LAS VEGAS– As part of its bimonthly exhibition series, Nevada Humanities presents Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas. The Hearts4Vegas exhibition was conceived from a desire to share with the greater Las Vegas community the notes, condolences, and well wishes sent to Las Vegas City Hall from around the world following the October 1, 2017, mass shooting. By traveling throughout the greater Las Vegas area to community centers, arts centers, and cultural hubs, the exhibit will share the outpouring of love directed to Las Vegas from around the world with as many people as possible while the community heals from the tragic events of October 1.
The exhibition is on tour throughout the city of Las Vegas from December 2017 through August 2019, visiting cultural arts centers and community centers in all six wards. Hearts4Vegas will be at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery fromAugust 2 through October 5, 2018, situating the exhibition close to the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden during theOctober 1 anniversary of the shooting.
“This exhibition illuminates the hearts and souls of people from around the world and right here in our neighborhoods, bringing us closer together at a time when community matters most.” said Christina Barr, Nevada Humanities Executive Director.
Among the many messages from the “Send Us Your Hearts” campaign, the exhibition includes a painting on loan by artist Manuel Batista, message boards from Albuquerque, New Mexico, donated artwork by “Gracie’s House,” and a city of Las Vegas, commissioned public art piece by featured collage artist JK Russ. For more information about the city of Las Vegas Public Art program, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.
Nevada Humanities will also have on display a slide show of photographs that documents the many tributes left at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, part of an on-going process of documenting and caring for these objects.
A reception and exhibition talk with city of Las Vegas Public Art Program staff will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, as part of the exhibition reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Additionally, on Monday, September 24, andTuesday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., the public is invited to work with artist JK Russ and artist and art therapist Sandra Schmidt in a hands-on workshop to create works that share our hopes and show how we have found strength together. All events will be held at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First Street, #190, Las Vegas; these events are open to the public and free of charge.
The Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition will be on display at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, which is located in the Art Square Garden Courtyard downtown in the Las Vegas Arts District at 1017 S. First Street, #190. The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month. The Gallery is closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 3.
About Nevada Humanities: Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities, call 702-800-4760 or visit nevadahumanities.org.