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Strip Tips: Actor Richard Grieco showcasing art

A couple of years ago, Richard Grieco, the actor most know for his role on the TV show “21 Jump Street,” didn’t know who Jackson Pollock was.

He was an abstract artist whose work continues to define an entire art style decades after his death. Now, Grieco is being compared to the painter for his own art, which he has labeled abstract emotionalism.

Is he worthy of the comparison? Or is he just another artist who flings paint on a canvas? Grieco wants you to be the judge. Check out his paintings for yourself at Wyland Galleries in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort.

Grieco, the executive producer of the reality TV show “Gigolos,” has been painting for more than 20 years. Only in the past few years has he fully adopted the role of artiste, often locking himself up for 10 hours or more a day just to paint. He sold his first piece of art in 2009 for $10,900. Since then, he’s sold some for whopping sums, upward of $20,000.

This will be his first exhibit.

“I’m very nervous,” he said. “When you’re doing a movie or singing, you have something between you and the audience. This will be the first time I am being judged on something all my own creation.”

Grieco is scheduled to be on hand to showcase his art from 6 to 10 p.m. daily today through Sunday.

Taco time

Cabo Wabo at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Resort has a new taco deal. From 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays, enjoy $2 chicken or steak tacos and two-for-one margaritas.

Flash your Nevada ID and get 10 percent off your total bill.

Election specials

Join fellow patriotic partyers in celebrating the official presidential election Tuesday at PBR Rock Bar inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort.

For $20, you can buy a “Vote for PBR” sticker, which grants you access to an open bar in the Rock Bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Watch the election results on the bar’s big screen TVs and commiserate, or celebrate, with other patrons over your candidate’s fate. Other specials will be offered throughout the night, such as two-for-one drinks and shot specials. For information, call 750-1685.

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564. Follow @StripSonya on Twitter.

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