On June 8th and 9th from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an hour-long question and answer period, guest speaker Gig Depio will explore creating a cohesive body of work with a vision in mind. He will be discussing such topics as practical issues, public institutions, independent art groups and spaces, grant giving entities, traveling overseas and shipping work, and collaborations with foreign art organizations: Giudecca Art District in Venice Italy and the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), and Three Works Gallery Scarborough, UK.
The event on Saturday, June 8 will be held at the Walnut Recreation Center located at 3075 N. Walnut Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115.
The event on Sunday, June 9 will be held at the Clark County Government Center located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas-based Filipino painter Gig Depio presents the conjunctions of contemporary and historical forces in the form of intense, often large-scale, figurative compositions. Depio's body of work focuses on American culture and its history, the exploration of the unfamiliar west and later expansion and influence across the globe, especially on the convergence of American, Philippine, and Spanish histories at the turn of the 20th century, and the inevitable interweaving of many different cultures from then on. His individual paintings depict particular political and cultural events in a point of time and geographical space in history, but his body of work seen as a whole encapsulates a much bigger picture of how our ideologies and resulting collective human endeavors have directly affected every aspect of our environment in the age of the Anthropocene.
Recipient of the 2016 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant in Painting, he has exhibited across Nevada, with shows at the Nevada Museum of Art, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Nevada in Reno, and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, among others. Depio has been an exponent for public, non-profit and independent art in Nevada since 2009, and has recently extended his advocacy internationally, including exhibitions with the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Manila, Philippines in 2018, and in the 58th Venice Biennale, Giudecca Art District (GAD), and Venice, Italy in 2019.
Those wanting more information about the workshop can visit our website at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Services/Pages/visual-arts.aspx. You can also find us on Facebook @CCPublicArts.