The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, a multi-disciplinary artist residency program dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists, has finalized its inaugural roster of artists and will launch with conceptual artist Ayanah Moor beginning June 9. The newly-created residency offers artists, both national and international, the opportunity to live and work in a first-of-its-kind creative community – The Lucy - in vibrant Downtown Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to unveil the roster of amazing and creative people who will be the inaugural Rogers Art Loft artistsin-residence,” said Beverly Rogers, Chairman of the Board, The Rogers Foundation. “Hailing from all over the country, these artists will share their creative insight and practice and in exchange they will immerse themselves and engage with our community in creative collaboration and inspiration.”
Curated by Patrick Duffy, President/CEO of the 41-yr, non-profit Nevada School of the Arts who is collaborating in managing this Las Vegas art incubator for The Rogers Foundation, each artist residency opportunity will range from two to eight weeks, depending on artist’s needs and art practices. In addition to lodging in the brand-new Rogers Art Loft residence designed by Cindy Reid, all the visiting artists will be provided with access to studio space at surrounding partner locations, based upon their discipline and studio needs. An orientation of the area will occur over the first few days in residence, allowing artists to engage with the community, to give historical and geographical context to the Las Vegas valley, and to provide resources available throughout the residency period. Rogers Art Loft artists will participate in and lead lectures and programs that actively engage both the professional arts community and the public.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Moor’s work explores blackness, gender, desire and language. She works across various media to create paintings, prints, drawings and performance. Her national and international exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the DePaul Art Museum, (Chicago, IL); Adobe Books, (San Francisco); The Studio Museum in Harlem, (NY); The Andy Warhol Museum, (Pittsburgh); ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives—University of Southern California Libraries; Subliminal Projects, (Echo Park, CA); Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, (Auckland, New Zealand); and Proyecto ‘ace, (Buenos Aires, Argentina). She has previously been awarded artist residencies at The Center for Book, Paper & Print, Chicago, and Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago); the Proyecto ‘ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Auckland Print Studio in New Zealand; Women’s Studio Workshop and Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York; Vermont Studio Center (Johnson) and Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist Kerry James Marsh all in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Her work has been featured in numerous books and has been described as “carrying forward a new black arts tradition.”
Moor will present an artist lecture, open to the public, at the Codex event space at The Lucy on June 12th at 6 pm. and will present an Open House of her work at Test Site Projects on June 28.
Additional Upcoming 2019 Rogers Art Loft Artists-In-Residency Include
Rodrigo Lara, Zendejas - Chicago, IL
Ella Weber - Omaha, NE
Caitlin Baucom - Brooklyn, NY
Sharbreon Plummer - Columbus, Ohio
Heather Beardsley - Virginia Beach, VA