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

 

 

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

 

Registration open through 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.

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Fall I 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration is open through 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.

 

 

 

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2017 Final Musical Productions (all ages)

 

Am I Enough?  "Finding My Color in a World Full of Gray"

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m., Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

 

Friday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Free admission to all performances; a ticket is required to attend the Aug. 5 performance.

 

Enjoy final musical productions by the Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2017. This program provides a pivotal opportunity for Las Vegas area youth to acquire character-building, life-skills training through the integration of an arts education program, incorporating values consistent with building strong, diverse, yet cohesive, communities. The life skills taught and executed are lessons that can be practiced lifelong. Come share in our youth’s successes, displayed through their study of dance, music, theatre and their participation in leadership workshops. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation. These performances are made possible, in part, by a Clark County Outside Agency Grant (OAG), a Clark County JAG Award Grant, the Frank Hawkins and the Daisy Miller Foundation, the NV Energy Foundation, the Las Vegas Chapter – The Links, Inc., and community support. Please call 702-229-4800 for tickets and more information.


Fall I 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)

 

Registration available Aug. 9-Sept. 13 for the six-week class session Sept. 13-Oct. 21, 2017.

 

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

 

Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; drawing; ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop dance; adult theatre; and private lessons in piano, voice or ballroom dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Student Ensemble Auditions (ages 10-17)

 

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 to 5 p.m.

 

No charge to audition; if accepted into the company there is a $50 annual fee.

 

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

 

Serious theatre students ages 10-17 are welcome to audition for this intensive arts education program. The Ensemble meets on Tuesday evenings during the school year. Students take classes and participate in Rainbow Company productions, both backstage and on stage. For more information, call 702-229-6553 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Keith Brantley & Lablaque

 

Friday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Celebrate the 20th year of open-mic night, featuring the best local talent. Keith Brantley, community griot and wordsmith, has served as host of the Poets’ Corner for 20 years with creativity, dedication, and commitment. In continuing to tell our stories through poetry and spoken word, the baton has been passed to Lablaque, an avid supporter of the Poets’ Corner. Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, the Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Student Ensemble Auditions (ages 10-17)

 

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

 

No cost to audition; $50 annual fee if accepted into company.

 

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

 

No preparation is necessary. The audition is improvisation. All students will be at audition until about 3 p.m., and near that time, some students will be released. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the audition. Ensemble members learn all aspects of technical theatre as well as performance skills. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to a demanding time commitment, the Ensemble member is expected to participate in the four Rainbow Company productions (be it backstage or onstage), to attend weekly meetings and take classes. This program is for the serious theatre student. Call 702-229-6553 for more information.


Rainbow Company Auditions for “The Reluctant Dragon” (ages 10-adult)

 

Saturday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m.

 

No cost to audition; $5 to $10 fee if cast.

 

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

 

No preparation is necessary. Audition is improvisation. All actors will be at audition until about 3 p.m., and near that time, some people will be released. In this play, the village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the downs for anything that goes sour in their lives. But this dragon is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting fellow who would much prefer a cup of tea to a battle. Rehearsals will begin Aug. 21 and there will be seven performances Sept. 22-Oct. 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Call 702-229-6553 for more information.

 

 

 

Sankofa Book & Literature Series (teen & adults)

 

Saturdays, Aug. 26, Nov. 4, 2017 and Feb. 3, March 3, 2018; 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

The West Las Vegas Arts Center will host a series of Sankofa presentations. Sankofa symbolizes the people’s quest for knowledge, believing that the past must never be forgotten. The facilitators will use history as a guide to pursue a new language for 21st-century learning. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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)

 

Through 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

 

Through 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.