CITY LIGHTS GALLERY
Some people dream in color.
That group includes artist Rachele , whose "Dreams: Visions from Another Dimension" continues through July at Henderson's City Lights Gallery.
An award-winning poet and artist, Rachele has shown extensively through Europe; her use of color makes her "a kindred spirit" of France's 20th-century Fauvists, according to art historian and critic Larry Randolph, who observes that Rachele's "blending of brilliant color is very much in keeping with the likes of Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Maurice Vlaminck ."
The exhibit continues through July 28 at City Lights Gallery, 3 E. Army St., Henderson; the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (except this Wednesday, which is the Fourth of July). For more information, call 260-0300 or go online to www.citylightsartgallery.com.
'RED, WHITE & TUNES'
The Fourth of July may be a midweek holiday this year - but that doesn't mean you can't start the celebration early.
The Springs Preserve gets into the spirit from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday with "Red, White & Tunes," featuring the UNLV Community Band, more than 85 members strong, supplying the patriotic tunes.
The band, founded in 1987, features a lineup ranging from high school students to senior citizens, under the direction of Anthony LaBounty , associate director of bands at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In addition to the concert, food will be available for purchase; the menu also features a variety of kids' activities. But you'll have to wait for Wednesday to see any fireworks.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for "Red, White & Tunes." Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs or blankets to enjoy the outdoor concert at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under; $12 family pack tickets are available for families with two adults and up to four children. Springs Preserve members receive a 50 percent discount on single tickets. For more information, call 822-7700 or go online to www.springspreserve.org.
'TORN FROM HOME'
There's no place like home - as the subjects of "Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee" would attest.
The exhibit, which made its debut in 2008 at Las Vegas' Lied Discovery Children's Museum, is back home following a North American tour.
Aimed at children and families, the human-rights exhibit enables visitors to take a firsthand look at the challenges faced by refugee children and their families.
In addition to interactive media, the exhibition re-creates actual refugee camp settings - and features photographs, artwork and testimonials by refugee children from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Afghanistan.
During its two-year tour, "Torn From Home" has made stops everywhere from Florida to Hawaii, Massachusetts to Colorado. Following its second Las Vegas stop, the tour will continue, with Canada on the itinerary.
For now, "Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee" continues through Dec. 16 at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The museum's summer hours (through Sept. 3) are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $9.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. More information is available by phone at 382-5437 or online at www.ldcm.org.
- Carol Cling