PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Registration available through May 9 for classes that begin the week of May 9, 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).

 

 

 

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

 

Registration available April 25-May 30 for eight-week session of classes held May 30–July 21.

 

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, Hip Hop/Funk – Beginner, Hip Hop/Funk – Intermediate/Advanced, Introduction to Chess – Empowering the Student, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

‘A Little Princess’

 

Tickets: $6.

 

Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m., May 4-5; and Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m., May 5-6.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This Rainbow Company Youth Theatre production shares the adventures of Sara Crewe as she begins her journey in "Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies." Laugh with her as she brings happiness to others, weep with her as her fortune changes from rich girl to poor orphan, and rejoice with her when strange events bring still another reversal of her destiny. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


Mother’s Day Dance

 

Saturday, May 12, 7 p.m.

 

Tickets $15 plus tax.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with the gift of big band music and dance! Trombonist Walt Boenig and his big band return to the Charleston Heights Arts Center to take you back to the era when live music dances were the norm. Dance the night away to the iconic sounds and rhythms of music made famous by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. Refreshments, wine and beer will be available for purchase. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

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

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by Lablaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

HaleAmanO & The Delirians

 

Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m.

 

Tickets $10 plus tax.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

An evening of island reggae, R&B and roots-style music with local band HaleAmanO and The Delirians, a Latino/Hispanic millennial ska and reggae music group. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Sankofa:  Book & Literature Series (ages 10 and older)

 

Saturday, May 26, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

The West Las Vegas Arts Center will host the fourth installment of the Sankofa series presentations. Sankofa symbolizes the people’s quest for knowledge, believing that the past must never be forgotten. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

StorySlam: ‘My Best/Worst Summer Job’

 

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.

 

Admission: Pay what you wish

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Ahh, summer.  A time for sun, vacation, and… work.  For some, summer jobs are a way to gain experience and earn some extra cash, but there are not always fun jobs -- or good ones.  Clark County Poet Laureate Vouge Robinson moderates an entertaining evening of stories as members of the Las Vegas community share their own personal and genuine stories of their best or worst summer jobs.  Have a story to tell?  Email Cory Goble at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov with a proposed story idea for this event by April 28, 2018.  For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


Exhibitions

 

 

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

 

  • March 27-May 27, hours Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays.

 

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

 

 

 

  • May 29-Aug. 31, hours Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Hills Drive.

 

 

 

Free and open to the public.

 

A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family and loved ones memorializing the losses from the tragic Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting event. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Southern Graphics Council International Dual Exhibit

 

March 29–April 14; exhibit hours by appointment only and during reception.

 

Reception: Friday, April 6, 4-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

A special dual gallery exhibition of two artists that are being recognized by the Southern Graphics Council International 2018 Conference – Emeritus Printmaker Award winner Dennis O’Neill and SGCI Lifetime Award winner Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith. As part of the awards, their artworks are both shown in the Mayor’s Gallery during the SGCI conference.  For more information on the Southern Graphics Council International 2018 Conference or either of these award winners’ exhibitions, visit www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/sgci2018/484242/.

 

 

 

·         Dennis O’Neil and the Hand Print Workshop Exhibit

 

Process and Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print

 

Much of what defines artist-educator Dennis O’Neil’s work has been his decades-old quest to push screen printing’s capacity for personal expression. O’Neil is founder of the nonprofit collaborative screen print studio, Hand Print Workshop International, and emeritus professor of art at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, George Washington University.  He is a leading force in redefining the nature and use of contemporary screen-printing. This adaptable medium continually transforms itself and its relationship to all other forms of image making. Many of the strategies in use at the studio were developed in Russia in a time of limited resources by improvisation and experimentation — influences that continue to drive the studio.

 

 

 

·         Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Trickster in Print

 

In Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s prints, she combines appropriated imagery from commercial slogans and signage, art history and personal narratives; she forges an intimate visual language to convey her insistent socio-political commentary with astounding clout. Smith’s work carries tremendous weight and yet feels light and conversational — in large part due to this forged, personal lexicon of developed imagery.


Jim McCormick: Reflections on Nevada

 

Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Exhibit

 

Site Specific Award: Nevada Printmaking Founder
April 2–June 2, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Reception: Friday, April 6, 4-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St.

 

Jim McCormick was a printmaking professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, whose artwork ranges from images about civil and social issues of the 1960s to political and environmental issues of the Nevadan landscape. This collection of prints and collages, curated by Candace Garlock, gallery curator at Truckee Meadows Community College, highlights McCormick’s reflections of Nevada. Winner of the Site Specific Award: Nevada Printmaking Founder, McCormick is being honored posthumously. For more information on the Southern Graphics Council International 2018 Conference or these award winners’ exhibitions, visit www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/sgci2018/484242/.

 

 

 

Vessels Redux Sculptural Boxes Exhibition

 

Artist Michael McCollum
April 12-June 8, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Reception: Thursday, May 17, 4-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St.

 

The work in this exhibition is about vessels, that is, boxes that contain.  Artist Michael McCollum has long been enamored of containers with lids. It started many years ago when he was a potter. The idea of making a container to house something of meaning, whatever that might be, was very intriguing to him. They can be ships, as in his current work, or vessels that can also hold rice or carry water.  The nautical elements of these works spring from a fascination he’s had with ships since he was a child.  Dreaming about boarding a vessel and being transported to another world was mind-blowing to him.  (Disclaimer: He cannot swim and has a great fear of water.) Are the containers the main element of the work or is it what a person choses to place in them?  That ambiguity is central in this current series. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

6th Annual Desert Companion Photo Showcase Exhibition

 

April 18–June 15, hours by appointment and during reception May 31.

 

Reception: Thursday, May 31, 6-8:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Final exhibition of Desert Companion’s annual photo contest showcasing the photography of the winners and finalists selected for Desert Companion’s 2017 “Focus on Nevada” feature.  Winning photography was published in the June 2017 issue and toured throughout Southern Nevada, with the exhibition’s final show at the Historic Fifth Street School. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.


Celebrating Life! 2018 Reception and Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 25, 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
A reception and awards ceremony for the Celebrating Life! 2018 annual juried art exhibit for artists age 50 and better. The public is welcome to enjoy the exhibits, meet the artists and witness the awards ceremony. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit
www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! 2018 Exhibit
May 25-July 14; hours Wednesday-Friday, 12:30–9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center Ballroom, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Exhibition of artwork that was awarded and selected for the 2018 exhibition by juror Marcus Vincent. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Salon des Refusés
May 25-June 23, hours Wednesday-Friday, 12:30–9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

An exhibit of artwork by artists age 50 and better that was submitted for the Celebrating Life! 2018 exhibit but was not selected for the final exhibit. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.