PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

 

 

Children’s Summer Concert Series – Story Pirates

 

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and

 

Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. at Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $5 (plus taxes and fees). Call 702-229-ARTS for group tickets.

 

 

 

Special encore family performance includes refreshments and special meet-and-greet.

 

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m., at Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Tickets: $15 adult, $7.50 children under 18 (plus taxes and fees).

 

 

 

Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch musical comedy performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and the kids in the audience make up part of the show on the spot! This performance will delight and surprise the audience with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. For more information on Story Pirates, visit www.storypirates.com. Tickets available beginning Friday, June 1, online at www.artslasvegas.org or by calling 702.229.ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2018

 

Final Musical Productions (all ages)

 

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

 

Saturday, Aug. 4, 3 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. 2 performance.

 

Enjoy final musical productions by the West Las Vegas Arts Center’s Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2018. This musical production is written by youth and performed by youth in search of self-identity, social justice and personal truths through dance, music, and theatre. Co-presented with 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), the NV Energy Foundation, the Frank Hawkins, Jr. – The Forever Green Trust, The Family Education and Empowerment Foundation, Inc., and community support. Call 702.229.ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org for information. Please call 702-749-2000 for tickets to attend the Aug. 2 performance at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Ensemble Auditions (ages 10-18)
Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m. (arrive by 1 p.m., finished by 5 p.m.)
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre program is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning youth theatre group, operated by the city of Las Vegas. For more than 40 years, the company has provided theatre art classes and a professional training program for young people. The core of the Rainbow Company is its ensemble of 40 dedicated students, ages 10 to 18, selected yearly by open auditions. The Rainbow Company Ensemble members work in all aspects of each production. Under the tutelage of professional directors and designers, they are responsible for the creation of the show’s costumes, make-up, sets, lights, sound and backstage crew responsibilities. Serving as an Ensemble member requires participants to make a serious commitment to learning the art of theatre. No preparation is required for the audition; wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

Friday, Aug. 17, 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 information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre “Winnie the Pooh” Auditions (ages 10-adult)
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. (arrive by 1 p.m., finished by 5 p.m.)
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is holding auditions for their upcoming 2018-19 series production of “Winnie the Pooh.”  Adapted from the beloved stories of A.A. Milne about his son Christopher Robin’s fat little “bear of very little brain,” Winnie the Pooh.  Young actors and the young at heart are invited to audition.  No preparation is required for the audition; wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Performance dates are Sept. 28, 29, 30, and Oct. 5, 6, and 7, 2018. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Exhibitions
Windows on First: “Vibrance”

 

Featuring the Artwork of Brian Henry  

 

Through Sept. 27, 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 St., along First Street.

 

A minimalist nod to the illuminated aesthetics of Las Vegas, “Vibrance” is a striking engagement with the simplicity of everyday lighting elements re-envisioned in a bold composition. A Las Vegas native and lifelong resident, Henry is best known for his 20+ year career in award-winning sign design, creating some of Las Vegas’ most iconic new technology and LED displays as well as his fine artworks that combine sophisticated computer systems and compelling light sources together in an ever-evolving sensory experience. “Vibrance” is a new series in Henry’s light art explorations, stripping away advanced technologies and relying on the purest qualities of illumination that dynamically transform the windows day and night. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Outside the Box II
Through Aug. 31, 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.
Artists use cardboard to present finished and detailed artwork that pushes the edge of art. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Ordinary Extraordinary

 

June 23-Sept. 15, by appointment.

 

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public
Mayor’s Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).
Invited artists each exhibit two pieces of artwork that explore the duality of ordinary artwork versus extraordinary artwork. Based on this transformation or change, can we all generally agree what makes something ordinary or extraordinary in visual art? In these pieces, the viewer will experience the aspects that makes art either ordinary or extraordinary. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

ጉዞ - Journey III
Featuring the Artwork of Abraham Abebe

 

June 28-Sept. 29. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for hours and additional information.

 

Free and open to the public.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).  
The title of Abraham Abebe’s new show “ጉዞ” is an Amharic word pronounced “guzo” and means “journey.” The new exhibit by this Ethiopian artist of three-dimensional abstract paintings depicts probability and high contrast in life, and reflects the pursuit of identity. The idea of probability fits into all the art works as Abebe uses math equations to define a 50/50 chance through visual forms. In opposition, medical imaging forms of X-Ray, MRI and Ultrasound are used as a conceptual resource to explore our internal body and association to healing process and well-being. The visual representation of the body parts in the painting intended to reflect a therapeutic procedure in the complex layers, colors and surgical interventions.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! 2018 Winner’s Circle
July 23-Sept. 21; 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 exhibit features the award-winning artists of the juried fine arts competition open to residents ages 50+ of Clark, Esmerelda, Lincoln, Mineral and Nye counties of Nevada. Categories include Drawing/Pastel, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Watercolor/Gouache. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

 

Aug. 2-Oct. 5, hours Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; 1-9 p.m. Preview Thursday and First Friday.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., Suite 190, 702-800-4760.

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.