Viewpoints from Duckwater: Artist Reception and Discussion

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #190
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

As part of its bimonthly exhibition series, Nevada Humanities presents Viewpoints from Duckwater: A Collection of Contemporary Art by Native American Artist Jack Malotte from June 1 through July 26, 2017, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, at 1017 S. First Street, #190, in Las Vegas.

An artist reception and discussion will be held on Thursday, June 1, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, from 6 - 9 p.m., with the artist discussion scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery and the artist reception/discussion are open to the public and free of charge.

Jack Malotte is a member of the South Fork Band of the Western Shoshone Te-Moak Tribe; he grew up in the Reno Sparks Indian Colony and currently lives in Duckwater, Nevada. Malotte is a graduate of the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, and shares his deeply engaging history using drawing, painting, and printmaking to convey his feelings about the "Indian connection with the earth, sky, and the landscape of my ancestors, and how this connection manifests spiritually, physically, and politically,” says Malotte. Malotte’s work is exhibited widely across the nation and offers viewers a timely reminder of the importance of the Great Basin landscape, and how tenuous is its protection. Malotte is also is a member of the Great Basin Native Artists, a collective of indigenous artists from the Great Basin region.

“Jack Malotte’s works are rooted in his heritage and his culture, and his connection to the region and the community. At the same time he reminds us to consider and care for the places we call home.” says Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities. “Malotte offers us a keen perspective of what is essentially important.”

The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is located at 1017 S. First Street, #190, Las Vegas, in the Art Square Garden Courtyard downtown within the Las Vegas Arts District. The Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month.