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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Years Eve 2012 Parties - Up, Down and All Around Downtown...


I have to say that I am quite impressed with the selection of New Years Eve parties that are taking place in Downtown. Everyone is getting into the game so there are plenty of places to ring in the new year. Here are few places thus far that have announced plans. As more come in I will update this posting.

Obviously Fremont Street will be rocking with its Trubute Palooza as it does every year. So if you want to avoid the Strip and have a more unique experience come Downtown and party like the locals do. Besides what's better than to party with the Cultural Intelligentsia of Las Vegas!








December 31st at Artifice Lounge

NYE French Disco style with surprise performances, fabulous people, and the very best in French Disco and Deep house on wax. Bottle service, champagne toast, and your fabulous host Rudalenska. This event is absolutely free but space is limited and reservations are recommended.

  • MIDNIGHT AFFAIR (BroHouse & Vegasboogies)
  • JOHNNY VIBE (Future Sound KUNV-FM)
  • CHAD MARTINEZ (Future Sound KUNV-FM)
  • DJ PROVIDENCE (HumanExperienceLV)
  • DR. CHRIST GENIUS (TSTMRKT/Liquid Sound Distortion)
Doors open at 8PM Free!!!


December 31st at Emergency Arts on Fremont East

  • WHAT: Since we at The Beat and Emergency Arts are lucky enough to have this fabulous building- which will be celebrating it's 60th anniversary in Aril- we are kicking off our 60th year in style, with a 1960's New Years eve celebration!!
  • WHY: The street is going to be crazy- so for a little bit of fun, swank and refuge from the crazies on the street, why don't you come in for a civilized celebration!!
  • WHO: Hosted bar of sparkling bubbly, and draft beers, a selection of fantastic food from our chefs, a midnight countdown hosted by the girls at The Beat! (Natalie and Alena will be your MC's for the night!) Must be 21 of course baby...
  • WHEN: kindly RSVP to eventsatthebeat@gmail.com for a reserved wristband (They are limited due to our 1960's size building!!) by 12/30. The party starts at 9pm and ends when it's 2012!!
  • WHERE: at The Beat inside Emergency Arts 520 Fremont Street @ 6th

We have had SUCH an amazing year- lets bring the year of downtown, and our 60th anniversary in with style!!

Dressing up is not required however HIGHLY reccomended for maximum fun.

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Final Kaiser Report of musical happenings for 2011...

Here is Laraine Kaiser's final report for the year. Its a light week considering we are revving up for the New Year in just a few days. I would like to send a huge thanks to Laraine for keeping all of us abreast of what is happening musically in Southern Nevada.

Have a wonderful New Years and stay safe!

Wednesday December 28th 7:00pm
Jae Ahn-Benton(currently studying with Professor Suk at UNLV) and
Sherry Kim (currently studying piano with Professor Alan Chow at Northwestern University)
Piano program including solo pieces and works for four hands at one piano by
Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Dvorak
Glinka, Kapustin, Rossini and Jae Ahn-Benton

Christ the King Catholic Community Church
corner of Tropicana and Torrey Pines
4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas NV 89118
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-871-1904

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays and an even more Fabulous 2012!!!

On behalf of the Enculturate Las Vegas Staff (That would be Me) may all of you have an amazing holiday season and an even more exciting New Year! For 2012 is upon us!

You have one week left to make a charitable contribution to a wonderful non-profit in need! Even the gift of volunteering can go a long way in furthering the mission of many organizations that are helping make Southern Nevada a wonderful place to live...

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Artist Jerry Misko on exhibition at P3 inside the Cosmopolitan! Oh and his art too!

Jerry Misko in the
press...
I just visited one of the Las Vegas' top artists Jerry Misko while he is camped out at P3 Gallery inside the uber-cool Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. He is currently the artist in residence at the hotel. His art oozes Vegas and is a must see for anyone; tourist and local alike. Not to mention Jerry is just one damn cool guy!

P3 Gallery and Studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Cosmopolitan across from Blue Ribbon Sushi. FYI - Blue Ribbon is good and hits the spot when you are enjoying some great art and other curiosities at the hotel.

For more information about Jerry Misko and his amazing art please visit - http://www.jerrymisko.com/

And if you do make it to the show and I know you will, tell Jerry Paco sent you!

Here are some impressions from the exhibition.


