In The News: Department of Art

Las Vegas Weekly
September 9, 2021

The joys of a sketchbook are many, and it’s one of the most accessible hobbies around.

Denver Business Journal
September 7, 2021

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.

Nevada Business
August 30, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2021

Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions, and more.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 10, 2021

Thursday, the Secretary of Energy is coming to Las Vegas.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 10, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
April 15, 2021

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.

The Art People Podcast
April 6, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
March 12, 2021

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.

KNPR News
March 11, 2021

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.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 5, 2021

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.”

Las Vegas Weekly
January 7, 2021

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.