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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Last Week, A Busy One...

This last week was a busy one for the arts and humanities in Vegas.

On Tuesday the 12th, the Nevada Arts Advocates presented an arts awareness luncheon, titled "Las Vegas Performing Arts Center, How a Dream Becomes a Reality." Don Snyder, president of Boyd Gaming and chairman of the Las Vegas Performing Arts Foundation, discussed the future of the arts center at this $25 a plate luncheon.

Wednesday night had the Nevada Arts Council having a public hearing at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society.

Friday, the Donna Beam Gallery opened a beauty of a show. The "Not Teapots, Ceramic Sculpture" show was curated by UNLV's own Mark Burns. This is a great show, and should not be missed.

On Saturday afternoon, the Circle Park on Maryland reopened after being closed for renovation and landscaping. The $1.7 million makeover of this 3-acre park was made possible by funding from both the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. Improvements included contributions from select local artists.

And on Saturday night, the B.U.S.E. Club had its "Night of a 1000 Stars" to benefit the construction of shelters for troubled Nevada teenage mothers. The B.U.S.E. Club is a social networking group, and host a mixer every Tuesday at the Stirling Club in Turnberry Place. This coming Tuesday they will also be hosting a presentation by Dust Gallery owners Jerry Misko and Naomi Arin. And in December they will be having Cindy Funkhouser, of Whirlygig Inc., speaking on "Increased Activity in Downtown Las Vegas and Arts and Culture Community." See the B.U.S.E. activities calendar for more info.

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