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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

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

The production is the world premiere workshop of Act 1 Letters to Lily, music and libretto by alumna Emily Clements.

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People | September 20, 2022

Landscape architect and Fine Arts Alumna of the Year Cecilia Schafler finds the Mojave Desert fertile grounds when it comes to inspiration.

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People | September 20, 2022

From artist to architect, the impact UNLV had on Dwayne Eshenbaugh resulted in a lifelong devotion to his alma mater and addressing social issues.

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Arts and Culture | September 14, 2022

The trio will perform works from Bernstein, Schumann, and Smetanaon.

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Arts and Culture | September 13, 2022

Chamber Works of Éric Tanguy received a five-star review from Pizzicato Magazine (Luxembourg) for its "extremely successful interpretations."

Fine Arts In The News

Nevada Independent
September 18, 2022

Nevada leads the nation as the state with the largest number of women in its Legislature, and that is unlikely to change by the end of this election cycle.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 16, 2022

It has been more than six months now since the war in Ukraine began. Following it from the beginning, Taras Krysa, the Director of Orchestras at UNLV. FOX5 spoke to the professor and conductor the day Russian troops pushed into Ukraine while he was still in disbelief it actually happened. After traveling to the country, Krysa now he believes Ukrainian forces are finally starting to prevail.

Stir World
September 8, 2022

Ask an architect to name one or a few favourite buildings and surely a library will be on that list. Stockholm Public Library by Gunnar Asplund, Kahn's Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire, or Seattle Central Library by Rem Koolhaas represent just a few much-celebrated imaginative examples of what a library building could be. Along with such building types as museums and theaters, libraries have become architects’ most desired public commissions to advance their thinking and experimentation. And unlike museums and theaters, libraries are free to visit and, curiously, finding one’s favourite book may be just one of a hundred different reasons for going to a modern-day library. I may step into my own neighbourhood library, the Queens Public Library at Hunters Point in Long Island City simply to extend my regular walk along the East River or to meet a friend to admire this Steven Holl-designed space together before going elsewhere. It is the intriguing section of this 2019 building that architect and educator Steffen Lehmann placed on the cover of his new book Reimagining the Library of the Future published by ORO Editions.

DatingAdvice.com
September 7, 2022

Taking your partner somewhere special on a date is a wonderful way to show you care. You show your ability to put in effort, think outside the box, and make the time you spend together as unique as they are. But as a college student, you may not have the money or even the transportation to do many of the typical activities one would expect on a nicer date. The expense of going to fancy restaurants, concerts, and other shows on a regular basis is likely unsustainable. This is especially true for college students in a city like Las Vegas, where many of the local shows and productions are intended for vacationers willing to spend a good deal of money.

Desert Companion
July 28, 2022

The story of Lori Cobo’s 30-year career at UNLV’s Performing Arts Center is a romance. A classically trained pianist who started playing at 7, Cobo was raised by parents who took her to the opera and symphony. But she truly fell in love with theater in 1983, the year after graduating from high school. While working as a PAC usher, she stood in the balcony one night listening to the National Symphony Orchestra and was completely transported. Marked by the experience, she tried to study nursing but, after barely a year, switched her major to theater. She worked at Bally’s for a few years after college before making her way back to the PAC. Like that rare couple who gets married right out of high school and stays together till old age, Cobo rose through the center’s ranks from the box office to the executive suite. Now executive director, she’s still moved to tears by a symphony. Just after announcing the PAC’s 46th season, Cobo shared her passion for the job with Desert Companion. An edited excerpt of the conversation follows.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 19, 2022

The sculptor who created “The Flashlight” on the UNLV campus died Monday at his home in Manhattan at 93.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

August 26, 2022
Dak Kopec (Architecture) published the novel "Broken Boys Beyond Friendships." The novel tells the story of three young men navigating life in the early to mid-1990s. While the content is fictional, many of the situations and circumstances are based on real-life events.  
August 16, 2022
Hikmet Loe (Art) published an article on Aug. 16 in the Southwest Contemporary titled, "Land Art Diary: Utah's Earthworks Feel the Heat of Climate Change." 
July 29, 2022
Laurence Reese (Art) was recently published in the regional Southwest Contemporary Magazine for a review of "Forgotten Artifacts" at Core Contemporary Las Vegas. "Forgotten Artifacts" is an exhibition that includes Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina…
July 6, 2022
Jenn Chandler (Theatre) has been cast in the ensemble of the world premiere of Mr. Holland’s Opus: The New Musical, at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Written and directed by the Tony award-winning BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride, Mulan), with music by Tony-nominated Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher), it will be performed Aug. 12 -…
June 22, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center published an archive of recorded jazz interviews, masterclasses, and performances prepared by Bill Spilka between the 1970s and the 1990s. Director Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has sorted and published this tape archive of one-of-a-kind items related to more than 90 jazz artists, including Benny Goodman…
May 27, 2022
Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina Uran, and Micah Haji-Sheikh have work exhibited in "Forgotten Artifacts," a group show celebrating popular cast metal sculptors in the Las Vegas Valley. Hosted by Core Contemporary and curated by Ross Takahashi, the…