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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cass Fuller to open at Sin City Gallery

Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas is delighted to present Incognito a show of the electrifying work of Cass Fuller. The show will open on April 2 through the 26th of April 2015. Incognito represents the fact that Fuller’s work is seen in the most popular venues in Las Vegas, and yet, no one knows who Cass Fuller is.

Glamorously bright arresting compositions link his work to the legacy of American Pop Art and Fuller has become very popular for a signature style that is truly of his time: ambitious, epic, engaged with contemporary culture and new techniques in the arts.

Building on the culture wide permeation of imagery from street art, as well as its way of inscribing large expanses of space, Fuller’s work takes Pop to another level. Fuller presents images from popular culture, and advertising, with large rhythmic swashes of color, often custom made for the space. The artist reimagines the paradigm of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen portraits of Hollywood stars to present a fashionable style, erotic, flashy, often developed in flat constellations of color that recall the majestic work of the iconic American Pop artist James Rosenquist. What ties Fuller to artists like Rosenquist is his command of formal elements, the adroit mastery of composition, color, the impactful use of text and collage, and areas of rich color offset by expanses of white space.

Many of the images are super real and have a delightful tromp l’oeil effect. Fuller’s work takes well to large scale sites and he uses a series of remarkable devices to compose his work, such as the recombination of images from print or advertising interrupted by expanses of color, and inscribed with graffiti like marks. His ability to render an almost photographic image is well regarded and seen in murals such as Lavo and Whist Stove and Spirits. While the artist has earned a reputation for his grand murals, his rare small works are equally remarkable and much sought after.

Fuller travels nationally for special commissions and his work includes installation art, large-scale murals in private homes and public spaces, as well as commissioned works. The artist’s projects may be seen at Commonwealth, Park on Fremont, Allure, Rumors and many high-end private residences in Las Vegas.

Sin City Gallery
http://sincitygallery.com/
107 East Charleston Blvd., Studio 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 USA
In The Arts Factory, 18B Arts District
702.608.2461



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of March 23


Tuesday March 24th 7:30pm
Contemporary classical music featuring UNLV composer in residence
and pulitzer prize winner Bernard Rands, other compositions on the program include
Lafontant, Baley, Crumb and more, performers include flute professor Dr.
Jennifer Grim, violin professor Weiwei Le, violist Hanna Suk, cellist Lindsay Johnson,
clarinetist Erin Wyst, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley and harpist Emily Montoya
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday March 25th 4:00pm
Percussion recital featuring UNLV students performing on marimba, program includes
Gronemeier, Sejourne, Koshinski, Pickering and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday March 25th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV artist in residence Nadejda Vlaeva, she will be performing a program
of compositions by composer Sergei Bortkiewicz including "Espana, Lyrica Nova, 3 Mazurkas,
Jugoslav Suite" and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332 
 
Thursday March 26th 7:00pm
Wind Quintet recital by the "Fantastique 5 Quintet:" Patience Randall flute, Erika Hill oboe,
Jason Burchette clarinet, Trevor Stojanovich french horn, Jesse Edge bassoon, program includes
"Passacaille" by Barthe, Quintet by Haydn and "Renaissance Suite" by Roseman
UNLV Beam Music Center - Room 160
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
More info: 702-895-3332

Friday March 27th 7:30pm
String Quartet concert by "Moscato Quartet:" Sammi Ciarlo and Tammy Hung violins, David Chavez violin and Maren Quanbeck cello, program includes Kostors' "5 Variations on Loss and
Isolations," Dvorak's "American Quartet" and Schuberts "Death and the Maiden"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday March 28th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic directed by Donato Cabrera presents a concert full of the most well known selections from the classical symphonic repertoire, hear favorites such as Rossini's Overture to "The Barber of Seville," Dances from Bernstein's "On the Town," Copland's "Rodeo" and much more!
Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$26-$94
more info: 702-749-2000







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Sin City Gallery continues Kickstarter campaign!


Stick It Places. Hand Job. Clothing Optional. Popping Cherries, Cuddle Party, Foursome With Benefits, Bukake.…Got your attention?  These are just some of the smartly designed Rewards that are intended to stimulate support, if not conversation, for Sin City Gallery’s crowd-funding campaign for its publication and printing of a hardcover book series from four years of the annual renown international juried art exhibition 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In.  Sin City Gallery is excited to launch its innovative Kickstarter campaign to melt the hearts of the most ardent critics of art.

