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Photographer Amy Hunter to speak Friday at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City

By Chris Moran

Nevada Arts Council sponsors the free public event.

Photographer Amy Hunter will discuss her work and demonstrate her craft from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Legislative Building, Room 3100, in Carson City. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council.

Hunter’s work will be on display through Feb. 22 at the Legislative eXhibition Series gallery, known as LXS, on the first floor of the Legislature across from the Caucus Deli. Also sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council, LXS features six exhibits throughout the legislative session. Hunter’s work is the first installment in the series.

Growing up in a small town in Nevada, Hunter said, she always was engaged in the arts. She started with drawing, progressed to painting and was drawn to photography as it allowed her to express what she sees in its perfect simplicity.

Hunter received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts. After graduation, she interned with Maine Media Workshops and College in Rockport, Maine, before making her way back to Nevada. She is now a computer artist and assistant photographer at Digiman Studio in Reno.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.  In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the Arts Council coordinates a variety of statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high-school aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For more information, please visit the department’s website at www.nevadaculture.org.

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