PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Cultural Arts & Community Events programs: www.artslasvegas.org

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Fall I 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration is open June 1 - Sept. 6 for six-week session of classes Sept. 6 - Oct. 14.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

Cultural arts classes offered include Kemetic Yoga, Kemetic Yoga for Children, African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet for Children, Ballet – Beginner/Intermediate, Ballet – Intermediate/Advanced, Modern Dance – Intermediate, Hip Hop/Funk – Beginner, Hip Hop/Funk – Intermediate/Advanced, Introduction to Chess – Empowering the Student, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter, and the Cultural Arts Ensembles – Children’s African Dance & Drum and Performance Ensemble. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

 

 

 

Summer II 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)

 

Registration June 21-Aug. 2, for the four-week class session Aug 2-26, 2017.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Fine arts courses offered include hip hop, drawing, visual arts, adult theatre, and private lessons in music and ballroom dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Children’s Summer Performance Series: “Razzle Bam Boom — All That Trash”

 

Wednesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS. Workshop begins at 12:15 p.m. and is included in the price of admission. Space is limited.

 

Thursday, July 6, 10:30 a.m., Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax (group pricing available for groups of 10 or more for $3.50 plus tax).

 

What do you get when you combine guitar, trumpet, banjo, percussion, and catchy vocals with humor, movement, juggling, and lively audience participation? An award-winning, musical variety show tailored for young minds that can only be called “Razzle Bam Boom.” “All That Trash” teaches ways for children and families to responsibly conserve our natural resources. Through song, humor, and audience participation, families will discover why it is smart to reduce, reuse, and recycle. For more information on the performers, visit http://www.razzlebamboom.com/. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


2017 Youth Summer Dance Intensives (ages 12–18)

 

July 10–21; registration available through July 8.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Does your child love to dance? Young dancers are offered an opportunity to train, meet new people and succeed in a disciplined atmosphere. Taken separately or together, students will benefit from customized instruction, smaller class sizes and targeted learning of desired skills by enrolling in specific dance intensive courses; allowing for a partial or complete dance experience for beginning, intermediate and advanced-level dancers. Discounts available (referral, multiple and family). A student demonstration will be held July 21, 6-7:30 p.m. with free admission for family, friends and invited guests. Call 702-229-6383 or visit www.artslasvegas.org for more information and registration.

 

 

 

  • Ballet I & II Intensive — Monday/Wednesday/Friday, July 10–21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Two-week fee: $100; beginner-intermediate levels. Instructor: Janine Illane. Registration code 110150.

 

  • Jazz Dance Intensive — Tuesday/Thursday, July 11–20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Two-week fee: $100; beginner-advanced levels. Instructor: To be announced. Registration code 110155.

 

 

 

Children’s Summer Performance Series: Sugar Free Allstars (all ages)

 

Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Workshop begins at 12:15 p.m. and is included in the price of admission. Space is limited.

 

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax (group pricing available for groups of 10 or more for $3.50 plus tax).

 

Get ready to pack the dance floor — here come the Sugar Free Allstars! This GRAMMY-featured, family funk, super duo from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of “TIME” magazine's Top 12 family music acts in America. They blend elements of soul, rhythm and blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music to provide a high-energy, dance-party experience that has been described as a funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body-movin’, dance-until-you-drop party for all ages! For more on the performers, visit www.sugarfreeallstars.com. For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Scorpius Dance Theatre (all ages)

 

Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m.

 

General admission tickets: $24 adults; $12 ages 0-17.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

This choreographer’s showcase of modern and contemporary works created by Scorpius Dance Theatre’s company dancers includes several new and popular pieces by Director Lisa Starry. This touring performance promises stellar stage performances. As audiences have come to expect from Scorpius’ productions, this dance concert expresses choreographic creativity by combining mainstream dance and popular music for a highly energetic show that will appeal to dance enthusiasts and those experiencing the art form for the first time. Details and information about the company can be found at http://www.scorpiusdance.com/. For tickets or additional information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.


Children’s Summer Performance Series: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (all ages)

 

Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Workshop begins at 12:15 p.m. and is included in the price of admission. Space is limited.

 

Thursday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax (group pricing available for groups of 10 or more for $3.50 plus tax).