Sin City Gallery is dedicated to providing a serious professional forum, exhibit space, and series of publications for practitioners of erotic art who have too long been marginalized or excluded from so much of the art world. The gallery has put together an amazing series of four books with color illustrations, critical text, and incredible design. Throughout its history, the groundbreaking exhibit 12 Inches of Sin has featured the most innovative, daring, and beautiful examples of erotic art. Gallery founder Dr. Laura Henkel says:

“For the inaugural call for art four years ago, the competition received forty submissions from artists from five different countries. As the exhibition has grown and become more established, more competitive, and increasingly international in scope, we have achieved a record of three hundred submissions from twenty countries. Imagine a glossy, color illustrated collection of contemporary erotica all yours to browse at your leisure, a treasure trove of sexiness and gorgeousness. There’s a little something for everyone.  I hope everyone shares the Kickstarter campaign because the Rewards are so well conceived and designed to de-stigmatize the general assumption that all erotic art is porn.  Art is art and good art should ignite the senses.”

Please share this FUN Kickstarter with your friends.  It will certainly bring a smile to your face and theirs! To learn more about the most memorable and humorous Kickstarter campaign ever...

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of March 9

Tuesday March 10th 7:30pmOrchestral concert by UNLV Chamber Symphony, directed by Taras Krysa, program includes Wagner's instrumental piece "Siegfried Idyll" and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b featuring soloists Daniel Nunez oboe, Erin Vander Wyst clarinet, Kevin Eberle bassoon, Linnie Hostetler horn
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more inf: 702-895-3332 

Wednesday March 11th 7:30pm
Horn recital by UNLV horn professor and Las Vegas Philharmonic principal horn player:
Bill Bernatis, along with pianist Albina Asryan, performs works including Schumann's
Adagio and Allegro, Richard Strauss' Andante, Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2
and much more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday March 12th 8:00pm
Montreal GuitareTrio, high level classical guitarists perform their original arrangements of traditional, jazz, and contemporary works
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$40, discounts available military/differently abled/UNLV faculty staff/
students with ID-limit 1 $13 "rush ticket" 1 hour before the concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Violin recital featuring Gabe Bolkosky, program includes Mozart
and the tango music of Argentina including Piazzolla's "Nuevo Tango"
other performers include bassist Abe Gumroyan, pianist Jae Ahn-Benton and some other
surprise guests followed by reception (for $50 ticket holders see below)
Auditorium
Historic Fifth St. School
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas NV
$20, $10 students, $50 VIP Wine Reception, RSVP asap!
more info: 702-384-2787

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Acoustic cello and double neck guitar concert by "Acoustic Eidolon,"
they perform original compositions in pop, celtic, and latin styles
West Charleston Library
6301 W. Charleston Library
Las Vegas NV 89146
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3964

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Saturday March 14th 7:00pm
Sunday March 15th 2:00pm

Opera in one act by Bernstein performed by Sin City Opera
along with a 5 piece instrumental ensemble
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89
$15 at door $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Friday March 13th 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday March 14th 12:00-9:00pm
Sunday March 15th 12:00-6:00pm

Traditional Music and Dance of Ireland including Killian's Angels,
Carrolier's Academy of Irish Dance, Bogtrotter's Union and much more
Amphitheater stage between Basic, Water, Atlantic and Lead Streets in Henderson
Events Water Plaza
200 Water St.
Henderson NV 89015
more info and: full schedule

Sunday March 15th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs classical and pop
music along with a guest artist;with the winner of
their "4+1" competition for young local musicians
Clark County Theater
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Sunday March 15th 3:30pm
Horn recital by UNLV student Danny Layher, program includes
Rossini, Rosetti, Ewald and Vinter, other performers include
Albina Asryan piano, Michael Weber and Bronson Pascual trumpet, Chandler Sison
trombone, and Troy Hart tuba
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332




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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of February 23

Tuesday February 24th 7:30pm
Chamber music recital by the Horszowski Trio; hailed by The New Yorker
as "Destined for great things," and each member: violinist Jesse Mills, Cellist Raman
Ramakrishnan and pianist Reiko Aizawa, teaches at both Columbia
and Bard Universities in New York City, program includes Ravel, Faure, and Saint-Saens
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$25, discounts available, $5 students with ID 1 hour before concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Wednesday February 25th 4:00pm-5:30pm
Masterclass with the Horszowski Trio, watch them work with UNLV chamber groups on
standard repertoire including Beethoven's Piano Quartet in Eb Major and Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday February 25th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV Artist in Residence Pedro Carbone, former pupil of Istomen,
Fleisher and Pommier and leading authority on the Spanish piano repertoire, program includes
"Suite Iberia, Books I-II" by Albeniz, "Sonata Espanola, Op. 53" by Espla, and "Fantasia Baetica" by De Falla
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday February 26th 7:30pm
UNLV Wind Orchestra concert, program includes works by McAllister, Nelson, Saint-Saens, and features Respighi's "Queen of Sheba," guest conductors include Cody Birdwell, Gary Smith, Zane Douglass
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, discounts available, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday February 27th 5:30pm
UNLV Flute Studio recital featuring the students of Dr. Jennifer Grim, program includes
works by Debussy, Schubert, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Mozart and more, they are joined by pianist
Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 2:00pm
Brass band concert by Brass Roots Quintet, performing a wide variety of music
from classical to contemporary
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 Brush St.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-6383

