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Barrick Lecture Series Presents The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour


UNLV invites sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell for the current installation of the Barrick Lecture Series.


Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV main school
Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Opportunity


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide popular speakers through a generous grant from benefactor Marjorie Barrick.

W. Kamau Bell — host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Tones of America with W. Kamau Bell– is an author and sociopolitical comedian who has actually been lauded by The New York Times as “the most promising brand-new skill in political funny in several years” and by SF Weekly as “wise, elegant, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.” The New Yorker said, “Bell’s trick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and ladies’s concerns as inseparable.”

Known for his former FX & & FXX funny series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, he recently made his Netflix launching with a new stand-up funny special, Independent School Negro. Kamau is on the advisory board of Hollaback! and Donors Select and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice. Kamau has actually been nominated for several NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award, and he was featured on Conde Nast’s Daring 25 list for 2016. His writing has been featured in publications consisting of Vanity Fair, CNN.com, and Salon. Kamau made his launching as a director in Fall 2018 with the release of the A+E documentary Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain.


The lecture is free and open up to the general public but tickets are required. Tickets are restricted to two per individual and can be acquired from the Carrying out Arts Center box office starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

The Carrying Out Arts Center (PAC) box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway, on the school of UNLV. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or go to the PAC website.

Barrick Museum Opens “” Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.”” Jan. 11

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., an exhibit of work by a collaborative network of over 50 Los Angeles-based queer Chicanx artists, opens January 11 at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of art. The works were produced in the 1960s to 1990s

Curated by: C. Ondine Chavoya, David Evans Frantz

Trip oOrganized by: Independent Curators International (ICI)

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 11-March 16, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m. Guided tour with the curators, 7 p.m.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is a taking a trip exhibition that explores the intersections among a network of over 50 artists. This historic exhibition is the first of its kind to excavate histories of speculative art practice, partnership, and exchange by a group of Los Angeles-based queer Chicanx artists between the late 1960s and early 1990s. While the exhibit’s heart looks at the work of Chicanx artists in Los Angeles, it reveals comprehensive new research into the collective networks that connected these artists to one another and to artists from several neighborhoods, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and global urban centers, therefore deepening and broadening stories about the development of the Chicano Art Motion, efficiency art, and queer aesthetics and practices.

As referenced in its title, the exhibit also sheds light onto the work of Edmundo “Mundo” Meza (1955-85), a central figure within his generation. Primarily a painter, however also known for his efficiencies, style, and setup work, Meza teamed up with a lot of his peers towards developing brand-new art practices in the middle of emerging motions of political and social justice advocacy.

Axis Mundo provides over twenty years of work– painting, performance ephemera, print material, video, music, style, and photography– in the context of considerable artistic and cultural movements: mail art and artist correspondences; the rise of Chicanx, LGBTQ, and feminist print media; the development of alternative spaces; fashion culture; punk music and efficiency; and creative reactions to the AIDS crisis. As a result of extensive curatorial research study, Axis Mundo marks the first historical factor to consider and significant showing of a number of these pioneering artists’ work.

Artists included in the exhibit:

Laura Aguilar, Jerri Allyn, Carlos Almaraz, Skot Armstrong, David Arnoff, Steven Arnold, Asco, Judith F. Baca, Alice Bag, Tosh Carrillo, Monte Cazazza, Edward Colver, Vaginal Davis, QUEEN TV, Jerry Dreva, Tomata Du Plenty, Simon Doonan, Tomata du Plenty, Elsa Flores, Anthony Friedkin, Harry Gamboa Jr., Roberto Gil de Montes, Gronk, Jef Huereque, Louis Jacinto, Ray Johnson, Alison Knowles, Robert Lambert, Robert Legorreta (Cyclona), Zoe Leonard, Les Petites Bonbons, Scott Lindgren, Mundo Meza, Judy Miranda, Ray Navarro, Nervous Gender, Graciela Gutiérrez Marx and Edgardo Antionio Vigo, Richard Nieblas, Dámaso Ogaz, Pauline Oliveros, Ferrara Brain Pan, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Clemente Padín, Phranc, Ruby Ray, Albert Sanchez, Teddy Sandoval, Joey Terrill, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Patssi Valdez, Ricardo Valverde, Jack Vargas, Gerardo Velázquez, Johanna Went, Faith Wilding.

