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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 | August 9, 2022

Rey is regarded by flamenco aficionados as among the world’s top premier flamenco guitar virtuosos.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

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Arts and Culture | July 29, 2022

Opening reception for the exhibition curated by professor Erika Abad will be Sept. 2.

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People | July 26, 2022

The history-making program manager helps shape college women leaders and advocates for human rights.

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Arts and Culture | July 21, 2022

All the music on new Clocks in Motion Percussion album, Oneira, composed by UNLV's Jennifer Bellor.

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Arts and Culture | July 18, 2022

Join the Barrick Museum as it says goodbye to Spirit of the LandStill Motion, and The Mojave Project

Fine Arts In The News

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.

Elko Daily Free Press
July 4, 2022

The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization introduces the newly crowned Miss Nevada, Heather Renner, and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen, Megan Dwyer.

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 4, 2022

Heather Renner of Reno was crowned Miss Nevada last weekend and will go on to compete at the Miss America competition later this year in Connecticut.

KRNV News 4
July 3, 2022

On Friday, July 1, 22-year-old Heather Renner was crowned the 72nd Miss Nevada. She was born and raised in Reno and is currently studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas majoring in theater and double minoring in political science and vocal performance.

Nevada Independent
July 3, 2022

Houses surrounding a cul-de-sac and areas of neatly trimmed grass form an idyllic suburban neighborhood, with enough room for parked cars, a fire pit and maybe even a community gym or play area.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

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…
May 24, 2022
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published a chapter in The Heroic in Music (Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press). This volume traces the intersection of the poetics of heroism and musical works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Lee contributed the book’s chapter on the 18th century, a period that scholars have often deemed an "age…
May 13, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) delivered a lecture at UNR in the department of art in which she discussed recent works on American life, history, and ecology of the Mojave.