COUNTY: Public artist Buster Simpson will talk about his career and works on Saturday, October 22, at Winchester Cultural Center. More information at Clark County. Other cultural happenings at Winchester can be found here.
CITY: Local artists are being asked to "create original, site-specific installations presented within the context of the First Street Art Trail" for “Windows on First." The deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 3rd at 3 pm. I City of Las Vegas.
COUNTY: RFQ for ZAP 9 "Zapped on the way to Lone Mountain" deadline is October 28, 2016. "Visit the Nevada Gov eMarketplace website at www.ngemnv.com and locate Document No. 604212 in the list of current solicitations."
COUNTY: Moapa Vally Community Center Mural Project deadline is now Monday, October 31, 2016. "Visit the Nevada Gov eMarketplace website at www.ngemnv.com and locate Document No. 604228-16 in the list of current solicitations. "
COUNTY: RFQ for Mountain’s Edge Baseball Park Artwork Project is December 16, 2016. A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. "Visit the Nevada Gov eMarketplace website at www.ngemnv.com and locate Document No. 604268 in the list of current solicitations."
FIELD NOTES: Artist Jennifer Henry uses her current installation, Fêted, to revisit fashion as an art object, not wearable trend. What is striking is the division of color and monochrome on both gallery walls and gowns, and how fabric as vivid texture is sewn together with 80s post pop art color, a contrast with the far-away gaze of live models during the limited live performances.
"I definitely avoid comparing this to fashion," says Henry, whose past work as a connection to that industry was, in a way, just allowing others to understand the work for themselves. “I don’t know that I ever really was just about fashion. I think that was just kind of the easiest place ways to people to categorize me."
There is more to read in the work besides knowing who-are-you wearing.
"This centerpiece, two brightly lit hostesses on display in festive and billowing party gowns, isn’t a representation of feminine fantasy, but a visceral—and realized—portrayal of women’s existence and experience," wrote Leslie Ventura for "Las Vegas Weekly."
Fêted is also a way the former Brett Wesley Gallery tries on a new outfit. The space now renamed the Cube is an experimental lounge for artists like Henry, a thought leader shaping the local aesthetic through interdisciplinary practice.
Henry will have more to say about how Fêted worked as a live performance piece and installation at The Cube Friday, October 21, 2016 6-7pm I Facebook
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Speaking as someone researching political satire and how messages are presented in the streets, the morning in front of the Trump International Hotel could not have been more delicious. It worked as a pop-up installation of metal, wheels, speeches and smells curated by The Culinary Union. It was titled #walloftacotrucks and had representation by Asian food trucks and a campaign bus supporting Hillary Clinton.
The protest responded to Trump’s promise of a wall as immigration policy, and an of the cuff remark by Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump. He warned voters in September. of the big brown tide coming in. “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner, ” said Gutierrez.
Hashtags #TacosOnEveryCorner and #walloftacotrucks can be filed under presidential campaign phrases.
Kristen Peterson and Mikayla Whitmore report about the protest for Munchies.com
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