Accomplishments: Department of Art

November 25, 2020
Kristin Hough and Daisy Sanchez (Art) are included in the Rogers Art Loft Year One Retrospective exhibition. Sanchez is an undergraduate student. 
November 16, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art) created an online exhibition on Instragram @unlvtheear, the department of art's Instagram page. Titled Here I am/Here We Are, multiple posts this week focus on first-generation experience and first-generation creatives in the UNLV community. Online, you'll see artworks and statements from students in art and design, education, criminal justice, and film, a part-time instructor in art and a doctoral student in history that reflect the varied and diverse experiences and...
November 13, 2020
Ashley Hairston Doughty (Art), along with public art consultant Mark Salinas, worked with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to design signage that would effectively educate the public about social distancing and safe transit riding practices at their main transit hub, the Bonneville Transit Center.  In partnership with Forecast Public Art and with funding from the Kresge Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Smart Growth America (SGA) launched the...
November 12, 2020
Cida de Aragon (Art) received an honorable mention in the Minimalist Photography Awards International Contest for her photograph, "Everyone's a Winner." She is an MFA student in art.
November 6, 2020
Pasha Rafat (Art) will curate a group exhibition at the galleries at Summerlin Library titled "Two or 3 Things I Know About Abstraction." The exhibition will bring together other artists working with abstract sculpture. The exhibit will run from Jan. 12-March 23.
November 6, 2020
Ashley Hairston Doughty and Lance Smith (Art) are included in an online exhibition, "Skin in the Game," at Palos Verdes Art Center in California, curated by Brent Holmes. The exhibition includes artists from various backgrounds who are committed to the cause of racial justice. The exhibition also features UNLV almni Karla Lagunas, Ashanti McGee, and Q’shaundra James.
November 5, 2020
Jung Min "MJ" (Art) and Clarice Tara Cuda, ’17 BFA Art, open the two-person exhibition "Reclamation" at Core Contemporary in Las Vegas on Nov. 21. It will run through Jan. 9 with virtual and socially distanced events. The exhibition focuses on drawing, performance, and the body. Clarice Cuda is a figure model in art as well as a BFA alumna.
November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and Genevieve Tremblay (Fine Arts) facilitated a transdisciplinary design charette, Transforming Online Learning Tools through the Arts, at the annual...
November 2, 2020
Danijel Zekanovic (Accounting) and Jacob Tolbert (Graphic Design), alongside their bandmate, J.P Ocampo, self-released their debut album, Garage Band. Their band, Post Noble, has been together for their entire college career and is now featured on several streaming services. Zekanovic and Tolbert are students.
November 2, 2020
Ashley Hairston Doughty (Art) facilitated a workshop during the ArtPlace Virtual Summit 2020 called “Applying Creative Placemaking to COVID-19” last month. The workshop, co-facilitated with Jen Krava of Forecast and artist Mark Salinas, centered Smart Growth America’s Arts & Transportation Rapid Response, which matches artists with transportation agencies, for insight into how to address COVID-related problems creatively. Artists attending the workshop learned how they can contribute within...
November 2, 2020
Susanna Newbury (Art) has been elected vice chair of the Nevada Humanities Council, the Nevada affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that supports humanities-based educational and cultural programs that articulate the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities. Nevada Humanities' recent programming includes Severance Radio and Humanities Heart to Heart, a series of...
October 26, 2020
Iandry Randriamandroso (Art) was interviewed by Creative Mornings as part of their featured artist series. Randriamandroso discusses his creative origins and what community art means to him.