P3 inside the Cosmopolitan


Matt Keleman performs inside P3
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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Kaiser Report... Musical happenings for the week of December 19...

Since the Holiday Season is in full swing this weeks report is light. But at least there are a few amazing performances to attend before the lighting of the candles and wrapping paper storm takes place. Make sure to check out a few classics at the 5th Street School and of course the Nutcracker at the Paris.

This holiday season make an impact and give the gift of Art and Culture to all of your loved ones. Have a great week everyone and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

December 17 - December 24, 2011
The Nutcracker
By the Nevada Ballet Theater
Paris Theater at the Paris Hotel and Casino
http://www.nevadaballet.com/

Wednesday December 21th 6:30pm
Violinist Scott Jackson and Pianist Michelle Lee perform
Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Bach and Gershwin
Historic Fifth St. School Auditorium
401 S. Fourth St. Suite 125
Las Vegas NV 89101
Free and Open to the Public
More info 702-384-2787 




Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Paco has been naughty... Well kind of... But there is a great art event tonight!!!

I do have to say that I have been very naughty leaving you all in the the dark for the past week. But I ave been on holiday back east visiting with family and friends and enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City. Though I did prepare an amazing little blog post about the Las Vegas diaspora living in the New York Metro area, because of a technical glitch on my I-Phone I lost the post. Technology, you cant live with it and you obviously cant live without it! So stay tuned on that front...

Anyway I am back as strong as ever ready to talk about all the going-on-about-town and all around. With the holiday season in full swing you would think things would slow down on the artistic front. Well I am excited to announce that nothing has slowed down a bit. Which honestly is a good thing!

As I was walking to my car last night I ran into my friend and neighbor Amos who told me about this new art collaborative called Freddie Ramon. Basically it is supposed to be a one stop shop for everything that you need to design the perfect abode. In any case it seems quite appropriate that these artists are having a showcase this evening right before the holidays. Take a look at the flier below and remember this holiday season to support small businesses, artists and shop local!

The first person to approach me at the event and mention this post gets to have coffee and a muffin with me at The Beat Coffeehouse! (coffee and muffin on me of course)

See you tonight! 



Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Kaiser Report... Musical happenings for the week of December 12...

Here is Laraine Kaiser's musical happenings about town. Have a wonderful and musically fulfilled week!

Monday December 12th 7:00pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert of the Nevada School of the Arts directed by
Dr. Cushinery program includes Mozart, Wiren and Dvorak
Historic Fifth St. School Auditorium
401 S. Fourth St. Suite 125
Las Vegas NV 89101
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-384-2787

Tuesday December 13th 6:00pm
Hyde Park Band Concert
Artemis Ham Concert Hall
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
Free and Open to the Public
(702) 895-ARTS (2787) for more info

Thursday December 15th 5:00pm
Henderson's "Third Thursday" art, music, food fest
family friendly
Downtown Henderson, Water Street
Henderson, NV
Free and Open to the public
more info: 267-1516

Friday December 16th 12:00pm
Firenze Sextet (Strings) perform classical and holiday music members include:
Rebecca Ramsey, Moonlight Tran, Lindsey Springer, Hanna Suk, Geri Thompson and
Tianna Heppner Harjo enjoy this beautiful free concert and enjoy
free food!!!!
Jury Assembly Room
Lloyd D. George US Courthouse
333 Las Vegas Blvd. south
Free and Open to the Public bring photo id!
more info: 702-229-3515

Friday December 16th 1:00pm
Mock Metropolitan Auditions
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

Saturday December 17th
2:00pm and 8:00pm

Las Vegas Philharmonic Holiday Concert with guests from
Phantom of the Opera's Kristen Hertzenberg and
Jersey Boys' Travis Cloer
Artemis Ham Concert Hall
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
$35-$78
(702) 895-ARTS (2787) for more info

Sunday December 18th 2:00pm
Las Vegas Brass Band
Clark County Library
1401 East Flamingo
Las Vegas NV
$5
more info 702-658-6741

Sunday December 18th 2:30pm
Brass and Organ Concert, holiday music
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
1798 Wigwam Parkway
Henderson, NV
Free and Open to the Public, free will offering will be received
more info 702-454-8484

Sunday December 18th 7:30pm
Desert Winds holiday music
Desert Spring United Methodist Church
120 North Pavilion Center Dr.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public, free will offering will be received
more info 702-454-8484

There are plenty of Choir and Jazz Concerts:

http://music.unlv.edu/events.html
http://www.facebook.com/livemusicinvegas
http://www.nevadapops.org/Nevada_Pops/Events.html
http://gatewayartsfoundation.org/schedule.htm
http://www.greenvalleypres.com/
http://www.csn.edu/about/campuslife/performingarts/events.asp
http://www.lvccld.org/events/index.cfm?nForm=1&nEvnttp=11&nLbr=0&sKwrd=&perpage=10
http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/parks/Events/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.hendersonlive.com/calendar/?277[command]=search


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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Fashion Show @ The Lady Silvia...

