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Rogers Art Loft Welcomes Artist and Writer Susy Bielak to Las Vegas for Artist-In-Residency

The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, a multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program dedicated to inclusivity, creativity, and empowerment of artists, welcomes artist and writer Susy Bielak for a monthlong artist-in-residency now through Dec. 18, 2021. While in Las Vegas, Bielak is interested in bringing together city and desert to create work addressing lifecycles. She will connect with and engage the community to explore this and other topics and create a culminating work to share.Bielak will host a free virtual Artist Talk with the UNLV Fine Art Department on Saturday, November 30 at 7p.m., to explore and discuss the subject of home. In collaboration with the UNLV Department of Art, Bielak, will focus on two current projects—The World Inside This One and Cuarto de Estar. 

Through an immersive installation, Cuarto de Estar explores what it means to stitch together family, community, and memory across time and distance. The project centers on Bielak’s paternal grandparents’ home—built in Colonia Anzures in Mexico City in the 1940s—long after they emigrated to Mexico from Poland.The World Inside This One is a multimedia work that invites us to consider our existence in relation to the past, present, and future lives of our homes. The work is a collaboration with fellow artist and poet Fred Schmalz and musicians Lisa Kaplan and Matthew Duval of Eighth Blackbird.Through The World Inside… and Cuarto de Estar, Bielak will share the reach of her practice—including drawing, performance, video, text, installation, and sculpture—as well as ways of working with autobiography, archives, collaboration, and memory. RSVP here to attend the virtual Artist Talk.

Additionally, Bielak will host a Community Meet & Greet on Friday, Dec 3 at 6 p.m. where she will share poetry, images and video as an introduction to her practice. To wrap up her residency, she will offer a Culminating Event on Friday, Dec 17 at 6 p.m. Both events are free to attend and will take place at Rogers Studio Gallery located downtown at 620 S. 7th St. Due to limited capacity, attendees should RSVP to attend here. In alignment with current COVID safety protocols, face masks must be properly worn while in attendance.

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