Bobbie Ann Howell’s job as program manager for Nevada Humanities involves administering grants and coordinating events. She often also finds herself explaining what the humanities are.
Nancy Uscher believes “life is an adventure.” Make that adventures. Her UNLV office — the one she occupies as dean of the College of Fine Arts — reflects that belief, with keepsakes of her adventures as musician and educator.
Robert Beckmann’s latest exhibit “Transmutations: Robert Beckmann, Under the Western Sky 1977-2017,” is a retrospective that continues through April 9 at the Sahara West Library’s Studio. Las Vegas is well represented in the exhibit.
The architect Joel Bergman worked on some of the most iconic resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, such as The Mirage. Now, that legacy is in the hands of his sons, Leonard and George Bergman. In this role, they’re creating resorts across the Midwest and West and updating rooms closer to home, at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood.
“We’ve built a world-class, state-of-the-art museum that will rival any children’s museum or science museum in the country. But we have to make this a bigger part of the fabric of the community,” says Tifferney White, president and chief executive officer of Discovery Children’s Museum.
James Robinson produces everything from crime drama to iconic heroes’ adventures in his Huntridge neighborhood home.
World-famous prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory has found a place in Las Vegas, working with dancers in the Nevada Ballet Theatre as well as pursuing her own drawing and painting interests.
“I would just say that when people come to Las Vegas, the word on the street is, you have to come by the Conservatory to the Bellagio, and we live up to that standard every day,” says Jerry Bowlen, executive director of horticulture for MGM Resorts.
In a retail landscape littered with the never-to-be reanimated corpses of comic shops that have come and gone, Alternate Reality Comics has become a rare commercial survivor and Ralph Mathieu the unofficial godfather of Southern Nevada’s comic book universe.
“I marvel at how jazz musicians create jazz melodies. … It’s an American art form — it’s vibrant and it’s always changing. Some people say it’s a dead art form — no, it’s not,” according to Dave Loeb, director of jazz studies at UNLV.