TRAILBLAZER: Sofia Aguilar posed next to her entry “Day at the Wetlands” during an artist reception for Water Ways Exhibition, held on Sunday. . . Mixed Media: The 7-year-old selected crayon and colored markers for her illustration of hiking with her brother and grandmother in the wetland trails. The emerging artist’s untraditional composition nicely reflects wide space with spare foliage, reddish grounds, and light blue creek . . . Joining the trio is a turtle, pointed out the artist. When pressed which one is slower, grandmother or the turtle, she claimed the turtle was. . . Storytelling as Family Trait: Sofia’s mother is a former journalist, and her grandfather is a local painter and muralist. The young Aguilar was awarded a certificate of merit.
NOW SHOWING: Her drawing was an entry at the first juried exhibition of art and photography by children and adults, based on experiences with Clark County Wetlands Park and Nature Center and the Clark County Watershed. They are being exhibited in two venues: the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in the 18b, and the Clark County Wetlands Park hall, through January 31. While there was no expectation to find contemporary art on the 2,900 acres watershed, or in the exhibition, a walk through the grounds was a retreat.
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.