The Salon is a gathering where a select group of panelists and members of the audience have a conversation about thought-provoking topics and ideas. Part panel discussion, part conversation, part social event, The Salon encourages participants to explore new ideas in facilitated conversation and then together informally while enjoying refreshments. Past Salon topics include discussions about art and revolutions, interdisciplinary thinking, video games as art, and sense-of-place writing.
MAY SALON: "THE ART OF THE CASINO"
6:30 p.m., Friday, May 17th
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue
From those who heed the siren's call, to the workers who toil to ensure that the song is sung, this month's Salon examines the life of a casino. Join us as we explore both the lives and narratives of the people who work in casinos, and also the visionary dreams that make these behemoths possible. Our panelists this month include: writer, playwright, and design specialist, David Kranes; Associate Professor of Social Work at UNR and author of Casino Women, Dr. Susan Chandler; and Assistant Professor of History at UNR and author of Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City, Dr. Alicia Barber. Join us at 6:30 pm on Friday May 17th at Sundance Books and Music for lively conversation, wine, and appetizers.
The Salon is free and open to the public.
The Salon is made possible through a partnership with Sundance Books and Music, and with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission.