Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition
West Las Vegas Arts Center Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. | Dec. 10-Feb. 9, 2019
A traveling exhibition of items sent to the City from all over the world expressing love, support and healing for everyone in Las Vegas affected by the tragic events of October 1st.
Windows on First: “In Flight: Energy Liberated”
Featuring the Artwork of Nova May
Las Vegas City Hall Windows on First, 495 S. Main St., along First Street
Oct. 18-March 31, 2019, available to view at all times
This inspiring and uplifting installation represents the transformational power of music taking flight. The design of brightly colored greenery and a myriad of suspended butterflies created from found materials – paper, cardboard, and papier-mâché, with lighting elements – invokes a vision of flight.
On The Horizon
Featuring the artwork of Etty Yaniv
Charleston Height Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St. | Oct. 4-Jan. 5, 2019
In her recent installation works, Yaniv draws on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes that blur the line between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial, the chaotic and the orderly. The multiple layers of repurposed materials reflect her preoccupation with ephemeral materials—recycled, torn, stacked, manipulated—alluding to obsolescence, ecology, and transience.
Her process begins by integrating discarded materials, such as hundreds of torn-paper and cut-plastic pieces, which normally do not go together, but throughout this process, transform and create new meanings. Assembling these two-dimensional fragments into three-dimensional compositions involves building and taking off, covering and uncovering, marking fresh paper and scavenging recycled material, which includes scraps of her drawings, ink marks and fragments of photos from my daily experiences. Like coded messages or excavated memories, the accumulated fragments in each layer document a particular moment in time and present new clues. Only up-close viewers may discover the hidden content underneath.
Some Assembly Required Exhibition
Featuring the artwork of Clay Arts Vegas students
City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., 1st floor | Nov. 21-Feb. 15, 2019
A fun exhibition of ceramic works by the students of the Clay Arts Vegas studio, which displays work based off childhood games and toys. Included in this exhibition is a Candyland centerpiece, a larger than life Mr. Potato Head, a Space Invaders vase and a set of Clue game pieces.
Public Employee Art Exhibition
City Hall Chamber Gallery, 405 S. Main St., 2nd floor | Nov. 29-Jan. 10, 2019
This exhibit features artwork of public employees who practice art in variety of disciplines.
Year of the Pig
Chinese Heritage Exhibition
Mayor’s Gallery-Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. | Dec. 6-March 2, 2019
Artist Reception: Jan. 31, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
This is an annual invitational fine art exhibition where the focus is on Chinese heritage. The coming 2019 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Pig. Artists were asked to make pieces that include the Pig and signifiers, images or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition.
Celebrating Life Masters Exhibition
Featuring the Artwork of Kristen Ferguson, Rita Maroun and Scott Sturman
Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St. | Jan. 10-April 24.
Artists Reception Friday, Jan. 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
This is the fourth year of this part of the Celebrating Life annual juried art exhibit program. It includes three artists that have won three or more awards over the past 18 years. This year, the artists were chosen based on the texture present in each of their works and the visual similarity in the subjects each artist presents.
African-American Heritage Exhibition
Featuring the artwork of Vicki Richardson
City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., 2nd floor | Jan. 17-April 11
Artist Reception Thursday, Jan. 17, 4 to 6 p.m.
This annual exhibit features the work of an African-American artist who lives and works in Las Vegas. This year, Vicki Richardson, artist and owner of the Left of Center Gallery and studio, is selected as the featured artist.