If you walk around Las Vegas and keep your eyes open, you might see a giant origami bird dangling from a light pole, or perched in a backyard. But these aren't your typical origami birds - these are made entirely of steel.
If you’ve driven around Nevada, you’ve seen Steven Liguori’s handiwork everywhere. From the sculpture at Mary Dutton park to the larger-than-life bronze worker “scaling” the side of the Hoover Dam parking lot, Steven’s work bear the stamp of Nevada history.
They swap instruments, they swap jokes, and they always, always have a good time. The Good Lovelies are a Canadian folk trio known for their three-part harmonies, chiming in with their banjo, keyboard, and mandolin.
David Sanchez Burr wants to kill the radio. Well, not really. But "Somebody Kill the Radio" is the title of his latest art exhibit: a collection of radios, guitars, and other instruments that encourage the audience to participate and make sound. The Spanish-born artist talks about what inspires his creations, why audience participation is so key, and about the time he made a pop-up radio station in the Sequoia Mountains.
Mary Warner paints flowers. But unlike Georgia O'Keefe's work, her flowers are reminiscent of antique wallpaper and the beautiful textile designs of the British Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 1800s.
"The Green Felt Jungle" was a 1963 book about Vegas' seedy corruption - from the mafia to dirty politics. Artist Mark Brandvik decided to expand that theme and create a literal "Green Felt Jungle" gym.
Local artist Lolita Develay wanted to compare the lofty aspirations of CityCentre with the reality of its struggling finances. So she went to its big-name department stores, and created an exhibit of mannequins, sequins and furs.
Two 45-foot paintbrushes tower on opposite ends of the street on Charleston, by the Arts District. The $700,000 installation was the source of controversy when plans were changed from the initial proposal, and a brush was improperly installed.
When Noelle Garcia was a girl, her Dad went to prison for killing a man with a shotgun. She only remembers his care packages - letters and bags of Cheetos - and the one year he came back, briefly, before he died.
Imagine taking geometric shapes like squares and triangles, mix in people's faces and bright colors, and you've got a small taste of John Bell's world. The art brings his colorful showcase to First Friday.