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PBS Reno Welcomes Mark Salinas to Art Views

Mark Salinas

RENO, NV (October 21, 2022) — PBS Reno is thrilled to welcome Mark Salinas to its team of columnists for Art Views, the weekly online publication exclusive to that aims to inform the community of important arts-related events and of important local figures who make the region’s arts and culture scene diverse. 

Salinas is a Reno-based public arts administrator and is the Senior Project Manager at Forecast Public Art. Salinas is also the curator of The First Lady Presents, the online arts education initiative that compares contemporary Nevada-based artists, often from underrepresented communities and varied cultural backgrounds, with artifacts from the collection of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Salinas is also the former founding Director of Arts & Culture for Carson City.

“As an immigrant's son, I am tremendously proud to join the Art Views team in working to amplify the voices of cultural diversity in northern Nevada and beyond,” said Salinas. “As a public art consultant, I am frequently asked by municipalities and their arts commissions to recommend measurable actions they can take towards equity in their programming, funding, and leadership; it is so exciting to be creating such efforts here at home in Reno. As a person of color, my Art Views columns will focus upon stories that promote and expand the visibility of historically underrepresented artists and communities in Nevada.”

Art Views launched in April 2022 with four columnists: Rosine Bena, the Founder and Artistic Director of Sierra Nevada Ballet; Scott Faulkner, the Principal Double Bassist of the Reno Phil and Reno Chamber Orchestra; Chuck Reider, a founding member of the Reno Jazz Orchestra; and Steve Trounday, the media, marketing and business advisor for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. 

Readers can enjoy a new Art Views column each Friday by visiting

Art Views is an extension of our award-earning series ARTEFFECTS here at PBS Reno,” said Megan Myers, PBS Reno Vice President of Content. “We are proud to provide a platform to further explore and promote our culturally-rich arts community and elevate more voices of those who enrich our region in such beautiful and different ways.”

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