often reflect her relationship with the desert.
Todd Esque is a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. He is based at the Western Ecological Research Center where he investigates a range of issues related to species diversity and environmental change, specifically in arid regions. His recent studies have focused on the resilience of desert tortoises and desert flora.
Bertha Gutierrez is the associate program director of the Conservation Lands Foundation in Nevada and the former volunteer program director of Get Outdoors Nevada. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and Art from the University of Arkansas and worked with nonprofit organizations before moving to Las Vegas in 2016.
Paul Jackson is an elder of the Fort Mojave Tribe. A culture bearer of the Neolge (Sun and Fire) Clan, he works with the Aha Makav Cultural Society in Fort Mojave, AZ, teaching arts and culture to tribal youth.
Kim Garrison Means is a co-curator of the Spirit of the Land exhibition and a co-caretaker of the Mystery Ranch, an art and ecology research station near Searchlight, NV. She teaches in the art department at Orange Coast College, CA, where she is a curator for the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.
Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, CA. Her work bridges cultural geography, public practice and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. She is a 2016 Andy Warhol for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in 2018. Stringfellow is a Professor at San Diego State University’s School of Art + Design.
About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds space for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse university in the United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups.
As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada.
All of the museum’s galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Services such as sign language interpretation can be arranged. Please contact the museum to discuss your needs: firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-895-3381.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessed from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and terminates in a parking lot. The Museum will be on your right, next to a desert landscape garden. Directions here.
Visitors may park in metered, staff, and student spots free of charge after 7 pm on weekdays, 1 pm on Fridays, and all day Saturday.
Daily, weekly, or monthly permits can be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services.
Metered parking spaces for visitors can be found in the parking lot outside the Barrick’s entrance, along East Harmon Ave, and in the lot behind the Lied Library. Other metered green zones are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue Parking Garage and parking areas throughout campus. Download the “PayByPhone Parking” app from Google Play or the iTunes app store.