Saturday February 28th 5:30pm
Flute recital by UNLV flute professor Dr. Jennifer Grim and Las Vegas Philharmonic's
principal flutist Alexander Viazovtsev, program includes Poulenc's Sonata, Bach's Chaconne, Saint-Saens' "Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso," and Doppler's "Hungarian Phantasy" for two flutes and piano they are joined by pianist Albina Asryan, concert is presented by the Las Vegas Flute Club
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 7:30pm
Desert Winds directed by David Irish along with guest choral group: Desert Voices presents a program including the world premiere of "Forgotten Children" by Peter Meechan
Nicholas J. Horn Theatre
CSN Cheyenne Campus
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$15
more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorations-in-purple-tickets-13559784681

Saturday February 28th 8:00pm
Trombone ensemble recital by the Texas Tech Graduate Trombone Quartet, program includes works by Bruckner, Debussy, Piazzolla, Bozza and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 10:00pm
Opera Las Vegas presents a night of tribute to Liberace including performances by pianists: Philip Thortenberry, resident pianist of the former Liberace Museum; Martin Kaye, "Million Dollar Quartet's" Jerry Lee Leewis; Danny Wright, American pianist and composer; Spencer Baker, Liberace Scholar; Jacob Tolliver of "American Idol," along with some Opera Las Vegas Singers, tickets include a tour of the mansion including special items from the Liberace Collection and the Cadillac Collectors Club, and refreshments prepared from Liberace's own recipes
Liberace's Las Vegas Villa (newly restored)
4982 Shirley St.
Las Vegas NV 89119
RSVP, limited seating for tickets and more information
contact: Nancy Dailey 702-629-4165 or 702-374-3423




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

S.P. Grogan's "Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge" Debut Release and Book Signing at the Writers Block Downtown Las Vegas

Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Writers Block - 1020 Fremont Street 6-9 pm

Literary Friends are cordially invited to the Debut Release and Book Signing Event of S. P. Grogan’s new novel, “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge” to be held on February 19, 2015, 6-9 p.m. at the newest book seller in Las Vegas, The Writer’s Block at 1020 Fremont Street.

Grogan, who is also Chairman of the Las Vegas Arts Commission, incorporated the illustrations of Hawaiian pop surrealist artist, Brad ‘Tiki Shark’ Parker, into what he describes as a ‘tiki noir’ genre, with the plot set in 1946 Honolulu.

Grogan is noted for his two previous award-winning novels, local mob-mayor plot, Vegas Die and art-centric/culinary Captain Cooked. www.spgrogan.com

Since part of the 1946 plot includes spies trying to steal an atomic bomb at the Bikini Atoll, both the National Atomic Testing Museum and Atomic Liquors in Las Vegas are giving sponsorship to the event, with that weekend February 19-22, Atomic Liquors, across the street, 917 Fremont, will be hosting a 9-11 after book signing event serving two of the retro cocktails found in Grogan’s novel. And the National Atomic Testing Museum will provide discount tickets to the museum, available at the bookstore.

Addison & Highsmith Publishers

For further information contact: 702.303.5915

Book is available at the Writer’s Block, at The National Atomic Testing Museum and on Amazon and as ebook at all digital stores



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Friday, February 06, 2015

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The sensually delicious art of Las Vegas artist Marshall Bradford @ Sin City Gallery


By Dr. Laura Henkel,

The art of Las Vegas artist Marshall Bradford is alternately alluring, shocking, deeply suggestive and subversive. Bradford’s work has a magnetic power. Decadent and masterfully staged photographs belong to the narrative pictorial language of cinema, the contrast of skin, rope, cloth, and light making for an orchestrated mise-en-scène.

Bradford’s masterly admixture of haute couture photography and sexuality is the thrill of the illicit paired with an admiration and hunger for so much splendor. This engenders an irrepressible desire to see more, provoking an admiration and hunger for so many splendors. Bradford’s exhibition, Desert Bound, at Sin City gallery includes twenty photographs that offers a unique view into the artistic oeuvre of this esteemed photographer.

The works are all brilliantly composed and have a cinematic quality. Many of the images are connected to archetype of the vamp, the femme fatal so often seen in fashion, film, theater and art. While an undisputed sexiness is present in all the works, Bradford’s mastery over his medium is the cornerstone of his work. In works like Ecstasy at Mojave Lake, taken outdoors, Bradford combines the thoughtful and clean use of light, magnification, focus, reflection of texture, and a sensual game of veiling, and exposure, creating a series of works that have at their core, a sense of theatric.

Bradford’s stunning photos are part of the colliding worlds of fashion and sexuality, and as such are part of the tradition of the great fashion photographer Helmut Newton, in the sense that Bradford builds on Newton’s precepts for a new vision and constructs stylish, posed and iconic pictures of bondage, sexual subjection and fantasy. Bradford is fully engaged with the provocative image of a beautiful woman, her accessories and props highlighting her sexuality, her power, or the power of the voyeur over her, something Newton was unabashed about, this pleasure of looking, this need for beauty, and sexual experience.

