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A ‘Minumental’ debut at the Arts Factory


Leila Navidi

Marty Walsh, a local artist and the owner of Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory, stands inside her gallery in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.

The Details

Minumental Invitational
Through Dec. 24
Grand opening: Dec. 2
Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory
107 N. Charleston Blvd., 366-7001
Beyond the Weekly
Trifecta Gallery
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Kristen Peterson's Pie Lady With Rifle.

Oscar Goodman collects bobblehead versions of himself, but we’re pretty sure he’s never encountered a pipe cleaner rendering. Until now.

Tonight, the mayor cut the ribbon on this year’s Minumental Invitational at Trifecta Gallery, which features work from 26 artists, including Las Vegas Weekly staff writer/pipe cleaner manipulator Kristen Peterson, making her public debut.

“I’m sort of the comic relief,” she laughs, severely undervaluing the six legitimate sculptures in her “Home Means Las Vegas” exhibit. But don’t take our word for it: See her Pie Lady With Rifle figurine up close, and your world view will forever be altered.

The fifth annual Minumental event, housed this year in Trifecta’s enlarged Arts Factory space, offers artists the chance to show 64-inch-squared creations -- and the public an opportunity to purchase work by the likes of Jerry Misko, Casey Weldon and the Biscuit Street Preacher at unusually affordable prices.

Other notable participants include Jennifer Kleven, Erin Stellmon, Mary Warner, Wendy Kveck and Todd VonBastiaans. And the Weekly’s own Kristen Peterson. Did we mention her already?

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