Exhibit trip has actually been arranged by Independent Curators International (ICI).

About Axis Mundo

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty to motivate enthusiastic research study and exhibitions at Southern California cultural institutions. The exhibition is arranged by ONE National Gay & & Lesbian Archivesat the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and organized as a taking a trip exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). Lead assistance for Axis Mundois supplied through grants from the Getty Foundation.

This exhibit is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by The Calamus Foundation of New York City, Inc., the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts– the City’s Arts Department and Arts & & Cultural Affairs Commission, Kathleen Garfield, the ONE Archives Foundation, the USC Libraries, and the Luis Balmaseda Fund for Gay & & Lesbian Archives, administered by the California Neighborhood Structure. Funding for the exhibition trip has actually been offered by the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.

The presentation at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art has actually been arranged in partnership with support from Meow Wolf, The Intersection, UNLV Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Research studies, MGM Resorts Art & & Culture, and an anonymous gift in honor of Hilda Roop. Additional partners consist of UNLV Spectrum, Latinos Who Lunch, and The Art Individuals Podcast, UNLV Student Diversity & Social Justice , the UNLV Department of Art, UNLV Public History, the UNLV College of Fine Arts. About the Curators C. Ondine Chavoya is a teacher of art history and Latina/o studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is the author of various texts on Chicano avant-garde art, video, and speculative cinema, and is a leading figure in the field of Latinx art history and visual culture. His curatorial jobs have attended to problems of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in modern art. Chavoya has arranged exhibitions and events including Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987, the very first museum retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the performance and conceptual art group Asco (2011-2013 )with Rita Gonzalez, and Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (2016) and Michel Auder: Chronicles and Other Scenes (2004 )with Lisa Dorin. David Evans Frantz is associate curatorof the Palm Springs Art Museum. From 2011 to 2018, he was the curator at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. His curatorial projects analyze alternative art movements, queer politics and culture, historical erasure, and archival practices in contemporary art. At ONE he founded a visual arts program that presented historic exhibitions and commissioned artists to react to ONE’s collections. In 2011, Frantz co-curated with Mia Locks the exhibition Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945– 1980 as a part of the very first Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945– 1980. In 2014, he was the manager of the show-within-a-show, Tony Greene: In The Middle Of Voluptuous Calm, part of the Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum. Most recently he co-curated with C. Ondine Chavoya Axis Mundo: Queer Network in Chicano L.A., a collaboration in between ONE Archives and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, for Pacific Requirement Time: LA/LA. Publication Co-published by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries and DelMonico Books/Prestel, the expansive 414-page brochure forAxis Mundo includes over 500 images, 10 essays, and over 50 individual artist biographical entries. With contributions from Leticia Alvarado, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Simon Doonan, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Colin Gunckel, Joshua Javier Guzmán, Iván A. Ramos, Richard T. Rodríguez and others.

About ICI Independent Curators International ( ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for managers and varied audiences worldwide. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a center that links emerging and established managers, artists, and art spaces, forging global networks and creating brand-new types of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to present developments in the field, motivating fresh methods of seeing and contextualizing modern art. http://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/axis-mundo-queer-networks-in-chicano-la About UNLV The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is the largest university in Nevada and among the most diverse universities in the nation. Founded in 1957, the institution promotes wellness and accomplishment through strenuous curricula focused on research study, scholarship, and innovative activity.

About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Found on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art promotes an effective awareness of the arts through programs of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and neighborhood activities. Programming at the Barrick is driven by a dedication to diversity and addition.

More on the Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. site.

Michael Brown retiring as president of Barrick U.S.A.

62nd Annual Sun Youth Forum

Steve Marcus Michael Brown, left, president of Barrick U.S.A, grants a scholarship to Mubarek Hussen, of Desert Oasis High School, during the 62nd yearly Las Vegas Sun Youth Online Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday Nov. 29, 2018. The Clark County School District and Barrick Gold Corporation partnered with the Las Vegas Sun to place on the online forum.