The Lady Silvia, one of Downtowns hottest nightspots, has teamed up with Fashion Designer Ermelinda Ramos to host a fashion show to benefit the Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada.

The show will take place Thursday, December 8 - 7 to 10pm. Must be 21 and over to attend. For more information take a look at the flier below.

www.theladysilvia.com
www.metroartsnevada.com




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Monday, December 05, 2011

All-Stars of Slam at Green Valley Ranch... Las Vegas poetry at its best...

Guest blogger Rj Reynolds talks about the All-Stars of Slam poetry event and why you should support local poetry!

Here's the deal. I don't usually promote events that have a cover charge on principle. I figure that sentiment shows my age, but I have felt this way since I first started writing and performing poetry. You map out a living thing on paper, and in performance you become so much more than the words. You create a moment for everyone present.

And how the heck can anyone charge for that? If we didn't have a venue, poets would stand around outside and swap poems (as would any other artist, and we all do). Talky Trees operates on that truth. So maybe the question becomes, how do you charge for art at all?

Working with the Las Vegas Poets Organization this past year, I see how far this conundrum will follow artists through life. To date, I do not remember any promotion from LVPO that wasn't also free, from readings like Word Up! and Human Experience to larger cooperative efforts like the Vegas Valley Book Festival in November. The Arts Factory has also done its part to keep free, local poetry alive with the Saturday night Painters' and Poets' Jam.

However, The All-Stars of Slam show at Green Valley Ranch on Tues. Dec. 6th represents the next step in a true respect and spectacle of poetry in Las Vegas. Page and performance poets alike will see an actual market for features in similar venues (and larger). More locals will be exposed to the voice of their city, and this will also attract out-of-town visitors who can be adequately compensated for their craft.

"ASOS will be the kind of event that's setting the precedent for a new wave of homegrown Las Vegas cultural events," said Jeff Grindley, president of the Las Vegas Poets Organization, "Supporting ASOS and events like it help reframe the way the community and the country look at Las Vegas. "

And don't look at it as just slam or open-mic, either. Nevada has a wildly rich scope of poetic styles, many of which populate Clark County. Who knows? Within the next year, Las Vegas poets could be seeing a regular cowboy poetry night right by UNLV.

So as poets (and artists, and people), we may not like thinking about the bottom line, but it inevitably rises with us in some capacity. For the Las Vegas Poets Organization, that will never include a profit. If you buy a ticket to this show, you raise a red flag to Vegas that its poets have a lot to say. More importantly, you'll prove that the country should be listening for it as the instrument of social change.

For more information about the All-Stars of Slam show, visit the event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/254881227901956/

To learn more about the Las Vegas Poets Organization, visit http://www.lasvegaspoets.org/


Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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The Kaiser Report... Musical happenings for the week of December 5...

Here is Laraine Kaiser's weekly update of musical happening about town. It looks like a great week so far and after a great First Friday this adds to the amazing momentum of cultural arts activities in Southern Nevada!

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Monday December 5th 5:00pm
Horn Master Class with Artist in Residence Carolyn Hove
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

Monday December 5th 7:30pm
CSN Orchestra Concert including Haydn's Symphony 104,Winston Canilao guest conductor and the "Rococo Variations" by Tchaikovsky with
cello soloist Lee Richey
Horn Theatre
CSN Cheyenne Campus
3200 E. Cheyenne, one block west of Pecos.
Las Vegas NV 89030
$8 Adults $5 Students
more info 651-live(5483)

Tuesday December 6th 7:00pm
Las Vegas Youth Symphony Concert including Waltz and Polonaise from
Tchaikovsky's music for Eugene Onegin and
March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"Ham Hall
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
$16 Adults $9 Students/Senior/Disabled
(702) 895-ARTS (2787) for more info

