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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 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.

UNLV Dance Presents “” In Stride' ' April 26-29

UNLV Dance presents its final performance of the season, “In Stride,” featuring work choreographed by the bachelor of fine arts majors in dance performance and choreography, at 7:30 p.m. April 26 – 28 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 – 29 in Dance Studio Among the Alta Ham Fine Arts structure.

All seats are $18, with $10 tickets readily available for seniors, military, students, and UNLV faculty, personnel, and alumni. Tickets may be bought at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

UNLV Opera Theater Presents New Twist on Classic “” Don Giovanni”” March 16-18

UNLV Opera Theater, in conjunction with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, provides Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the Judy Bayley Theatre March 16-18. David Ward is guest director, with Wes Kenney as guest conductor. Students from the Entertainment Engineering & & Design program are constructing the set.

In this modern take on the timeless story, Don Giovanni is the most effective guy in Hollywood. He rules the film industry, however seems guilty of sexual assault, potentially even rape – raising the problem of sexual harassment and abuse in present day Hollywood using Mozart’s 18th century operatic work of art. Don Giovanni abuses three ladies: Donna Anna, a ruling film star; Donna Elvira, a woman he promised to marry; and Zerlina, a young starlet searching for her first huge break. Beginning with the death of Donna Anna’s dad at the hand of Don Giovanni, we follow these 3 ladies as they attempt to concern terms with the man who has actually radically modified their lives. This makeover at a dashing hero calls into question simply how romantic this male truly was. Will Giovanni get away with it or face justice?

Double-cast to provide more chances for the vocalists of UNLV Opera. The cast includes Don Giovanni (Philip Harris and Michael Parham); Leporello (Christophe Kennedy); Donna Anna (Joan Sobel and Mariah Wilcox); Don Ottavio (Chris Martin and Daveon Bolden); Donna Elvira (Karin Hochman and Casey Dakus); Zerlina (Tamara Richards and Moriah Berry); Masetto (Kurt Sedlmeir and Mark McCreery); and Il Commendatore (Richard Hodges).

The production and design team consists of assistant director Bonita Bunt, scenic designer and technical director Michael Genova, lighting designer Javier Moreno, impresario Jennifer Holland, orchestra preparation by Costs Bernatis, assistant Maya Sprouse, and vocal coach Semyon Rozin.

Ward is the Director of the Crane Opera Ensemble at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam where he works as a Visiting Assistant Teacher. This year he directs a double-bill of Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost as well as The Pirates of Penzance. He just recently completed a consultation as Visiting Opera Director and Checking Out Assistant Teacher at the University of North Texas in Denton where he staged Le nozze di Figaro, A Little Night Music and Discussions of the Carmelites last season.

Tickets are $25, with discounts readily available. To purchase tickets, visit the Carrying out Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

College of Fine Arts Presents “” Music & & The Brain” Symposium Feb. 21

College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher welcomes you to a symposium titled “Music & & the Brain” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Barrick Museum of Art. It is presented by School of Dental Medication professor Lawrence Zoller.

Zoller got his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. He then, in 1978, finished a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of reproductive biology at Hershey Medical Center. His research concentrated on female reproduction and particularly on the mechanism of follicular maturation and ovulation.

Prior to signing up with UNLV in 2005, he was an associate teacher in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Aside from his research, he also was actively associated with mentor numerous courses to medical, dental, and graduate students. These courses included anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology, embryology, and physiology. In 1986, at the behest of the dean of the dental school, he initiated and coordinated a joint program for the physiological sciences for the oral curriculum at Boston University. He won numerous mentor awards and is the only non-clinician to win the Spencer R. Frankl Award for Quality in Mentor. This award honors the best general teacher in the oral school.

Upon joining the UNLV School of Dental Medicine he became the head of the physiological sciences program. He was the first instructor to develop an online course for the oral homeowners. He is understood for his Socratic teaching methods. He has served on various national committees dealing with oral and medical curricula. Aside from his professional obligations he takes pleasure in cooking, treking (to sweat off the cooking), music, reading, photography, and Star Trek. He wishes, to all, “Live Long and Prosper”.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the general public.

Barrick Museum Presents Art & & Science of Color Theory Feb. 12

Go To the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 for an unique look into the art and science of color theory with Julie Oppermann. Learn what it suggests to consider vision as an active procedure in the brain, not just the eye.

Informed by Oppermann’s neuroscience background as well as her active international painting practice, this presentation will discuss everybody from 19th-century French chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul to Op Art’s Bridget Riley as we travel through the history of color theory in Europe and its journey to the U.S.

. This talk will become part of a series of lectures and workshops by artists in our spring 2018 exhibit “Plural.”

Admission Info

This occasion is free and available to the general public.

Recommended voluntary contribution:

$ 5 adults
$ 2 kid and senior

NCT Presents August Wilson'' s “” Fences”” Feb. 9-18

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents August Wilson’s well-known Fences Feb. 9 – 18 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Harry Waters Jr. directs.

Working as a trash male in Pittsburgh in 1957, Troy Maxon’s old dreams of ending up being an expert baseball gamer ought to be a far-off memory. But the bitter dissatisfaction of being rejected the right to play in the major leagues impacts Troy’s universe, including his relationships with his spouse, Rose, and his teenage kid, Cory. Cory likewise imagines becoming an expert football player, however is constrained by his dad’s defeatist pragmatism. Building actual and metaphorical fences around his family, Troy remains in danger of ruining the very thing he seeks to secure.

