CARSON CITY – The Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities are teaming for a pair of special programs in October in recognition of National Arts & Humanities Month.
“Shaken and Stirred” are two lectures – one in Reno and one in Las Vegas – where a pair of speakers work to find common ground while discussing two entirely unrelated topics. Each speaker gets 10 minutes to teach the audience something about their particular topic and the audience seeks to find the commonalities between the two and ask questions that join everything together.
“Shaken & Stirred marks a new frontier for Nevada Humanities and Nevada Arts Council collaborations,” said Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities. “This program entwines the best of what we do – bringing diverse Nevadans together to explore ideas and find creative connections in exciting ways. It is programs like these that help us come together as a state to find common ground.”
“National Arts & Humanities Month offers time for reflection around the significant impact creativity and culture have on our state,” said Tony Manfredi, executive director of the Nevada Arts Council. “We are pleased to “mix” with Nevada Humanities around Shaken & Stirred and look forward to more partnerships together that highlight Nevada creativity.”
The Reno event is Wednesday, Oct. 17, and the topics are “Piracy and Opera,” featuring lecturers Christopher Church and Albert Lee. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Under the Rose Brewing Co., 1041 S. Virginia St., Reno.
The Las Vegas lectures take on the topics of “Body Percussion and Children’s Books,” and features speakers Jason Nious and Sarah Ortiz. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Kitchen at Atomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St., Las Vegas.
The events are free and open to the public. Appetizers will be served at each event.
Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation this month recognizing October as National Arts & Humanities Month in Nevada, stating “The arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of every citizen of the Silver State; play a unique role in the lives of families and communities by reinforcing the right to heritage that defines the nation’s collection experience, individual and community traditions, and the right to lives of active creativity.”
Sandoval’s proclamation also recognized that the nonprofit arts and humanities creative industry strengthens the economy and supports jobs in Nevada and nationwide.
The proclamation can be viewed at http://gov.nv.gov/News-and-Media/Proclamations/2018NEW/Arts-and-Humanities-Month-in-Nevada/.