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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Artistic Treasure...

Artist Steven Spann
It was just a couple of months ago that I curated an exhibition for the World Market Center's Winter Show that I had the opportunity to share the space with artworks from renowned Architect Robert Venturi and Las Vegas artist Steven Spann. But it was Steven Spann that really stole the show with his works created from trash.

Big conventions and trade shows produce tons of waste materials; from crates to paint and every type of foam and plastic detritus imaginable. But it is with this waste that Steven has found a unique niche. Though he has created amazing works of art on canvas, it is his experimentation with refuse that is a major departure from the conventional. Creating sculptures, paintings, furniture and many other things comes naturally to Steven since he has the eye to see the beauty in all objects. Thanks to his fine eye he has caught the attention of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. Over the last several weeks Steven has been the hotels artist-in-residence and he has worked diligently in creating art from all types of recycled materials.

On Thursday April 7, at 7pm Steven will be having his closing reception at the Cosmopolitan. The event is free and I would encourage all of you to come down and meet Steven and of course muse with his amazing creations.

For more information check out the flyer below. Click on the flyer to enlarge.

For more information about Steven Spann please visit his site - http://www.stevenspann.com/

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