Rogers Art Loft Welcomes Visual Artist Meghan Moe Beitiks to Vegas for Hybrid Artist-In-Residency
ROGERS ART LOFT WELCOMES VISUAL ARTIST MEGHAN MOE BEITIKS TO LAS VEGAS FOR HYBRID ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY
Beitiks is First Artist to Physically Return to the Rogers Art Loft for Monthlong Artist-in-Residency
LAS VEGAS (May 10, 2021) – Since deftly pivoting to a virtual format during the global pandemic, The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, is pleased to welcome visual artist Meghan Moe Beitiks to Las Vegas for a monthlong artist-in-residency program at the Rogers Art Loft. Hailing from Florida, Beitiks will utilize the nearby Rogers Gallery Studio as her workspace and will offer the community a combination of virtual and in-person artistic events including an artist talk, gallery visit and culminating performance. The events are free, open to the public and offered virtually. Register for events by visiting here. During the residency, she will also engage with the student Scholars of non-profit CORE for an artistic workshop as she seeks inspiration for her project in Las Vegas.
A prolific artist, Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure. She analyzes perceptions of ecology through the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body to produce work that examines relationships with the non-human. The work emerges as video, performance, installation, writing, or photography depending on what arises from her process of research and improvisation.
Artist Talk - Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m.
In this talk, Moe will give an overview of the developing relationship of light to her work and discuss her plans to work with light site-specifically in Las Vegas. Attendees will also get to know more about her past works, artistic process and what she plans to create in residence.
Studio Visit – Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. on Instagram
Join Meghan Moe Beitiks on Instagram @rogersartloft for a look into the Rogers Gallery Studio space and get a feel for how she is creating her culminating performance.
Culminating Event – Untitled (Desert Refractions) – Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m.
In response to the reflective glass surfaces of many Las Vegas Resorts, the desert environment, the arc of the sun, and the poem “Ozymandias,” the work explores reflection, opulence, sunlight, legacy, and the impermanence of power. Devised with local performers, this piece will include both pre-recorded and live-streamed light as the Las Vegas sunsets in real-time.
“We are overjoyed to safely welcome Meghan Moe Beitkis to Las Vegas for the first hybrid artist-in-residency program at the Rogers Art Loft,” said Lance Smith, Residency Director. “We are thrilled for her to experience this city and destination and for her to share her fascinating artistic vision and talents with the Las Vegas community and beyond.”
Since launching with its inaugural roster of artists in June 2019, The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy has successfully welcomed artists – both in-person and virtually - from a variety of disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, video and performance art, fiber arts, and collage, to share their creative insight and practice with the Las Vegas community. While the impactful artist-in-residency program pivoted to a digital format during the global pandemic, for 2022 the Rogers Art Loft’s Artist-in-Residency program will be a hybrid of in-person experience and virtual programming.
The premier artist-in-residency program encourages emerging artists, both national and international, to apply. Selected resident artists will have the opportunity to live and work in a first-of-its-kind creative community – The Lucy - in vibrant Downtown Las Vegas and will have access to creative workspace at the nearby Rogers Studio Gallery to present artist talks, performances, and exhibitions.
Dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists, applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residency program are now open and must be submitted by the deadline on July 15, 2021. Interested applicants can submit their Las Vegas-specific project proposal, portfolio, written statements, and biographical information online by clicking here. Notifications will be sent out in August 2021.
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.
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More About Artist Meghan Moe Beitkis Meghan Moe Beitkis received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied playwriting, acting, movement, and scenic design. She has an MFA in Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Bio Art, Social Practice, Environmental Chemistry, and performance methodologies. She has presented work in California, Chicago, Brooklyn, Wales, London, Latvia, Australia, and Russia. She has been a Fulbright Student Fellow in Theater to Latvia, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, an OxBow LeRoy Neiman Fellow, a Bemis Artist in Residence, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s recipient for the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artist