Wednesday December 7th 7:00pm
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra Concert (all four orchestras)Lowden Theater
315 S. 7th St. (9th and Clark)
Las Vegas, NV 89101
$6 adults, middle school Students free, family 4+ $20 more info 702-799-7800 x4085


Wednesday December 7th 7:30pm
'Nextet' Contemporary Music with Composer in Residence: Frederick Lesemann
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

Thursday December 8th 5:30pm
Trombone Choir
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Publicmore info 702-895-3332

Friday December 9th 7:00pm
Henderson Symphony performs works including Bizet's Carmen Suite,
Ravel's Bolero and a song cycle by Finizi
Tod Fitzpatrick, baritone and Deborah Rleisher, Soprano
Henderson Convention Center
200 South Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
Free and Open to the Public, 10$ donation suggested
more info 702-267-2171

Friday December 9th 7:30pm
Doctoral recital Mezzo Soprano Lotoya Lain
Unlv Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

Sunday December 11th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony holiday music
Clark County Library
1401 East Flamingo
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-658-6741

There are plenty of Choir and Jazz Concerts:
http://music.unlv.edu/events.html
http://www.facebook.com/livemusicinvegas
http://www.nevadapops.org/Nevada_Pops/Events.html
http://gatewayartsfoundation.org/schedule.htm
http://www.greenvalleypres.com/
http://www.csn.edu/about/campuslife/performingarts/events.asp
http://www.lvccld.org/events/index.cfm?nForm=1&nEvnttp=11&nLbr=0&sKwrd=&perpage=10
http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/parks/Events/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.hendersonlive.com/calendar/?277[command]=search


Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
Have You donated to KNPR? Pledge Now at http://www.knpr.org/index.cfm

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Friday, December 02, 2011

First Friday!!! A December to Remember...

The crown jewel of Las Vegas' art scene returns this month with an amazing array of new and exciting art exhibitions, musical acts and festivities to entice the masses. After checking out the exhibitions out and about on Preview Thursday I am very pleased with what I have seen thus far. In addition, First Friday is a great event to get much of your holiday shopping done. Instead of going to the big retailers come Downtown, support small businesses and artists and pick up a unique gift for your loved one. Giving the gift of art is the best way to celebrate the holidays and it helps out the economy too! Besides artists make great pets! For more information about First Friday - http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/

Anyway I could talk all day but I will leave that for another post. Here is Ryan Reason's Culture Week recap of festivities this First Friday and this weekend. Have a great and safe First Friday!

18b Arts District

At The Arts Factory - 

Walls do Talk @ the CAC

Contemporary Arts Center - CAC
Suite 120
“Walls Do Talk”
CAC’s way of saying Thank You for the last 22 years of history
The Contemporary Arts Center here inside the arts factory is holding a special show and holiday fundraiser where we are celebrating the 22 years of history of the CAC artists and shows by inviting artists and supporters to own, paint, create or decorate a piece of CAC's history using some of the hundreds of small coin-shaped wall cutouts from the last show or from the larger sections of the deconstructed walls that are here in the gallery. These pieces were generously offered to be used for this fundraising idea by the exhibiting artist Scott Carter. Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 6pm to 8pm join us in the CAC Gallery when all the pieces will be on display and for sale during our special holiday history celebration show being curated by Brian Paco Alvarez. Some pieces will be on display and for sale for $20. Other select and larger pieces will be up for auction.

and

”Garden of Eden”
photography by Canadian artist Andrzej Maciejewski
21st century society has created a new “Garden of Eden”, where everything looks perfect and flawless but many things, like the taste, the exceptional and often even the humanity, have been lost during the process.The still life compositions in which Maciejewski photographs are inspired by the paintings from the old masters like, Michelangelo Caravaggio, Henri Fantin Latour, and Louis Melendez, emphasizing the contrast between what the gifts of nature used to be and what they have now become through the manipulation of man.
Opening Reception, Artist Talk: Preview Thursday, Dec 1st - 6-9pm
Dec 1st, 2011 - Jan 21st, 2012
http://www.lasvegascac.org/

