Exhibit at Legislature marks Folklife’s 25th anniversary
April 11, 2013
The Nevada Arts Council is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Folklife Apprenticeship program with the exhibit “One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold,” on display through April 26 at the Legislature as part of the Legislative eXhibition Series.
More than a dozen artists trained in traditional art-making practices will be featured, representing ethnic, tribal, cultural and occupational groups in Nevada.
The showcased artists are masters or apprentices in the Folklife Apprenticeship Program, which supports the preservation and perpetuation of traditional culture. Grants are aimed at enabling experts in specific folk traditions to work with apprentices. A number of the artists demonstrate, perform and teach through the Nevada Folk Arts Roster and Artist Residency Express Grant programs.
Included are Paiute Shoshone buckskin gloves by Edward McDade; sterling silver, gold and precious stone Ghost Horse by Virginia McCuin; Hawaiian frond Basket of Monsteria; hala leaf, kukui nuts by Charles Herring; leather western saddle sample by Eddie Brooks; and colored-paper Polish wycinanki by Barbara Lierly.