Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Public Arts Office are pleased to present a group exhibition of works to celebrate Black History Month. "The Impact" will exhibit
Feb. 3 through March 20 with an artist reception on Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The reception on Feb. 6 will include refreshments and a best of show awards presentation by Commissioner Weekly, live music by musician Katie Waters, a poetry reading by Rodney Lee and a drum and dance performance by Olabisi. The event and exhibit will take place at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery on the first floor of the center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
"This exhibit aims to highlight the beauty, strength and positive impact of the African-American culture and identity in our community," said Weekly. The exhibit will feature works from guest jurors Chase McCurdy and Harold Bradford.
McCurdy is a Las Vegas interdisciplinary artist and educator. Chase's art practice has evolved from a focus on photography and film to encompass painting and writing among other things. With a focus on art history and theory, education, and societal relationships, Chase's studies have brought him back to his hometown of Las Vegas after living and working in Los Angeles and Paris.
Bradford has been involved in fine arts all of his life and professionally for more than 40 years. He has participated in many group and one-man exhibitions both locally and nationally including the 1974 World's Fair in Spokane, Wash., which included some of the top artists around the country.
Those wanting more information about the exhibit or any future exhibits can call Clark County Public Art at (702) 455-8200 or visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Public Art can also be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting @CCPUBLICARTS.