Big Art for Small Towns – Fernley, Nevada
August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
The Black Rock Arts Foundation is having an opening in Fernley, Nevada for the program, Big Art. In 2012, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, the City of Fernley, Nevada, and the Burning Man Project collaborated to launch their new joint initiative, Big Art for Small Towns. The partners were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant (BRAF’s second N.E.A. grant), an Our Town grant, in the amount of $75,000. The Our Town grant is a matching grant, and the partner organizations raised money to match the N.E.A. funds.
BRAF and the Burning Man Project are deeply grateful for the City of Fernley’s enthusiastic participation and generous contributions to this project. Because of the City’s contributions of resources, expertise and community contacts, the Big Art for Small Towns project has become a reality!
Please join us to celebrate this wonderful projects at the opening reception on June 12th, 2014.
About the Project
This two-phase project began spans the period of two years. In the first phase, BRAF and the City of Fernley conducted a Request for Proposals, and selected two projects for temporary installation in a new city-owned park in Fernley. The two works are scheduled to be installed in late spring of 2014.
BRAF is pleased to announce the two selected projects: the Bottle Cap Gazebo by Max Poynton and Andrew Grinberg andRockspinner 6 by Zachary Coffin.
In the second phase of the project, the City of Fernley and BRAF selected a lead artist, local artist Pan Pantoja, who will collaborate with the Fernley residents to create an original public artwork that reflects Fernley’s character, heritage, and culture.
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