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Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery
800 S. Brush St.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and most major holidays.
Free and open to the public.


Celebrating Life Masters Exhibition
March 3 – May 26, 2021
This annual exhibition features two artists that have won two or more awards in the annual juried “Celebrating Life” show. It is a way of honoring those that have continued to put their best foot forward in this visual arts exhibition celebrating Las Vegas artists who are age 50 or better.  The work of the artists in this show is curated into a cohesive dynamic visual focusing attention on similar visual elements that resonate through artwork. Artists featured this year are Manfred Peter O’Hare and Robert Oberman.

Click here to take a virtual tour of this exhibit on City Beat.

Las Vegas City Hall | Grand Gallery Exhibitions
495 S. Main St., First Floor
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Free and open to the public.


Nima Abkenar’s 160 SQF, The 211 Project
Through June 23, 2021
The 211 project is not an artist expression or an installation documentation. The 211 is a typical participation in a social context, the literal approach of being an artist in residence. Later, the participation becomes a substance of the context and the line of intention withers. D-Well, offers a co-living space to change makers of the Las Vegas community. In October 2019, 211 exhibit unfolded a six-month experience of living in a small architectural space. Every square foot of the living space turned into a tangible art object and was marked, framed and sold to collectors. Twelve-by-12 cardboard sheets, representing the common real estate square footage, are the symbolic partial ownership of the six months living habits of the artist.

Nima Abkenar is a conceptual artist from Iran. In his work, he explores the subtleties of social phenomenon and political events. His dislocation from his native home at 17 has shaped his contextual and conceptual views in art and sociology. For the past five years, Abkenar has collaborated with art entities such as Black Mountain Institute, D-Well, AG gallery, and the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs to create installations and develop public art projects both nationally and in his home country, Iran.

Las Vegas City Hall | Chamber Gallery
495 S. Main St., First Floor
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Free and open to the public.


Diaspora
Curated by Gig DePio
 
April 21 – July 15, 2021
What is the Asian Pacific Islander in the context of American society?

It’s too broad of a category that escapes a cohesive definition. One thing in common is our history of a series of “interventions” from the West — one that has spurred a wave of migrations to the many regions of the Pacific and back.

It’s an “imperfect union”, but a union nonetheless, a symbiosis in transition towards unity that reverberates as well throughout American culture and in the upheavals of its early history. In this same way, the city of Las Vegas was built on a rich history of its own migrations, a melting-pot of intersecting and interweaving cultures from many parts of the country, bringing with them a multitude of influences from regions of the world over.

This group exhibition presents the different “facets” of our diverse American culture — a collection of works that, in many ways, allude to the different experiences of assimilation and integration of Asian Pacific Islanders, a snapshot that attempts to manifest this perpetually transforming identity within the communities of our Southern Nevada region and beyond.

By Guest Curator, Gig DePio

Mayor’s Gallery at  Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth St.
By Appointment Only


Pandemic Inspiration!
May 12 - July 29, 2021
While most of the world spent the past year navigating a new normal of working, schooling and quarantining at home, many artists turned their attention to their practice.

So what did artists do when they were stuck inside at home during the pandemic? Practiced creating art with a new medium? Set out to finish that one project that seemed to never be done? Found inspiration in the quiet streets and endless Zoom meetings? Made some great art? Had vivid dreams? Make art about their dreams?

We are curious to see what the artists in Las Vegas made during the pandemic. Most importantly, we can't wait to show you!

First Street Art Trail
495 S. Main St., Along First Street
Available to view at all times.
Free and open to the public.


Windows on First: Bouquet of Fission
February 1 - September 30, 2021
Making Faces is a collection of character tapestries made from acrylic yarn that fill a space with a wall of images that are representational of our individuality and diversity. The hanging characters can evoke an idea for the viewer based off of the identity they believe that they would have. These faces will fill the windows as if an audience is gazing back at the viewer looking at the work. Each window will be filled with colorful caricature tapestries.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery
947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Wednesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gallery hours may vary, please call ahead.
Free and open to the public.


Hendrix Bros Exhibition
April 17 – June 5, 2021
The Hendrix Bros, Tim and Melvin Hendrix, are originally from Milwaukee, Wis. The brothers have been creating art and music together since 2011. They create custom and public figures with acrylic paintings on canvas. The meaning of their art is spiritual and aspires to capture the soul and essence of a person; to show their positive perspective on the individual. They have displayed their artwork in more than 60 shows throughout the United States. The Hendrix Bros have created art for celebrities such as Eddie Griffin, Mo’Nique, Erykah Badu, Dizzy Wright and many more.
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