PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

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

 

 

 

Office of Cultural Affairs Fine Arts Classes

 

Winter Class Registration Through Jan. 12 for six-week session, Jan. 9-Feb. 16.

 

The Office of Cultural Affairs offers fine arts classes at several locations, 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 performing and visual arts education through a diverse lens. Classes available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit https://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov/wbwsc/webtracca.wsc/wbsplash.html.

 

 

 

  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Courses offered include African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet, Street Funk, Hip- Hop, Audio Engineering, Kemetic Yoga and Chess.
  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Ballroom Dance, Adult Theatre, Visual Arts and private lessons in Piano/Voice/Guitar by appointment.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    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. Classes are held at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series - Out of the Desert Concert

 

Friday, Jan. 18, 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 an afternoon of traditional bluegrass, gospel, Celtic and newgrass music. Mixing four-part vocals and award-winning musicians, Out of the Desert provides the audience with an enjoyable and memorable afternoon. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

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

 

 

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

 

Saturday, Jan. 19; 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.  

 

 

 

Sankofa Conversations: Continuing the Journey (ages 13+)

 

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Three unique workshops consisting of book discussions and dialogue using the past to understand issues impacting the African-American community for today and tomorrow. Reference books for this series include “The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors” by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, “Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl” by Harriet Ann Jacobs, (aka Linda Brent), and “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Etty Yaniv Exhibition Featuring the artwork of Etty Yaniv

 

Oct. 4, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019

 

Free and open to the public Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

In her recent installation works, Yaniv draws on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes that blur the line between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial, the chaotic and the orderly. The multiple layers of repurposed materials reflect her preoccupation with ephemeral materials—recycled, torn, stacked, manipulated—alluding to obsolescence, ecology, and transience. 

 

 

 

Celebrating Life Masters Exhibition Jan. 10-April 24.

 

Artists Reception Jan. 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This is the fourth year of this part of the Celebrating Life annual juried art exhibit program. It includes three artists that have won three or more awards over the past 18 years. This year, the artists were chosen based on the texture present in each of their works and the visual similarity in the subjects each artist presents. Artists this year include Kristen Ferguson, Rita Maroun and Scott Sturman. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Some Assembly Required Exhibition

 

Featuring the artwork of Clay Arts Vegas Students

 

Nov. 21, 2018-Feb. 14, 2019; hours Monday-Thursday, 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., first floor. A fun exhibition of ceramic works by the students of the Clay Arts Vegas studio, displaying work based on childhood games and toys. Included in this exhibition is a Candyland centerpiece, a larger than life Mr. Potato Head, a Space Invaders vase and a set of Clue game pieces. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Chinese Heritage Exhibition: Year of the Pig

 

Dec. 6, 2018-March 2, 2019, by appointment only.

 

Artists Reception Jan. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

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

 

This annual invitational fine art exhibit focuses on Chinese heritage. The 2019 Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Pig. Artists will show pieces that include the pig and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Public Employee Art Exhibition

 

Nov. 29, 2018-Jan. 10, 2019; Monday-Thursday, 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 of public employees who practice art in their spare time. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

African-American Heritage Exhibition

 

Featuring the artwork of Vicki Richardson

 

Jan. 17-April 11; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Artist Reception Thursday, Jan. 17, 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

This annual exhibit features the work of an African-American artist who lives and works in Las Vegas. This year, Vicki Richardson, artist and owner of the Left of Center Gallery and studio, was selected as the featured artist.  For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Windows on First: “In Flight: Energy Liberated”

 

Featuring the artwork of Nova May 

 

Nov. 1, 2018-March 31, 2019; 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.

 

This inspiring and uplifting installation represents the transformational power of music taking flight.  The design of brightly colored greenery and a myriad of suspended butterflies created from found materials – paper, cardboard, and papier-mâché, with lighting elements – invokes a vision of flight.  For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

 

Dec. 10, 2018-Feb. 10, 2019; hours Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Monday-Tuesday.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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