Art’s alive

Fortunately, not all art is lost to the Great Recession. There are still art galleries in city of Las Vegas facilities. Admission is free to these upcoming exhibits.

New York-based artist John Nieman unveils his Art of Lists during a June 25 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) opening reception at Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 800 S. Brush St.). The exhibit consists of a series of tongue-in-cheek pop-culture paintings that celebrate verbal/visual puns. “Jacks,” for instance, displays a child’s set of playground toys foregrounded by famous people named Jack—Nicholson, London, Benny, etc.

On July 16, look for the Celebrating Life! 2010 Winners Circle exhibit in the Bridge Gallery on the second floor of City Hall (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 400 Stewart Ave.). This is the result of an annual art competition for Clark County residents age 50 and older in all genres.