Bradford’s black and white work Sex and the Maiden, is a supple photo of a nude, classical illuminated, her arched body resembling the tradition of a figurehead or wooden lady at the stern of a boat. The pattern of the ropes are like ornate carving, and scrollwork, and function as a fetishistic form of clothing. These are exquisitely constructed spectacles, at times purely about lust, and at other times, more complex and fetishistic. For example in many works, there is an intrusion of the strange. The picture Beautiful Monster I (from the Genki Series) shows a voluptuously lovely nude with a squid, in her mouth, a portrait of submission. In Beautiful Monster II, the creature is worn as a boa, an outlandish marriage of aquatic monsters, food, and sensuality provokes questions about taste, fetish and power.

More than a collection of images from a sexual subculture, Bradford’s work meets at intersection of erotica, burlesque and performance art and as such is multifaceted, masterly and unerring beautiful. The artist’s ability to engage in contemporary leitmotifs, and transform his images of sex into distinctive portrayals of explosive beauty makes his work stand apart.

Desert Bound will be on exhibition from February 2 to March 22, 2015. There will be a closing Artist Talk with Marshall Bradford at Cockroach Theater on March 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Sin City Gallery and The Las Vegas Rope Social will be hosting Rope 101 Classes throughout February and March. If you are new to rope and would like to learn about the types of rope, safety, negotiation and a few ties, come join these instructional workshops.

Tuesday, February 10 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 24 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 7 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 14 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Classes will be donation based $5-$20. The exhibition at Sin City Gallery is free.

Sin City Gallery is located off the Strip in the famous Arts Factory, situated in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District, at 107 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. For information, updates and exhibition calendar, call 702-608-2461 or visit www.sincitygallery.com.

The art of Marshall Bradford @ Sin City Gallery

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of January 19

Tuesday January 20th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV professor Timothy Hoft
featuring the music of Ukrainian composers including
UNLV's professor of composition Virko Baley, also included in
the program are Ukrainian composers: Bibik, Godzyatsky and Silvestrov
other performers include pianists Jae Ahn-Benton and Otto Ehling
this concert is part of the "Nextet" concert series for contemporary music
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday January 21st 7:30pm
Vocal recital featuring the 1923 song cycle by Paul Hindemith called "Das Marienleben"
which he based on 15 poems by Rainer Maria Rilke about the life of the virgin Mary, performers include
sopranos Eliysheba Anderson, Pier Porter, Sheronda McKee and Stephanie Redman, all accompanied
by pianist Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday January 23rd 7:30pm
Wind recital featuring the sonatas by Hindemith written for
flute, for oboe, for bassoon, and for clarinet with piano accompaniment,
performers include Brandon Denman, Sharon Nakama, Bronson Foster,
Erin Vander Wyst and Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-994-0568


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Monday, January 05, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of January 5

Friday January 9th 7:00pm
Traditional music and dance of Russia by "Moscow Nights and Golden Gates"
including Vitaliy Bezrodnov, Bayan; Sergey Pudov, Balalaika Prima; Anton Fadeev,
Contra Bass Balalaika
Clark County Las Vegas Library
1401 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Friday January 9th 7:30pm
Organ recital by Las Vegas Native, award winning and current organist of St. John
Vianney Catholic Church in Houston TX: Clayton Roberts
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-898-5455

Saturday January 10th 2:00pm
Wind Ensemble performance featuring the Las Vegas Wind Quintet
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush St.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-6383

Saturday January 10th 2:00pm
Paraguayan Harp Music by Mariano Gonzalez and Christina Cabrera
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$12 at door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday January 10th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic concert led by guest conductor Rei Hotoda performs a program
including the "Mother Goose Suite" by Ravel, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8
and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring violin soloist Bella Hristova
The Smith Center - Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$26-$94
more info: 702-749-2000

Sunday January 11th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs a concert of Classical and Popular music arranged for
orchestra
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Retinue: A Multi-Sensory Erotic Fashion Experience by Angel Alcala @ Sin City Gallery


Las Vegas avant-garde artist Angel Alcalá will premiere Retinue: A Multisensory Erotic Fashion Experience at Sin City Gallery from January 1 through January 24, 2015.

For this groundbreaking exhibition, Alcalá has created a cinematic experience that titillates, enthralls, and creates a sense of sensually charged mystery. Alcalá’s complex orchestrations are always a delight to witness. Performers are minimally made up in Modernist-inspired makeup and clothing is transformed into sculpture, imbued with a mystical sense of otherness, set in a beautiful and strange environment. In addition to this short film, the gallery will feature a selection of the amazing costumery for which the artist has become renowned, in addition to other objects inspired by or utilized in the film.

