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Duality of existence explored by Nevada Arts Council’s current featured artist – Reno’s Ricardo Olvera

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05 23 13 Diaělogos_01NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE – Work by Reno artist Ricardo Olvera is featured as part of the LXS, Legislative eXhibition Series, May 20 to June 7. The LXS Gallery is in the Nevada Legislature on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli, 401 S. Carson St, Carson City, and is open to the public, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Discussing his multi-media work on paper in the exhibit “Diálogos”, Olvera said,”Time and time again, death has arisen as a motif in my work, confronting me with the duality of existence. As a human being and artist, my intent is to address and document those explorations.”

An interdisciplinary artist and writer from Mexico City, Olvera’s poetry has been featured in several anthologies and his early writings in Spanish can be found online. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and appeared in publications. For more information, go to http://www.rolvera.com.

Managed by the Artist Services Program of the Nevada Arts Council, the Legislative eXhibition Series has provided a spotlight on the Silver State’s breadth of contemporary and folk artists during the biennial session since 1985.

“The LXS Gallery engages legislators and the public in discussions about art – a topic not often referenced during daily floor sessions and committee meetings,” said Susan Boskoff, executive director of the Arts Council.

Artists for the 2013 LXS series were recommended by a committee made up of Rachel Armstrong, interim director, Sheppard Gallery, 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 nac.nevadaculture.org/.

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