Artist Harold Akyeampong honored with Nevada Arts Council Folk Arts Fellowship
The 2022 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Folk Arts Fellowship is Harold Akyeampong of North Las Vegas. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, he moved to Las Vegas from […]Read More
Photo exhibit showcasing Nevadans, cultural identity opens at state museum in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — “Find Your Folklife: We Are ‘the Folk,’ All of Us,” is on display at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; an online version of the innovative photo […]Read More
Rawhide Braiding with Doug Groves
by Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Specialist, Nevada Arts Council, 2020 The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering draws people to Elko, Nevada in late January, when the chances of a blizzard—or black ice […]Read More
We Are the Folk!
By Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Specialist, Nevada Arts Council Before there was folklore, there was lore, something that was taught. The English word “folklore” appeared in 1846, describing “traditional beliefs and […]Read More
Sauce, Not Gravy!
by Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Specialist, Nevada Arts Council, 2019 Foodways are one of the easiest kinds of folklife to find. Recipes that families brought with them when they came to […]Read More