Street art in the 18b. Artist unknown.
FIELD NOTES: Down the street from “Mug Shots”at Brett Wesley Gallery, the well curated exhibition of political celebrity by Diane Bush that closed Friday, this paper thin wheat paste offers some harsh commentary on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. . . Heads-Up: The typical play off the word 'Dump' is pedestrian, and this version of The Donald has a polished Made-for-TV look. What has weight is the running family, the image used for Caltrans signs along I-5, repeated in the background on a pastel field of blue and red. . . Campaign Note: Trump will be in Las Vegas Monday to hold a rally at South Point at 7 p.m., ahead of Tuesday's Republican caucus.
DEADLINES: Local artists are getting another reminder that the deadline for 2016-2017 exhibition season proposals for the Winchester Cultural Center or the Clark County Government Center Rotunda is 6 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2016. The season begins October 2016 and runs through September 2017. Artists will be notified by April 18, 2016, says the detailed Facebook post at Clark County (NV) Visual Arts . . . Meanwhile:
Along with Audrey Barcio "Continual Eventual" up through March 4 at the Rotunda, Winchester has Brent Holmes "Ignominious Refuse" through March 11 (Las Vegas Weekly Story + Las Vegas Weekly Review).
- "Our own little golden Stonehenge. A prism generator from the mirror funhouse. " So opens Dawn Michelle Baude's review on Audrey Barcio’s Continual Eventual. I LVWeekly
- Life Is Beautiful red ink is running at $10 million in its first three years, but its not a reason to worry. It is said it takes least three years to break even. The 2015 numbers will be released soon writes Alan Snel for Las Vegas Review-Journal.
- An Roadside America app guides you through the "quirky side of Las Vegas." Some of the nuggets are murals I KNPR
- Scott Haskins has been saving L.A.’s vintage murals. He has poked around Las Vegas it seems I ARTSY
- 'A Bruised San Bernardino Shows Cultural Stirrings' looks at California State University, San Bernardino professors, Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern, using three years of documenting grassroots public art to be a starting point for healing a town. I NYTimes
- Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reported on Wednesday LACMA has received the 1963 John Lautner-designed Sheats-Goldstein house near Beverly Hills.
- 4,000 sketches by the artist, poet, activist, educator and muralist, José Montoya, now on display at The Fowler I LATimes
- Street art is needed to fulfill Tulsa Oklahoma's Hipster portfolio, says Tulsa World. One cannot be trendy with irascible baristas, dive music bars, and tattoos alone.
- Don't mess with Texas Public Art funding, warns this op-ed at MySA.
REST OF U.S.
- In Alabama, officials are still trying to decide what to do with two murals that represent the Old South, that some call racist are close to a decision I WBRC + Birmingham Times
New York Times with strong interactive feature on Robert Ryman I NYT
ONE MORE FROM THE WEST
Glasstire, an outstanding visual arts blog from Texas, polled University of Houston students for their opinion of the campus public art collection. "Somebody got lucky and got a commission," offers one critic.
Seven Magic Mountains
Art Production Fund
Nevada Museum of Art