Waters is an actor, vocalist, and director who developed the role of Belize in the very first production of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes in 1991. He is most famous for his representation of Marvin Berry in Back to the Future ( 1985) which earned him a Gold record for his rendition of “Earth Angel.” Performing credits also consist of Adventures in Wonderland and Big Bully, in addition to numerous tv guest-starring functions. Born in Tulsa, and raised in Denver, he participated in Princeton University and received his MFA in directing from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a theatre and dance professor at Macalester College, where he has directed productions of Runaways, Evidence, Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches, The Colored Museum, Tartuffe, Cabaret, and The Laramie Project, among others.

Equity Actor James Austin Williams stars as Troy Maxon. Williams’ credits consist of August Wilson’s Radio Golf on Broadway. His off-Broadway credits consist of August Wilson’s Jitney and Marion McClinton’s Walkers. His local credits include several roles in August Wilson’s Twentieth-Century Cycle at the Kennedy Center, and appearances at Centerstage, the Guthrie Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Penumbra Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. He was named Star of the Year by City Pages in 2003; was a 2005 NAACP Image Award nominee; received an Ivey Award for efficiency quality in 2008, and was called Artist of the Year by the Minneapolis StarTribune in 2008.

In addition to Williams, the cast includes Equity Actors Alfred Wilson as Bobo, and Deanna Reed-Foster as Rose; Delius Doherty as Lyons; Merald Knight, Jr. as Gabriel; Joshua Horton as Cory; and Yussia Sanders as Raynell.

The production and style group consists of picturesque designer Jasmine Boykin; lighting designer Amanda Valdez; sound designer Josh Schmidt; costume designer Gabrielle Lewis; technical director Liz Haynes; production stage manager Robert Acosta; props master Jesse Soper; and dramaturg Dakota Polk.

Program Dates/Times
7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17
2 p.m. Feb. 11, 17, and 18

Tickets are $33. Discount rates are readily available.

For tickets or extra details, visit the Performing Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Art Critic Dave Hickey Presents Repetition Lectures Dec. 5 & & 12

Globally well-known art critic and former UNLV professor Dave Hickey goes back to UNLV at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 for 2 extremely unique lectures in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum auditorium.

Hickey has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Harper’s Publication, Vanity Fair, and many others. In 2001, he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship– the so-called “genius grant”– while a professor in the UNLV department of art.

He is understood for his arguments against academicism and in favor of the impacts of rough-and-tumble free enterprises on art. His vital essays have actually been released in 2 volumes: The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Charm ( 1993) and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy ( 1997 ). In 2009, Hickey released a modified and upgraded version of The Unnoticeable Dragon, adding an intro that resolved changes in the art world considering that the book’s original publication, in addition to a new concluding essay.

“I compose love tunes for individuals who live in a democracy,” he has stated.

Profiles of Hickey have actually appeared in Time Publication, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Times Publication, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, U.S. News & & World Report, The Economic expert, and Show off, to name a few publications. Interviews with Hickey have been released in the Los Angeles Times, Bomb, New Art Inspector, Public Occasions, The Art Newspaper and other publications. He has been talked to numerous times on topics such as art and Las Vegas by the BBC, PBS, and National Public Radio.

UNLV Jazz Presents Fall Jazz Celebration Nov. 27-29

The acclaimed UNLV Jazz Ensembles perform as part of the UNLV Jazz Festival Nov. 27-29 in the Black Box Theatre, including unique guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 27 – UNLV’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer, & & Jazz Singing Ensemble, directed by Janet Tyler, carry out.

Nov. 28 – UNLV’s Jazz Ensemble I, performed by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, and Jazz Ensemble II, carried out by Adam Schroeder, perform with visitor jazz saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 29 – The UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Julian Tanaka, allure Guitar Ensemble, directed by Jake Langley, and allure Ensemble III, performed by Michael Spicer, carry out.

Tickets are $10 for basic admission. Discounts are available. Tickets are offered through the Carrying out Arts Center box office at pac.unlv.edu or 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Bob Sheppard
Throughout an extraordinarily diverse career that has actually made him a first-call musician in the realms of jazz, pop, and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind expert Sheppard constantly has let his array of saxophones, flutes, and clarinets do the talking. Super star names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for many years, but such praise is just a by-product of Sheppard ´ s years of steady work and dedication to his craft. Over the years, he has visited with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his varied skills to more current efficiencies with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Queen Latifah and most notably with the famous Joni Mitchell on her four-disc set and her 2007 Grammy-winning, Shine.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Presents “” The President'' s Performance”” Nov. 16

The UNLV Wind Orchestra presents the third yearly “President’s Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Artemus Ham Concert Hall as a special homage to the United States military veterans, UNLV student veterans, Las Vegas initially responders, and the 9 Las Vegans who have been awarded the French Legion of Honor.

The orchestra, led by artistic director and conductor Thomas Leslie, will consist of guest conductors:

Col. John Bourgeois, director emeritus of the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own”
Lt. Colonel James Bankhead, previous conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, “America’s Own”
Zane Douglass, UNLV going to trainer of performing. Visitor vocalists consist of baritone soloist Tod Fitzpatrick, sopano musician Lillian Roberts, mezzo-soprano musician Erin Gonzalez, and mezzo soprano soloist Celeste Dixon.

In addition, the Wind Orchestra will carry out a world premiere composition, Pledge of Plenty, by UNLV professor Anthony LaBounty, composed especially for the orchestra.

As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the United States Army, all profits from the show will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Vetsfund. Tickets are $10 and can be acquired at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Discounts are offered.