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FIELD NOTES: "Oh, you really have tea," said one Art Tea Party attendee. Of course we did. Belated online thanks to Kristen Peterson and Angela Brommel for interesting talk on April 2, on what may very well be the inaugural Saturday afternoon chat at The Barrick Museum. Conversation was brisk, and though I have gone through a crash course of panel participation and moderating the last few months, I have not yet mastered taking notes while shepherding ideas. Maybe next time.
PEN ALWAYS READY: Peterson, Las Vegas Weekly arts reporter, did take notes. She did look a little surprised when I pulled out some of her early articles and read passages out loud. Great prose to read, and will continue as she starts doing more cultural journalism. On April 7 she posted about sledding on the Kelso Dunes. Her current art report is on "The Gathering", Chris Bauder’s installation of "mint-colored pyramid of tumbleweeds inside the Clark County Government Center." In part she writes: "Illuminating the stack, it makes holy the plant’s wanderlust, giving praise to the iconic symbols of the American West that, when in piled mass, resemble the smoky visuals of pyrocumulus cloud."
Image Credit: Joseph Watson. "Thirst, Enrichment, Thrive"
Angela Brommel, Director of Arts & Culture for NSC, spoke about poetry and the connection to art, which she has been living. On April 13 Brommel is holding "The Campus Canvas: An Evening of Art, Architecture, and Design with panels, reception, and tours of the NSC Inaugural Art Collection; and the opening night of “Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground; all while helping to organize the appearance of poet Michael McClure April 30 and May 1, plus a National Poetry Month open mic with The Las Vegas Poets Organization at NSC.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.