Silver City welcoming artist Brian Schorn in new arts program |

Silver City welcoming artist Brian Schorn in new arts program

Brian Schorn, a photographer, writer and musician, is Silver City’s resident artist for this summer.

Silver City is offering a resident artist program in which artists are invited to live in the town for up to four months in exchange for offering public performances, exhibitions, lessons and workshops.

Quest Lakes, the program’s organizer, said the program’s purpose is to create innovated exhibitions while introducing new voices to the community.

The program offers each artist their own studio, publicity, photographic documentation of their work, and links to gallery and performance spaces in the region. The artist is invited to conduct at least one workshop in their primary discipline during the time of their residency.

This summer’s resident is Brian Schorn, an artist, writer, musician, graphic designer and photographer who is set to arrive in Northern Nevada this month. His music has been performed in France, Austria, New York, and Oakland, and his visual art has been exhibited and published widely for the last 20 years in numerous solo exhibitions. His creative writing has been published in many books, journals and anthologies, and he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. Hand-made poetry books by Schorn can be found in the Marvin Sackner Collection of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

Schorn will offer poetry readings, sound ecology/listening /visual mapping workshops, and an introduction to surrealist art techniques this summer in Silver City. He will also lend his experience to preparing and designing a July 18 fine arts exhibit sponsored by the Silver City Arts Group.