Rogers Art Loft Welcomes Artist Mariana Newhard To Las Vegas For Artist-In-Residency

Rogers Art Loft Welcomes Artist Mariana Newhard 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 performance artist Mariana Newhard for a two-week artist-in-residency Sept. 3-17. While in Las Vegas, Newhard will connect and engage with the community in developing their practice and creating a performance to share.

Newhard will host an Artist Talk on Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. and a Culminating Performance event on Thursday, September 16 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 at  https://fb.me/e/1HoPSj9cw . In alignment with current COVID safety protocols, face masks must be properly worn while in attendance.

Hailing from New York, Mariana Newhard is a creator/writer/performer specializing in hybrid/devised new work. She has been a member of the Dorset Theater Festival’s Women Artists Writing Group (DTFWAW) since 2017. Her hybrid operetta, Queen of the Nile was presented July 2020 as part of HERE Arts Center’s livestream series #STILLHERE. An excerpt was presented in 2019 as part of the DTFWAW’s Sanctuary event. Her first production, Assembled Identity (a co-creation with Kristin Marting and Purva Bedi) premiered at HERE Arts Center in Spring 2018, and received developmental support from DTFWAW, Drop Forge and Tool, NACL’s Deep Space Performance Resident Program, and as part of the 2017 Artist Residency Program of The Drama League of New York. The project also received support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, Disha Theatre, Mental Insight Foundation, and Puffin Foundation. She premiered her shorts Big Leap, Alone and Perfect in 50 Ways at the Capital Fringe in D.C. in July 2018. Other plays include Andromache at the Edge of the World and Zenith (both in development with DTFWAW) and Da Food is Da Food, developed with Packawallop Productions.

Mariana has been an invited artist to Drop Forge & Tool’s Z Forge workshops in the summer and winter of 2018. She has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mariana in person to Las Vegas as an artist in residence at the Rogers Art Loft,” said Lance Smith, Residency Director. “Mariana is a dynamic artist and is looking forward to connecting with the Las Vegas community to enrich her craft and create in collaboration.”

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, currently the Rogers Art Loft’s Artist-in-Residency program is an in-person experience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mariana in person to Las Vegas as an artist in residence at the Rogers Art Loft,” said Lance Smith, Residency Director. “Mariana is a dynamic artist and is looking forward to connecting with the Las Vegas community to enrich her craft and create in collaboration.”

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, currently the Rogers Art Loft’s Artist-in-Residency program is an in-person experience.
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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