Art Abounds: Fall’s Must-See Art Shows

Shows include work by some of Vegas’ best artists … and the return of an old favorite


Masami Teraoka, “Father and Son,” AIDS Series, 1990. (Courtesy of Catherine Clark Gallery, SF)

Ghost Dogs by Masami Teraoka, Patrick Nagatani and Sush Machida.

This show brings together the powerhouse roster of Japanese-American artists Masami Teraoka, Patrick Nagatani and Sush Machida under a title that references a ’90s American gangster flick (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai). It’s a sure sign viewers are in for a densely layered Japanamerican pop-cultural ride. After attending this show, you can get a double dip of Machida’s art by checking out his exhibit Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision on display until Sept. 27 at the Springs Preserve. Through Sept. 27, UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., 702-895-3893.

Panorama: Selections From the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program.

Panorama provides a tantalizing range of media—from chemigram printing to textile work—as well as an exciting roster of Nevada artists. Textiles by former Las Vegan Stephen Hendee will be a standout. Oct. 3-Nov. 26, UNLV’s Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., 702-895-3381.

Spiritual but not Religious by Michael Delacruz.

The richly detailed steampunk work of artist Michael Delacruz is somewhere between Joseph Cornell and the Brothers Quay with a dash of Buddhism and haunted house: Repurposed barometers attempt to measure everything, including karma, current incarnation and proximity to Samsãra; ghosts from Atlantis preen their scales before the full moon; and clockwork hearts tap out memories. Oct. 2-Nov. 30, 17 Moons Art Studio, in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 240.

Magpie by Judith Kornett

Magpie by Judith Kornett

Self Aware by Judith Kornett.

Baltimore artist Judith Kornett meditates upon the weight of time. Years of gravity pull and stretch our bodies as we struggle to maintain our shape. With expressions of yearning, anxiety and despair as they face the poignant fears of aging, Kornett’s ceramic figures succumb to melting and sagging. Kornett offers a hand building workshop Nov. 8-9 for $125. Nov. 1-30, Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St.

Recent Works by David Ryan.

Well-known Las Vegas artist David Ryan has pieces hanging at The Smith Center, and his works are in the Las Vegas Art Museum collection and numerous other private collections. So it might surprise you to learn that this is Ryan’s first ever solo show in his hometown. Dec. 11-Jan. 30, MCQ Fine Art Advisory, 620 S. Seventh St., 702-366-9339. 

Get Your Holiday On With These Scrumptious Shows


Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Group Show

Not only will all the artwork be themed around the classic and creepy film, the gallery itself is slated for chocolate factory redecoration, which just might lure a few Umpa Lumpas. December-January, Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St.

Group Ornament Crafting and December Holiday Show

Grab your family or pals and head down to Clay Arts Vegas for Christmas cookie munching while decorating and glazing ceramic ornaments. Bring your gift list and check out the delightful array of locally crafted ceramics on display in the annual December Holiday Show. Nov. 1-Dec. 10, Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St. Ornament decorating $18 per person.

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