The debut of Retinue is a masterly fashioning of an opulent and captivating production, shot with the RED Epic Dragon, a camera used exclusively by elite industry professionals, delivering ultra-high-definition visuals. The short film combines imagery of magic, alchemy, homoeroticism, mythology, and radically conceived textile design. While the artist alludes to various historical visual forms in Retinue, his work moves beyond static references, injecting each performance with heavy complex symbolism as well as denseness and lushness. In his engrossing work, Alcalá casts the evocative characters of Greco-Roman mythology as warring protagonists, and follows deities and the path of their desires for both divine and earthly beings.

Committed to experimentation and constant exploration, Alcalá’s pieces are at the intersection of art and fashion. There is a richness and denseness to Alcalá’s work that appeals to the opulence reflecting the glamour of Vegas, and also the considerable artistic tradition and talent of his native Mexico. He immigrated to the United States as a child from Tepatitlán De Morelos, Jalisco. Inspired at a very young age by the artist and teacher Shannon Tolhurst, Alcalá has dedicated his creative life to constant innovation. The artist is trained in studio art and digital media, and graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. He is the recipient of various awards and honors including Gold and Silver Key Awards from the 2010 Scholastics Arts & Writing Awards, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and is a 2012 RAWards Las Vegas Performance Art Finalist.

Alcalá is a tour de force, constantly engaged in producing films, events, collaborations, avant-garde fashion designs, and projects that all follow an imaginative exploration of performance, fashion, beauty, and gender. Moreover, in addition to the impressive roster of ornately beautiful fashion-inspired films, installations, and performances he has worked closely with fellow designers and artists such as Jennifer Henry of FLOCKFLOCKFLOCK, and JK Russ, as well as contributing to the charity event ARTrageous by The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, and Circus Couture, an annual event conceived by Cirque du Soleil performer Erica Linz to raise funds for the Children’s Specialty Center of Southern Nevada. It is with great pleasure that Sin City Gallery premieres the sensory experience of the pioneering work of this young artist, Angel Alcalá.

This project was produced in collaboration with Shane O'Neal, Photographer, Derrick Barry, DIVAS Las Vegas, Nick San Pedro, Visual Artist, Mackenzie Claude, Model, and John Stalling, Model. There will be an Artist Talk on January 20 at 7:00 PM at Sin City Gallery, located inside The Arts Factory. www.sincitygallery.com.


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Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of December 29

Tuesday December 30th 7:00pm
A concert featuring classical pianists including Sherry Kim-Northwestern graduate now earning her masters in piano performance and the Manhattan School of Music, and Tussa Heera- Royal Academy of London grad now studying at the Glen Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto along with Jae Ahn-Benton, Aida Badalian, program includes Beethoven, Liszt, Crumb and Dutilleux, complimentary refreshments to follow
Main Theater
Clark High School
4291 Pennwood
Las Vegas NV 89102
(parking on Arville)
Free and Open to the Public
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/338778862974099/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming


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Monday, December 22, 2014

Winchester Cultural Center Winter Schedule

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Friday, December 12, 2014

"Discover A World Within" - The Zappos Family celebrates it best customers

Over the last two weeks a friendly competition has ensued at the amazing online retailer Zappos.com in Downtown Las Vegas, my employer as a matter of fact, to celebrate our best customers. Our team came together to win challenges and in the end produce a video. We teamed up with the amazing folks at Fremont East Studios to help us put together the video and in the end we came up with a story that not just celebrates our Best Customers but also celebrates diversity, family, community, clothing, charity and so much more.

In celebration of Zappos Best Customers here is the video. Enjoy for this is Las Vegas' Arts and Culture at its best. Thank you!







Directed By 
Phillip Long

Produced by 
Freeman White III

Director of Photography 
John DiMarco

Editor 
Phillp Long

Colorist 
John DiMarco

Sound Editor 
Colton Rybus

Actors
Dominque Douglas
Doralynn Valenzuela
John DiMarco
Ryan Brunty
William Wang
Brian Paco Alvarez
Suchi Yerragudi
Dani Greer
Kier Fortune-Easton

Team Divergent
Suchi Yerragudi
Dani Greer
Kier Fortune-Easton
Ryan Brunty
Dominique Douglas
William Wang
Brian Paco Alvarez

Special Thanks to
Fremont East Studios
Freeman White III
Phillip Long
John DiMarco
Doralynne Valenzuela
Loren and Erica Becker
The Market on Fremont
Inspire News Café
Michael Cornthwaite
Music by Moonboots
Zappos.com, Inc.