For Freedoms 50 State Effort on Display in the Barrick Museum

Through Nov. 6, visitors to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art are urged to submit yard indications and publish them on the lobby wall as part of the For Liberties exhibition asking individuals to produce and publicly display their own definition of liberty. Motivated by political leader’s campaign signs, For Liberties lawn sign activations ask the individual to fill out indications that say: Flexibility Of …, Freedom From …, Liberty For …, and Flexibility To …

Since 2016, For Flexibilitieshas produced unique exhibitions, town hall conferences, signboards, and yard sign installations to spur greater involvement in civic life. This year, For Flexibilities introduced its 50 State Initiative, a new phase of shows to encourage broad participation and inspire discussion around November’s midterm elections.

Structure off of the existing creative infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has actually developed a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners who will produce across the country public art installations, exhibits, and regional neighborhood discussions in order to inject nuanced, creative thinking into public discourse. Centered around the essential work of artists, For Liberties hopes that these exhibits and related projects will model how arts organizations can end up being civic online forums for action and conversation of values, place, and patriotism.

Barrick Lecture Series Presents “An Evening with Guillermo del Toro” Oct. 17


UNLV invites acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro for the most recent installment of the Barrick Lecture Series


Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV primary school
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Avenue


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide renowned speakers through a generous grant from benefactor Marjorie Barrick.

Guillermo del Toro was able to parlay his youth love of the macabre into an extremely successful career as a filmmaker, making his feature launching in 1993 with Cronos. He helmed the comic-book adaptations Blade II and Hellboy before directing Pan’s Maze, a well-known, artfully identified movie that was chosen for a Foreign Language Movie Academy Award.

Del Toro also directed the action blockbuster Pacific Rim and the haunted house/period piece Crimson Peak, before receiving his very first Oscar win for Finest Director in 2018 for the sci-fi love The Shape of Water.


The lecture is totally free and available to the general public however tickets are required. Tickets are restricted to 2 per individual and can be acquired from the Carrying out Arts Center ticket office. Due to high need, pre-release tickets for UNLV professors, personnel, and trainees are not available. Tickets for the public, consisting of members of the UNLV community, will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Carrying Out Arts Center (PAC) ticket office is located off of Cottage Grove Opportunity at S. Maryland Parkway, on the campus of UNLV. Contact the PAC ticket office at (702) 895-2787 or check out the PAC website.

Barrick Museum of Art Reveals Fall 2018 Exhibition “” Festivity Inflation”” Oct. 12

Tamar Ettun: Festivity Inflation

Exhibit Dates: Oct. 12 – Dec. 15

Opening Reception: Performance and ArtWalk 5- 9 p.m. Oct. 12, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to provide the culmination of a multiyear international art tetralogy by Tamar Ettun.

Festivity Inflation merges different areas of the artist’s practice in a complex examination of injury, healing, and radical empathy.

On view in the museum’s East Gallery from Oct. 12 to Dec. 15, this solo exhibition consists of a number of parts. At the center, there is an intimate compartment including a setup of interactive audio work. It is surrounded by mixed media sculptures, a choice of speculative videos, and 4 inflatable room-sized environments where visitors will be enveloped by a climate of brilliant color. Influenced by the avant-garde individualism of mid-twentieth century art motions such as Fluxus and Gutai, Ettun asks us to check out the experience of play. Playfulness, in the context of her work, uses us a possibility to process our engagement with the world. The selection of artist videos includes work by Alika Cooper, Cheryl Donegan, Trulee Hall, Joan Jonas, and Jen Liu.

Tina Wang, a very long time collaborator and “mover” from Ettun’s New York performance ensemble, The Moving Business, will visit Las Vegas to collaborate with regional dancers in a live improvisation of ritual-like actions that link personal vocabularies of object-oriented movement with the generation of an unique neighborhood. Motion is important to Ettun’s work. Even her still sculptures have been constructed so that they appear to gesture like bodies. Made from cloth and discovered objects, they experience the space of the gallery with an aura of vulnerable personhood. That atmosphere of vulnerability extends into the snug main location of the exhibition where a video shows us how interactions with soda bottles, sardine tins, and other commodities can end up being primal expressions of alarm and desire. Flights of paratroopers in another video invert their encounter with the sky and float back into their airplanes.

