Nevada Arts Council awards 12 apprenticeship grants

(Staff report) - The Nevada Arts Council approved a dozen Folklife Apprenticeship Grant awards totaling $28,958. The apprenticeship grant recipients are:

• Dele Adefemi will teach Kachell Figueroa and Markeeta Figueroa, all of Las Vegas, Nigerian drumming, dance and language.

• Leah Brady will teach Lois Whitney, both of Elko, Western Shoshone "boat" cradle basket making.

• Fred Buckmaster will teach Logan Nuttall, both of Fallon, Western saddle making.

• Xian Na Carlson will teach Ingrid Carlson and Ning Chen, all of Gardnerville, Chinese "Long Sleeve" dance.

• Yoko Fitzpatrick will teach Cassius Quintero, both of Wadsworth, Paiute songs, handgames, round dances and stories.

• Mary McCloud, of Schurz, will teach Marlin Thompson, of Yerington, Paiute-Shoshone Songs and Meanings.

• Betty Robison will teach Crystal Allen, both of Fallon, Western Shoshone language and culture.

• Rosemary Rogers de Soto will teach Elizabeth Rogers and Savena Rogers, all of Yerington, Paiute willow cradleboard making.

• Clare Smokey will teach Richard Burchett, both of Carson City, Washoe storytelling and culture.

• Thelma Thompson will teach Teddi Hatch, both of Yerington, Paiute foodways.

• Lesley Williams will teach Kacidee Williams, both of Wadsworth, Paiute cradleboard making.

For information about this grant program, call 687-7103.


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