In The News: Department of Art
The joys of a sketchbook are many, and it’s one of the most accessible hobbies around.
At a time when officials are looking in many directions for solutions to transportation issues, a group of activists is suggesting more state and local leaders consider combining their planning for roads, highways and walking paths with an often-overlooked sector — art.
Carnevale Gallery plans to donate 25 percent of its proceeds through September to Vegas PBS to help support local arts programming in honor of late artist Rita Asfour.
Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions, and more.
Thursday, the Secretary of Energy is coming to Las Vegas.
When most people think of viewing art standard venues such as museums, galleries or public displays come to mind. But Southern Nevada is also home to examples of what's called "Land Art”; sculpture on a grand scale reshaping portions of the earth itself.
In the sound sculpture “Gnaw,” a demented stuffed animal shakes while making weird chewing noises. In “Cradle,” plastic fingers are hot-glued together to form an organic tower that’s equal parts disturbing and comforting. In “Soap,” a rainbow of soap baseballs questions the masculine tradition of sports. And in “Bunting for Babylon II (Coke & Crystals),” a patriotic decoration is reimagined as a critique of runaway capitalism.
On this episode Dr. Erika Abad interviews artists Lance L. Smith and Brent Holmes about their exhibitions currently on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
What I know about abstraction in art is not much. Sure, I get the bare-bones idea of it—the freedom to create something that’s not representative, to allow the creative mind to wander where it will—but the why of abstraction sometimes eludes me. (I blame the editor in me; if something doesn’t make sense to me, it needs to be rewritten and revised until it does.) But in curating Two or 3 Things I Know About Abstraction—a 12-artist group show now at the Summerlin Library gallery—UNLV fine arts professor Pasha Rafat has anchored abstraction to a value I can get my head around: connection.
Fawn Douglas and A.B. Wilkinson spend most of their days at UNLV - one as a teacher in the College of Fine Art and the other as an associate professor of history - but they spend their nights and weekends working on a new arts and activism studio.
Calling all art lovers! If you’re looking to check out a new exhibition, we’ve got just the thing for you in the Las Vegas Arts District. Renowned artist Frédéric Bonin-Pissarro will be featured at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery’s latest show, “Life Lines.”
Last spring, Wendy Kveck taught an art class at UNLV called Finding America in Las Vegas. “I considered how the landscape and cultures of Southern Nevada have influenced artists’ work over the decades,” she wrote in a blog post for Nevada Humanities.