Our network

Arts & Culture

Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center

Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center

 

Local artist Mark Melnick will unveil artwork commissioned for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Tuesday and Wednesday.

Melnick will install his artwork at the Westcliff Transit Center, 25 S. Durango Dr., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. His paintings will cover a total of 360 square feet on the north and south walls of the transit center, and a total of 180 square feet of the east and west walls.

RTC officials said the artwork includes “colorful and detailed images that reflect the Las Vegas Valley, his outdoor interests of hiking and biking, and they promote sustainable modes of transportation. His artwork is also sprinkled with hidden messages.”

Melnick’s local portfolio includes murals at the revamped Marble Manner Community Center in Las Vegas and at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.

The RTC’s Arts in Transit program is a federally funded program designed to enhance transit amenities. 

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

 

Some of Clark County’s finest young poets will square off Tuesday for the chance to win a scholarship.

Thirty students selected from more than 1,000 entries across Clark County will perform their finest poetry recitations in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals. The participants represent 15 local schools, and the winners will advance to the Nevada finals in Reno on March 16 to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their school’s literary programs.

Poetry Out Loud encourages kids to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. The state winner will compete at the national level in Washington D.C. for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.

The event takes from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Charleston Library Theater, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jazz for Peace Performaces Planned at Tivoli Village

Jazz for Peace Performaces Planned at Tivoli Village

The Nevada Youth Alliance is presenting Jazz for Peace at Tivoli Village.

There will be two nights dedicated to great music. The first performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 featuring Blu7. The second is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 23 featuring Kenny Levine. Both shows will be on the main stage at Tivoli Village. Blu7 is headed by jazz trumpeter and composer James Barela. Kenny Levine is an artist that is best known as the leader of the band Jump, Jive & Wail. The performances are free.

The event will also showcase the efforts of local nonprofits to improve the community. The Nevada Youth Alliance works to educate people in need about the resources available to them.

 

Annual ARTWALK Opens Saturday

Annual ARTWALK Opens Saturday

 

Art lovers will get a chance to enjoy a weekend of art in Summerlin.

The Mark Vranesh Studio is hosting the annual spring ARTWALK. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Trails Village Center.

Artists and craftspeople from southern Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado will be showing off their works. Paintings, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and glass works all for show and sale.

There will also be a children’s reading booth hosted by the Women’s Club of Summerlin. It will be in the food court area. There will also be demonstrations of art techniques. The event is free and open to the public. There will be free parking at the Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle. 

Artists Combine Talents for Spring Artwalk in Summerlin

Artists Combine Talents for Spring Artwalk in Summerlin

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The annual Spring Artwalk, sponsored by Mark Vranesh Studio, will be Saturday and Sunday in Summerlin's Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal