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Sunday, February 06, 2011

City of Las Vegas Exhibitions for February 2011...

Here is a great list of exhibitions that was forwarded to me by our friends at the City of Las Vegas. 

Year Of The Rabbit Art Exhibition 

The “Year of the Rabbit” art exhibition will open at the Las Vegas City Hall Bridge Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 3, which is the first day of Chinese New Year. The public is invited to a free artists’ reception in the gallery on Monday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. This exhibit brings artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds to explore Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Participating artists include Dawn Anderson, Patricia Birkhloz, Daryl DePry, Justin Favela, Kim Johnson, Merrilee Hortt, Bobbie Ann Howell, Brandon Lin, Krystal Ramirez, Melissa Russell, Cindy Sullivan and Mary Warner. The exhibit will remain on display through April 15 on the second floor at 400 Stewart Ave, available for public viewing Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed holidays. Visitors may reach the gallery through the second floor of the Las Vegas City Hall parking garage on the southeast corner of Stewart Avenue and Fourth Street. Parking is by paid meter only.

The public is invited to a free reception honoring artist Dayo Adelaja and Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, located at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. At 3 p.m. Adelaja will conduct a tour and discussion of the artwork, as well as a question-and-answer period. Adelaja’s art exhibit, “Cubism Juxtaposed,” is on display at the gallery Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through April 30. Originally from Nigeria, Adelaja is well known in Southern Nevada. His murals and sculptures decorate public spaces in West Las Vegas. His floats have won awards in Summerlin and Las Vegas parades. His oil paintings often are seen hanging in local galleries and shows. Adelaja has conducted numerous art education workshops and art seminars in schools, community art centers and galleries. Currently he works as an art specialist for the Clark County School District. For more information on the artist, visit www.adelajaart.com.

The public is invited to an artist’s reception on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Maria Michails, whose “Emergy” exhibit is on display through Feb. 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery at 800 S. Brush St. The reception will be held in the gallery. The artist also will be present in the gallery on Feb. 17 to discuss her work with visitors. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Emergy” is a human-powered, interactive installation art project bridging sculpture, performance, media arts, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering. At the center is a nine-foot mechanized rowboat that generates electricity to power LED-backlit photos in the gallery. The created environment examines energy and water usage in an urban desert environment by contrasting human consumption with human expenditure. Community members row the boat to activate the installation for others.

“Poem Cycle,” a free exhibition of still-life paintings by artist Dan Scott, will be displayed at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery Feb. 25 through May 14. Dan Scott is an artist and art professor at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. New work by the artist explores the traditional still-life genre. He believes that still life can tell us a story of the life we have or wished we had. Through the painted objects, he takes the familiar and breaks it out of any association with the mundane. The work holds the viewer’s attention through a complex dialog that is given meaning by the artist’s pictorial arrangement of objects, title and juxtaposition. Call (702) 229-1012 or go online to www.artslasvegas.org for more information on gallery exhibits.
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