The winner of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” the co-directors of a writing program for rural Nevada teenagers and two National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honorees are among the Black Mountain Institute’s 2018-19 class of fellows and writers-in-residence.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts kicked off its Silver Anniversary celebration with alumni, parents and staff all welcoming students back to school with a complimentary T-shirt that commemorated the school’s 25th anniversary on Friday.
Neon signs lighting up the night as bright as day. The heat. Dust accumulating in the corners of half-finished swimming pools in abandoned developments at the edge of the city.
The Smith Center’s second annual Heart of Education Awards will honor outstanding Clark County School District teachers.
All’s well that starts well. William Shakespeare didn’t write those exact words, of course, but he’d certainly recognize the sentiment behind them — and how well they describe a new partnership between Western High School and the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada.
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.
The 30th anniversary of the annual Festival of Communities was held on the Academic Mall to showcase the melting pot that is Las Vegas. People from all walks of life — from yogis to light saber performers — attended the festival, which was held in conjunction with Rebel Preview Day to let high school students and their families experience UNLV’s diversity.
Where there were once rainbows, there are now murals depicting activities at the school. Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., recently held a contest, asking students what artwork they’d like to see on the walls. The murals are now nearing completion.
In a room tucked high above the basketball courts at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, about a dozen students gather for an hour every week to master the arts — not athletics — and play with bows — not balls — as Tianna Harjo introduces them to the violin.
For the past 20-plus years, local high school students eager to follow that star have had exactly one place to go: the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. This school year, however, the options have expanded.