The 15th Yearly College of Fine Arts Hall of Popularity event at UNLV includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Student Union ballroom. Honorees include designer and urban planner Denise Scott Brown; American artist Dale Chihuly and Leslie Jackson Chihuly, president of Chihuly Studio; Cirque du Soleil creator Guy Laliberté; Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Center; and the “Very First Girl of Motown,” Claudette Robinson. Also being recognized with the Koep Dean’s Medal are broadcaster and educator Harvey Allen and arts administrator William Lowman. Artist and educator Tim Bavington will be acknowledged as Alumnus of the Year.
The Hall of Popularity was founded in 2003 to honor previous and present homeowners of Southern Nevada who have made a significant effect in the areas of visual arts, carrying out arts, and/or architecture. Previous conscripts consist of Tony Curtis; Phyllis McGuire; Robert Goulet; The Killers; Liberace; designers Tony Marnell, John Klai, Tom Schoeman, and William Snyder; Penn & & Teller; and Siegfried & & Roy, to name a few.
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Denise Scott Brown is a trailblazer in the practice of architecture and urban preparation. In 1972, she co-authored Knowing from Las Vegas, stirring much controversy at the time. Today, her book continues to be an influential force for designers and students.
Dale Chihuly is an American master artist, known for more than 50 years of ingenious explores light, area, and type. Prominent for his enthusiastic architectural installations in historic cities, museums, and gardens around the world, Chihuly is extensively credited for transforming and going beyond the conventional kinds and function of glass. In her function as president of Chihuly Studio, Leslie Jackson Chihuly ensures continuous organizational strength to help Dale Chihuly in realizing his vision, incorporating all elements of his art. She is devoted to enhancing access to the arts and serves on the boards of the Pilchuck Glass School, Vassar College, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, for which she has acted as board chair for nine years.
Business Owner Man Laliberté is best understood for his success in developing Cirque du Soleil, one of the biggest live home entertainment empires worldwide. With seven long-term programs presently operating on the Strip, Cirque du Soleil has actually made an influence on the Las Vegas entertainment landscape and the community for the last 25 years.
At the helm of the Smith Center for the Carrying Out Arts, Myron Martin is called the “keeper of the vision” for the center. He has shaped the Smith Center, which now is in its 6th year, into a cultural foundation for the Las Vegas neighborhood.
American soul singer-songwriter Claudette Robinson belonged to the Miracles and the first female artist ever signed to a Motown-affiliated record label. After life as a performer, she now is concentrated on making a favorable influence on the lives of today’s youth.
In addition to teaching at UNLV and CSN, Harvey Allen has had an illustrious profession in broadcasting and home entertainment in Las Vegas, acting and singing on the Strip. Today, he continues to use his talents and resources to promote numerous charitable causes.
William “Costs” Lowman has actually helped in the development and training of numerous artists. He assisted found the Las Vegas Symphony and the Nevada School of the Arts. He developed Idyllwild Arts Academy, the very first independent boarding high school for the arts in the western United States, retiring in 2011 as Idyllwild Arts’ president.
Tim Bavington is an artist of global honor. Many visible is his significant commission for Symphony Park at the Smith Center called “Pipeline Dream” where each vibrant pipe represents a note in the classical masterpiece Excitement for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. He is likewise an associate teacher of art at UNLV.