MORE PUBLIC FOR PUBLIC ART: Las Vegas sprawl is documented in this 2012 series from NASA, marking the 28th anniversary of the lunch of Landsat 5 satellite. The crossroad that is downtown Las Vegas, at the I-15 and Boulder Highway, is the upper left corner. The video shows the region’s growth from 1972, around 300,000 people, to 2012, creeping toward 2 million area residents. Landstat 8 was launched February 11, 2013.
Peter Eliakis, 17, used “The Cycle of Civilization” as a backdrop for a New Years Day photo shoot with his 22 year-old photographer/cousin, in town for the holidays. The mural is a leave-behind by the Life is Beautiful Festival, which gave downtown Las Vegas a new mural portfolio and becoming a favored spot for photographers.
Seven Magic Mountains
Art Production Fund
Nevada Museum of Art