Drawing & Memory: A Workshop with Lance Smith     

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UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, East Gallery                     Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12-2pm


Led by Las Vegas artist Lance Smith, this workshop will guide you through a practice that unites conversation and group sharing with classic observational drawing techniques. Participants will focus on color, form, and the role of detail in portraiture. Bring a photograph of a loved one from the past.  Art materials will be supplied. All ages and experience levels welcome. Smith's work is on view in the Barrick’s current exhibition, Plural.

Moral Monsters

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City Hall Chamber Gallery
Feb. 15 – March 28, 2018

Small works in charcoal and oil paint exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict in America. Jarring depictions of animals, particularly chosen for their symbolism and with teeth bared, present us with raw hostility and an immediate threat. In a society divided by racial tensions and animosity, such sentiments are unfortunately common enough and become a feature of everyday life for many. Has it become too easy to ignore the unsettling images, actions, and attitudes that we see around us and thus normalize them—the effect of a monster producing moral apathy?



Plural                        February 2 – May 12, 2018 Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Plural features recently donated artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that explore complex aspects of human identity through a range of traditional and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality all are brought into question as we search for ways in which a museum collection can reflect our own multifaceted understanding of who we are. 

This exhibition features artwork by China Adams, Linda Alterwitz, Audrey Barcio, Tim Bavington, Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Jacqueline Ehlis, Justin Favela, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Nancy Good, Maureen Halligan, Clarity Haynes, Stephen Hendee, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alexa Hoyer, Eri King, Branden Koch, Fay Ku, Wendy Kveck, Eric LoPrest, Julie Oppermann, Tom Pfannerstill, Krystal Ramirez, Kim Rugg, JK Russ, Sean Russell, Daniel Samaniego, Aaron Sheppard, Sean Slattery, Lance Smith, Brent Sommerhauser, Laurens Tan, Ryan Wallace, Mary Warner, Mikayla Whitmore, Thomas Ray Willis, Amy Yoes, and Almond Zigmund.