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BAC, state Senate collaborate on art

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center has joined the SENarts Partnership to exhibit local art works at Nevada’s Legislative Building, the state Senate and BAC announced Tuesday.

As a component of the partnership, the Nevada Senate and BAC jointly announced that a new art show made up of some 50 pieces by local art students has been installed on the second floor of the legislative building and will be in place for four months. Best viewing time was said to be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily due to lighting.

“Our students truly appreciate this showcase and the promotion of art and culture in the legislative building,” said John Shelton, BAC’s executive director.

The BAC is collaborating with the Nevada Division of Museums and the Nevada Arts Council to bring art experiences to the government building. According to the BAC news release, the SENarts initiative has dramatically increased artwork on display in state senate areas.

“The staff of the Nevada Senate is committed to developing new education and cultural programs,” said David Byerman, the senate’s secretary. He said that is a way to invite Nevadans of all ages to visit the legislative building.

“We hope that programs like SENarts will encourage participatory democracy and civic engagement, and give our residents another reason to stop by and visit the people’s branch of government,” he said.