PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Spring I 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available through March 4, six-week session of classes Feb. 22 – Apr. 1, 2017.

 

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, Capoeira/Martial Arts, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter, Art Quilting for Art Sake, 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.

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Spring II 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available Feb. 23 – April 12, six-week session of classes April 12 – May 20, 2017.

 

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, Capoeira/Martial Arts, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter, Art Quilting for Art Sake, 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.

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series: Killian’s Angels – A Celebration of Irish Culture (all ages)

 

Friday, March 17, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Enjoy this noontime hour-long musical journey to the Emerald Isle with a presentation of live music spanning the ages, changes, stories, folklore, blarney, struggles, humor, heart and passion of Ireland past and present. Call 702-229-ARTS or visit www.artslasvegas.org for more information.


The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Keith Brantley

 

Friday, March 17, 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent.

 

 

 

Women’s Conference 2017 (ages 16+)

 

“Woman To Woman: In Pursuit of Healing The Family”

 

Facilitated by W.E.S.T. (W.E.S.T. is a consortium of women committed to cultivating the full potential of all women through disseminating knowledge in the following areas: Health & Wellness, Family and Self-Sufficiency).

 

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800; and the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

 

 

This empowering event will provide women with an opportunity to experience expert speakers from various fields in the areas of health and wellness, family and self-sufficiency. In pursuit of health and healing, a series of specialized workshops will be offered throughout the event to create and sustain harmony. A special film screening of “In Our Heads About Our Hair” is included, produced by natural hair industry pioneer Anu Prestonia. The film is co-produced by educator Paulette Tabb and journalist Maitefa Angaza and directed and edited by Hemamset Angaza. A communal dialogue will follow the film to examine the issues black women confront regarding hair and self-esteem, facilitated by Tabb and Maitefa Angaza. The focus of this conference is the family and all sessions will be solutions-based. Women are asked to wear comfortable active wear for ease and confidence to participate in the workshops. Each woman is encouraged to bring another. The event is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, West Las Vegas Library and W.E.S.T. For more information, call 702-229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Mahalo Luau (all ages)
Saturday, March 25, 4 to 9 p.m.

 

Tickets: $45 in advance; $55 at the door.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive

 

The city of Las Vegas and the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas present a celebration of the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. Capture the “mahalo” (thank you) spirit of the islands and enjoy this cosponsored community event that celebrates Polynesian culture, history, and diversity. For tickets, visit www.9thiccoflv.org or call 702-706-8381. Price includes entertainment by Waipuna and dinner, including rice, Teri chicken, and salad. No-host bar also available.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster

 

Through March 4, 2017 by appointment only.

 

Free admission.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-1012.

 

Local and non-local artists explore the cultural heritage of Chinese New Year for 2017, the Year of the Rooster. In the artwork, each artist is asked to include and highlight the animal associated with the year as well as investigate more information about Chinese heritage. Call 702-229-1012 for appointment and information.


Reclaim Exhibition

 

Artist Shelbi Schroeder

 

Through March 9, 2017; 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 Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

 

“My work is informed by societal standards set for women. Working within the constraints of feminism and formalism, I make work that challenges the viewer to look beyond the façade of repetition and decoration, into a deeper understanding of female desire. Through visual pairings of stereotypical feminine symbology creating new meaning about female desires, I stress it is important that women are able to extricate themselves from domestic standards. By using textiles as material representation of female complacency, and addressing feminine experiences through photographic imagery within that material, I create a dialogue about the double standards women are expected to live by: pure and provocative. Providing a physical reclamation for females to determine their own standards, I've created flags out of my textiles. By providing an expression of female desire through decorative form I am facilitating a discussion about individual needs. Female desire can’t be defined by society and instead should be defined by self.”                              Shelbi Schroeder

 

Call 702-229-1012 for more information.

 

 

 

From Black Kings & Queens (all ages)

 

Artist Frank McBride, Sr.

 

Through March 25; center open Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gallery hours vary; call 702-229-4800 for best information.

 

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

 

 

 

In Honor of African-American Heritage 2017

 

Featured Artist: Sylvester Collier

 

Feb 9 – April 6; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-artist reception Thursday, Feb. 9, 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 year for African-American Heritage Month, we highlight artwork by local artist and retired Clark County teacher Sylvester Collier. His paintings focus on African-American history and are known to be very colorful, with a combination of realism combined with abstracted spaces. His figures float in grounds that are collaged with images that stand for the past history of the person highlighted in the image.

 

 

 

2017 Nevada Watercolor Society Signature Member Show

 

March 9 – June 3, during reception and by appointment.

 

Meet-the-artists reception March 9.

 

Free admission.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-1012.

 

Call 702-229-1012 for appointment and information.


The Neon Teapot Prize

 

A Juried Ceramic Teapot Exhibit

 

March 16 – June 8, 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 Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

 

The Neon Teapot Prize offers high school ceramics students the opportunity to raise the stakes in their educational experience. All of the details of the exhibition are based on international professional calls for work in the ceramics industry from the juror selection to the venue.

 

 

 

There will be five national artists and educators as the jurors. They have been pulled from around the world to make the selections for this exhibit. The artists are highly respected in the ceramics field and will exhibit their work in the Grand Gallery alongside student works.

 

 

 

The exhibit organizers are two mentors who are artists teaching high school. The mentors will each exhibit one of their works in the gallery during the show. They will also collaboratively select one student work to be recognized for the “Mentors’ Choice” award.

 

 

 

C.A. Traen is an artist living and teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she has mentored 250 students annually at the ceramics studio at Rancho High School. Active since 2011, She has taught workshops and exhibited in the United States, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Croatia, China, and Taiwan.

 

 

Robert Lawarre III is a ceramic artist working and teaching in central Florida. His work can be found at galleries in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, France and Taiwan. For more information, call 702-229-1012 or go to https://theneonteapotprize.com.