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College of Fine Arts News

The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.

Current Fine Arts News

Arts and Culture | September 12, 2019

Join us as UNLV faculty members perform music by Robert & Clara Schumann and Johaness Brahms.

Five musicians on stage, holding instruments
Arts and Culture | September 9, 2019

Bring a lunch and enjoy conversation with the world-famous Kronos Quartet and Oscar-nominated director Sam Green.

concert hall performance
Arts and Culture | August 28, 2019

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with the Kronos Quartet for this wildly creative multimedia performance piece.

woman working with paper and markers
Arts and Culture | August 28, 2019

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.

large choir on stage
Arts and Culture | August 22, 2019

All faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the UNLV community are welcome to participate.

Arts and Culture | August 6, 2019

A short Q & A will follow the screening with artist and executive producer Tanja Hollander and director Robin Greenspun.

Fine Arts In The News

Nevada Humanities
September 17, 2019

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.

September 13, 2019

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.

Full Bleed
September 12, 2019

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.

September 11, 2019

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.)

Seattle Times
September 11, 2019

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.

September 10, 2019

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.

Fine Arts Experts

An expert in architecture, urban design, and sustainable development.
A philharmonic orchestra basoonist with expertise on Las Vegas music history and the music industry.
An expert in Shakespearean theatre and theatrical history

Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

September 20, 2019
Lillehammer Allen (BMI) and Susanna Newbury (Art) sat down to write about land art, mariscos, and Las Vegas for Nevada Humanities' Double Down blog. The essay, Double Down's first bilingual entry, looks at alums Justin Favela, '14 BA Art, and Mikayla Whitmore's, '10 BFA Art, tongue-in-cheek installation of a sculpture called Seven Magic Tires in...
September 17, 2019
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) won a competitive UNLV Graduate Professional Student Association (GPSA) grant for research involving diversity, performance, gestures, soft sculpture, work, labor rights, ability, and exploration of the physical and social position of the transgender body as laborer. He is an MFA student.  
September 16, 2019
Michael Fong (Art) has built a state-of-the-art design lab in Grant Hall, Room 236 for his research with undergraduate students. Fong's interdisciplinary design research and teaching involve science, public art, and kinetic sculpture that responds to abstract data values such as the rise and fall of the U.S. housing market. His new design lab...
August 29, 2019
Janis McKay (Music) performed as principal bassoonist for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. A gala concert featuring the Mozart "Requiem" and Haydn's "Symphony No. 104" was held in the Schloss Esterhazy, where the composer Haydn lived and worked for much of his career. Performances of Haydn's "Harmonie Mass" were given in the...
August 22, 2019
Beth Mehocic (Dance) has the honor of having two compositions selected by Parma Recordings to be considered for the 62nd annual Grammy awards in four categories. Her work, Left of Winter for Orchestra has been selected to be considered for Best Orchestral Performance of 2019, performed the the Janecek Philharmonic, and her string quartet,...
August 20, 2019
Kendall Marsh, Dafne Odette, and Michael Sagun (all Architecture) pushed Top Tier initiatives through the presentation of original research at Clemson University’s International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design. Odette and Sagun presented on the development of an experimental memory-strengthening and enhancement device based...