Seven Magic Mountains Photo: PTD
ROCK: The Nevada Commission on Tourism voted unanimously to spend $150,000 to support “Seven Magic Mountains,” the public art piece considered a tourism draw, reports the R-J . . . ROLL: According to Design Boom, Nevada has two entries on Top Ten Installations list. The aforementioned "Seven Magic Mountains," and the collection of large-scale art at Burning Man.
Burning Man Photo © Nancy Good
PRESS: "Public art cultural specialist for Clark County heads to San Jose" I Review Journal
TOWER: Public Artist Wayne Littlejohn talks to the press before the dedication of "Dream Machine" December 13.
EARTH: A 1,316-acre conservation easement on private lands in the Basin and Range National Monument is another step in giving the public a way to see Michael Heizer’s "City" in person, reports the R-J.
LIST: Current City of Las Vegas public art projects: Call for Digital Images of Available Original Artwork for City Hall Loan Program for inside city hall is ongoing.
Artistic Bike Rack Design: "The city has budgeted up to $30,000, broken down as follows: $10,000 per design plus a reimbursement of up to $5,000 for engineered drawings, all-inclusive, for up to two (2) designs. The deadline to apply is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. For questions about this program, NGEM registration assistance, or more information, contact 702-229-6231 or 7-1-1 (TTY). All Wards."
AMP | Utility Box Painting Project for Maryland Parkway between E. Charleston Blvd and Stewart Ave. "The city offers $2,500 to paint up to four (4) utility boxes along Maryland Parkway between East Charleston Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Artists must be at least 18 years old to participate. City of Las Vegas employees are not eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, visit Las Vegas Arts Registry. For questions, contact Laura Aguiar Machado at 702-229-4631. Ward 3."
AWARDS: National Endowment for the Arts Grants were awarded to Nevada's Las Vegas Philharmonic, Pahrump Arts Council, Trinkle Brass Works and Sierra Nevada Ballet. They recieved $10,000 Challenge America grant. Artown will receive a $25,000 Art Works grant. Pahrump's plans are detailed at Pahrump Valley Times.
ON-THE-AIR: KNPR reviews the year of Las Vegas arts and culture in Las Vegas with John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal; Kristen Peterson; and Mike Prevatt of Las Vegas Weekly magazine.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.