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Visual Artists Show Resilience During The Pandemic

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(AP Photo/John Locher)

In this April 22, 2020, photo, a man in a mask rides a scooter by coronavirus inspired artwork on plywood covering the doors and windows of a temporarily shuttered donut shop in Las Vegas.

Many areas of life have been compromised by the pandemic, and the visual arts are certainly one of them. 

After years of big art openings that doubled as parties, social distancing kept most artists holed up at home or in their studios.

But that just meant more time to create — and create they did. With so many people staying home, many of those artists took to the internet and social media to sell their work remotely. And some of them sold enough to pay their bills.  

Galleries may have been closed or had limited access, but exhibits and shows carefully continued — and art lovers didn’t have to miss a thing with new virtual tour options.

 

 

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Alisha Kerlin, executive director, Majorie Barrick Museum at UNLV; Lance Smith, artist; Cindi Reed, staff writer, Las Vegas Weekly; JW Caldwell, artist; 

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