Voice Over Artist
Douglas Seitsinger

Music
The Omen by Moonboots
Panama by Moonboots

Moonboots Members
Ryan Brunty
John Coulter
Clyde Barnett
Wade Schuster
Andrew Ferrall


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. 
- Margaret Mead

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of December 8

Monday December 8th 7:30pm
Doctoral trumpet recital by Allison McSwain other
performers include Justin Bland, trumpet and Jae Ahn, piano
program includes Saint Saens, Francaix, Bozza and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Monday December 8th 7:30pm
Nevada Pops Orchestra directed by Richard McGee
performs its holiday concert with the Desert Chorale led by Nancy Helm
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-2787

Monday December 8th 7:30pm
Mariachi Concert by CSN Mariachi program
Horn Theater
CSN Campus (Cheyenne)
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$8, students $5
more info: 702-651-5483

Tuesday December 9th 7:30pm
CSN Band Concert
Horn Theater - CSN Campus (Cheyenne)
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$8, students $5
more info: 702-651-5483

Wednesday December 10th 7:30pm
CSN Steel Drum Band directed by Robert Bonora performs with
the CSN Big Band directed by Richard McGee
Horn Theater
CSN Campus (Cheyenne)
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$8, students $5
more info: 702-651-5483

Thursday December 11th 7:30pm
Wind Chamber Music by Morelli and Venteux Wind Quintets
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday December 11th 7:00pm
Henderson Symphony directed by Taras Krysa
presents its holiday concert
Henderson Convention Center
200 S. Water St.
Henderson NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-267-2171

Friday December 12th 7:30pm
Piano recital by Dejan Daskalov of Macedonia, program includes Debussy,
Grieg, Martin and Nikolovski
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday December 13th 1:00pm
Flute and Harp recital by "Duo Mystique" Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye and Tara
Skouson perform traditional celtic tunes and standard classical repertoire
Las Vegas Library (lobby)
833 Las Vegas Boulevard N.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3512

Saturday December 13th 1:00pm
Traditional Hawaiian music and dance by slack-key guitarist and singer: Gary Haleamau and his dancer wife Sheldeen along with the dance troupe: Halau O'Kaleimomoi
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$12 at the door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday December 13th 2:00pm
Las Vegas Youth Orchestra performs
UNLV Ham Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$17, $12 seniors/students
more info: 702-895-2787

Saturday December 13th 7:30pm
Sunday December 14th 1:00pm and 5:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic member provide the live music for the Nutcracker as the Nevada Ballet Performs with the Artistic Direction of James Canfield
Reynolds Hall
Smith Center
401 Symphony Park Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89010
$29-$179
more info: 702-249-2000

Saturday December 13th 7:30pm
Desert Winds Ensemble presents their holiday concert
Horn Theater
CSN Campus (Cheyenne)
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$15

Sunday December 14th 2:00pm
Traditional Klezmer music by "the Meshugginah" Lee Schriber fiddle, D. Gause clarinet,
Ginger Bruner, tuba/bass Brett Barnes drums and D. J. Sinai piano/voice
Winchester Cultural Community Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$12 at door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Sunday December 14th 2:30pm
Brass and Organ concert featuring the Summerlin Saxophone Quintet, organist Amy Homer-Smith and Randy Crawford, program includes traditional holiday music
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
1798 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson NV 89074
Free and Open to the Public, voluntary donations accepted
more info: 702-454-8484

Sunday December 14th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs their holiday concert
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-507-3459



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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stone. Wood. Gem. Empty Space - The Art of Dorit Schwartz at the Wynn Las Vegas

By Dr. Laura Henkel,
Contributing Writer

Artist Dorit Schwartz 
Dorit Schwartz’s sublime sculptures lyrically express spiritual enhancement and power, particularly that of the natural world. This is poetic ekphrasis, telling the tale, in physical terms, of the invisible, a vision of unity and transparency. A crystal within the branches of a tree, the creation of open space to contain a metaphysical heart of agate or amethyst. Schwartz’s remarkable works are made of beautiful hand carved materials including rare wood, and gemstones.

A holistically defined artistic vision is exemplified in Schwartz’s mystical sculpture Energy Portal. This work incorporates fine Brazilian agate geode, encased within reclaimed mortar wood, with a steel mount and lighting effects. The magic of all of Schwartz’s work includes a quiet evocation of the spiritual. No overt symbols exist, rather seemingly simple shapes stand, like nautilus shells, hidden treasures often at the core. The artist has worked the surface and form, however, her interventions are subtle, and almost seamlessly perfect, the objects seem touched by elements, weathered by the sky, by rain, by the ocean. She has maintained a classical paradigm, adherence to the truth of materials, as first expressed by the alternately smooth and rough marbles of the great 19th century French artist Auguste Rodin and the late 19th – early 20th century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi. These elements and sensibility coalesce in Schwartz’s work to express something metaphysical as seen in the organic rounded shape of Contemplation composed of an iconic center of selenite crystal, rooted in lovely acacia wood, suggesting meditative and spiritual experience.

