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Current Fine Arts News
Join us as UNLV faculty members perform music by Robert & Clara Schumann and Johaness Brahms.
Bring a lunch and enjoy conversation with the world-famous Kronos Quartet and Oscar-nominated director Sam Green.
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with the Kronos Quartet for this wildly creative multimedia performance piece.
Join us for an all-ages, in-depth workshop covering what it takes to create a zine, including tools, layout, content, printing/binding, distribution, and more.
All faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the UNLV community are welcome to participate.
A short Q & A will follow the screening with artist and executive producer Tanja Hollander and director Robin Greenspun.
Fine Arts In The News
Aware that the city where we live is often portrayed as a glossy, one-dimensional place, we looked into the museum collection for work that suggested the opposite—roughness, surprise, and contrast. Dry Wit: Artworks from the Collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art began to evolve.
Textile artist Amanda Browder collaborates with the communities she’s working in to built site-specific architectural interventions. Using hundreds of yards of donated fabric with bright colors and patterns, Browder and her volunteer teams stitch together enormous panels that resemble crazy quilts. The panels wrap around bell towers, sheath elevated walkways, and drape from gables and eaves to give passersby a new experience of familiar buildings.
Tim Bavington hit me with flowers. With seven-foot bouquets of flowers, to be precise, smack-dab in the middle of two large paintings on the wall of his downtown Las Vegas studio.
It’s clear that, by the numbers at least, the business of classical music has been in a heap of trouble for some time; what is less clear is why. Pundits from different corners of the arts world have no shortage of explanations or theories about what has most contributed to the genre’s decline in cultural relevancy. (British novelist Kingsley Amis once wrote that late 20th century classical music is to blame, asserting that the modern symphony has “about as much chance of public acceptance as pedophilia.” Ouch.)
The word “anxiety” gets thrown around a lot these days, and I admit, I’ve been a little dismissive. I’d think to myself, “Don’t we all get nervous now and then? What’s the big deal?” Then, this year, I experienced a series of panic attacks that knocked me right off my high horse.
Each year in September, Metropolis dives deep into the world of textiles, profiling industry leaders, surveying techniques, and showcasing radical new projects. Here, we highlight five artists pushing the boundary of their craft.