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Las Vegas Academy of the Arts celebrates 25 years — PHOTOS

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.

UNLV festival, in its 30th year, loves celebrating Las Vegas’ diversity

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.

Words to live by: Petersen Elementary’s new mosaic aims to inspire

When the new mosaic mural was unveiled June 2 at Petersen Elementary School, 3650 Cambridge St., it drew squeals, oohs and aahs from some attendees. The children seemed excited about it, too.

Faith Lutheran Conservatory to expand fine arts classes

Faith Lutheran High School’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to open its previously senior-only classes to all Las Vegas Valley high school students beginning next school year.

‘O’ swimmer inspired to splash into broadcasting

They say that “if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.” Such is the life of Henderson resident Christina Jones. Through her love for swimming, her career in broadcast journalism blossomed.

Irish artist teams up with Academy students for Fremont mural

Internationally known painter and sculptor Graham Knuttel of Ireland is teaming up with students from the Las Vegas Academy of Arts to paint a mural to be placed on the Neonopolis building.

Catch temporary museum exhibits while you can

The Children’s Discovery Museum, the Springs Preserve, the National Atomic Testing Museum and the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV are among Las Vegas-area museums featuring visiting and temporary exhibits.

For these skaters, art imitates art

Kick. Push. Coast. Turn. Heels down. Chest up. Jump. Hands out. Bend knees. Land. Hands down. Kick. Push. Coast.

Artist shares story of how he became inspired with students

There were no techniques taught in this April 10 art class at Innovations International Charter School of Nevada. Students were learning more important things from guest teacher and professional artist Alexander P. Huerta.

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