This week Las Vegas is expected to see the first wave of monsoon weather for the year, according to the National Weather Service. Carry on.
Justin Favela announced he is now part of Denver Art Museum's exhibition, "Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place." It opens February 19, 2017.
LATE ADD: Nevada Arts Council announced their FY17 Artist Fellowship recipients:
LITERARY ARTS FELLOWS are Laura Wetherington (Reno) Poetry; Eric Neuenfeldt (Reno) Fiction; Ann Keniston, Reeno) Poetry, and Brittany Bronson (Las Vegas) for Non-Fiction.
PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWS are Cynthia DuFault (Las Vegas) Choreography; Todd Green (Minden) Performance with Multi-instruments; Hans Halt (Reno) Performance with Bass; and Mykola Suk (Las Vegas) Performance with Piano.
FELLOWSHIP PROJECT GRANT goes to Stephan Caplan (Las Vegas).
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP HONORABLE MENTIONS: Brett Alters (Las Vegas) Performance for Theatre; Dawn-Michelle Baude (Las Vegas) for Non-Fiction; Michael Croft (Reno ) for Fiction; Jennifer Grim (Las Vegas) Performance with Flute; Dave Mulligan (Reno) Non-Fiction, and Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (Reno) for Performance with Violin.
The Southern Utah Museum of Art opens July 7 I R-J
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art dropped Chicago as a museum site. It will be built in California I LATimes
'Photography’s Shifting Identity in an Insta-World' I NYTimes
Christo's “The Floating Piers" had so many visitors officials repairs are already needed I NYTimes
Leading UK art figures "reveal their shock, anger and revulsion at the vote to leave the EU" I The Guardian
ART21 "Exclusive" episode follows the fabrication of Martin Puryear's New York City public sculpture, "Big Bling."
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art summer show will not clean and paint walls to the purist of white. “Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum” exhibits the traces of previous exhibitions by highlighting "the subtle places where a careful investigator can find small remembrances of the artworks and exhibitions installed, de-installed and re-installed within the museum’s walls and ruminate on the remnants of the exhibition process." SMOCA
Cuban-born Angeleno Adolfo Nodal was once the general manager of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs. He had more than 150 vintage neon signs restored in LA. He's now doing the same work in Cuba with contemporary artist Kadir López Nieves I Deborah Vankin of the LATimes reports from Havana.
Courtesy of Jetsonorama and Icy & Sot
"Yellowcake" is the name of uranium contamination and has presence at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Street artists Jetsonorama and Icy & Sot are creating street art, the rural kind, that speaks to it. More photographs, plus some art film clips at Brooklyn Street Art.
Bill Cunningham, the New York Times fashion photographer who covered New York City on a bicycle passed away at the age of 87 I LATimes + Jerry Saltz + NYTimes
Also, at Jerry Saltz's Facebook feed, someone suggested the city "should erect a statue of [Cunningham] at the corner of 57th & Fifth" . . .waking while taking a photograph. "I wish I'd have written that," writes the art critic.
Maceo Montoya, UC Davis Chicana/o Studies, professor, on a workshop that led to a mural for Sacramento's Cesear Chavez Intermediate elementary school.
When “Art in the Streets” was being organized by Jeffrey Deitch, Gastman, and Aaron Rose, for MOCA, they "ran into an institutional knowledge gap, one that can be traced to the art world’s historical dismissal of street art.." The article explores how that has changed in the last few years. - Artsy
ABOVE: James Turrell at Crystals monorail station.