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Artists bring printmaking workshop to Legislature

By ThisIsReno

Berglund 03 20 13NCOT NEWS — Reno artists Alana Berglund and Ashlea Clark will demonstrate linocut relief and monotype printing – two environmentally friendly, non-toxic printmaking techniques that can be done at home in Room 3100 of the Nevada State Legislature on Monday, March 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Audience members will also have the chance to create an original piece of artwork and leave with a list of materials and instructions to continue experimenting in printmaking on their own. This presentation is the third in the “The Work of Artists” series, a new initiative of the Nevada Arts Council and SENarts, which provides an opportunity for artists to engage with community members and those working in and visiting the Legislature.

Berglund and Clark both earned their degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno in studio printmaking. Currently, Berglund is the Nevada Touring Initiative associate/installer for the Nevada Arts Council and Clark is the marketing and digital media executive at The Younger Agency.

All presentations are free and open to the public at Nevada State Legislative Building at 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

SENarts is a partnership between the Nevada Senate, Nevada Arts Council, and Nevada Division of Museums and History to promote the visual arts in the Senate areas of the Legislative Building.

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 nac.nevadaculture.org/.

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