Rogers Art Loft in Las Vegas Presents Year One Retrospective
ROGERS ART LOFT IN LAS VEGAS PRESENTS YEAR ONE RETROSPECTIVE Three Nights of Virtual Events Celebrate Inaugural Year of Artist-In-Residency Program – Dec. 3-5, 2020
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 24, 2020) – Since launching with its inaugural roster of artists in 2019, The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, has welcomed numerous artists from a variety of disciplines and locations to share their creative insight and practice with the Las Vegas community. Presenting works in printmaking, sculpture, video and performance art, fiber arts, and collage, the roster of artists hailed from Mexico, United Kingdom, Virginia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. Even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, The Rogers Art Loft maintained its steadfast commitment to the support of the arts and artists and successfully pivoted to a virtual format. In celebration of its successful inaugural year, The Rogers Art Loft is recognizing the creativity and work of its impressive alumni by presenting three evenings of free virtual special events as part of its Year One Retrospective on Dec. 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., nightly. December 3rd - Opening Reception and Exhibition Tour This virtual reception features works from the Rogers Art Loft collection; including new works from alumni artists Sharbreon Plummer and Ayanah Moor and new works from selected Las Vegas artists Daisy Sanchez and Kristin Hough. This hosted virtual walk-through will highlight a variety of works, share process details, and present work descriptions. In addition, a sneak peak of the exhibition catalogue will be shared. There will be a Q&A for attendees at the conclusion of the tour. Register for the Opening Reception and Exhibition Tour by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QPT1SzNMRF2C805y-PABeg December 4th - Artist Roundtable Rogers Art Loft year one alumni Sharbreon Plummer, Ella Weber, and Daniel Melo Morales will come together for a special artist roundtable discussion. Each artist will speak to one element of their practice they are currently relying on whether that be humor, aurality, or new materials. Register for the Artist Roundtable by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hF6MZuLaSAafLvljO_rfGg December 5th - Performance Screening Cook up a specially created appetizer (we will provide the recipe) and grab a friend for this special one-night screening event to witness three never-before-seen video works. First, a performance film “DRY EYES - place after image” by alumnus Isak Immanuel and Marina Fukushima featuring local collaborations in Las Vegas. Followed by a special film tribute, created by Spencer Haley, for the alumni and first year of the program. Register for the Performance Screening by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P0Q1qkOWQT2wGmZw_hLAfg Since launching, The Rogers Art Loft has welcomed the following artists to share their work with Las Vegas:
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas
Marina Fukushima & Isak Immanuel
Daniel Melo Morales
While participating in the multi-disciplinary Rogers Art Loft program, each artist prepares and offers an introductory Artist Talk event and a Culmination Exhibition – either live or virtually and engages the community in an element that is paramount to their work. Each artist residency opportunity is approximately four-six weeks long, depending on artist’s needs and art practices. If appropriate based on safety and health, Artist-In-Residency participants are lodged in the Rogers Art Loft residence at The Lucy, designed by Cindy Reid. Additionally, all the visiting artists are provided with access to the new Rogers Art Gallery studio space nearby to work and to hold exhibitions. For more information and to learn more about each artist, sign up for the Rogers Art Loft email blast at www.rogersartloft.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram. The brainchild of local philanthropist and patron of the arts Beverly Rogers, the Rogers Art Loft is made possible by The Rogers Foundation, dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education in Southern Nevada.