Leaving Home

Longtime Las Vegas artist and UNLV prof Mary Warner may be moving to Sacramento, Calif., but she’s leaving with a serious bang. Coming off the strength of last month’s vibrant, botanical-themed Heavy Petal show at Trifecta Gallery, Warner weighs in on the housing bust with new works in Dreamhouse, a group exhibit that also features artist Mark Brandvik and sculptor Emily Kennerk. Warner’s untitled painting of a castle built upon a detached cliff (pictured) will stir your imagination even as it reminds you that domestic structures are undeniably alluring, that their idealization is never easy to shrug off. This might be a last chance to see a local show involving Warner, who for years played a significant role in constructing the arts in Las Vegas.

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A Little Reading Music

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A Little Reading Music

By Jarret Keene

Edgy Australian-American novelist and Black Mountain Institute Fellow Kris Saknussemm broke tradition on March 13 at the UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditorium by introducing music (and a few short music videos) to the literary reading format. He brought along his good friend, the acclaimed Brooklyn-based tenor saxophonist (and godson of sax legend Sonny Rollins) Eric Wyatt, whose subtle yet noir-esque jazz skronking and blues runs added plenty of atmosphere.

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