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Thursday, November 27, 2014
News Release

Contact: Patrick Gaffey 
Phone: (702) 455-7340 
Email: GaffeyPJ@ClarkCountyNV.gov   
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 
Eight Local Artists Get Zapped Through Public Art 
WHO:

Clark County Parks and Recreation and the Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada will kick off the Zap! 5 public art project with eight local artists who have been selected to paint art on utility boxes around the neighborhood of Desert Breeze Park, located near Durango Drive and Spring Mountain Road. The meet-and-greet open house will celebrate the start of the project and for the public to see the preliminary designs artists created for the project.

Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, who represents the area, will introduce the project to the neighborhood at 6 p.m. The artists, Abraham Abebe, Mark Brandvik, Adolfo Gonzalez, Tatiana Hantig, Bobbie Ann Howell, Darren Johnson, Kimberly Johnson and Mark Melnick, were chosen by a jury in August.

   
WHAT: The event will kick off the public art project, which will transform 40 utility boxes into art along Spring Mountain Road, Desert Inn Road and Kids Zone Parkway, between Cimarron Road and Durango Drive, beginning in October and finishing by the end of November. A public unveiling is scheduled for December. Zap began in the Winchester neighborhood in 2005 and has since appeared in Paradise, historic West Las Vegas, and the Cambridge neighborhood. This is the fifth installment of the public art project in the Las Vegas Valley.
   
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 24
6 to 8 p.m.
   
WHERE: Desert Breeze Community Center
8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, near Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
   
PHOTO OP/    Eight local artists will present their designs and meet with the public. Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager also will be on hand. “This is a popular program and residents love how local artists have transformed our utility boxes,” Brager said. “I think we’re all anxious to see what the artists come up with.”

Additional information can be found online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.