An Artistic Convergence

On Dec. 20-22, contemporary sculptors and painters such as H.R. Giger and Nelson Shanks leave their studios and descend upon Las Vegas to exhibit for-sale original masterworks at the World of Art Showcase in Wynn Las Vegas. Giger, whose piece “Li II” is shown here, won an Academy Award for his design work on 1979’s Alien. During the three-day celebration of visual arts, collectors can mingle with renowned artists such as Daniel E. Greene and Jota Leal, who will have live demonstrations. “[This event aims to] restore art to where it rightfully belongs in society,” says Mario Parga, executive director of the showcase. “Artists are constantly being pushed to the back of the line; no one is taking it seriously anymore. This show is to be a vehicle to introduce painters to serious collectors.” To purchase tickets, visit WorldOfArtShowcase.com.

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The Helen Hayes, nestled deep in the marquee maze of midtown Manhattan, is Broadway’s smallest theater. With just less than 600 seats, delicate 1920s molding and blood-red walls that seem to close in like velvet drapes, it looks like the perfect setting for a ragtime revue, or maybe a children’s puppet show. It certainly does not look like the kind of place where you might see actors in leather pants and mullet wigs gyrating to Def Leppard, or unleashing guttural wails at decibels that could shatter plate-glass windows.

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