Talia J Dudley: Building Materials

architecture of the unconscious and subconscious mind. Exploring different techniques such as long gestural strokes juxtaposed with bold mark-making helps me to create a disoriented mindscape. I layer my materials light and heavy to block out whole areas that construct an unfocused state. The mind intrigues me because things are often hidden from us. How are we affected? How does the human brain process emotion and trauma? What is revealed when we evaluate the unseen aspect of our true selves? Sometimes the memories can be easily accessed, yet experience creates layers, scars create marks, and we are tangled in our emotion. What is hidden from the subconscious? I explore this process while pushing and pulling my way through the architecture of my mind.
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Black History Month 2023 at the Library District

Annually in February, Black History Month celebrates the diverse voices, histories, perspectives, and experiences of the Black community, and honors its rich culture and significant contributions to every aspect of American life. To commemorate Black History Month, the Library District offers a variety of FREE events and programs for kids, teens, and adults. From live concerts and dance performances, to author visits, art exhibits, and craft classes, we have something for everyone at our 25 unique branches throughout the month.
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The Library District Offers Free 2023 Tax Assistance With AARP

In partnership with AARP, the Library District is proud to provide free tax assistance to Southern Nevada residents over the age of 18 this tax season. Tax assistance sessions will be available from February through April 2023 and will be by appointment only. Please call 702.381.6081 starting mid-January to set up your appointment for any of the locations listed below.
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Literally: 17 Titles to Incorporate Kindness into Your Day

There is not enough kindness in the world today. Turn on the news, glance at social media, view any online political forum, and the lack of civility is painfully clear. Our libraries remain committed to informing, educating, entertaining, and helping us see the good in the world and in each other. This month, we are going to bring kindness back! Try something new and radical and, best of all, simple: Be kind.
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