This graceful expression reflects a central thematic of the artist’s life, and for many others in the modern world, the desire to achieve harmony not only in plastic form, but also within the spiritual self. As such these sculptures serve as spectacular visions of something deep within us, the open spaces like an abstract illustration of the innermost heart of a man, containing a chakra like crystal, a round curvilinear wood carved to form a womb like interior, reflecting perhaps the struggles and hidden chakra of woman. Such imagery is clearest in works such as Rings of Life, a round feminine shape of acacia holding a gem of aragonite, while the work Inner Self features white quartz again encircled in a maternal roundel, expressive of an immeasurable spirituality. This is the essence of crystals, an alternative to the empirical view of the world, and refers to the idea of chi or qi, a Taoist concept naming an unseen healing force. In this philosophy, problems originate from disharmony.

The use of crystals as amulets or healing devices can be traced to the ancient world. The ancient Greeks believed crystals were perpetually frozen ice formations found on Mt. Olympus, this captured beautifully in the passage on the ice of the Gods and embodied in Schwartz’s majestic sculpture Happiness (Vav-Hey-Vav והו) masterfully carved from selenite set with high-polished stainless steel (number 49 in The 72 Names of Schwartz’s God Series).

We know in addition to the mention of crystals in Exodus, the ancient Egyptians held quartz sacred, and drank from carved quartz vessels, the liquid imbued with life force. In addition, throughout the world, crystal balls were representative of artist power and purity of vision. Tibetan monks saw these important objects as “windows of the gods.” In South America, ancient cultures used crystal objects in ceremonies, and in North America, Native American cultures including the Cherokee believe in the legend of the time of harmony of long ago, the old way. Within this belief system, crystals and minerals possess certain properties that can reinstate harmony and peacefulness. It is no accident, thus that Schwartz has chosen such evocative materials to express what the Buddhists called the “visible nothingness” an esoteric understanding of spiritual ascension and understanding.

The search for ascension and the attainment of spiritual elevation is present in all religion, whether Buddhist, Taoist, Christian, Judaism, Islam or Hindu and many other belief systems and philosophies. What Schwartz captures in her work is this invisible truth, a metaphysical concept that is represented by the distilled purity of nature, masterfully created in hand made sculptures of the utmost earthly material. In Schwartz’s extraordinary oeuvre, nature functions as the model for the synergetic, symbiotic and cyclical, an inspired expression of personal spiritual harmony.

As a whole, Schwartz’s work has a distilled purity and an organic sensibility, mirroring shapes of flora and fauna, and the silhouette of the curves and recesses of the human body. Many of the works showcase the inherent quality of the natural material, the porous surface of a wood undulated by time, even a tropical wood, touched by the elements, or the grain or spectacular smoothness of polished stone give these works a haptic beauty. It is understood that Brancusi’s experiments in sensual abstraction were in some way an extension of the work of Auguste Rodin, and Arp and Moore’s work was in the same sense after Brancusi. Schwartz continues this tradition, expanding on the poetic use of natural materials, the contrasts evoking complex impressions of balance, heaviness and lightness in an arrangement of lyrical shapes.

Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see firsthand the luminous beauty of Dorit Schwartz’s handcrafted sculpture in a stunningly curated collection of her newest work at the Wynn Home Store, Las Vegas.

Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

HAPPINESS • VAV-HEY-VAV • והו,
HAND-CARVED SELENITE, HIGH-POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL, LIGHT
SIZE: 12 X 12 X 7 IN
NUMBER 49 IN THE 72 NAMES OF GOD SERIES
INNER SELF, SCULPTURE: WHITE QUARTZ, ACACIA WOOD,
STAINLESS STEEL, LIGHTS –
SIZE: 28 X 18 X 9 IN.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Enculturate Las Vegas!!!


I just want to send a huge thanks to all of my friends, family, colleagues, readers, contributors and supporters of the little cultural arts blog that could. All of you have supported us through the thick and thin and I am greatly appreciative of all of you.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful on so many fronts that I would have to spend all day listing them out! In either case I just wanted to simply say thank you!

A special thanks goes out to our contributors...

- Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev - Violinist & Coffee with Kaiser
- Onnoleigh Sweetman - Nytonix Entertainment
- Dr. Laura Henkel - Art Culture PR & Sin City Gallery
- Evelyn "Evie" Thompson - Spiritual adviser
- RaShelle Roberts - Creative Coach 
- Robert Kimberly - Blog founder

Happy Holidays everyone!