Christian Gabriel Gallery
Suite #125
Black Christmas
Christian is a Marine Corps vet that uses his art for therapy.
Come stop by for new work from Christian Gabriel, Jimmy Catanzaro & Manny Avila. Also make sure to pick up a Candy Cane of Brutality with every purchase! Have a metal Christmas everyone!
Preview Thursday & First Friday, December, 1&2 - 6pm-10pm
www.christiangabrielart.com
702-372-0544


Jenny Valdez Inc.
Studio 160
Holiday Shopping at Jenny Valdez Inc.
December's Cultural Weekend is a perfect time to shop for holiday gifts at Jenny Valdez Inc. Artists Barbara Gomez, Lisa Fields Clark, Theresa Lucero, Nicholas Walsh, Sarah Flake, and Jenny Valdez will have a variety of pieces on display plus holiday ornaments.
Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Friday, December 2, 2011, from 6 pm to midnight. For more information, visit www.jennyvaldez.com or send am email to alettertojenny@gmail.com.

HellPop!
Studio 105B
Flaky Friends
HellPop! has special little friends lined up for the month of December! Flaky Friends are super quirky, and distinctly unique creations out of the mind of Vegas plush artist, Sarah Flake. Each one has its own issues. They are defined by their super soft fur, outrageous colors and bold personalities. Take a new friend home with you!
Dec 1st - 31st
Maria@hellpop.net

Happy Panda Toys
Studio 105A
Misfit Toys
Custom Toy Show by Fuller
A collection of custom hand painted designer toys and skate decks by one of the biggest rising stars in the designer toy industry, James Fuller.
December 1st Preview Thursday 6:00PM - 8:00Pm
December 2nd First Friday Noon - 10:00PM
www.happypandatoys.com
Store Phone 702 516 3432

Hiptazmic Studio
Studio 105c
Eclectic works by various artists including, Christine & Gabby Esposito & Val Eagar. Hiptazmic has a wide variety of Eco Art and jewelry made from recyclable pieces and amazing art by local artists priced just right for holiday gift giving.
Open 5 days week / closed Sunday & Monday
Open for Preview Thursday / First Friday
email for appointment
www.hiptazmic.com
christine@hiptazmic.com

La Chica Art & Music Studio Gallery
Studio 220
Night on the Town - The Downtown impressions of Kathleen Strukoff
GRAND OPENING

Trifecta Gallery
Studio 135
minUMENTAL invitational 2011: Fresh Meat
The latest incarnation of our annual invitational introducing 15+ new artists who have never shown at Trifecta Gallery before.

and

MEATumental Invitational
a MEAT themed exhibition featuring works by
JW Caldwell, Justin Favela, Sam Davis, Brian Henry, Jennifer Henry, Wendy Kveck, Jerry Misko, Kristen Peterson and Erin Stellmon.
in Trifecta’s Attachment Gallery
December 1-30
Opening Preview Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm
www.trifectagallery.com
marty@trifectagallery.com
702.366.7001

Sin City Gallery
Suite 100
THE SMALL OF THE BACK
Minimal lines, colors and wanderings lead to THE SMALL OF THE BACK, a minimalist group show that interprets those things that have softened and inspired each of us to recollect an undemanding space, a quiet past, to lay ones head or hand. It starts with Lincoln Maynard, an acclaimed Las Vegas painter who states, “I come again to this undefended place in the most perfect of landscapes.” Scott Sandoval is also there with created new works that embody the theme and feel of this exhibition through smooth tactile curves and texture. Francois Dubeau completes the scene with created simplistic lines through the use of a digital pen to create moments in time that serve as glimpses of soft desire and delight.
Preview Thursday, December 1, 6:00 - 9:00pm (refreshments served)
First Friday, December 2, 6:00 - 10:00pm
www.sincitygallery.com

Hillary Salon
Suite 250
DEADHAND
9PM FIRST FRIDAY
Earth shaking rock and roll band that will rattle the fillings from your head (in a good way).
http://www.reverbnation.com/deadhandrocks
(702) 525 1053

Joseph Watson Collection
Suite 115
Oh...Nature
Los Angeles artist Shark Toof will extend his Oh.. Nature exhibit this month at the Joseph Watson Collection. He wants to leave a lasting impression that you don't have to carry so much guilt listening to nature. Various work will include mixed media panels. Also, autographed Go, Go, Greta children's books and merchandise will be available for those Christmas shoppers!.
Preview Thursday December 1, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Friday, Decmber 2, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
info@josephwatsoncollection.com
858-733-2135

