Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited and studied internationally.
January 22, 2020
Anne H. Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies), along with alumna Molly C. O'Donnell, '15 PhD English, have co-edited the collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture with Bloomsbury, released this month. Contributors to this collection of essays about highly specific cultural genres include Megan Becker, John Hay (both English), Heather Lusty (Honors), and Susanna Newbury (Art). A book launch celebration is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Writer's Block...
January 17, 2020
Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) had a work of art selected for the juried group art exhibition, Existing in Thought, which will be on display at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery in Las Vegas through Feb. 6. 
January 6, 2020
Krystal Ramirez (Art) is exhibiting at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts through Feb. The exhibit, Whose Diversity, draws upon histories of the Latinx community in Minneapolis. She was inspired by Whose Diversity?, a collective of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota who challenge and transform the culture of exclusion and enclosure of black, queer, Chicano, indigenous, working-class, and other minoritized people within the university.
January 6, 2020
Ashley Doughty (Art) is included in the College Book Arts Association Members' Juried Exhibition, Intersections: Book Arts as Convergence, at the Carroll Gallery at Tulane University through Feb. 6. It celebrates the crossroads, overlaps, conversations, and potential for shared experience and expansion. Her recent books are about procreation and its relationship to health, career, and the survival of our planet.
December 19, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art) has a short Critic's Pick posted online at Artforum. He picks Ramiro Gomez's exhibit, "Here, for a Moment," at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles that brings a picture of the low-wage international workforce into dialogue with immigration control and the increasing criminalization of border crossing. Artforum is an international magazine specializing in contemporary art. From 2014 to now, Civin has written 20 pieces for artforum.com including picks, interviews, and reports...
December 18, 2019
Yasmina Chavez (Art) will be exhibiting at the East Las Vegas Library until April 21. Her exhibit, "The Suchness of Light,"  is a presentation of abstract images that are self-referential and non-representational. As opposed to the photography we are most familiar with, which is light bouncing off the surface of things, giving us a representation of the physical world, these images are made with light directly touching the surface of photosensitive material. She earned a BFA in art from UNLV in...
December 13, 2019
Steven Hrdlicka (Art) published "Letters of Jack B. Yeats to Joseph Hone, 1921-1955." in the New Hibernia Review, a journal which presents scholarship on all aspects of Irish civilization. Deeply engaged with modernism and also an athlete, Jack Butler Yates was brother to William Butler Yeats. Jack Yeats’s letters to the British writer Hone, as yet unpublished, contain the Irish painter’s thoughts, including his observations on art, painting, and philosophy. These letters contain some of the...
December 12, 2019
Krystal Ramirez (Art) has an exhibit,  I Was Happy Then, at the Whitney Library in Las Vegas. Her work moves from photography to text and engages themes of race, gender, identity, and labor.
December 12, 2019
Frederic Bonin Pissarro (Art) has joined the Clark County Public Art Committee. The committee consists of seven artists, art professionals, and other county residents with art expertise. The membership includes a faculty member of the UNLV department of art, a faculty member of the CSN art & art history program, a professional architect or landscape architect, an independent professional artist, and a staff member of the city of Las Vegas office of cultural affairs. The committee works...
December 3, 2019
Catherine Angel, Yasmina Chavez, Sapira Cheuk, Cara Cole, Alisha Kerlin, Wendy Kveck, Jung Min, Jean Munson, Jerry Schefcik, and Sean Slattery (all Art) have created exhibits this semester to highlight the creativity, research, learning, growth, and big ideas of their undergraduate and graduate students. More than 150 students have exhibited on and off campus as a result of this significant effort, some for the very first time.
December 3, 2019
Dafne Odette (Architecture) provided a presentation for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the topic of experiential memory formation and retention through various measures that serve to trigger a memory. Her proposal went through a blind peer-review process, and there were more than 200 participants, including instructors and students, from schools of psychology throughout Europe.