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Las Vegas Weekly
Oct. 29, 2014

Panorama and Panorama+ at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum sport the sweeping titles of ambitious group shows. Curator Richard Hooker selected works from 12 Panorama participants chosen by the Nevada Arts Council (NAC), and UNLV Director of Galleries Jerry Schefcik and Hooker added pieces by eight more NAC artists for Panorama+.

Las Vegas Weekly
Oct. 8, 2014

Back in 1989, the Nevada Arts Council began offering fellowships to artists who excelled in their discipline. It was a way to champion and encourage contemporary professional artists throughout the state via individual gifts of $5,000.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 30, 2014

He keeps returning to that number. Eighty-eight. The number of keys on a piano, as it turns out. The double-snowman. It would be a hard 16 on a craps table, if the dice had more sides.

Las Vegas Weekly
May. 21, 2014

The idea of time capsules as conduits of information between strangers over decades—or millennia—is something we easily wrap our heads around. But when the party bottling up today’s mementos and souvenirs agrees to reconvene 30 years later, crack open its own cache and explore past selves, the general idea of a collective future is suddenly replaced by something more personal—mainly thoughts of time, immortality, loss and change.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May. 14, 2014

Betty Gripentag wasn’t even aware a movie was being made in the area. So when she zoomed past Elvis, or perhaps a stunt driver doubling as Elvis, she barely noticed. She knew something was up when an angry highway patrol trooper pulled her over, though.

Vegas Seven
May. 14, 2014

UNLV’s Barrick Museum is celebrating comedian/actor Jerry Lewis’ photographic prowess with his Painted Pictures exhibit. In the meantime, we’ll encourage you not to miss the accompanying film festival featuring many of Lewis’ best-loved works.

Vegas Seven
May. 13, 2014

50 years later, a romp back through the making of the Elvis musical and its lasting impact on Vegas

Las Vegas Review Journal
May. 7, 2014

Jerry Lewis always has been associated with pictures — moving pictures, that is. After all, the comedy legend (and longtime Las Vegan) has directed more than 20 movies and appeared in about 50 more.

Las Vegas Weekly
Apr. 2, 2014

Should you survive illness, be freed from false imprisonment or witness the safe return of your missing pig in 19th- or 20th-century Mexico, the proper response would be to express your gratitude to Christ, the saints or the virgins who saved you, via a narrative painting. The painting would then be presented at the altar, exposing the believer’s experience and sentiment to the world.

Las Vegas Weekly
Feb. 26, 2014

The Art for Art’s Sake show at UNLV’s Barrick Museum attaches an electrode cap to the skull. It’s a stimulating wake-up call to the senses, a consciousness-expanding razzle-dazzle, a mind-body excursion into the happy zone. The 43 paintings, sculptures and drawings hotdog between the fine wood floors and the partitioned ceilings, performing winsome visual stunts and curious optical contortions.

Desert Companion
Jan. 31, 2014

She led the effort to pivot the Barrick from a musty natural history museum (which also showed art) to a versatile contemporary art space...

Las Vegas Weekly
Jan. 29, 2014

A particularly amazing scene unfolded this week at UNLV’s Barrick Museum, where noted art conservator and curator Billie Milam Weisman worked alongside Jerry Schefcik and Aurore Giguet and an assortment of handlers to remove a giant, vigorous and densely textured abstract painting by Ali Smith.

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