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November 17, 2017

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Photo: Clark County's public art project "Center
Cool heads prevail on Eastern Avenue median project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Two large steel art installations in the median of Eastern Avenue near the 215 Beltway have heads turning. The final pieces of Clark County’s “Centered” art median project were installed last month, featuring a pair of large steel heads titled, "Norte y Sur," created by Las Vegas artist Luis Varela-Rico. ...
Photo: Valley of Faces takes a journey to Basin
Artists paint the faces they see in Basin and Range National Monument
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Two hours north of Las Vegas, there’s an eerie place where rocks and shadow take on familiar forms.
Photo: Glass artist Dale Chihuly is a pioneer of the glas
At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling. Chihuly has struggled with his mental health, by turns fragile and luminous like the art he makes. ...
Photo: A look at the current state of Chris Bauder's
The case of the missing reptile art
Friday, May 19, 2017
One of six pink crocodile sculptures that surrounds a golden lion in a busy intersection’s median has gone missing. ...
Photo: Galen Browns hanging Trees installation is one of
'Tilting the Basin' unites the state’s art scenes in a glorious show of strength
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Nevada is home to first-rate artists who can hold their own anywhere.
Photo: A mural by artist Shepard Fairey in Downtown Las V
Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by ...
Photo: Ajani Russell poses with her artwork
No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clichés
Sunday, January 22, 2017
The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney's desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men. Now, nearly three-quarters of CalArts' more than 250 animation students are women, and there's a new goal: ensure that when they land jobs, they get to draw female characters reflective of the real world ...
Photo: The International Car Forest of the Last Church is
Adventures in the International Car Forest
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Is is art, or simply a bunch of junker cars planted in the dirt outside Goldfield? The answer is "yes."
Photo: A commuter places a Post-it note on the
Stressed post-election New Yorkers vent on subway notes
Saturday, November 12, 2016
New Yorkers struggling with post-election stress have found an outlet for the blues — by pouring their political souls onto sticky notes that fill walls of a Manhattan subway station ...
Photo: A statue of Republican presidential nominee Donald
In this wild election cycle, protest art stirs up outrage, delight and conversation
Monday, September 26, 2016
In August, the nation reeled as five statues of a nude Donald Trump popped up in five cities at the same moment. The underground collective Indecline, which has often operated in Las Vegas, isn’t shy about its motivations for shocking protest art ...
Sculpture honoring fallen soldiers scandalizes Egyptians
Sunday, September 4, 2016
A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture honoring fallen soldiers after many on social media said it appeared to depict an unwanted advance on a woman symbolizing the country ...
Photo: McCarthy, McKinnon, Wiig and Jones (from left) mak
'Ghostbusters' holds its own, but 'Life of Pets' still No. 1
Sunday, July 17, 2016
After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture's female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit "The Secret Life of Pets."
VIP list at Criss Angel’s opening-night ‘Mindfreak Live!’ has eclectic Flavor
VIP list at Criss Angel’s opening-night ‘Mindfreak Live!’ has eclectic Flavor
Saturday, July 2, 2016
To the right was Tony Orlando. Behind him, Andrew Dice Clay. A few rows below, actor Gary Oldman. This was the partial list of celebs who turned out for Criss Angel’s premiere of “Mindfreak Live!” at Luxor. Angel certainly …
Photo: Heizer's
‘City’ artist Michael Heizer reveals his softer side in MCQ prints show
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The seven drypoints, screenprints, lithographs and etchings on display engage familiar Heizer content, but reveal a jaunty freedom massive earthworks could never incorporate.
Photo: Neon Museum artist in residence Whitney Lynn, at a
Biblical temptresses in neon: San Francisco-based Whitney Lynn looks at Las Vegas in the larger context of time
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Old Masterworks live in the vernacular of Vegas Vic and the Hacienda’s Horse and Rider.