The Pahrump Art Gallery just installed a new exhibit on 10th and this group will remain for your enjoyment, until the end of December. Our “Featured artist for tis quarter is Ty Cook this from Ty- ” Hi, I am Ty Cook, and I was born an artist in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I have been drawing my whole life. My mom is an Oil painter and I was amazed by her talent. I remember drawing my uncle’s rock and roll albums. They always had such off the wall and interesting subjects.. I started out using Charcoal and pencil then later went on to soft pastels and acrylics. Every chance I get to attend a class or workshop, I am there! I love the Pahrump art scene. I’ve been a member of PAC, The Art Guild and The Pahrump Art Gallery since it began. I believe if you can write your name, then you can learn to draw”
Other local artists exhibiting at this time are, Lloyd Martin, Charlise Butler, Marti Zeigler, Laurie McCaslin, Jessica Wakefield, Nancy Stillwell and Mike Wakefield and Princy Simonsen.. Speaking of December, don’t forget that we have a selection of very unique gift items at the Gallery as well as original works of art. We Have artist blank greeting cards, Painted rock paperweights, hand turned wood items, leaded glass and beautiful polished stone jewelry, by appointment. Also bins full of small watercolors and prints. Wonderful deals on used books also.
Coming up on Saturday, November 7th, You are invited to our monthly informal open meeting of “Birds of a Feather”. We gather in our Gallery from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM to just get together with other creative people to talk about what we are doing and hopefully learn stuff about art. This coming meeting, Art Gallery board member Becky Calkins will be demonstrating a unique way of coloring ceramics with chalk! The demonstration piece will be given away to a participant. Bring whatever you are working on to show, or just bring yourself and get to know some of our local artists.
We have finished up our October Drawing classes and Lloyd Martins very popular Watercolor Workshops will be starting up again in December. They will be every Thursday in Dec. from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. To secure your spot and get more info please contact Lloyd at 775-537-0345. We will be offering various classes every month and we have them scheduled up until June of 2016. There is a list of classes on our website www.pahrumpartgallery.com.
Congratulations to our members who won ribbons at the Fall Festival. We will be having our Christmas Open House, on December 5TH from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM . Please drop by and have some coffee and cookies and enjoy the beautiful art, maybe browse the bookstore.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Art Gallery, exhibiting or just participating, please contact Princy at 775-537-7958 for details. “You cannot use up creativity.The more you use, the more you have.”‘ Maya Angelou
Rehearsals on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the PV High School band room.
Jim Wulfkuhle, organizer, reports that they have a group of brass players (trumpet, baritone, tuba, French horn) and an oboe, but need more woodwinds. “Small, but it’s a start,”
Please help to spread the word – all instruments are welcomed.
For more information, give Jim a call: 714-906-4796.
After receiving a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in order to support 2015-16 youth arts program our instructors are getting ready to teach the classes to the youth of Pahrump. We have a description of all classes offered. Parent and children will be able to register using the Pahrump Arts Council’s online registration form.
There will be a wide diversity of classes will be offered and can be attended by kindergartners through 12th grade.
The Pahrump Arts Council (PAC) has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its 2015-16 Youth Arts program. The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country, including about 30,000 performances and 3,000 exhibitions annually.
The PAC Youth Arts program 2015-16 will provide age-appropriate introductions to a variety of art forms for students, grades K-12, including musical theater, dance, drawing, painting, sculpture, journaling, film, fiber arts, and more, according to Selway Mulkey, Youth Arts coordinator. “The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency will be January 18-23 for a production of “Sleeping Beauty,” he said. “Saturday arts classes will be scheduled through June 2016.” More events will be announced as dates are arranged.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of this award to the Pahrump Arts Council. In each community the arts have the power to create new avenues for economic health and physical vibrancy, and for people to feel a sense of pride in their locality. This grant demonstrates this power and affirms that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”
“PAC was invited by the NEA to submit a proposal for this special arts in communities grant,” said Loretta Lindell, PAC president. “We are delighted to receive the award, but a $10,000 check will not drop suddenly into our laps.” The grant money will be dispensed throughout the year, as the program goals are achieved. PAC is required to provide 1:1 matching funds and in-kind donations to show community support. The Pahrump Arts Council is a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation, chartered in Nevada in 1993, providing volunteer service in the arts to our community.
To learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA‐funded projects on Twitter at @NEAarts.
A calendar of events, art class schedules and signups will be available soon on the PAC website, www.pvpac.org, or flyers at public and private schools, and at the PAC office, 2340 E Calvada Blvd. Suite B, Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The classes will be free and open to all Pahrump students, grades K-12.
For more information, call the PAC office, 775-751-6776, visit the website, or the Pahrump Arts Council Facebook page.
The three books in the series about our own community are available at the Pahrump Art Gallery: “The Keeper’s Plant Guide West Side of the Spring Mountains” ($15) covers more than 100 plants found in the area, with color photos and information for each one. “The Keeper of Wheeler Well” ($10) tells the story of Dick Senior and his adventures in the Spring Mountains, suitable for 4th grade and up. “A Day With the Keeper” ($10) continues the story, suitable for younger children. The books were created by PAC members with a grant from the Mt. Charleston license plate program. All proceeds benefit PACs Youth Arts program directly so lend your support today by purchasing a book and get an insight to the world around you! Stop by the Gallery for special pricing. Great gifts!
“Sleeping Beauty” will be brought to town January 18-24, 2016 by MCT, complete with two lively young directors, sets, costumes, music, and fun. Students grades K-12 will have the opportunity to audition, rehearse, learn, and perform a musical play based on the age-old story. Auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, and students will need to commit to rehearsing after school for the week. It’s an inspiring experience for the children!
Renew your 2015-2016 PAC membership now. Memberships will be valid until June 30, 2016.
Join online at www.pvpac.org with PayPal as a guest or with your PayPal account; stop by the PAC office, Cahlan-West Professional Center, 2340 E Calvada Blvd, Ste B one block off Hwy 160 at the corner of Calvada and Honeysuckle, Monday and Tuesday, 10 – 1, or by mail: PAC, POBox 3481, Pahrump NV 89041. Thanks for your continuing support for the arts! Students/seniors: $10; adults $20; families (3+) $30; Patron: $100.