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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Bully is a moving, vital and responsible must-see documentary directed by Lee Hirsch that serves as an allegedly “controversial” wake-up call for responsible human beings to address the heartbreaking headline issue of schoolyard bullying. “Controversial” for only one reason: it has been stupidly assigned an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, denying access to the teen audiences who are both victims and perpetrators of bullying—the very demographic that can best be served, educated, informed and ameliorated by the civic values it teaches.