Paco

Paco

Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev

Onnoleigh Sweetman

Dr. Laura Henkel

Evelyn "Evie" Thompson

RaShelle Roberts

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of November 24

Tuesday November 25th 5:30pm
Masters Percussion recital by Ryan Harrison, program includes Xenakis, Gronemeier, Carter, Green and more 
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info:702-895-3332

Tuesday November 25th 7:30pm
UNLV Symphony Orchestra directed by Taras Krysa
performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 7,
Vega's "Red Rock" and Barber's Violin Concerto
featuring soloist Solomiya Ivakhiv
UNLV Artemis Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 military/senior/disabled, 1 free ticket for students with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Wednesday November 26th 5:30pm
Doctoral piano recital by Maria Pisarenko
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of November 17

Monday November 17th 7:00pm
Piano recital by UNLV piano professor Mykola Suk's piano studio, program includes Schumann, Greig, Frank and Balakirev
Christ the King Catholic Community Church
4925 S. Torrey Pines
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday November 19th 7:00pm
Orchestral Band and Choir concert by LVA students, program includes selections from Verdi's 'Forza Del Destino,' Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' and Orff's 'Carmina Burana'
Smith Center - Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$20-$100
more info: 702-749-2000

Wednesday November 19th 8:00pm
Guitar recital by Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam music center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$40
more info: 702-895-2787

Thursday November 20th 7:30pm
Band concert by UNLV winds directed by Thomas G. Leslie and guest conductor Col. John R. Bourgeois program includes "Lincoln Portrait" and other patriotic selections
UNLV Artemis Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10-$8, discounts available
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday November 21st 5:00pm
Vocal lecture recital by Pei-Ning
Dealing with the music of Hsiao Tyzen and its connection to Taiwan, other performers include Kosta Popovic
Room 147
UNLV Ham Fine Arts building
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday November 22nd 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic performs Brahms' symphony no.1, Weber's Obern Overture and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4
featuring guest conductor Danail Rachev and pianist Markus Groh
Smith Center - Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$26-$94
more info: 702-749-2000

Sunday November 23rd 3:00pm
UNLV Chamber Orchestra performs
Mountain View Presbyterian Church
8601 Del Webb
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
More info:702-895-3332

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Las Vegas Artists take over Designer Con in Pasadena

Gotta give them lots of props for putting on a great show at Designer Con 2014. Las Vegas should be very proud to have had such a great team of ambassadors in Pasadena, November 8-9th, as they showed their L.A. counterparts and beyond that they too could hang with the big girls and boys. Not to mention the artists were grouped all together in one continuous row in what they called the Las Vegas Strip approprietly.

Also I must add that I was deeply humbled to have been asked by artist Ryan Brunty, creator extraordinaire of "Yerman the Sad Yeti", to have been asked to moderate a panel discussion with Ryan and Juan Muniz on Art and Depression at the expo. I am glad that I agreed because I could not have had a better weekend with such amazing artists discussing such an important subject that moved many in the audience to tears.

When I look back at the 20 years that I have been personally involved in the local art scene it really is exciting to see how far we have come as a community. Though I have always said that Las Vegas has always had cultural arts scene, based on historical fact, it was not until the last 12 years that the scene has really picked up momentum. So much so that city's around the world are beginning to take notice.

Whats interesting is the fact that we Las Vegans don't even know what we have in our own backyard. In another recent trip to L.A. back in June I was shocked at how much the cultural intelligentsia in places like Los Angeles knew about what was going on in our fair city. The world is quickly taking notice that Las Vegas is a place with fresh ideas that has a lot of opportunities for fledgling, mid-career and established artists. What the future holds is anyone's guess but I suspect that Las Vegas will continue breaking barriers and reaching new frontiers in art and culture just like we did with the gaming and entertainment industries.

Keep up the good work all you creatives out there for Las Vegas has an artistic mojo to be reckoned with.

Las Vegas Artists at Designer Con -

Juan Muniz - http://www.juanmunizart.com/
Das Frank - http://dasfrank.bigcartel.com/
Tanya Watler - http://www.lilartbodega.com/
Mike Biggs - http://biggsstudio.squarespace.com/
Dan 45 - http://dan45art.bigcartel.com/
Ryan Brunty - http://ryanbrunty.storenvy.com/
Iianit & Rich Moskal - https://happypandatoys.com/
Derek Douglas SN!PT - http://sniptart.com/
Dillon Boy - http://www.dillonboy.com/
Spencer Davis - http://bootybabe.com/

For more information about Designer Con (D-Con) 2014 -
http://www.designercon.com/

Huge thanks to Designer Con and the City of Pasadena for a great show!

The Las Vegas Crew @ Designer Con Pasadena 2014
From left - Juan Muniz, Das Frank, Tanya Watler , Mike Biggs, Dan 45, Ryan Brunty, Iianit Moskal,
Bottom - Derek Douglas SN!PT, Dillon Boy, Rich Moskal 

Derek Douglas, Juan Muniz, Tanya Watler, Dillon Boy

Happy Panda Toys

Juan Muniz

Mike Biggs

Paco, Ryan and Juan as Felipe. Panel discussion on
Depression in the Arts: A character study
Photo taken by Shahab Zargari

Ryan and Charlie

Spencer Davis & his awesome Botty Babe's

Ryan Brunty, Jeannette Hall, Juan Muniz as Felipe, Paco & Vezun

Derek Douglas SN!PT

Drawing by Las Vegas Artist Jeannette Hall

Star Wars Imperial Walker AKA AT AT
@ Designer Con

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