Artwork information and notes: It’s Artown time; new native Nevada Arts Council fellows; and extra!

Artown pronounces youngest poster artist

Artown introduced that its 2023 poster artist is Nusra Juma, 15, a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The press launch reads, partially, “The youngest Artown commissioned artist within the group’s historical past, Juma was awarded $3,000 for her vivid portray depicting a girl in colourful conventional African apparel dancing towards the backdrop of a vibrant Reno sundown.”

Juma spent a lot of her childhood in a refugee camp in Burundi, typically drawing with pencils, the one obtainable artwork materials. After arriving within the U.S. in 2019, she picked up portray and continued honing her abilities at Sparks Center Faculty.

Artown begins July 1

Artown, Reno’s annual summer time arts and tradition pageant, kicks off Saturday, July 1. Ranky Tanky, a Gullah quintet from Charleston, S.C., will headline the opening night time celebration at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 1, in downtown Reno’s Wingfield Park. Subsequent up is a full month of live shows, theater, poetry, historical past talks, artwork and music workshops for youths, and different occasions, throughout city—most of them free. Headliners embody Nickel Creek on July 11, Mexican pop sibling duo Jesse + Pleasure on July 16, and Storm Massive on July 20. The lengthy checklist of native music acts contains Colin Ross, New Wave Crave and Graham Marshall, chief of the Reno Jazz Syndicate.

For the total schedule, go to, or choose up Artown’s Little Guide in any respect Raley’s, Washoe County Public Libraries and Nevada State Financial institution branches, plus dozens of shops in Reno, Tahoe, Sparks and Carson Metropolis.

Artown headliner Nickel Creek.

Six new Nevada Arts Council fellows embody two from Reno

The Nevada Arts Council introduced its six Visible Arts Fellows for 2023 earlier this month, together with two from Reno—Glynn Cartledge and Miya Hannan.

Cartledge is an oil painter whose portraits and different work cope with points associated to incarceration. (Be taught extra at Hannan is a College of Nevada, Reno, artwork professor whose earlier profession within the medical area in Japan has influenced her sculpture installations, which elegantly deal with dying and funeral practices.

The fellowship, which features a $5,000 money award, is meant “to encourage creative excellence by offering monetary help to excellent artists.” Awards are given to visible artists some years, and literary and performing artists different years.

The opposite 4 artists who have been awarded fellowships this yr—Jeffrey Burden, Gig Depio, Bobbie Ann Howell and Brent Holmes—are all from Las Vegas.

Reno museums supply free summer time admission to navy households

The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Households—a help group for navy households—have teamed as much as supply free admission to households who’ve a member on lively obligation within the navy.

This system started on Armed Forces Day in Might and can final by Labor Day, Sept. 4. The collaborating native museums embody the Nationwide Car Museum, Nevada Historic Society, Nevada Museum of Artwork, and Sparks Heritage Museum. In Carson Metropolis, the Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum are collaborating, as are the Museum of Truckee Historical past and Truckee-Donner Historic Society/Previous Truckee Jail Museum in Truckee. There are additionally museums collaborating in Carson Metropolis, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Henderson, Overton and Boulder Metropolis.

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