Wayne Littlejohn. Courtesy of Clark County.
The public art proposal from local artist, Wayne Littlejohn, was selected for Siegfried and Roy Park now under construction near McCarran International Airport. It's scheduled to open early this fall. Littlejohn’s 27-feet high sculpture will refer to aerospace engineering, the region's atomic history, and "probes the mathematic, historical and aesthetic appeal of the spiral," said Clark County in a release. “I wanted to design a piece with tough beauty and an awkward elegance,” Littlejohn said. “This work celebrates the indomitable desert spirit forged through adversity.” The installation site will be on the east side of Siegfried and Roy Park near Maryland Parkway and Russell Road.
Artists packed the room to learn art proposal guidelines for City of Las Vegas Galleries on Monday The talk with Visual Arts Program Specialist Jeanne Voltura was sponsored by Las Vegas Artists' Guild and hosted by Clay Arts Vegas.
Sean Russell: “South of Town” at Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery runs from July 20 to Friday, September 11. Artist Reception on Friday, July 24 from 6 to 8 pm. Artist talk at 6:30 pm: Clark County has more. So does KNPR.
The glib and cynical Mat Gleason is the Los Angeles-based art critic who softens up when he visits town. For him Las Vegas is a city filled with romantic memories. He posted sunsets, a Kostabi from the Barrick, deserts at a buffet, studio visits and James Turrell lights at the tram. Oh wait. He saw Jeff Koons "Tulips" and wrote "glitzy shitzy goes with the Vegas Stripzy quite nice."
F. Andrew Taylor with the first of two articles on the changing management of First Friday in the Arts District. I The Review-Journal
At KCET, the Mojave Project by Kim Stringfellow provides the back story of Zzyzx.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.