At First Friday, Character Matters

Las Vegas gets a little more surreal this week as a new group art show opening at The Fallout Gallery (1551 S. Commerce St.) focuses a light on the outsider works of three distinctive illustrators in Character Matters, on display through April 10. Pairing Cristina Paulos’ disturbing spin on cartoon dolls with Kelly Shon’s vibrant relief assemblages and Maranda Espinosa’s dreamlike paintings, the exhibit offers a complex—and sometimes twisted—take on childhood themes. First Friday runs 6-10 p.m. March 5, in the Arts District downtown. For more information, visit