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September 06, 2011
Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey. July 12 – September 14. Great Basin Exteriors is an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – that examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West. This exhibit was organized by the Nevada Arts Council. Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature.
Urbis Octaptych: The City . . . the times, the promise. July 15 – September 15. Local artist Lincoln Maynard has created a series of eight new paintings specifically for this exhibition. Each is an untitled part of the whole, and each a window, a mirror, and a portrait. In addition, the show will include a retrospective component with a selection of works from the artists collection.
Nature’s Colors. August 19 – September 17. Photographer Michael Braunstein brings his collection of vibrant underwater and landscape imagery to the walls of the Barrick in this exhibition. Possessed by a lifelong love of photography, Braunstein’s work closely documents the sea life of the South Pacific, Caribbean, and elsewhere around the world, as well as the wind-carved desert landscape around his Las Vegas home. Braunstein’s bright images capture the wonder and amazement of these fragile ecosystems.
Video Installation – Bamboo Road: Meditation Through the Shakuhachi. September 1 – 14. This lyrical video essay reflects and refracts the moments of an artist, Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, performing and making his art—the Japanese flute called shakuhachi. In lieu of describing the history of the instrument, the director, James Sang Cho, contemplates the blurring of boundaries between formal musical performance, rehearsal and the brief flutter of notes. Fundamentally, these artists explore the type and space of musical performance, and the possibilities for commentary in those realms through classical media.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Rebel Art Party. September 14 7 - 9 pm. The Barrick Museum is throwing a bash to welcome everyone back to campus. Here’s your chance to learn more about the Museum, our programs, events and how you can become more involved -- while having a great time! Free food and drink, airbrush tattoos, spin art, live painting by local artists, a DJ spinning tunes -- and of course lots of great art in our galleries. Join us for an evening of art, food, and music in the Museum’s historic exhibition hall. Free. Get your art on!
We Will Survive. September 24 - November 9. In our first ever benefit show, the UNLV Barrick Museum draws together work by Las Vegas artists -- with every piece available to buy through silent auction at the close of the show. The Museum will host a “sneak peek” reception on September 23rd, 7 – 9 pm for a first look at the show. On November 9th, a closing reception and silent auction will be held, with bidding on all the work included in the exhibition, and other donated items. Food and refreshments during the benefit auction will be provided by Wild Truffles catering and an art photobooth will be provided by "Don't Kill Your Television". Proceeds from all sales will directly support the Museum.
Seduction of the Innocent. September 30 - October 29. Geeks unite! The Barrick has teamed up with Yelp and the Las Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival to put together “Seduction of the Innocent”, an exploration of censorship in comic books. The opening reception on Friday, September 30th, 6 – 8 pm will feature tours of the exhibition, local comic book stores selling comics, caricature drawings, and representatives of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and will also be the closing celebration for Yelp.com’s “Yelp Geeks Out”, a month of geek culture across the Valley. RSVP is required.
Let Them Eat Cake! October 16 - December 16. Come celebrate the most deliciously sponge-like of treats with an exhibition of artwork depicting and inspired by... cake! Opening on the anniversary of cake advocate and French monarch Marie Antoinette’s beheading, "Let Them Eat Cake" offers artists’ many-layered look at the popular dessert item. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 16th, 6 - 8 pm. Cake and milk will be served, of course.
Tales from Fremont Street. November 2 - December 3. Come celebrate the release of locally produced noir comic book “Tales from Fremont Street”, an anthology of tales set right here in Las Vegas and written and illustrated by Las Vegas comic book artists. View original art, conceptual drawings, and scripts from the comic book. Copies will be available for sale, with proceeds and benefiting the museum and the Las Vegas/Clark County Library District. The artists will be on site to sign copies of the book.
Exploring Photographic Alternatives: Holly Roberts, Darius Kuzmickas, and Diane Bush. November 18 - January 7.
Join us in this exploration of alternative photographic techniques featuring acclaimed artists Holly Roberts, Darius Kuzmickas, and Vegas local Diane Bush. New Mexico-based Holly Roberts uses paint and collage on photographic prints to create haunting story-scapes. Portland, Oregon’s Darius Kuzmickas creates atmospheric pinhole and camera obscura images. Diane Bush will be displaying her latest series of large bleached photographs, “Blanket of Lies”, bleached by the artist as well as public participants during public events and political protests. The opening reception will be held on November 18, 6-8p; the event is free and open to the public.
This exhibition is funded, in part, by the Cirque du Soleil Foundation; and by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Sketch Saturdays. Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. FREE. Sketch materials are provided. Visitors are free to sketch any object in the Museum. A drawing instructor will be on hand for any questions or assistance needed.
Storytime at the Museum with Courtney and pals! Every Saturday from 1 to 1:30pm in the center gallery. FREE. Our own storytime narrator, Courtney, provides entertainment and FUN for the kiddos through literature.
Tai Chi. Learn the art of relaxation among the Museum’s galleries. Classes meet every Thursday from 12-1 pm in the Museum’s exhibition hall and are free to all UNLV staff, faculty, and students. Wear something comfortable. Beginners welcome.
Family Game Day. Join us every Sunday for Family Game Day. Gather ‘round the table and play a game with family and friends. There will be a wide variety of games available to play. See you there!
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