Art

Art & Nature are a Natural Combination! 

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

Guest Artists
We have many local artists lined up to lead creative workshops at Wetlands Park. Advance registration is required.

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Plein Air Painting in the Wetlands with Melanie La May
Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9-11am

Spend an afternoon painting plein air landscapes in the natural beauty of the Clark County Wetlands Park with Melanie La May, a local painter and one of Southwest Art Magazine’s 21 Under 31.

Watercolor paints will be provided, but artists are welcome to bring their own materials. The topics cover picture making techniques which translate into any medium. Beginner and intermediate artists will learn tips and techniques related to painting with speed, composition, and vibrancy. Ages 10+. Fee: $20.

About the artist:

Melanie La May is an award winning painter and illustrator. She’s created oil, watercolor, and digital artwork for 15 years, developing an interest in portraiture, spirituality, and nature. Her artwork is on public display as part of Clark County, Nevada’s Zap! Project, and in many private collections. In 2021, she earned a BFA summa cum laude. from Laguna College of Art and Design in Drawing and Painting with Illustration emphasis. She has participated in group exhibitions from New York City to California, and is currently the secretary of the board of the Las Vegas Artist's Guild.

Portfolio Website: https://www.melanielamay.art
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aesirly/


Wetlands Threads: An Art Quilt Exhibit
Wetlands Threads PostcardFeaturing members of Art Quilters Etc, a group of approximately 50 talented artists who work in many mediums but primarily in fabric. They have been organized under the umbrella of Desert Quilters of Nevada.
Find more information at www.dqnv.org.

Opening Reception:
Nature Center Information Kiosk
Saturday, September 10, 10-11:30am

View the Exhibit:
August 20 - September 30
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm


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.


Exhibit Archive:

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.


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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