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Feminist/Las Vegas

Feminist/Las Vegas Showcases Feminists Living and Working in Sin City

Feminist/Las Vegas is a multi-discipline show of contemporary artists and writers living and working in Las Vegas. The art show will run in conjunction with an evening of readings and discussion about gender, sexuality, and inequality in the city of Las Vegas. The show runs April 18 - May 21, 2011, with an opening reception April 22, 2011 featuring speakers and performances.

In keeping with the broad and varied feminisms in Las Vegas, Feminist/Las Vegas showcases a number of artists doing varied contemporary work: artwork by Danielle Kelly, Wendy Kveck, Nico Inman Holmes-Gull, Justin Favela, Laurenn McCubbin and Noelle Garcia performances by Danielle Kelly and Erin Stellmon, and readings by Kirsten Swenson & Dustin Wax. The opening night party will also feature a conversation with Clare Coss, a nationally acclaimed feminist social justice poet and playwright who will reflect on being feminist in a city as unique as Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is more than the Strip. We are more than our tourist-based industry. Feminists and queers live here. Feminist/Las Vegas explores the complexities of gender, sexuality, economy, social life, and culture. With a tourist industry built on vices, promoted by blatantly sexist, heterosexist, and racist advertising, feminists find liberation and voice through art and spoken word.

Curated by Laurenn McCubbin and Crystal Jackson.

In the News

Las Vegas Weekly's Kristen Peterson gives a preview of the exhibit. Her article is available online at the Las Vegas Weekly's website.

Rebel Yell reporter Leslie Ventura reviews the exhibit. Her article can be found on the Rebel Yell website.

Kristen Peterson of the Las Vegas Weekly describes her experience at the opening reception in her April 27, 2011 article.

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