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Thursday, February 02, 2012

The First Friday February Culture Weekend News...

Well here it is, the First Friday lineup thanks to Ryan Reason from the World Famous Arts Factory in Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas... I may just start dubbing this post the Reason Report... Here is just a small sampling of what is happening this First Friday in February. I added a few more items too. Also make sure to scroll down and see all my previous posts which just adds to all the festivities...

For more information about First Friday Las Vegas make sure to visit the official site at http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/

Now for the exhibitions...

Trifecta Gallery
Suite #135
You know her as the painter of the successful concentric and colorful ‘point of focus’ series and the sexy frosting-like rose paintings. Now watch as we hear ANGELA KALLUS maintain her diverse voice in this tableau of new drawings. Sock monkeys and other stuffed critters- presented in voyeuristic undertones and an overt narrative. You’ll see.
February 2 – 24, 2012
Preview Thursday February 2 6:00pm - 8:00pm
www.trifectagallery.com 702.366.7001

Contemporary Arts Center
Suite #120
Group show featuring five master artists from New York and curated by former UNLV, MFA graduate, Yo Fukui. “Defeat the Future” incorporates video installation, paintings, sculptural installation, photography, and performance art and highlights dynamic initiatives in culture and the arts currently at work in the margins of the art world and in American society. The artist in the role of warrior trying to defeat an imaginary monster in our minds, the "Future".
Artist Talks, Wednesday, February 1st · 6:00pm-8:00pm (talk begins at 7pm); Preview Thursday, Feb 2nd · 6:00pm - 8:00pm (refreshments served); First Friday, Feb 3rd · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sin City Gallery
Suite 100
12" of Sin International Juried Art Show
February 2 - 26, 2012
Featuring 25 of the most sophisticated, intelligent, and clever erotic artworks from 9 different countries. All original works are at most, 12 inches in a given direction, a design competition limit, compressing exhibition boundaries while expanding artistic challenge.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Saturday, 1:00 - 7:00pm,

PeaceNart Studio 
3 Baaad Sheep & 8 Baaad Ass Artist 2012
Studio #230
Opening: Preview Thursday Feb. 2nd and First Friday Feb. 3rd 6pm
Marty Walsh*Kitschy Chic*Libby Lemonade*Miguel Rodriguez*Carlos De Las Heras*Joel Spencer*Brent Holmes*Mark Mellon
Mixed Media on Canvas, Wood and Sculpture-3BS With Each Artist
Mon-Sat. 12pm to 8pm
Closing Mon. Feb. 27th

Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery
Suite 160
VS: A Collection by Theresa Lucero
Experience the adversarial world of angels and demons in VS: A Collection by Theresa Lucero. The paintings, created in acrylics on canvas, capture the imaginative and stylized imagery of these supernatural beings as they vie for your allegiance. With floral, astronomical, and ocean motifs, these images break from traditional depictions and blur the boundaries between good and evil. VS: A Collection by Theresa Lucero will hang in the Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery for the entire month of February.

Joseph Watson Collection
Suite 115
Art Exhibit
Joseph Watson will showcase a series of his urban paintings. The Go, Go, Greta childrens book and merchandise will be available. Free Go, Go, Greta coloring pages for all!
Thursday, Feb 2, 6-9pm
Friday, Feb 3, 6-11pm

Studio 105 C
Everything from super funky eco art, to jewelry, to paintings, prints, and more!
Join us this month as we feature the art of Gabby Esposito on our lobby wall. Whimsical crayon art featuring a small colorless being whose life will soon affected.
Inside the studio, find Funky Recycling aluminum art. Eco jewelry & art made from aluminum cans. A small collection of larger pieces will be featured this month.
Also, find the art & jewelry of Val Eager.
Always something new @Hiptazmic!
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Preview Thursday February 2 5:00pm - 10pm (refreshments served)
First Friday February 3 5:00pm - 12 Midnight

Suite 105b
The Art of James Bousema
With his various influences spanning from comic books and mythology, to film and music, James always tries to take that which he loves and show it through his work. He tries to show the artistic value in what others could consider to be juvenile. More influenced by Batman than Botticelli, he’s an artist with the heart of a geek.
Thursday February 2 - Wednesday Feb 29th 12pm-8pm
contact: info@hellpop.net / 702.518.0767

Blue Sky Yoga and Gallery
Suite #145
offering Yoga for the people at a "pay what you can rate"
and displaying a variety talented artists on First Fridays and throughout each month

Hillary Salon @ the Arts Factory
Suite 250
"The Art of Looking Good."
Transformational hair design by appointment
Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Call (702) 525 1053 for availability
email: hillary.salon@gmail.com

Around The Neighborhood

Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.
The Primrose Path - featuring Luke Chueh & Juan Muniz
First Friday be one of the first 20 people to receive a FREE, limited edition print signed by Luke Chueh and Juan Muniz. Slidin’ Thru food truck will be on site with special gourmet burgers named after Chueh and Muniz. Within the gallery, Happy Panda Toys will sell vinyl toys from Luke Chueh and other artists.
Sneak Preview Thursday Feb. 2 from 5-8pm
First Friday Feb. 3 from 6-10 pm show runs through March 31
http://www.BrettWesleyGallery.com or call 702.433.4433

Theater 7
406 South 3rd Street
6pm till...
Featuring Inner Voice
Curated by Vanessa Juarez
An amazing exhibition featuring works by Ethopian artist Eyob Mergia

Blackbird Studios
1551 S. Commerce Street Ste. A
(702) 782-0319
Featuring Biscuit Street Preacher and Goliath Gritt. The Biscuit Street Preacher will be exhibiting at Blackbird Studios along with his lifelong friend and alter- ego Goliath Gritt. The exhibition will begin on Thursday, February 2nd, for those who require a more tranquil environment, but will explode on Friday the 3rd into an absurd frenzy of live music by The Remedies, record spinning and scratching from DJ Scream and Tommy Gunn. http://www.biscuitstreetpreacher.com/ 

Retro Vegas
1211 S Main Street,
Mon - Sat 11 - 6 with late hours on First Friday
"Bar Neon"
Neon and Las Vegas have a long and storied history with the first major neon sign at the Boulder Club in 1954. Its decline has been heralded in countless media stories but its allure still stirs the imagination. Retro Vegas curates a small collection of Bar Neon for February's Featured Art Exhibit including a 4-ft tall Martini, "March Madness" Heineken sign, Salt Lake City Olympics and others.
Opens First Friday, February 3, at 6:00 pm - continues through until February 29.

East Fremont Entertainment District

Emergency Arts
520 Fremont Street
(NW Corner of 6th and Fremont)
One of Las Vegas' newest and most creative hubs located in the heart of the historic center of Downtown. A place where creatives and techies of all colors congregate to create magic. 

Kleven Contemporary
Inside Emergency Arts
Anniversary Show
a group exhibit featuring: Nico Holmes-Gull, Brian Henry, Krystal Ramirez, Justin Favela, Erin Stellmon, Bekah Just
February 3rd-9th ONE WEEK ONLY
Opening reception, February 3, 6p-10p
Saturday February 4th

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

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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