Las Vegas Weekly reports on the first of four public meetings that brought the community to pipe in on The Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Art Design Plan.
Also by Kristen Peterson, an interview with David Hickey I Las Vegas Weekly
TEA PARTY: Dadaism, the 100 year-old "anti-art" art movement, that's still in progress, started in a café in Zurich during World War I with art "involving that most humble object of tableware: the teacup." More at KNPR.
DEADLINE COMING: Artist who want to be selected for the Circus Circus Reno 24-Hour Mural Marathon Jin July can start sending proposals February 19, 2016 I PtD
AROUND THE WEST: Muralist Chuck Caplinger completed a 9-foot by 30-foot mural about a company's 45 years in business I Bakersfield
LA CHALLENGED: AZ Central writes that Los Angeles street art photographer Eriberto Oriol finds that street art in Arizona feels more progressive and meaningful than much of the work they see in LA. "This exchange offers a surprising conclusion for some experts: Though a less established scene, Phoenix street art may have a lesson or two to teach LA" I AZ Central
LIGHT AS BRUSH STROKE: Los Angeles photographer Felix F. Quintana creates images that "focuses on identity and culture, through light painting, a digital collage technique I LA Taco
SAME OLD STORY: “Liquid Crystal” is a new black and silver 30- foot interactive art installation in Texas that nay-sayers, as usual, question the price tag of public art I Texas Public Radio
BIGGEST YET: Arizona welcomes in “Sound of Flight," a mural was completed in November that elevated "the cache and visibility of Flagstaff’s public art downtown. "The creators — Flagstaff artist Sky Black, R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar — hold that it is the largest public mural in the state of Arizona," reports the AZ Sun
OSCAR BACKLASH: In San Antonio. the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announced it will not host the CAM 2016 Perennial in March, an exhibition highlighting San Antonio’s contemporary artists during Contemporary Art Month, because it includes no Latino artists I San Antonio
LA ART: NY Times is working at admitting the Los Angeles Arts District art scene is impressive, but somehow manage to give credit to East Coasters making the magic happen.
REVIEW: Christopher Hawthorne reviews Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which was designed by Broad museum architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro I LATimes
STRAIGHT LEG: Wrangler jeans picks up on the Minnesota man who lets the weather freeze his denim jeans and use it as an pop up art installation I Greensboro
WALLS THAT SPEAK: Artist Graham Carew paints the words of poets on walls for his public art work I WCNC
DARK HISTORY: The tale of Hermann Göring’s personal art log that is a "twisted treasure map, a guide to looting and pillaging and gift-giving among the Nazi brass, and a tracking mechanism for the Nazi occupation of Europe." I New Yorker
OUI: Parisian artist Diana Kami said the November 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead had her feel "overwhelmed by a desire to make art." Her communitywide initiative, “Dessine-Moi un Bouquet,” has grown to invite street and graffiti artists, local residents and children, "to cover the wall with images in response to the attacks." I NYTimes
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.