The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum presents "PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council's Artist Fellowship Program," the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency's Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features 12 exceptional artists and brings Nevada's statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
PANORAMA presents a topo-graphical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide-angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to se-riously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.
Fundamentally a celebration of object making, the artworks in PANORAMA are deliberate demonstrations of aesthetic investigation that challenge the boundaries of familiar and discrete art forms. All of the exhibit artists continue to push the margins of technique, materiality and content.
Participating artists include:
- Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography
- Dean Burton of Reno, photography
- Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation
- Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles
- Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing
- Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture
- Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking
- Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing
- Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography
- Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture
- Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography
- Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting
Curated by Richard Hooker and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, "PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council's Artist Fellowship Program," is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative-Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Also Opening Oct. 3 at the Barrick:
- Yesterday & Today?-- Curated by Aurore Giguet, this new exhibition demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the native people of Southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery from the Barrick's cultural collection as well as objects from the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; The Lost City Museum, Nevada Folklife Archives, Nevada Arts Council, and works by contemporary artists and artisans.
- Panorama+ Sesquicentennial Celebration of Nevada, Further Selections from the NAC Artist Fellowship Program-- Participating artists: Philip Argent, Rebekah Bogard, Diane Bush, Cara Cole, Peter Goin, Suzanne Kanatisz, Wayne Littlejohn, and Michael Sarich. Panorama+ is curated by Richard Hooker and Jerry Schefcik.
About the Barrick Museum
The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, a public arts unit under the UNLV Department of Art and the College of Fine Arts, strives to provide a welcoming environment in which students, members of the University community, southern Nevada residents and the public in general can study and learn by directly experiencing works of art. Our goal is to enhance the visitor's understanding of art as an enduring human endeavor and to promote visual literacy for all patrons. To this end, the Museum acquires, exhibits, interprets and preserves works of art representative of past and present cultures, and artistic creativity.