Jaikowski Studios
Suite #115 Backroom
Ink on the Cat Walk
Where Las Vegas Entertainment comes alive......
From oil and Acrylics to Pen and Inks.......
Several new framed works varying in size.
Preview Thursday Dec 1 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, Dec 2 7:00pm -11:00pm
For an appointment or more info: 702-204-9335
Jaikowskistudios@gmail.com
http://www.jaikowskistudios.com/

R Space Studio
Suite 245 (second floor)
Featuring the art of Douglas Clark, Susanne Forestieri, Olga Gault, Beth McCall

Around the Neighborhood - 

Retro Vegas
1211 S Main Street
"Renee Vaverchak's Miss Atomic Jewelry"
Miss Atomic Jewelry is owned by Renee Vaverchak, who designs and makes each piece by hand. Renee moved to Las Vegas just over a year ago and is excited to be a part of the amazing Las Vegas art scene! Renee's designs are fun and unique with a vintage, retro influence. If you are looking for something different, you will love Miss Atomic Jewelry!

Opens First Friday, December 2, at 6:00pm
Continues through until December 31.
Mon - Sat 11 - 6 with late hours on First Friday
702-384-2700,
retro-vegas.com

222 Imperial
222 Imperial Avenue
Spittoon Saloon
Art based on the interpretation of Las Vegas’ very own modern day wild west.
Artists Amber Gardner, Angee Jackson, Colin Pringle, Constantly Constance, Giovanni Morales, Jerry Misko, Joel Spencer, Lisa Dittrich, Kitschy Chic, Su Limbert, Theresa Lucero and many more, take a chomp out of the old west and send it to 222 imperials spittoon! Big Bugs, Sasparilla Outlaws, Tumbleweed Tycoons, Vacant Home Steaders, Boudoir Banditas, Jolly Ranchers, Gun Slingers, Rodeo Circus, Tavern Fools, Whiskey West, Ace high Gamblers, Paint Wranglers, Caballero Vatos, The City Slicked, Buck skin Dudes and Gals. A lick and a promise this spaghetti western will be served aldente’ and it’ll be hotter than a whore house on nickle night. Featuring old timey western collectables from the Funk House a crying cowboy and a western themed photo-op.!

Photo Bang Bang
224 E. Imperial
December First Friday
Photographers Marcos Rivera and Curtis Walker will be exhibiting new
work from their TERROR! series. A horror themed scene designed by Joel
Spencer. Come talk photography with us!
First Friday - 6pm-12am
www.PhotoBangBang.com

Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 S. Casino Center Blvd
Stream of Consciousness featuring Dutch artist/designer Jonny Detiger.
In the hands of New York artist Jonny Deti...ger, conversations, chance encounters, thoughts and projections merge into a happy, delirious stream of consciousness strewn across the canvas. Through a mix of paintings and moving sculptures this work explores human interactions through a kaleidoscope of iconic imagery, text, color and light.
victoria@BrettWesley.com
http://www.BrettWesleyGallery.com
facebook.com/BrettWesleyGallery
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6:00 p.m.

Holsum Design Center
H. Stephen Jackson, Architect
241 W Charleston Blvd., Suite 107
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

City of the World Gallery
1229 Casino Center at Colorado
With over 25 artists this is a must see destination in 18b - Las Vegas' Arts District
http://cityoftheworld.org/

Entertainment District 

Emergency Arts & The Beat Coffeehouse
520 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
http://www.emergencyartslv.com

Kleven Contemporary inside Emergency Arts


Gamma Gamma
Inside Emergency Arts
Featuring the photography of Krystal Ramirez

Saturday December 3rd - 

Talky Trees
On the Patio
Bar + Bistro @ the Arts Factory
Starting at 5pm
We are the Talky Trees: Free Arts & Entertainment Among Friends
What exactly is Talky Trees? It's a 7-hour Arts festival centered around two ideas:
1) Self-expression of the audience such that they and the performers are one and the same! YOU have the gift of art, and we encourage you to realize it.
2) Collaboration between mediums: painters coloring a piece to a poet who then gives his words to the music of others.The artist and the audience? Same people.
This is an art show all about collaboration of all possible mediums. Music, poetry, painting, performance art. What every you are into, bring whatever craft you love and share it with us

Sunday December 4th:

Kidz Creative Korner and Brunch!
On the Patio
Bar + Bistro @ the Arts Factory
Born and Raised Productions presents ~
KIDZ CREATIVE KORNER on the Patio @ Bar & Bistro inside The Arts Factory!!
Tour the Arts Factory and visit all the galleries with the little culture lovers in your life. Have brunch on the Patio while your little Picasso makes up a masterpiece.
This will be the 3rd KCK, which will regularly be held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month! This event is geared around parents & their children exploring creativity together through the arts. They can take arts out of our schools but not our community!!
11am to 3pm this Sunday, December 4th






Photo of the week - La Chica Gallery
@ the Arts Factory
Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Barrick Museum at UNLV will be saved!!!

