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Monday, November 04, 2013

Charles Hood Announced as a Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment

Charles Hood
Charles Hood

The Center for Art + Environment (CA+E) at the Nevada Museum of Art annually names a limited number of research fellows for two-year appointments. Antelope Valley College English professor Charles Hood was one of the fellows named. The fellowships are not open for application, but are awarded by the Center in recognition of existing or proposed projects that can contribute unique and new understanding of how humans creatively interact with their natural, built, and virtual environments.

Poet, photographer, and curator Charles Hood has published nine books; the most recent of these won the Hollis Summers prize at Ohio University Press. He has been a Fulbright scholar in New Guinea, an Artist in Residence with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a Writer in Residence with the Annenberg Community Beach House, and a National Science Foundation grantee in Antarctica. He is currently at work on an untitled collection of poems about the Great Basin, part of a larger body of work to be created during the next two years.

"This is a great honor. Some of my greatest artistic heroes have been involved with this program, and to become a part of it will push me to take my writing and photography to the next level,” said Hood of the announcement. “The Nevada Museum of Art has a world-wide reputation. Recent shows have included work by Vincent van Gogh, Frieda Kahlo, and Ansel Adams. I hope to be able to translate some of their resources into gallery shows and internships for our own AVC students."

As part of Hood's relationship with the museum, his working drafts and journals will become part of their Special Collections archives.

The Center for Art + Environment (CA+E) is an internationally recognized research center, located at the Nevada Museum of Art, that supports the practice, study and awareness of creative interactions between people and their natural, built, and virtual environments. In January 2009, the Museum launched the CA+E, hired its first director and began planning to collect and digitize its archives.  The CA+E Archives now include materials from artists and organizations on six continents.

The only accredited art museum in the state, the Nevada Museum of Art is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants.  Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.