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Friday, June 10, 2011

Ethiopian artist Abraham Abebe explores “The Other Side of Las Vegas”

The Winchester Cultural Center in the Heart of Las Vegas's East-side will be presenting artist Abraham Abebe. The opening reception for this amazing show will take place this evening at 5:30pm.

In “The Other Side of Las Vegas,” emerging artist Abraham Abebe’s series of oil paintings offer a local's perspective on Las Vegas, finding beauty beyond the bright lights of the Strip. His melancholy vistas examine the everyday: rows of apartment complexes from the vantage of a parking garage, a downtown hotel and vacant storefront, and lonely, abandoned houses on Fremont and 12th Street. Architecture is bathed in the sunlight of dusk or dawn, alluding to the passage of time, night and day, dream and reality. With an emphasis on light and color, and in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Strip, Abebe’s urban and suburban landscapes evoke a sense of solitude and deep reverence for his subjects.

Abraham Abebe was born in Ethiopia and moved to Reno, Nevada in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Graphic Design from UNLV in 2010, where he begins the Master of Fine Arts program (Studio Art) this fall. He has exhibited his work in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and in 2009 he participated in the Adelaide Fringe Invitational Exhibition in Australia. Most recently, his work was featured in the two-person exhibition “Time For A Hundred Visions” at Left of Center Gallery in North Las Vegas. - Wendy Kveck, Gallery Coordinator, Clark County Nevada

The Winchester Cultural Center 
3130 S. McLeod
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Exhibition Dates: June 10 through August 11, 2011

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