Rucky Moten was raised in Karachi, the largest city and cultural center of Pakistan. She uses henna to paint women’s hands and feet with traditional designs. This ancient art is called mehndi in the Urdu language.
Candace Nicol is the owner of Oxboo Press in Reno, Nevada and Galleries Curator at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada.
Jason Nious is a graduate of University of New Mexico with a BA in Theatre.
Matthew O’Brien is an author and journalist who’s lived in Las Vegas since 1997. His first book, Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas, chronicles his adventures in the city’s underground flood channels.
Janice Oberding is the author of over 12 books.
Olabisi African Dance & Drum Ensemble is dedicated to teaching drum and dance influenced by the culture of West Africa. The ensemble of dancers and drummers are a diverse and unique group of men, women, and children.
Larry L. Ollivier grew up on a small farm in the Skykomish Valley northeast of Seattle.
Artist J. Michael Orr graduated from San Francisco State College, later pursuing graduate work at Golden Gate College. He also attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He and his wife live in the small community of Verdi, Nevada.
Gailmarie Pahmeier has been a Nevadan for nearly 30 years. She currently teaches creative writing and contemporary literature courses at the University of Nevada, where she has been honored with the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award and the University Distinguished Teacher Award.
The opportunity to introduce our youth to art is priceless to Pan, especially with the at-risk population. Artists in the charter schools and detention centers are vital to the well-being of the youth served. Pan has seen the positive effects that art can do for this population.
As Erika Paul stops long enough to reflect, she realizes that she truly loves what she does and would not be doing anything else!
Ann Marie Pereth believes strongly in the communal power of great stories, dramatic ideas, and the sincere engagement that audiences find in challenging theatrical events.
George Perreault grew up in rural New England but has lived primarily in the West since 1973. He earned a doctorate at the University of New Mexico where he studied poetry with Gene Frumkin and Leslie Silko. He has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1999.
A. Perry works in acrylics and mixed media on canvas, mannequins and other surfaces. She uses layers of imagery, color and verbiage to communicate on multiple levels.
Michael Pickard was born and raised in Clark County. His first showing as an artist was when he was 7. He took first place at a Henderson day camp held at Mt. Charleston where he took the resources on the ground and created the most beautiful bunny made of sticks and rocks in a mosaic form.
Cesarina Vaughn Pulleyn has been an artist for as long as she can remember. " It was back in high school where I was highly influenced by a wonderful teacher Loni Albin. It was there that I learned an appreciation for all mediums," she says.
A life long artist, Karla grew up in Wheat Ridge Colorado, receiving her Associates degree in Graphic Design in 1982 and a Bachelors in Art in 1987.
Robert Leonard Reid is the author of three memoirs and some 100 magazine articles and essays. Arctic Circle, his latest book, is a meditation on the North, inspired by his journeys to northern Alaska and Yukon on the trail of the Porcupine caribou herd.
Author of "Atheist in Church--on Heaven and Other Mysteries" and "Postcards from Planet Eldercare--the Final Frontier," both personal narratives.
Since childhood, she found in painting the way to communicate, on canvas and stroke, a way of expression.
Her art has continued its personal evolution capturing it in their works.
Sylvia Robertson grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. Ukrainian was spoken in her home, and as a child she became fluent in both Ukrainian and English. She learned Ukrainian embroidery, egg arts, and other traditional arts from family members.
Kirk Robertson grew up in Southern California and has lived in Fallon, Nevada since 1975. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where he also taught.
Gregory Robinson is the Chair of the Humanities Department at Nevada State College (NSC). His academic and creative work focuses on the intersections of image and text, especially as it relates to silent movies. He lives in Boulder City with his wife Joan and his dog, BinBin.
Ben Rogers was born in Carson City in 1977 and now lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters. His debut novel, The Flamer, was published by Aqueous Books in 2012.
Born in Houston, Texas, Marc Rosenthal grew up in suburban neighborhoods surrounded by wooded fields and bayous.