Adolfo Gonzalez I Photo: paintthisdesert.com
FIELD NOTES: The working list of artists selected for ZAP 7 was presented Tuesday during Clark County Arts Committee's January meeting. The final 20 came from a “strong” field of 80 artists who applied to paint utility boxes along Maryland Parkway, according to Michael Ogilvie, Clark County Parks and Recreation Cultural Specialist. Artists will meet the public and present their design at the Cambridge Recreation Center February 27, 2015, The work begins March 27 and boxes will be completed in time for an April 24 dedication.
THE ZAP 7 TWENTY: Abraham Abebe, Chris Bauder, Gig Depio, Shan Michael Evans, Salvador Jon Gascon, Adolfo Gonzalez, Tatiana Hantig, Su Limbert, Sush Machida, Melissa McGill, Krystal Ramirez, Lisa Rock, Sean Russell, Nanda Sharifpour, Lance Smith, Erin Stellmon, Holly Vaughn, Eric Vozzola, and Valentin Yordanov. The 20th selection will come from a group project from students in a Public Art Class at UNLV.
OTHER FUTURE BUSINESS: The committee approved motions to be a liaison between local artists and County Departments for new projects, including creating public art in the expanded parking lot for the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Strip. Artists can also watch for notices to create public art on empty medians around the valley. Details for both these projects are pending. The Percent for the Arts Program - Art Committee meets every 4th Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (except December) at Winchester Cultural Center.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.