Monday, November 14, 2011

Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground

Nevada Arts Council
OXS [Office Exhibition Series]
716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

Thursday, November 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm.

The Nevada Arts Council presents the Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground exhibition in its OXS Gallery thorough December 2. A reception for the artists and talk by printmaker, Sharon Tetly, will take place November 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm. OXS is open to the public 8am - 5pm, M - F.

The exhibition features sixteen artists who were asked to explore the geographical and cultural differences in Nevada. The assembly of printmakers, eight from the north and eight from the south, produced collaborative prints that visually explored connections and disconnections between southern and northern Nevada cultural attitudes, aesthetics, and geographical distinctions.

Nevada’s art communities are not separated by distance of travel alone. There are notable differences among artists throughout the state in what is important in their work, most of which connects with where they live. This traversal of Nevada has also led to improved communication between artists in Reno, Las Vegas, and artists living Nevada's remote outback.

The collaborating artist teams include: Maria Arango, Las Vegas and Lynn Schmidt, Reno; Erik Beehn, Las Vegas and Nolan Preece, Reno; Bobbie Ann Howell, Las Vegas and Galen Brown, Carson City; Daryl DePry, Las Vegas and Sharon Tetly, Carson City; Keith Conley, LasVegas and Sidne Teske, Tuscarora; Anne M. Hoff, Las Vegas and Vicki LoSasso, Reno; Jeanne Voltura, Las Vegas and Candace Nicol, Reno; and Juan D.Varela, Las Vegas and Ashlea Clark, Reno.

For additional information, please call 775.687.6680.

[image by Sharon Tetly, text from NAC press release]

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