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Rogers Art Loft Welcomes Painter Sherell Chillik 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, kicks off its year three roster of artists by welcoming Michigan based painter Sherell Chillik for a six-week artist-in-residency through April 17, 2022. Chillik’s work explores portraiture and narrative through oil and acrylic mediums. While in Las Vegas, she will create works that explore relationship roles, inspired by biblical narratives using realism and acrylic paints and will offer several opportunities to engage with the community.Sherell Chillik will host an Artist Talk on Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m., a collage-making workshop on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. and will offer a culminating event for the community on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. All events are free to attend and will take place at Rogers Studio Gallery (620 S. 7th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101). Refreshments will be provided by PublicUs.  To ensure the health and safety of all, RSVPs are encouraged, and face masks must be properly worn except when eating or drinking.

Artist Talk – Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at Rogers Studio GalleryNarrative portraiture artist Sherell Chillik will give an artist talk that explores her artistic methodologies and inspiration for her work—showing examples of her creative journey and expressing the modalities she will use while in residence. RSVP here to attend

Community Event and Workshop – Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at Rogers Studio GalleryArtist Sherell Chillik will walk attendees through a collage-making workshop. This workshop will focus on themes of togetherness and love. Attendees will explore elements of art and create conversations about interpretations of the meaning of love. This workshop is for community members of all creative paths. RSVP here to attend

Culminating Event – Thursday, April Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Rogers Studio GalleryJoin Sherell Chillik at the Rogers Studio Gallery for the culmination of her residency project, “With One Accord.” Featuring works that explore relationship roles, inspired by biblical narratives using realism and acrylic paints. These timely pieces delve into ideas of faith, submission, lust, failure, agape, tradition, and race.  RSVP here to attend

An accomplished artist, Sherell Chillik was born in 1993 in Detroit, Michigan. She received her BFA, painting at College For Creative Studies, in 2018. Chillik’s work explores portraiture and narrative through oil and acrylic mediums. She has shown work and participated in the AICAD Residency in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York, and volunteered to create murals around the Brightmoor community of Detroit from 2012 to 2015.Chillik currently teaches private and public art classes in Flint, MI, and has participated in local art events and fairs to engage with her community. Her most recent shows include “The 59th Annual Thumb Area Artists Exhibition” in Romeo, MI, “State of the Arts” in Prairie Village KS, “Women’s Show” at Norwest Gallery in Detroit, MI, and the “Art Beat Miami” Annual Exhibition.

Chillik kicks off the year three roster of talented creatives participating in the Rogers Art Loft artist-in-residence program.  Additional artists to come to Las Vegas in 2022/2023 include:Audrey Barcio (Chicago, Illinois) – Painting, MultidisciplinaryKaitlyn B. Jones (Houston, Texas) – Photography, Video Art, Multidisciplinary, Social Practice (Art)Tanya Gayer (Oakland, California) – Installation Art, Video ArtYvonne Ferguson (Gainesville, Florida) – Painting, DrawingAlexandra Carter (San Diego, California) – Painting, DrawingBrooke Holm (New York, New York) – Photography, Sound DesignGlenn Potter (Bronx, New York) – Sound Design, Dance, Performance ArtBoru O’Brien O’Connell (Brooklyn, New York) – Photography, Video ArtTim Reid (New York, New York) – Video Art, Theater, Performance ArtThe 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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