Events - Workshops
“Seapeople… Voices from the Deep” Exhibition
By N’Gabre Pitts
Saturday, November 21 to Saturday, January 9, Reception: Saturday, Nov 21, 2 – 5 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
Exhibition open November 21, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Free and open to the public
The public is invited to enter the illusive deep sea cavern of the ancient mythological seapeople. The seapeople are a peaceful reclusive people, who have been in existence since time began at a time when the planet was completely covered with water. Before the creation of man,they existed to monitor the planet. They are the sages, the timekeepers. Seapeople is an ongoing art installaion dedicated to peace. It has been documenting our events and history since the 9/11 tragedy. Seapeople are sea sculptures, assemblages and created from Natural Organic sea materials. Call 702-229-4800 for more information.
Ornamental Art-making Workshop
Saturday, December 5, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383
Saturdays, December 5 & 12
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner-Advanced levels: ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrating the season, in this two-day specialty workshop, students of all ages and level of ability will have the opportunity to create ornate decorative sculptural objects inspired by the winter season. Among several “ornaments” students will be taught how to create an origami (folded paper) treated globe and uniquely beaded 3-d snowflakes. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged.
Book Signing & Presentation
“The Dream Puppy” by Carla Masterson
Saturday, December 5, 2 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.
Free and open to the public
Carla Masterson began to write poetry when she was very young. She had a natural talent for making words rhyme. It was as easy to her as breathing, as well as writing music and lyrics. So, when she was asked by Melanie Taylor Kent to write a children’s book, all of her talent came to focus. She wrote her first book “What’s On The other Side Of The Rainbow?” Masterson will be signing her second children’s book, “The Dream Puppy.” For more information, visit www.harmonysoup.com,.
Kwanzaa 2015 (all ages)
“A Celebration of African Values, Culture, & Community”
Saturday, December 26 to Sunday, December 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W Lake Mead Blvd / West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W Lake Mead Blvd
Free admission and open to the public
Co-sponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Al Gourrier, Ed.D – “Community Education”
Join the community celebration to share the meaning of Kwanzaa and embrace the best in African culture, community, and humanity. For more information, call 702-229-4800 or 702-507-3989.
|11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |
|Marketplace Bazaar – Village Artisans & Vendors |
|11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (12/26) ||Master African Dance & Drum Circle Workshop |
|1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (12/26) ||Keynote Speaker - Dr. Al Gourrier, Ed.D, “Community Education,” “Community Honors,” Presentations presented by Ramon Savoy followed by diverse Cultural Arts performances featuring “Just for You” – A Celebration In Sharing (play excerpt) by KJ Aquarius Productions, Inc. & Actor/Writer/Director and Teaching Artist - Kent Jackman; LaBlaque Williams; China Hudson; Soul Sparking Worldwide, LLC’s Clarity Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author-Toni T. Ellis; Jester Hairston Music Association Chorale; Maticia Sudah, Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor; Griot Nation; WLVAC’s Children’s African Dance & Drum Ensemble and Performance Ensemble; Olabisi African Dance & Drum Troupe; I.C. Jonez; IBE Falcon “Tianna R.Lewis” Singer/Actress/Writer/ & Performance Artist; joined by other community artists. |
|11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (12/27) ||Kemetic Yoga Workshop/Class, facilitated by Maticia Sudah, Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor. |
|1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (12/27) || Keynote Speaker - Dr. Al Gourrier, Ed.D, “Community Education,” “Community Honors,” Presentations presented by Ramon Savoy followed by diverse Cultural Arts performances featuring “Just for You” – A Celebration In Sharing (play excerpt) by KJ Aquarius Productions, Inc. & Actor/Writer/Director and Teaching Artist - Kent Jackman, Maticia Sudah, Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor; LaBlaque Williams, Soul Sparking Worldwide, LLC’s Clarity Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author-Toni T. Ellis, and IBE Falcon “Tianna R. Lewis” Singer/Actress/Writer/ & Performance Artist; joined by other community artists. |
Rox In Sox Children’s Music & Book Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive
Admission: Free and open to the public. Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets.
A festival of children’s music and reading, Rox in Sox, will feature local and touring kindie music artists. Presented by One World Productions and the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Rox in Sox will offer a host of family-friendly activities and services, as well as refreshments from many food truck vendors. Admission is free and families are encouraged to bring donations of new shoes, socks or books for kids in need for local Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Kenya and Jamaica.
For more information, call 702-229-3514 RSVP