 

GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo combines the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following.  His latest album, “Infinity Plus One,” took home music’s biggest prize at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for Best Children’s Album of the Year. On stage, Skidoo’s shows are alive with call-and-response anthems like his classic “Whatchya gotta be? / I gotta be ME!” and gravity-defying moves from break dancers that have the kids gasping in delight. His heartwarming party music has garnered national awards, No. 1 hits on Sirius XM Global Radio, and praise from “TIME,” National Public Radio and “USA Today.” For more information on the performers, visit http://secretagent23skidoo.com/. For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Keith Brantley

 

Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Children’s Summer Performance Series: “Beau & Aero” by A Little Bit Off! (all ages)

 

Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Workshop begins at 12:15 p.m. and is included in the price of admission. Space is limited.

 

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax (group pricing available for groups of 10 or more for $3.50 plus tax).

 

Pilot Beau and his sidekick Aero are two bumbling, incompetent aviators. These acrobatic, aeronauts live in a world where balloons are bountiful, laughs are abundant, and not a word is spoken. A profoundly fun blend of physical theatre and comedy, “Beau & Aero” is an extraordinary experience you won’t soon forget. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

“Red” Aerial Gallery Banner Exhibit

 

Through May 2018

 

Vinyl banners will be available to view at all times on First Street from Boulder to Bridger avenues.

 

The Aerial Gallery along the First Street Art Trail is the newest rendition of this long-running banner artwork program. Artworks by Lyndia Radice, Camilla Quinn, Valentin Yordanov, David Ryan, Matthew Couper, JK Russ, Gig Depio and Andrew Colunga are featured on light poles spanning eight blocks from Boulder to Bridger avenues. Other artworks along the trail include the Windows on First temporary public art installations, Mary Hill’s Cycled Musings bike racks, and Jesse Smigel’s Snowball in Vegas cat sculpture. Visitors are invited to bike and walk the trail to explore and discover. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov.


Beads and Thread

 

Through July 13; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

The artwork in this exhibit was gathered by a national call for art. Artwork selected uses beadwork and thread predominately and creatively. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! 2017 Juried Fine Art Exhibit

 

By Artists 50 and Better

 

Through July 15.

 

Free admission, by appointment only.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

This exhibit features the jurors’ choice of artwork entered for the 16th year of this popular exhibit. Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for appointment and information.

 

 

 

Nesting

 

Featuring the Artwork of Jennifer Henry

 

Through Aug. 27 and available to view at all times.

 

Open to the public on First Street; no admission fee.

 

Las Vegas City Hall, Windows on First, 495 S. Main St., along First Street.

 

Nesting is a dynamic visual experience employing the everyday materials of paper and plastic to create an otherworldly environment that hints at the frenetic experience of being a creator. A student in the Master of Fine Arts Studio Arts Program at UNLV, Jennifer Henry transformed the Windows on First into a simple but stunning skyscape. Recordings of the Feb. 9 live installation performance with Leidy Pino can be viewed here. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov.

 

 

 

Outside the Box (all ages)

 

June 15 – Sept. 7; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Closing Reception Thursday, Sept 7, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

 

This exhibit highlights artists who use cardboard as the main medium for their finished artwork. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Heritage Habitats Exhibition

 

Artists Ginger Owen & Vicki Vanameyden

 

June 16 – Sept. 16; call for current hours of operation 702-229-6383.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

The Heritage Habitats exhibit will explore collective memories through vernacular photography and the act of pursuing one’s history as a universal human experience. Ultimately, the works are a residue of the process of self-discovery and catharsis. They are concerned with aspects of imaging oneself in a genealogical lineage while contemplating basic life stages: birth, infancy, youth, adulthood, old age and ultimately death. – Ginger Owen & Vicki Vanameyden

 

Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! Winners Circle 2017 (all ages)

 

July 24 - Sept. 28, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

This exhibit features the award-winning pieces from the annual Celebrating Life! juried art exhibit for artists 50 and better. This year, there are seven media categories with four awards given per media, plus an additional award of overall “Best of Show.” The media categories are: Watercolor & Gouache, Drawing & Pastel, Painting (oil or acrylic), Mixed Media (which includes collage, printmaking, fiber-based art, etc.), Photography, Sculpture (all 3-D media except ceramics ), and Ceramic Sculpture. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Art of Cliché/The Art of the New

 

July 27 – Sept. 30

 

Closing reception Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Free admission, by appointment only and during reception.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Artists explore the same genre or style/movement with two different approaches in mind. One approach will be to make a piece of artwork using the chosen genre, such as still-life, by interpreting it using the idea of cliché. The second way of interpreting the same genre will be to think of a new visual approach to that same still-life. For the artists, another approach to this exhibit would be to think of a historical style or movement, such as impressionism or abstract expressionism, and interpret it using both cliché and the idea of the new approach to the movement chosen. The goal for the artists is to show how they view the genres or movement as well as how they view what it is that is visually a cliché versus a new approach. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for appointment and information.