Fun with Neon for Kids presented by the University Libraries
** This event is part of Reno's annual Artown offerings **
Fun with Neon for Kids
July 29 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Kids are invited to participate in a hands-on virtual event to learn about neon while coloring their very own Nevada Neon signs. This event will be led by neon enthusiast Will Durham, director of the Nevada Neon Project and contributor of many of the photos for the Neon in Nevada project. Durham is also a teacher and in 2019 he worked with his students to get a bill passed by the Nevada Legislature designating neon as the state element of Nevada. There will be three sessions of this event and participants will pick up art kits beforehand so they can follow along remotely.
About the Neon in Nevada project:
Sadly, many of Nevada’s iconic neon signs are fading away. Which is why the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno created Neon in Nevada. Neon in Nevada is a collaborative project documenting and preserving images of neon signs from across the state in a digital archive.
In partnering with UNLV Libraries, the Nevada Historical Society, rural Nevada towns, and others, this project is truly a state-wide effort. It is vital in keeping the familiar glow of neon and its history in Nevada alive. The digital archive will go live in August 2021, and the public will be able to view and interact with photos of neon signs in Nevada like never before.
Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 am to 11:00 amVirtual Event