The question of negotiating a world where we are exposed to both discomfort and joy has played a consistent role in Ettun’s career. The human potential for transformation through compassion has actually absorbed her considering that her training in Israel where she lived with 2 siblings struggling with cystic fibrosis and eventually experienced the numbing effect of institutional brutality when she was conscripted into a military parachute routine as a young adult.

“I observed closely how handling injury and PTSD increases rigidness and closes down communication, as discussion requires a versatile position and consists of the prospective to alter and be changed by another individual,” she says. “This individual experience resulted in a few of the themes of my practice today– for instance, my resistance to basic binaries of right and incorrect, which I experience through the fluidity of play and the senses.” The transformation of parachute fabric from a vehicle for martial hostility into the soft, intense walls of her inflatable rooms typifies the alchemy she produces. Her structured areas reveal the human spirit through simple materials such as material, inflated air, tape, stitches, ropes, and wood.

Each previous iteration of the tetralogy has actually found brand-new methods to draw connections in between color and emotion, dividing the task into blue/empathy, yellow/desire, pink/aggression, and orange/joy. Festivity Inflation brings all four aspects together for the first time, introducing Las Vegas and the western United States to the world of Tamar Ettun at a turning point in her career.

The title for the exhibit is influenced by On Orange, a poem by Rose McLarney. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state company, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal company.

Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York City. She has actually had exhibits and performances at Art Omi Sculpture Garden, the Watermill Center, e-flux, Sculpture Center, Knockdown Center, Madison Square Park, Bryant Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Fridman Gallery, Braverman Gallery, PERFORMA 09, 11 and 13, to name a few. She got awards and fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Structure, Franklin Heater, Macdowell Fellowship, Marble Home Job, RECESS, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, and Iaspis. Ettun founded the Moving Company, an artist’s collective developing efficiencies in public spaces and a social engagement job with Brooklyn teens hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. Ettun got her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was granted the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. She teaches at Columbia University’s School of Arts, Lehman College, and the New School Parsons School of Design. ORANGE, the final performance of the tetralogy, will premiere at Leader Works in 2019.

Barrick Museum Hosts Free Neighborhood Art Day June 22

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art hosts its Neighborhood Art Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22 with complimentary workshops and music for all ages. Find out clay making and drawing, test the limitations of painting in virtual reality, pay attention to live performances of well-known classical works, and more. No RSVP needed; just come.

Performances by UNLV Violin Job|10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
. The artists of UNLV Violin Project maximize the exhibition hall acoustics with passionate live perfomances of works by classical authors.

Interactive Claymaking Demonstration with Clay Arts Vegas|9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m.
How did the ancient artists of “Vessel” make their pots? Clay Arts Vegas reveals you the best ways to produce your own clay art with techniques that haven’t altered in 2,000 years.

Line drawing with Lance Smith|9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Andrew Schoultz’s lines appear to vibrate and carry on the walls. In this workshop, Las Vegas artist Lance Smith will show you how to make line a vibrant force in your art.

Storytime with the UNLV Teachers Advancement & & Resource Library|9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
. The UNLV Teacher Development & & Resources Library staff know that paying attention to stories is an important part of youth development. Join them for a story time including a hand-picked choice of image books from their collection of over 30,000 titles for kids and young adults.

Mural|all day
You’re welcomed to include your mark to the mural wall in the Barrick’s most current exhibition, Andrew Schoultz: In Process: Every Motion Counts.

Tiltbrush Virtual Reality Painting|11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Put on a virtual reality headset and dream up paintings that float through the air. Imaginative service technicians from the upcoming virtual reality studio at Lied Library will direct you through the procedure.

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Barrick Museum Presents “” Plural: Meet the Artists”” May 10

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Plural: Meet the Artists, a night of conversation with Las Vegas artists whose work appears in the Barrick’s present group exhibit, Plural. The occasion happens from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and is totally free and available to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Exactly what does it suggest to make art in Las Vegas today? As the multi-voiced Plural exhibit concerns an end the artists will speak about the concepts that notify their work and how that affects everything from the products they utilize to the discussions they wish to provoke.

