Clark County Public Arts has invited the 2016 Centered Project Public Artists to exhibit their current artwork in July at the Rotunda Gallery. Four artists of the original centered median art project will participate in the exhibit. Those artists are Chris Bauder, KD Matheson, Jesse Smigel and Robin Stark.
"Centered" was a public art project that started in 2016. It was created to engage the empty road islands throughout Clark County and beautify them with art. This was an experiment to see how public art could enhance our roadways using local artists to create and install unique sculptures in various areas of the Las Vegas Valley.
The Clark County Art Committee envisioned site-specific works that were grander and diverse in style and scope than the premanufactured artwork that has been popping up along our roadways.
The "OFF Centered" exhibit is interesting because it shows how the artists have evolved in the last two years, and how their gallery work differs from the large-scale public art we find on the medians. This exhibit will run through July 26, 2019. The free reception will be held Thursday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery at 500 S Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
Those wanting more information about the exhibit can call 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.