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Here is a list of upcoming events and links associated with the Community Pride special The Arts Take Center Stage which aired on Channel 8 on Sunday, June 19.

Culture Weekend - June 30th, July 1 & 2

This is the weekend you don't want to miss at the Arts Factory. Come get your fill of art, music, poetry, culture and community the first weekend of every month.

Here are just a few of the exciting shows happening in and around the Arts Factory.

At the Arts Factory:
Christian Gabriel Studio
Studio 125
"This Is Who We Are" USMC Art Show. This will be a silent auction starting on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. and ends on Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. There will be six epic pieces of art by Christian Gabriel and one by former marine Kyle Loyal. Also one custom painted guitar donated by "Nothing But Skulls" is up for auction as well.

Contemporary Arts Center:
Studio 120
"In & Out of Whack"
Opening Reception: June 30 and runs through Aug. 13
Artists: Deborah Karpman and Kimberly Hennessy are both artists who carefully walk lines separating extremes such as protection and invasion, strength and weakness, chaos and order.

In Deb's work, images are created by fastidiously cutting up old manuals and guidebooks and then carefully arranging the snippets onto the backs of vintage wallpaper. Kimberly's practice involves a fair amount of detailed drawing, but also a lot of hasty piling, overlapping, pouring, dropping and walking away. When shown together, the work of each artist pushes and pulls at the other in a precariously balanced drama.

Le Mur Gallery
Studio 245
'Choose Your Own Adventure'
Opening Reception Thursday June 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and First Friday July 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
A photography exhibition by Jennifer Maupin and Ryan Reason
Choose Your Own Adventure invites the viewer to create their own story to the vivid characters and thematic perspectives in each image. Jennifer Maupin and Ryan Reason's individual aesthetic as photographers create an eccentric world for guests to be drawn into this July at Le Mur Gallery inside the Arts Factory. Which adventure will you choose?

Statement Art Gallery
Studio #225
The Group Show
June 30 & July 1
Opportunity for resident artists to step out of the box and an invitation for new artists to appear at Statement. No theme - free for all with a number of known and unknown artists participating.

The Arts Factory
Studio 160
Preview Thursday is June 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
First Friday on July 1, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
July's First Friday and Preview Thursday at Jenny Valdez Inc. will feature the creative works of Las Vegas artists Lisa Fields Clark, Barbara Gomez, Nicholas Walsh, Bonnie Kelso, and Jenny Valdez. Plus guests of the gallery will get a sneak peek at a few new creations for October's Musings on Alice show.

Joseph Watson Collection
Studio 115

Friday, July 1, 6-10pm

Joseph Watson will showcase a series of Las Vegas influenced paintings and drawings that have never been shown in his gallery. Also, the Go, Go, Greta children's book as well as Greta art will be on display.

Trifecta Gallery
Studio 135
June 30 at 7 a.m.
Exhibition official opening at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast
Todd and Brian's Pancake Bed and Breakfast. Modular soft sculpture Pancakes.

Blue Sky Yoga and Gallery
Studio 145
Offering yoga for the people at a "pay what you can rate" and displaying a variety of talented artists on First Fridays and throughout each month.

Around the 18b Arts District
Blackbird Studios

1551 S Commerce Street #A,
Rumors of an American Housewife by artist Gia Ray
First Friday Opening Reception on July 1 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Closing Reception on July 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Local artist Gia Ray will be showcasing her new body of work entitled "Rumors of an American Housewife" which features 10 pieces that celebrate the male as head-of-the-household, and the traditional family unit that supports the idea of the homemaking wives. Also showing collaboration pieces with local artists Joel Spencer and Juan Muniz. Wine reception and cupcakes will also be part of this event. Best dressed housewife contest will also take place.

Retro Vegas
1211 S Main Street
"Rat Pack is Back"
Opens First Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m. and continues through July 31
Mon. through Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with late hours on First Friday
Las Vegas's love for the Rat Pack – featuring Frank, Sammy, Dean, Jerry and the rest – is back for this month-long exhibit at Retro Vegas. Eight-by-ten movie stills, provided by the National Screen Service Corp. for newspaper and magazine reproduction to promote the movies, are set in simple black frames.

Photo Bang Bang
224 E. Imperial

On the Patio
Bar & Bistro at the Arts Factory
Talky Trees

Sat., July 2 starting at 5 p.m.

What exactly is Talky Trees? It's a 7-hour Arts festival centered around two ideas:

1) Self-expression of the audience such that they and the performers are one and the same! YOU have the gift of art, and we encourage you to realize it.

2) Collaboration between mediums: painters coloring a piece to a poet who then gives his words to the music of others.
The artist and the audience? Same people. Every month, 1st Saturday 4-11pm.

This is an art show all about collaboration of all possible mediums. Music, poetry, painting, performance art. What every you are into, bring whatever craft you love and share it with us. 

We are the Talky Trees: Free Arts & Entertainment Among Friends

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