Participants are invited to sign up with the Barrick Museum’s director, staff, and curators, as Linda Alterwitz, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Nancy Good, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Wendy Kveck, Krystal Ramirez, JK Russ, Aaron Sheppard, Lance Smith, and Mikayla Whitmore lead us through their practices in the gallery with the art they created.

Las Vegas-based artist Linda Alterwitz juxtaposes scientifically produced images with conventional and digital photographic strategies, looking for new methods to stimulate concepts about human frailty and wonder. She has actually shown worldwide in both conventional and site-specific installations consisting of Life is Gorgeous in Las Vegas; Yixian Image Festival, China; and Mayo Clinic, Florida. In 2014, she was awarded the Fellowship for Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council. Her mid-career retrospective, While I Am Still, happened in Las Vegas at The Studio at Sahara West in 2015.

Las Vegas-based photographer, mixed media artist, and grassroots activist Diane Bush shows– frequently satirically– on aspects of modern life, working to link the concerns of art to problems of society and politics. Her work has actually been published and showed globally, including shows at The Photographers Gallery, London; the Soho Picture Gallery in New York; Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; and the Albright- Knox Art Gallery in New York. Her work is included in collections at the Tate Modern in London; Helmut Gernscheim, Germany; and the Cirque du Soleil art collection in Montreal. Her monograph WARHEADS was released by KUDA editions in 2005.

Las Vegas-based painter Gig Depio presents the crossways of contemporary and historic forces in the kind of extreme, often large-scale, figurative structures. Recipient of the 2016 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant in Painting, he has actually shown throughout Nevada, with programs at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; the Nevada Arts Council OXS Gallery in Carson City; and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas. In his native Philippines, he worked for numerous years as an apprentice to his daddy, artist and professor Gig C. De Pio Sr.

Las Vegas-based mixed-media artist Andreana Donahue tests the history and context of landscapes by dedicating found materials to extensive analog procedures. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and globally, with programs in Alaska, California, Nevada, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina; and Bluonduos and Reykjavík, Iceland. Donahue is the co-founder of Disparate Minds, a task devoted to the work of marginalized self-taught artists. JUSTIN FAVELA
A native Las Vegan, Justin Favela creates sculptures, setups, and efficiency works that address ideas about culture, nostalgia, and self-identification. Favela’s work has actually been exhibited at Denver Art Museum; New Mexico Museum of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas; the MAC Belfast, Ireland.; and the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. In addition to his co-host, Emmanuel Ortega, he is the creator of the popular podcast, Latinos Who Lunch.

Las Vegas-based artist Nancy Good experiments with photography and other media in the search of an intangible sense of environment. She has actually exhibited at areas in Tennessee, New York City, Montana, California, and Nevada, including the Nashville International Airport in Tennessee; St. Mary’s Retreat & & Art Center in Virginia City, and Las Vegas’ Life is Lovely Celebration.

Las Vegas-based carver and photographer Brent Holmes examines the margins of our metropolitan landscape for the locations where ancient philosophy discovers an echo in modern mores. He has actually displayed in galleries throughout Las Vegas; at Light and Space Contemporary, Manila, Philippines; and Torrance Art Museum in California.

A native Nevadan, Bobbie Ann Howell translates current occasions, the lives of ladies, and components of the western landscape into cut paper imagery, photographic expeditions, and other media. She has actually exhibited at places throughout Nevada, consisting of the Lost City Museum in Overton; Great Basin College, Elko; and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery at UNLV. Her works are kept in public and personal collections throughout the United States.

The paintings, drawings, and live performances of Las Vegas-based artist Wendy Kveck check out cultural representations of females as markers of vulnerability and mayhem. Kveck, who earned an MFA from UNLV in 2007, has actually displayed at galleries and organizations in Nevada, California, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and Florida; with shows at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and in Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and downtown Las Vegas.

Ludic and raw, the performances, drawings, paintings, and assemblages of Aaron Sheppard offer the viewer a world in which identity is fluid and experimentation is open to everybody. He has actually shown or performed at Western Task in California; DUMBO Arts Center in New York City; Trifecta, Las Vegas; and the Mermaid Parade of Joshua Tree, CA. Sheppard made an MFA from UNLV in 2009.

