Living in the Dessert

Living in the Dessert

June 10 – July 18, 2024

Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

At Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155
(702) 455-0000

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed Friday – Sunday.

Using the common misspellings of desert and dessert, we’ve put together an exhibition that fuses our arid environment with the indulgent treats that most enjoy eating — especially the cold variety during months like these! The artists selected portrayed this fusion in creative and innovative ways using a wide array of mediums. You will see work that either brings the desert into the denseness of desserts or desserts into the dreamscape of the desert!

exhibit-ccrotunda-living-in-the-dessert-artistThis exhibition is juried by Las Vegas native, Brian “Paco” Álvarez. He is an entrepreneur, anthropologist, and CEO of Psionic Art Works. He holds a master’s degree in urban leadership from the School of Public Policy and Leadership at UNLV and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. His lifelong passion for the arts and urban culture has been the driving force behind his career, but most importantly realizes that his passion is what drives Las Vegas' dynamic economy. During his career, Paco has worked as the collections manager of the Liberace Museum, interim curator of the Neon Museum, curator of the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives, and as the art curator at He has also completed projects as far away as London, England, Anchorage, Alaska and Washington DC.

Featured Artists:
Louise Ahrendt, Jennifer Battisti, April Bermudez, Meghan Catherine Dragon, David Cooper, Narz Dela Rosa, Shereene Fogenay, ¡Katie B Funk!, AerynClare Gaddy, Marissa Gibson, Rebecca Goodman, Dave Heide, Natali Hernandez, Mark Kaufman, Andrea Knox, Jayla Ladson, Nessa Lame, Niko Mendoza, Ernesto Moreno, Sasha Mosquera, Raquel Rae, Regina Tellez, There She Is Art

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