Las Vegas School District’s R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery
About the R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery In its continued commitment to arts education Las Vegas Schools have created the R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery. This gallery serves as an innovative way to allow students and faculty of the Las Vegas School District to display their artwork. This is an excellent way to connect to the community and use of modern technology. The R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery is divided into three sections. The first section is devoted to the display of student artwork. The second section is used to exhibit the art of teachers in the Las Vegas School District. The final area is dedicated to the works of R. Guild Gray. The Virtual Gallery uses interactive navigation that allows you to move through the displays and simply click on the artwork you want view and it will expand to a full screen view. The whole site is designed to mimic a real museum type experience. To progress through the Virtual Gallery, you use arrows at the bottom of the screen to move around the rooms. Each room contains between twelve to twenty pieces. The Virtual Gallery has two floors with the bottom floor housing students works. The R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery has rotating collection and is used to showcase the art skills of the elementary, middle and high school students in the Las Vegas School District. The Virtual Gallery can be accessed from this web site; http://ccsd.net/vg2000/ . An Important Educator in the Las Vegas School District R. Guild Gray, the namesake for the R. Guild Gray Virtual Gallery, was an influential poet, historian, educator and politician. Mr. Gray was an important figure in the Las Vegas School District. Mr. Gray passed away in 1998. Guild Gray was a transplant to Nevada, but made a large impact. He had his secondary and some university in Reno. Mr. Gray went on to become the Las Vegas School District superintendent and served in this position until 196
1. Later Mr. Gray was elected to the Nevada State Assembly, where he served on the Education Committee. In this capacity, he often fought for the needs of the Las Vegas School District. Mr. Gray was an avid historian. Many people, especially the students at the Gray Elementary School in the Las Vegas School District which was named in his honor, knew him as a reservoir of knowledge of Nevada history and lore. Later in life he became a poet and photography traveling the Nevada country side writing and taking landscape photos. He wrote several books of poetry, fiction and history. His most famous books include The Treble V, a story containing the history and legends of cattle ranchers in northeastern Nevada, and Nature Sings, a collection of Gray’s poetry and photographs of the Great Basin filled with his reflections on life and death. This is why R. Guild Gray was the perfect choice for the name of the Virtual Gallery.
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