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

 

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center Summer 2018 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available until full for a four-week session of classes June 6-29, 2018

 

Registration through July 5 for a five-week session of classes July 5-Aug. 11, 2018

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702.229.ARTS (2787)

 

Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts, drawing workshops, adult drama and private lessons in piano, voice or dance by appointment. For a complete list of classes, descriptions, and to register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Ensemble Showcase

 

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2, 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Short 10-minute plays written and presented by the student ensemble members of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre.  For details, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Summer Conservatories

 

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 4-15 (ages 8-11) and June 18-29 (ages 12-16).

 

Cost: $225 per student per conservatory; registration is open until full at artslasvegas.org.

 

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

 

  • Children’s Drama Conservatory is designed for students ages 8-11, and meets for two weeks, June 4-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  This camp is an intense, sustained theatre experience that challenges students with age-appropriate acting exercises.  The experience culminates in a performance in the Jeanne Roberts Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. 

 

  • Teen Theatre Conservatory is designed for students ages 12-16 and meets for two weeks, June 18-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Students have the option of choosing the Acting Track or the Design and Technical Track. Each component of this conservatory focuses on the specific skill-sets required for each field. The conservatory culminates in a performance in the Jeanne Roberts Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m.
  • The Acting Track is an intense, sustained theatre experience, where students are challenged with sophisticated acting exercises and material. This track focuses on building a foundation that is applicable to all further study in character work for live stage productions.

 

  • The Design and Technical Track is an intense, sustained theatre experience, where students are provided with the opportunity to learn basic costume and/or set design elements of a theatre production. This track dovetails with production projects and students will create the technical elements and be responsible for running the technical aspects for the performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2018 (ages 10-15)

 

Monday-Friday, June 11-Aug. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Cost: $400.

 

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

 

This intense camp provides community youth with opportunities for civil engagement and social justice projects through the disciplines of arts education. The talented young artists participating in this camp commit themselves to the philosophy, “Excellence without Excuse,” while developing an appreciation for music, dance, theatre and the spoken word. The camp has been presented in cooperation with the Las Vegas Clark-County Library District for 22 years. Registration is open until full. Students must commit to attend the full eight-week program and be available for multiple performances of the final musical production. There is a daily dress code requirement. Register in person or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

Friday, June 15, 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.

 

 

 

DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, June 16, 4-10 p.m.

 

Tickets: $20 plus tax.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

This annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present featuring The Black Market Trust, Harmonious Wail with Björn Thoroddsen, and Hot Club of Las Vegas.  Local musicians will jam 4-6 p.m.; this session will be open to anyone who wishes to jam with other jazz lovers. The performance starts at 6 p.m.; refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking will be available in the garage between Third and Fourth streets at Clark Avenue. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

 

May 24-Aug. 31, hours Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

A traveling exhibition of items sent to the city from all over the world expressing love, support and healing for everyone on Las Vegas affected by the tragic events of Oct. 1.  For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Jim McCormick: Reflections on Nevada

 

Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Exhibit

 

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

 

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/.

 

 

 

Intrinsic Vision: A Time/Space Journey Across Generations

 

By Artists Kenneth & Xavier Ruffin

 

Through June 2, hours Wednesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

The artist’s eye can be passed from generation to generation. This exhibition is a combination of multi-media artwork and photography featuring work from artist Kenneth Ruffin and son, K. Xavier Ruffin. Kenneth’s work depicts scenes from the rural south, the celebration of the human form, the intricacies of the southwestern desert, and the charm of rural France. Young adult Xavier displays works that range from childhood paintings to recent Instagram and Snapchat images.  Xavier’s photography exemplifies a modern take on image creation, depicting everyday scenes with masterful use of lighting and bold color, telling an instant story and working well for web and social media. The father/son photography includes Polaroid film and digital format, as it simultaneously reaches back to the past and journeys to the future. The exhibition’s centerpiece is entitled, “Intrinsic Journey,” a pastel drawing created by Kenneth in 1981.  For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Vessels Redux Sculptural Boxes Exhibition

 

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

 

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

 

Through June 15, hours by appointment.

 

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 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.

 

 

 

Patriotic Threads Mini-Quilt Exhibit
June 7-July 20, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

This juried exhibit highlights artists who have prepared quilts as patriotic fine art objects. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org. 

 

 

 

Outside the Box II
June 14–Aug. 31, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Reception: Thursday, June 14, 4-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St.
This is the second year of the popular sculpture exhibit, where artists use the material of cardboard to present finished and detailed artwork that pushes the edge of art. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.