Mindful to the fluidity of memory and representation, Las Vegas artist Lance Smith uses illustration, painting, and efficiency to highlight the profound truth of marginalized experiences. He has displayed at many places across Las Vegas, including Blackbird Gallery, Brett Wesley Gallery, The Studio, and VAST Area Projects. He earned an MFA at UNLV in 2011.

Las Vegas photographer and installation artist Mikayla Whitmore utilizes the phantom realism of the photographic image to explore the elusiveness of location, time, and human memory. A resident artist at both the Cosmopolitan (2015) and the Neon Museum (2016 ), she has actually exhibited her work at Torrance Art Museum in California; Humble Arts Foundation in New York; and in galleries and other places throughout Las Vegas. She made an MFA at UNLV in 2010.

Plural functions recently contributed artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that check out complex elements of human identity through a series of standard and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality all are brought into question as we search for methods which a museum collection can reflect our own diverse understanding of who we are. It continues through Saturday, May 12.

Barrick Museum Hosts Artist Workshop with Bobbie Ann Howell April 20

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents a workshop start at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, titled Snowflake Camp with artist Bobbie Ann Howell. Sessions start on the hour at 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m. It is free and open up to the public.

About the workshop: Las Vegas artist Howell reveals you how to transform a sheet of paper into an elaborate and expressive artwork. Her cut paper and acrylic work entitled “Showgirls and Thunderbirds” is on view in the Barrick’s exhibition Plural. All materials will be supplied. Ages 8 and up are welcome!

About the artist: A native Nevadan, Howell equates current events, the lives of women, and components of the western landscape into cut paper imagery, photographic explorations, and other media. She has actually displayed at places throughout Nevada, including the Lost City Museum in Overton; Great Basin College, Elko; and the UNLV Donna Beam Art Gallery. Her works are held in public and private collections throughout the United States. She is the recipient of a 2018 Nevada Arts Council Visual Art Fellowship.

Barrick Museum Welcomes Acclaimed Author Lawrence Weschler April 17

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to welcome well-known author Lawrence Weschler at 7 p.m. April 17 for a talk titled “Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing.” The lecture is sponsored by the UNLV Department of Art and the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.

Artists and scientists tend to consider their ways of penetrating the world as distinctly various, however such was not always the case. In truth, the divide is only a few centuries old. Nor might the differences be all that distinct– or even real. In a lecture initially developed for a conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation, longtime New Yorker author Weschler– director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU (where the sciences were absolutely included as part of and main to the humanities) and author, among others, of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Marvel and Whatever that Rises: A Book of Mergings– will theorize on such themes, with side-meanders into the thinking of artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney (topics of his two latest books) and an entire new interpretation of Rembrandt’s “Anatomy Lesson.”

Weschler (born 1952, Van Nuys, California), a graduate of Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz, was for more than Twenty Years a staff author at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural funnies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for cultural reporting in 1988 and publication reporting in 1992) and was also a recipient of Lannan Literary Award.

His books of political reportage include The Passion of Poland ( 1984 ); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers ( 1990 ); and Disasters of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas ( 1998 ). Mr. Wilson was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Reward and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Whatever that Rises received the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

Weschler has actually taught, variously, at Princeton, Columbia, UCSC, Bard, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, and NYU, where he is now identified writer in house at the Carter Journalism Institute.

He just recently graduated to director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, where he has been a fellow given that 1991 and was director from 2001-2013, and from which base he had aimed to start his own semiannual journal of composing and visual culture, Omnivore. He is likewise the creative director emeritus, still actively engaged, with the Chicago Liberal Arts Festival, and manager for New york city Live Ideas, a yearly body-based liberal arts collaboration with Expense T. Jones and his NY Live Arts.

When, happening upon a Portuguese edition of Weschler’s 1990 book on torture in Latin America throughout a photo opportunity in a Rio shopping center, Chilean General Augusto Pinochet flipped through its pages for a couple of moments, whereupon he pronounced, “Lies, all lies. The author is a phony and a hypocrite.”