In 1996, seven of Barb Walsh's former students decided they wanted to continue ringing. They formed a group called "B Sharps" and rang two octaves of bells.
It is into this utopian musical world that listeners are delivered on Tony Adamo and the New York Crew, the newest and most eclectically joyous release from an artist who is unapologetically beyond time. -Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & The New York Crew Reviewed By Soultracks
Tony Adamo has created a new musical genre: HipSpokenWord! Built on the wisdom of musical wizards like Gil-Scott Heron, Mark Murphy, Jack Kerouac and hip/hop master rappers, Tony speaks the Truth through his poetic musings.
Vozolo Dance Company (http://vozolo.weebly.com/) is a Las Vegas-based professional African Dance and African Drum troupe founded by Master Dancer and Choreographer, Atito Gohi. The Company is co-directed by Atito Gohi and Master Drummer, Eric Bli Bi Gore, both originally from Ivory Coast, West Africa. Atito and Eric each have over 25 years of professional African drum, African dance, performance and theatrical production experience in venues spanning across the globe.
Eve Allen is a dance lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Department of Theater & Dance. She received her M.F.A. in Ballet (teaching and choreography) from the University of Utah and B.S. in Business Administration with a Dance minor from UNR. Allen performs locally with A.V.A.
Norbert Yao’s energetic performances are exciting and filled with cultural details about his homeland, Cote d’Ivoire or the “Ivory Coast” of western sub-Saharan Africa.
Maria Arango Diener is a full-time artist living in Las Vegas, Nevada who works primarily in woodcut prints. Her work depicts the desert landscape and the enigmatic human figure, often in somewhat surrealistic style.
Nazanin Arastoo is an artist and educator. She is a puppet maker, puppeteer, puppet script writer and stage designer. Her handmade unique puppets are made of found materials and have intricately drawn faces as well as multi-cultural themes and archetypal personalities.
Linda Arnn Arteno is a landscape photographer based in Northern Nevada. Her passion for the beauty that surrounds her has taken her all over the West exploring the Pacific coast, deserts, mountain peaks, National and State parks and everything in between.
Larry Aynesmith is an honoree of the Nevada Artist Fellowship Program. He has appeared on ABC Television and National Public Radio. He performs as a solo artist, in ensembles, and in symphony performances and concertos.
Steven Baugh grew up outside Los Angeles. When he was a young adult his grandfather, a Native American curandero (healer), introduced him to a Chinese doctor who became dedicated to teaching Steven traditional medicine and Kung Fu.
Teaching Artist Acting and devising theatre since an early age, Mary Bennett has worked professionally as a theatre and teaching artist for over 20 years.
Mary Bennett is currently the Producing Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and divides her time between Producing/Acting/Directing and working as an actor and theatre Artist in Residence throughout the West Coast teaching improvisation, movement, theatre and mask and improvisation.
To be completely candid, while recognizing the risk of not sounding "artsy" enough for some...I am not a tortured artist. I do not claim to reach into my darkest depths for inspiration, I simply reach into any one of the nearby containers of paint and choose a color.
Glenda Bonin skillfully combines story, magic and puppetry in tailor-made performances, assemblies and residencies. She is an energetic and creative performer/educator who enjoys working in both rural and urban settings throughout Nevada.
Zoe Bray is an artist in the realist and naturalist tradition, drawing in charcoal and painting in oils, directly from life. Her main subject is people and places, and the question of identity is central to her work.
A native of California but devotee of the Nevada high desert, Teresa Breeden currently resides in Carson City, NV where she teaches high school AutoCAD(Computer Aided Drafting). Breeden was raised in Carson City and lived there until college. She received her B.A.
With a professional drumming career spanning 30 years, Liz’s diverse rhythmic adventures began at the early age of ten. By age 18 she began her professional career as a drum set player and singer.
Though born in America, Dona Brown’s family, heritage, and heart are in County Cork, Ireland. Her great grandmother, who was still teaching Irish dance at 95 years of age, set a life course for Dona by teaching her to do a jig when she was about five years old.
In 2008, Carol Brown participated in a three-week invitational graphic art workshop, “Back to Basics”, in Basel, Switzerland. She earned a Certificate in Printmaking from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas and a B.S.
Elinor Bugli, violin, plays in the Carson City Symphony, Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, Ruby Mountain Symphony, and Silver Strings chamber ensembles.
A professional photographer, Dean Burton moved to Nevada from the Bay Area in 1998 to work at the University of Nevada, Reno. Now a Professor of Art/Photography at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Burton continues his teaching and exploring his medium for new exhibitions.
Las Vegas-based artist, Diane Olson-Bush has taught and created a breadth of commercial, documentary and fine art photography genres and techniques that span a 40-year career.
Why would a classically trained oboe player make Nevada his home? Because good music is at home everywhere. And for nearly three decades Nevada has enthusiastically welcomed Stephen Caplan's music.
Sonia Carlson began learning folk dances as a child growing up in Zhangzhou, China. From her aunt she learned the Tuan Shan, (fan dance), the Xin Jiang regional dance and Tai Ji forms. Those lessons sparked a lifelong interest in sharing Chinese culture through dance, music and the arts.