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Martin, Academy Students Win RTC Art Contest

Martin, Academy Students Win RTC Art Contest

 

Rudy Amaya of Roy Martin Middle School and Jessica Judd of Las Vegas Academy earned top honors in the RTC’s Earth Day art contest.

The annual contest, sponsored by the RTC and Vector Media, invited local students in grades six through 12 to create artwork that celebrates Earth Day and the RTC’s sustainability initiative, “quicker, cleaner, greener.”

More than 300 students from 17 schools across the valley participated in this year’s contest. The artwork of the two winners will be displayed on the outside of RTC transit vehicles and will travel valley streets for up to a year.   

Runners-up were also recognized with certificates of achievement. They included:

Children's Arts Festival Slated for Northwest Valley

Children's Arts Festival Slated for Northwest Valley

 

Summer activities already are being planned for kids in the city of Las Vegas.

The Centennial Hills Children’s Arts Festival is scheduled for from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive, at Deer Springs Way. The free festival will feature music, entertainment and arts activities for children and adults.

Attendees can enjoy award-winning musicians and dancers. There will be jump houses, face painting, balloon artists, two petting zoos, chalk on the walk, a recycling demonstration and workshop, and photography contest.

Call 229-3515 or 229-6383, or visit www.artslasvegas.org for more information.

Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center

Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center

 

Local artist Mark Melnick will unveil artwork commissioned for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Tuesday and Wednesday.

Melnick will install his artwork at the Westcliff Transit Center, 25 S. Durango Dr., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. His paintings will cover a total of 360 square feet on the north and south walls of the transit center, and a total of 180 square feet of the east and west walls.

RTC officials said the artwork includes “colorful and detailed images that reflect the Las Vegas Valley, his outdoor interests of hiking and biking, and they promote sustainable modes of transportation. His artwork is also sprinkled with hidden messages.”

Melnick’s local portfolio includes murals at the revamped Marble Manner Community Center in Las Vegas and at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.

The RTC’s Arts in Transit program is a federally funded program designed to enhance transit amenities. 

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

 

Some of Clark County’s finest young poets will square off Tuesday for the chance to win a scholarship.

Thirty students selected from more than 1,000 entries across Clark County will perform their finest poetry recitations in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals. The participants represent 15 local schools, and the winners will advance to the Nevada finals in Reno on March 16 to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their school’s literary programs.

Poetry Out Loud encourages kids to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. The state winner will compete at the national level in Washington D.C. for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.

The event takes from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Charleston Library Theater, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

 

An upscale art event will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Who’s On Board, a red carpet event at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Lady Silvia in downtown Las Vegas, will take place Friday, Nov. 16. The event includes a cocktail reception, art show and a silent auction, with the invitation-only part of the event running from 6 to 8 p.m. and doors opening to the public thereafter.

LVSSR officials challenged 50 local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including graffiti artist Ras One, who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.

Free Family Movies, Plays in Centennial Hills Park

Free Family Movies, Plays in Centennial Hills Park

 

Bring blankets or folding chairs for free weekend events this spring beginning Friday night at Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

Scheduled events include:

  • Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - PG-rated family movie, “Kung Fu Panda 2.”
  • Saturday, April 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Live music by the Doolittle Senior Center’s “Never Too Late Band,” followed by an Old West-style melodrama provided by Bonnie Springs Ranch. A variety of Ward 6 vendors will offer food and refreshments for sale.
  • Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. - PG-rated family film “Puss in Boots.”