Buster Simpson, one of the country's most prolific public artists, will speak about his career and public art in general 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Admission is free.
Simpson is an internationally known artist of Seattle, Washington, who created the artwork along Flamingo Arroyo Trail for Clark County with Barbara Grygutis and Kevin Berry. They completed the trailheads, shade structures, and other works in 2010.
Simpson earned a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including a University of Michigan Distinguished Alumni Award in Architecture and Design, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and the Americans for the Arts Artist of the Year Award. The Frye Art Museum presented a retrospective exhibition in 2013, curated by Scott Lawimore, presenting Simpson's work in the realm of agit-actions, interventions, and public works projects, which have been ongoing in Seattle since 1973. Simpson has created bridges and other major projects across the United States.
Those interested in this appearance by Buster Simpson can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at 702-455-7340 or visit the web site at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Winchester Cultural Center also can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/winchestercultural. To be added to the Winchester Cultural Center email list, contact gaffeypj@ClarkCountyNV.gov.