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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ethiopian artist featured at Theater 7 Downtown...

Vanessa Juarez,
The great thing about Theater 7 is not just the fact that they are an independent theater that features amazing indy-films but it is also doubles up as an art gallery. The gallery features an eclectic variety of art, from contemporary to western themes, some good and others, well you get the idea. In either case its a great art house and one worth visiting when you are in the Downtown area. Besides its surrounded by great little galleries such as 222 Imperial, Photo Bang Bang, Cobalt Blue and Las Vegas' oldest gay bar, the one and only, Snicks Place.

This Friday Theater 7 will be opening Inner Voice an art exhibition by Ethiopian artist Eyob Mergia. Unfortunately I have not seen the show so I cannot quite opine but I can say this that Vanessa Juarez has curated this exhibition. I met Vanessa not too long after she arrived in Las Vegas and she exudes art and creativity. Not just is she the perfect person to be curating exhibitions in our fabulous city but she has a lot of cross over appeal between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities. The biggest problem that we have had in Las Vegas has been artists and creatives that can reach a wide audience across multiple cultures.  If there is anyone in Vegas that has that appeal its Vanessa. She is definitely someone I am going to keep an eye on and so should you.

Make sure to make it down to Theater 7 on Friday, January 20th for the opening reception of Inner Voice the art of Eyob Mergia. The reception begins at 6pm and it's FREE.

Theater 7 
1406 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89104
In the 18b Arts District
(702) 568-9663http://theatre7lv.com/

For more information about Eyob Mergia please visit his site - http://eyobartwork.com/

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