Here's what can be seen in the galleries on Southern Nevada campuses during the opening weeks of Fall 2015.
Image: Elizabeth Blau “Lavender Berg” 2013 Acrylic on canvas
"Elizabeth Blau: Off the Cliff"
The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery
Paintings by local artist Elizabeth Blau, an Arctic Circle Residency fellow, explores how landscapes transform and how they are remembered, says the release. Her intent “to find and depict the beauty of the rapid changes occurring in landscapes” comes after a summer in the Arctic documenting and drawing receding glaciers with scientists and other artists. Blau has exhibited nationally and teaches 2-D Design, Drawing and Painting courses at UNLV. Through October 2.
Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV.
"Basin & Range" at Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery is a group show of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and electronic media that "highlight the natural beauty of the area as well as Michael Heizer’s Double Negative." Closes September 5. Review from Las Vegas Weekly.
Paint This Desert has been posting brief tours of "Recent Acquisitions" and that will continue next week. The exhibition of recently acquired works to The Barrick Museum and Las Vegas Art Museum collections closes September 19. Review from KNPR.
Conversation with "Recent Acquisitions" artist Brent Sommerhauser in the Barrick Museum Main Gallery at 6 p.m. on September 16.
"The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection" closes September 19. Review from LV Weekly.
'French Connection' Showgirls at Lied Library "explores the origins of the city’s first French revues and features original costume pieces, costume sketches, set designs, programs, and photographs from the shows." Closes October 1.
Style Moderne: Art Glass from the Ruth and Mel Wolzinger Collection. The Barrick Museum. Through January 23, 2016.
Artist Lecture Series will be held on Thursday nights from September to December.
Nevada State College. Henderson, Nevada.
NSC: Being on art panels and committees places me in a position to agree to a news embargo. Often they are self-inflicted. What can be said about Nevada State College I have already posted. The young campus will be dedicating new buildings during Spirit Week, which will be highlighted by a visit from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. There are no galleries on the new campus , but the big buzz all summer was NSC's commitment to begin an art collection of local works. Details on those acquisitions will be forthcoming.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.