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By Kris Vagner | Double Scoop

This article republished from Double Scoop Arts in Nevada. Read the original post at: https://www.doublescoop.art/stay-home-nevada/

Reno artist Jeff Johnson installed a guerrilla art piece near Keystone Avenue and McCarran Boulevard earlier this month. The piece was made of neon tubes placed on the ground and was lit from approximately 7:30-8:30, long enough to draw the attention of a few passing motorists, mountain bikers and pedestrians. Johnson said the impetus for this piece was simple—it’s a version of Nevada’s unofficial new COVID-19-era slogan, “Stay home, Nevada,” a play on our more permanent tagline and state song title, “Home Means Nevada.”

Jeff Johnson installs neon art in Nevada
Jeff Johnson begins installation of a neon message to the Reno community. Image: Kris Vagner
Jeff Johnson installs neon art in Nevada
Jeff Johnson and Kaelyn McGowen connect the neon to a portable electricity supply. Image: Kris Vagner
Jeff Johnson installs neon art in Nevada
Image: Kris Vagner
Jeff Johnson installs neon art in Nevada
Jeff Johnson. Image: Kris Vagner
Neon art outside of Reno
Downtown Reno’s nighttime skyline, usually gleaming with casino-tower lights, has been dark since the state
ordered most businesses closed. Image: Kris Vagner

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