Locals Center Stage

Further proving CityCenter is more than a tourist destination, Centerpiece Gallery is unveiling a series of collections created by Southern Nevada artists, aptly named, “Locals Only.”

On April 8, UNLV master of fine-arts graduate Shawn Hummel becomes the first artist to showcase his work in the exhibition, which will rotate quarterly.

His artwork, a study of color and form, involves shiny cars and city lights captured in close-range photographs, reprinted on aluminum and enhanced with strokes of vibrant car paint.

The gallery is located to Kiton and Carolina Herrera in Mandarin Oriental’s porte-cochère, but is technically part of Crystals. The free-to-see exhibition is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through May 24.

Centerpiece isn’t the only place at CityCenter that art fans can see Hummel’s art: His “Solinvegas” is displayed in Aria’s high-limit slot machine gaming lounge.