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“Earth Rise,” by Mark Brandvik Public Art Dedication in Moapa Valley Community Center
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us and Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick next Wednesday, November 1st from 5 PM to 7 PM for the dedication of “Earth Rise,” a public art sculpture by Mark Brandvik.
Moapa Valley Community Center
320 N. Moapa Valley Boulevard
Overton, Nevada 89040
“Earth Rise” by Mark Brandvik serves as a gateway to Michael Heizer’s renowned land art piece, “Double Negative,” located 8 miles east of the Moapa Valley Community Center. The sculpture’s captivating composition of steel forms pays homage to Heizer’s groundbreaking work, reflecting the forces of excavation and erosion. It also draws inspiration from the nearby landscape’s landforms and archaeology, while celebrating the American spirit of discovery from the Space Age.
The Moapa Valley Community played an invaluable role in the creation of “Double Negative”. Now, over 50 years later “Earth Rise”, the sculpture is a tribute to their contribution. Situated on the property of the Moapa Valley Community Center, the artwork features subtle glyphs etched into the weathered steel, honoring the Valley and its people who have warmly welcomed art enthusiasts from around the world for over half a century.
Mark Brandvik, a native of Las Vegas, has a BFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brandvik has received numerous grants, commissions, and residencies for his art. His work has been exhibited extensively across the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition to his art practice, Brandvik has been teaching studio art since 1997 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the College of Southern Nevada. He currently resides and maintains a studio in downtown Las Vegas.