Sonia Carlson to speak, demonstrate calligraphy at Legislative Building March 19farchernevadaculture
March 12, 2015
Gardnerville artist Sonia Carlson hosts a free Chinese Calligraphy workshop at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 as part of the Nevada Arts Council’s “Work of Artists” series at the Nevada Legislative Building. Growing up in Zhangzhou, China, Carlson learned calligraphy in school and folk dances from her family. From the lessons, she developed a lifelong interest in sharing Chinese culture through dance, music and the arts. Her presentation will intertwine cultural notes about China and Chinese tradition while encouraging participants to try calligraphy. The event runs until 5 p.m. in Room 3100. All “Work of Artists” presentations are free and open to the public.
“The Work of Artists” is presented by the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, SENarts and Capital City Arts Initiative. SENarts is a partnership between the Nevada Senate, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Division of Museums and History and the Brewery Arts Center. In a small and welcoming environment, artists offer insight into the work they do, the art they make and the talent it takes to produce their treasures.