Its official the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will be saved from shuttering its doors next year. The museum had lost its state funding during the massive cutbacks that took place at last legislative biennium. Thanks to some forward and creative thinking people, the College of Fine Arts will be taking over the historic museum and bring new hope to one of the crown jewels of UNLV.

The museum will stay housed in it's current location just East of the massive Lied Library inside the universities original gymnasium. While housing important Anthropological and Archaeological collections the museum will be continuing its path in offering more visual arts exhibitions. The museums program director Aurore Giguet has been very active in bringing new audiences to the museum with new and exciting exhibitions. With this new focus adding to the overall experience at the museum, they are definitly creating a must see destination in the heart of the university campus.

As a graduate from the Department of Anthropology many moons ago, I am personally excited for the Barrick Museum considering that was the first museum I ever laid my hands on as a young student. Who knows maybe the College of Fine Arts can restart what my mentor Dr. Vicky Cassman tried to establish 12 years ago: a bonafide Museum Studies Program. Goodness knows there is a desperate need for qualified museum professionals to work at the many new and exciting museums that are being built in Southern Nevada.

I would like to personally like to congratulation Aurore Giguet and her amazing staff for this fabulous news!

Here is the press release that was sent just a few hours ago...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702/895-1575

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum to Transition from
Harry Reid Center to College of Fine Arts

Las Vegas, Nev. – The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is pleased to announce that it will transition from the Harry Reid Center to join the College of Fine Arts, led by Dean Jeffrey Koep, effective immediately.

“This move establishes a clear focus for the Barrick Museum combined with long-term sustainable support desperately needed in these challenging times,” said Oliver Hemmers, director of the Harry Reid Center.

“As many have noted, the Barrick Museum has begun a transformation to exhibiting more and more visual art. Joining the college will allow the museum to continue in this direction and create a synergy between it and the other UNLV galleries, such as the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery,” said Koep. “It will create the opportunity to expand our exhibition schedule to the benefit of our students and the residents of Southern Nevada.”

The Marjorie Barrick Museum was founded in 1969 to promote a better understanding of life –past and present – in the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and their environs. It includes the Mannetta Braunstein Research Library, which is focused on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology of Mesoamerica and general museum studies.

“In addition, the fabulous collection of Pre-Columbian Art and Artifacts generously gifted by Mannetta Braunstein to UNLV will be able to be more fully utilized by students and scholars,” continued Koep.

“I believe the Barrick Museum will flourish and become a destination for not only Las Vegas residents, but visitors to our wonderful city. I know Marjorie Barrick, who did so much to enhance learning at UNLV and Southern Nevada, would be pleased to see her legacy carried forward in this manner.”



Jennifer Vaughan
Publicist
College of Fine Arts &
Performing Arts Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
P: 702/895-1575
C: 702/326-0566
F: 702/895-4194


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The Attic Relief for a great cause...

Has been postponed until December 9...

After a Nevada Energy sub-station explosion destroyed The Attic vintage clothing store in Downtown, proprietor Mayra Carbet is carrying on helping those less fortunate this holiday season. Dozens of local art galleries, small businesses and non-profits have banded together with The Attic for a great cause. This evening there will be a special event benefiting Catholic Charities at the world famous store.

So while you are out enjoying the Preview Thursday festivities in the Arts District make sure to get down to The Attic's temporary location and be part of great cause and maybe even pick up a vintage outfit for the holidays! Take a look at the flyer below for more information about tonight festivities.

Preview Thursday begins at 6pm in 18b Las Vegas' amazing arts district!

The Attic Vintage Clothing Store
1025 South Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 388-4088
http://atticvintage.com


Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
Have You donated to KNPR? Pledge Now at http://www.knpr.org/index.cfm

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