Image: “Windows”, Sharon Louden, Tweed Museum, 2015-2016, Highly reflective (raw) aluminum sheets, colored aluminum strips, monofilament, steel screws, glue , Ceiling installation: 42’x42’, 25’
'Artist as Culture Producer Panel Discussion' Las Vegas artists who added their voice to the local social media art scene will join visiting artists to talk about the bonds between creators and community. Also doubling as an artist reception, the panel's theme is inspired by panelist Sharon Louden, the Minneapolis-based artist whose collection of 40 artist-written essays make up "The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" and speaks to relationships gained when artists become thought leaders for change in their immediate communities, an intimate form of social practice. Joining Louden will be Las Vegas artists Wendy Kveck, publisher of 'Settlers + Nomads'; Andreana Donahue; and Justin Favela, co-host of 'Latinos Who Lunch'. Also joining the panel is New York-based painter and writer Clarity Haynes. The evening will be moderated by Alisha Kerlin, Director of Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, who with Louden talk up the panel at KNPR. Monday, April 10. 7- 9 pm. Barrick Museum of Art. Free.
Sponsored by: This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Generous support also comes from Settlers + Nomads, Marc and Jill Abelman, InsideStyle, Breakthru Beverage, Nevada, and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.