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Going To Artist Lecture Series Welcomes Whitney Bedford Oct. 11

The UNLV department of art welcomes Whitney Bedford to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, for the fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Bedford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, got her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was awarded a Krasner Pollock Grant in 2015 and was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Illustration Biennale. She also got a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has been included in group exhibits at the Jewish Museum, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Bedford’s work is included in the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; the De La Cruz Collection, Miami; the Saatchi Collection, London; the Francois Pinault Collection, Paris; the Eric Decelle Collection, Brussels; the Collection Ginette Moulin/Guillaume Houze, Paris; the Art in Embassies Program (Saudi Arabia and Brussels/NATO headquarters); and the Marciano Foundation Art Collection, Los Angeles.

The UNLV Checking Out Artist Lecture Series includes a varied selection of a few of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both developed and emerging artists to go to the campus and discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an indispensable resource for UNLV trainees and the public alike. The primary mission of the UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire, and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of modern art through visual presentations and discourse.

The freshly engaged Whitney Cummings readies for the Comedy Cellar

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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|2 a.m.

Everything is different now for Whitney Cummings. The comic has always used being single, dating and the misadventures of her romantic life as fodder for her standup act and writing. But earlier this month she got engaged. Now what?

“I got a little nervous. Should I give up funny now?” she says. “But then not even Two Days later on I already had a lot of ideas for new jokes, I believed, this is terrific for stand-up. I need to have done this earlier.”

You probably won’t catch many engagement jokes if you see Cummings make her debut at the Funny Cellar Las Vegas this week because she likes to home in on her writing prior to she tests brand-new funny ideas on a live audience. But they’re coming. The genuine concern: Is her fiancĂ© ready?

“I believe he knows what he signed up for,” she states. “The craziest thing is he’s never seen me do stand-up live prior to. I figured I ‘d get the ring initially and after that let him come. He saw my last HBO special however never live. I have a few jokes about him and yeah, he’s going to feel it. But individuals who understand me know I don’t conceal anything and I’m certainly not going to stop just because I’m getting married.”

Cummings is touring now in preparation for a brand-new TELEVISION special, her very first for Netflix, which is scheduled for filming in November. The Funny Cellar programs are significant since she values the diverse audience a performer can discover just in Las Vegas, and because the original Comedy Cellar in New York is her favorite club.

“When they said they were opening in Vegas I believed, what a cool thing to do. I generally dip into the Venetian or at bigger venues so I’m actually thrilled to really see individuals in the audience,” she states. “And since I’m dealing with the unique and changing the order of things every night, individuals will get to see an operate in progress and a smaller area is better for that. Plus I get to see everybody’s puke on their shirts and how unpleasant everyone will be having lost a bunch of cash. There’s absolutely nothing better than a closeup on somebody who simply lost their life savings.”

She’s kidding. However she’s major about the material, which doesn’t involve any political jokes or Trump talk.

“I’m proud to say this is an hour with definitely no politics in it. No one is going to get set off so you can feel safe concerning this show,” Cumming says. “It’s so hard to escape today, so I inform individuals if nothing else, you’ll get a rest from that for a while. Especially when you remain in Las Vegas, you don’t wish to need to consider the apocalypse. It’s a safe location where you can LOL and get intoxicated.”

Whitney Cummings will carry out at 7 and 9 p.m. September 17 and 18 at the Comedy Cellar at the Rio (3700 W. Flamingo Road, 702-777-2782) and more info can be discovered at comedycellar.com.