Art

Art & Nature are a Natural Combination! 

For art classes for kids and adults, please visit the Programs page.


Guest Artists

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Flatlay Photography with Jessica Oreck and the Office of Collecting and Design
Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 10am-12pm

Join us for our latest guest artist workshop and create playful collages with real-world objects. Explore a fascinating collection of artifacts, both natural and manufactured, from the Office of Collecting and Design. Choose and arrange objects in temporary compositions, and take home a set of instant film photographs of your flatlays as a souvenir.

About the artist:

Jessica Oreck makes projects large and small that instill a sense of wonder about the world of the everyday. Jessica’s documentaries (Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga, and several of her shorts) have played at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Cairo, BFI, and many more.  The Criterion Channel is currently hosting a small retrospective of her earlier work.  Jessica’s latest feature film, One Man Dies a Million Times will open theatrically this year.  Jessica also makes bite-sized educational content, including two series for TED: Mysteries of Vernacular and In a Moment of Vision, as well as several shows for a soon-to-launch children’s network.  Jessica now spends most of her time curating and running a small museum called the Office of Collecting and Design in downtown Las Vegas.


Wetlands Art Gallery
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Come to the Wetlands Park Nature Center Information Kiosk to check out over 35 paintings included in the Nevada Watercolor Society's 2023 Signature Member Exhibit.

View the Exhibit:
January 22 - February 24
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm


Exhibit Archive:

2022 Life in the Desert: Paintings by Marsha Gladding (November 12, 2022 - January 7, 2023)
2022 Wetlands Threads: An Art Quilt Exhibit (August 20 - October 31)
2022 Take to the Trails (June 4 - July 9): juried by Bobbie Ann Howell
2022 Volunteer & Staff Exhibit: More Than a Place (March 26 - April 30)
2022 MIGRATE Temporary Art Installation (March 5 - 31): click here for artist profiles and here for an interactive map with documentation of the artwork.
2021 PLAY Temporary Art Installation (June 8 - July 6): please click here to view artist profiles and interviews.


2023 Artist in Residence:
TBA
March 1 - April 15

2022 Artist in Residence
:
Myranda Bair
May 14-29

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We kicked off our first ever Artist in Residence by hosting local artist Myranda Bair for two weeks in May. She spent 20 hours engaging with Park visitors while creating artwork inspired by Wetlands flora and fauna. She also led a Mixed Media Art Workshop (pictured below). Read more about her below, and check out her artwork here.

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About the artist:

Myranda Bair is an artist, educator, avid rock climber, natural space advocator, animal lover, and suburban farmer. Her work focuses on conservation and how community education can lead to a richer outdoor experience for all while simultaneously reflecting the importance of preserving natural areas. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Myranda has exhibited work across the country and participated in various residences, recent ones including The Sandhills Institute (2018), Red Rock Canyon NCA (2014), Wildlife Divide (2013), and The Vermont Studio Center (2012). She continues to partner with the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and the Desert Tortoise Habitat. Currently, she is a faculty member for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Myranda has a wonderful husband named Craig, two daughters, Penelope and Sedona, a French Bulldog named Butters, and two adopted tortoises. She lives and works in Las Vegas, NV.


Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Maps
Phone: (702) 455-7522
Email: wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov

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