NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE – Photographs by Sparks artist Amy Hunter are on display at the Nevada State Legislature February 4 to 22 as part of the 2013 Legislative eXhibition Series. Sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council, the Legislative eXhibition Series Gallery is on the first floor of the Legislative Building across from the Caucus Deli. The space is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Growing up in a small town in Nevada, she was always engaged in the arts, Hunter said. She started with drawing, and progressed to painting. Eventually Hunter concentrated on photography as it allowed her to express what she sees in its perfect simplicity, she said. Hunter received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts, in Logan. After graduation, Hunter interned with Maine Media Workshops and College in Rockport, Maine before making her way back to Nevada. She currently works as a computer artist and assistant photographer at Digiman Studio in Reno.
Artists for the 2013 LXS series were recommended by a committee made up of Rachel Armstrong, gallery technician, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno; Gail Rappa, director, Great Basin College Gallery, Elko; and Vicki Richardson, director, Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas.
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.