ART STALK: Follow Paint This Desert at Twitter and Instagram accounts for random shots from tonight's First Friday. I'll keep in mind the "official hashtags are #12yrsofFF / #12octFF / #Firstfridaylv. Onward to 12 links.
It's the 12th anniversary for the downtown Las Vegas art walk do First Friday is having a big night. Brian "Paco" Alvarez is guest curator and goes thematic with twelves. I FFLV I R-J
Sculptor and public artist Tony Tasset's childhood inspiration Norman Rockwell and "maybe Walt Disney," so he said as the guest lecturer at UNLV last night. Tasset is using Friday to visit with students at ULNV's art studios.
Boulder City 52nd Annual Art in the Park is this weekend. I BCHCares
You can find a piece of the Berlin Wall in Las Vegas. It's in the men's room at Main Street Station, under protective glass I CNN
Scott Dickensheets talks up Las Vegas art at Los Angeles Magazine. I LA MAG
A historic Central Nevada church building's restoration includes preserving original murals by Raphael Jolly, just in time for Nevada's 150th anniversary. I Reno Gazette-Journal
Back in September, a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas to talk on how to combat tagging became brainstorming on how walls could be designated for graffiti I 13ActionNews
I heard from artists who were asked to be in this reality TV show slated for a Feb. 3 premiere on Oxygen. Some artists declined because reality TV relies too much on manufactured drama. I know, the irony. I US
Arizona based muralist Laurie Lundquist was commissioned to work on a 100,000-foot to commemorate Pittsburgh's Route 28. I WPXI
"Hugo Ballin: The Jewish muralist of Los Angeles" I Jewish Journal
Millard Sheets 31 story mural in Honolulu restored, and lit. I Daily Bulletin
In London, a Banksy mural satirizing racism was taken down. So much for potential art auction fodder. I NY Times
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