Clark County Public Art seeks to engage the community through art and has curated 23 different works in a variety of interesting mediums from 20 local artists. The exhibit, "Water in the Desert," runs through Sept. 28 and features a wide variety of art that will give visitors a chance to escape the heat while experiencing beauty in the desert.
As diverse as the fierce heat of the desert and the refreshing water, this exhibit is a perfect example of the perspectives and diversity across our desert and invites the community to bring their curiosity, imagination and experience and explore the many wonders around us.
The Mojave Desert is an arid desert and the driest desert in North America. Water is a precious element with immense power and a profound effect on our environment. Las Vegas's proximity to Lake Mead, the Colorado River and many surrounding springs, in addition to our summer monsoons and outings at the pool are the key to surviving our summer heat. Clark County Public Art invites you to explore the many ways that water influences our lives in the desert.
The 20 artists were selected from a themed open call for their talent, diverse mediums and perspective of our desert. Featured Artist are Lisa Bedow, Amber Breitigan, Lisa Clark, Craig Davis, Chris Frausto, Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Bindia Hallauer, Sylvia Hawksley, Katie Klemp, KD Matheson, Dolores Meneses, Don Michael, Jr, Lance Olson, Shawanda Schiefer, Chad Scott, Casey Southard, Robin Stark, Birgit Tode, Vezun, and Eric Vozzola.
The public is welcome to celebrate the talents of these featured artists and view their work at a reception on Sept. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The show hosts works from nationally renowned, local artists. The public will be fascinated by the interesting perspectives and expression of our precious environment. Winchester Dondero Cultural Center Gallery is located at 3130 McLeod Dr. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Those wanting more information about the exhibit or any future exhibits can call the 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.