City Of Las Vegas Cultural Arts September 2018 Calendar Of Events

 

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Fall I Class Registration now through Sept. 8 for six-week session Sept. 5-Oct. 13.

 

Fall II Class Registration available Sept. 24-Oct. 27 for six-week session Oct. 24-Dec. 8; no classes Nov. 18-25.

 

The city of Las Vegas offers fine arts classes at several locations that are designed to mold the next generation of artists in a guided, dynamic and studio-style program tailored to the needs of each student. These open-enrollment classes encourage exploration while creating the opportunity for each student to experience a diverse performing and visual arts education. Classes are available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

 

 

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    Cost range $20 to $216.
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Ballet, Hip-Hop, Ballroom Dance, Adult Acting, Visual Arts and private lessons in piano/voice/guitar and dance by appointment.

  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Cost ranges from $42 to $60.
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff. Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills for Teens. Class are in demand and space is limited; early registration recommended.

 

 

 

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

 

Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, & 19, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Main Street Signature Sculpture - Radial Symmetry Dedication and Reception

 

Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Island at Main Street and Commerce Street intersection.

 

Unveiling of permanent artwork by Las Vegas artist Luis Varela-Rico. This 16’x16’ minimalist sculptural represents Native-American culture and will stand between Garces Avenue and Gass Avenue where Main Street and Commerce intersect. A reception at the Artifice, located at 1025 S. First St., will follow the unveiling and dedication; beverages and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.  

 

 

 

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

 

Fridays, Sept. 7 & 14, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

 

Cost: $5 per person at the door.

 

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

 

Scottish country dancing celebrates the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs will inspire participants. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Dances co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

 

 

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

 

Saturday, Sept. 8; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $10 per person at the door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national nonprofit volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. For more information, call 702-260-0772 or go online to www.usadancelasvegas.org.

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

Friday, Sept. 21, 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, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “Winnie-the-Pooh”

 

Based on the book by A.A. Milne; adapted by Kristin Sergel.

 

Sept. 28, 29, and Oct. 5, 6 at 7 p.m.; and Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, 7 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $5.50 (plus tax and fees).

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door. A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this play delightful for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Ordinary Extraordinary

 

Through Sept. 15, by appointment only.

 

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.
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 more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! 2018 Winner’s Circle
Through 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. Participants could submit one artwork only; categories include Drawing/Pastel, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Watercolor/Gouache. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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 S. 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 which 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 more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

ጉዞ=Journey III
Featuring the Artwork of Abraham Abebe

 

Through Sept. 29

 

Free and open to the public
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
A new exhibit of three-dimensional abstract paintings by Ethiopian artist Abraham Abebe depicting probability, high contrast in life and reflecting 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. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

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.

 


De Chile, Mole y Pozole: Absence of Uniformity

 

Featuring the Ceramic Works of Brissa Arana
Sept. 6–Nov. 16, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.
De Chile, Mole y Pozole offers an eclectic voyage into the mind of Las Vegas artist Brissa Arana.  Arana is a Mexican-American artist whose love for her Mexican roots motivated her to become a cultural advocate who travels abroad spreading the richness of her “mestizo” heritage through her sculptures. Inspired by her cosmogony, her creations are a unique sense of self that can be appreciated in this timeless exhibit. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts

 

Featuring the Artwork of Raul Colón

 

Las Vegas Book Festival Exhibition

 

Sept. 21-Dec. 1; open Oct. 20 and by appointment only.

 

Free and open to the public
Mayor’s Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

An exhibition of original artwork of artist Raul Colón that opened at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) in the fall of 2012. An award-winning illustrator of over 30 books for children, the industry has recognized Colón with a Golden Kite Award, two Pura Belpré Awards, a gold and silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, included twice in the “New York Public Library’s 100 titles for Reading and Sharing”; and been a two-time recipient of The Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Award. This exhibition, features over 18 titles from Colón, showcasing artwork from books such as Tomás and the Library Lady (1997), Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburg Pirates (2005), Doña Flor (2005), Angela and the Baby Jesus (2008) and Child of the Civil Rights Movement (2009).  Colón uses a unique technique in his artwork to create texture and rich, deep colors. The illustrations done on watercolor paper combine watercolor washes, etching, and the use of colored and litho pencils. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Visions II – Native American Exhibition

 

Sept. 27-Nov. 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 artwork by Native American artists to highlight their heritage. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).