PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Winter 2018 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available through Jan. 3 for six-week class session Jan. 3–Feb. 10, 2018.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Cultural arts classes offered include Kemetic Yoga, 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 Ensemble and Youth Performance Ensemble. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center Winter I 2018 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available through Jan. 10 for classes that begin the week of Jan. 10, 2018.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; drawing; ballet; adult theatre; and private lessons in piano, voice or ballet dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787). To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Winter Classes Registration (ages 4-17)

 

Registration available through Jan. 13 for classes that begin the week of Jan. 10, 2018.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Seven-week classes available in Story Drama (ages 4-6), Performance Fundamentals (ages 7-9), Acting Skills for Youth (ages 10-12) and Acting Skills for Teens (ages 13-17) on Saturdays or Wednesday evenings. For details and registration, visit www.artslasvegas.org online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Spring Break Drama Workshop Registration

 

Registration opens Jan. 3 for March 26-31 Spring Break Drama Workshop.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Join the award-winning Rainbow Company for a week of fun! Students in grades 2-6 will experience theatre games, improvisation, acting exercises, rehearsal skills Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and a presentation on Saturday morning for family and friends.


Downtown Cultural Series:  King Ibu (all ages)

 

Friday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd., South.

 

Senegalese musician, King Ibu blends traditional West-African folk music steeped in ancient traditions with contemporary arrangements and textures, even using playback instruments such as loopers and live performance computer software programs. During his performance, King Ibu plays bass, lead and rhythm guitar, sings in five languages and plays the complex African instrument known as Boobah or Tama (the talking drum). For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Lablaque.

 

Friday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

FLY Dance Company (all ages)

 

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $20 (adults); $10 (under 18).

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Known as "The Gentlemen of Hip Hop," FLY is pure fun – youthful energy, risk-taking movement, and clever choreography set to a mix of surprising musical selections. Enjoy this dance concert for the whole family! FLY Dance Company will present a 90-minute performance with emphasis on variety, high energy, and fun entertainment. This project received support from the Nevada Arts Council, WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

“Red” Aerial Gallery Banner Exhibit

 

Through May 3, 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.


Windows on First:  “Appropriation”

 

Featuring the Artwork of Camilla Quinn

 

Through March 1, 2018, 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 South Main Street, along First Street.

 

“Appropriation” explores the history and evolution of the mandala. Originally a Buddhist and Hindu geometric figure representing the universe, the mandala has been appropriated by many religions, cultures, and has even found its place in pop culture. Using neon inspired by the lights of Las Vegas, these vibrant mandalas are designed to unite the numerous mandala appropriations and have been fashioned using elements found within the various mandala styles. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov

 

 

 

“Past Perfect” Exhibition

 

Artist Jeana Eve Klein

 

Through January 20, 2018

 

Reception and Artist Lecture Friday, Jan. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Abandoned houses haunt my waking dreams. I think about who once lived there, what their stories were, and why those stories weren’t important enough to be preserved. I wonder when the first broken window was left unfixed, when the first roof tile wasn’t replaced, and why the former inhabitants fled.     –Jeana Eve Klein

 

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

 

 

 

Chinese Heritage: Year of the Dog

 

Through March 24, 2018.

 

Meet-the-Artists Reception Thursday, Feb. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free admission, by appointment only.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

This annual invitational exhibit includes artwork created with a focus on Chinese heritage. Artists in American culture (and all ethnic backgrounds) explore the idea and imagery inherent in the upcoming Chinese New Year. For the 2018 Chinese New Year, the animal that is specific to this year, is the dog. This collaboration of local culture will hopefully instill a reverence and respect for beliefs and customs that are researched by each artist and found to have personal and cultural significance. This exhibit has grown from year to year. In 2017, the exhibit included at least 40 artists who all made artworks that highlighted the Year of the Rooster. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Public Employee Art Exhibition

 

Dec. 21, 2017, through Feb. 8, 2018; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-Artists Reception Thursday, Jan. 18, 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

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

 

This exhibit features the work of public service employees from a variety of departments and services throughout the state of Nevada. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.


From Refuse to Reuse

 

Jan. 4 – March 22; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-Artists Reception Thursday, Jan. 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 South Main Street, First Floor

 

There is a movement in art where artists use found or thrown-away objects that they re-purpose for their own ideas and art mediums. Come see how different artists use these found and thrown-away materials in finished pieces that will surprise and shock. Artists in the exhibit are Alex Huerta, Brian Mock, David Faye, Geoffrey Gorman, Glynn Galloway, Jennifer Gilbert, Jud Turner, and Terrien Hale. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life Masters Exhibition

 

Jan. 25 – April 25, 2018

 

Meet-the-Artists Reception Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This is the third year of this part of the Celebrating Life annual juried art exhibit program. It includes three artists that have won three or more awards over the past 17 years. This year, the artists were chosen based on the texture present in each of their works and the visual similarity in the subjects each artist presents. Artists this year include Rainer Bertrams, Yaffa Cary, and Vija Hamilton. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.