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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Loads of News from the CAC

From the Contemporary Arts Collective Las Vegas mailing list, lots of news...

New location in Arts District
now renting space for Artist Studios
and Galleries. If you are interested
in seeing these spaces please call


DUST Gallery & Godt-Cleary Projects present Third Thursdays!!

As an addition to the downtown art experience, every third Thursday of each month, Dust and Godt-Cleary Projects will be presenting a series of presentations, performances and discussions related to the visual and performing arts. We feel that an ongoing dialogue surrounding the arts is vital to the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in all its forms, including the visual arts, dance, fashion and music.

Our first presentation on January 20, from 6-8 pm at Godt-Cleary Projects, will be a Collector's Forum, a discussion with local collectors and the intellect and passion behind their collections. Joining us will be:
.. Glenn Schaeffer
.. Roger Thomas
.. Patrick Duffy and Wally Goodman
.. Lee Cagley
.. Steven Molasky

PLEASE RSVP to mquinn@godtcleary.com to attend

Feb 17: Alternate Spaces at DUST GALLERY (6-8 pm)

A discussion on curating within the context of alternative exhibition spaces by Lia Gangitano, the Director of Participant, Inc., an alternative non-profit art space located in New York's Lower East Side.

Mar 17: Thunder Against 1,2,3 at Godt-Cleary Projects (6-8 pm)
A presentation of modern dance from New York City choreographer and performer Paz Tanjuaquio.

April 21: Art & Fashion Fusion at DUST Gallery (6-8 pm)

On view at DUST Gallery will be Cuban artist Alonso Mateo, and his Fashion Designer Series. Living and working in Mexico City, Mateo's large portraits of fashion designers comment upon the iconic status that fashion designers have garnered world-wide. In order to further place the exhibition in context, DUST and Godt-Cleary will be presenting a spring fashion show. More information to follow.

For more information, please contact:

Naomi Arin
Dust Gallery
1221 S. Main Street
(702) 324-5868

Michele Quinn
Godt-Cleary Projects
1217 S. Main Street
(702) 452-2200 tel


Centennial Artist Series

City of Las Vegas Gallery Features New Paintings
by Las Vegas Artist Susanne Forestieri

In honor of the city of Las Vegas’ Centennial celebration, the Cultural Affairs Division of the city’s Department of Leisure Services will feature exhibitions by some of Las Vegas’ finest artists throughout 2005. Works by painter Susanne Forestieri begin the series with the opening of Moving Pictures at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 South Brush Street, on Friday, January 14. The public is invited to meet Forestieri at a free reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 229-4674 for information.

Forestieri, who has exhibited in the Las Vegas area for over a decade, is known for her figurative paintings. She says that the recently created oil paintings on display depict everyday, intimate moments in people’s lives when they reveal something about themselves that is real and precious. Small gestures and facial expressions reveal individuality. Pictorial space between and around figures describes emotional relationships as well as individual isolation. The artist encourages viewers to use their own imagination to interpret the images.

Forestieri attended the National Academy School of Fine Arts and Art Students League in New York City and Empire State College (State University of New York) and earned a BFA and a master’s from UNLV. She has earned numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and Nevada Parks and Recreation Association award for Project of the Year.

The exhibition runs through March 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CULT OF POTATO Exhibit comes to Las Vegas

The Contemporary Arts Collective is pleased to announce that the CULT OF POTATO Exhibit will be on display at their downtown art gallery from February 4 – March 5, 2005.

This exhibit will be presented by the International Potato Arts Collective, founded by Missouri artist Jeffrey Allen Price. This show kicks off a world tour, which includes St. Louis, Long Island, and Rotterdam, Holland. The show will consist of mixed media installation and wall work. The potato-centric collective, whose muse is the Solanum tuberosum, includes artists Andrea Avery, California artist Rebecca Stees, and potato guru Jeffrey Allen Price.

The Contemporary Arts Collective is located at 101 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 101, in the famous Arts Factory on the corner of Main Street and Casino Center, in the Downtown Arts District in Las Vegas. Show dates are February 4 – March 5, 2005. Gallery hours are Tues. - Sat., noon – 4:00 p.m. An Artists' Opening Reception will be held on First Friday, February 4th, from 6-10pm, and an artists’ closing reception will be held March 5, 2005, from 6-10 pm.

A free Sunday brunch and artists’ talk will be held at the gallery on Sunday, February 6, from noon – 2pm, where the public will be able to hear a short talk about the work on display, and ask the artists questions about the exhibit.

For more information, please call the Gallery Director, Natalia Ortiz, at (702) 382-3886, or Laura Alvidrez at 221-6924.

The CAC is funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and by the National Endowment for the arts, a federal agency.

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