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[2014 Fall A&E Guide]

2014 Fall A&E Guide: Arts & Culture

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Life Is Beautiful’s 2013 art venue.
Photo: Fred Morledge
Kristen Peterson, Jacob Coakley

Trifecta Gallery Winding down its 10-year run, the Downtown art gallery exhibits John Stoelting (with Erin Stellmon in the Attachment Room) in September, Sam Davis (with Anna Tillett in the Attachment Room) in October, Abigail Goldman in November and Wendy Kveck in December.

Cosmopolitan’s P3Studio Las Vegas artists take up residency: Justin Favela (Piñatatopia, September 10-October 5), Mark Brandvik (5,4,3,2,1…, November 5-December 7) and JK Russ (House of Paper Birds, December 10-January 11).

Masterworks I (September 27, Smith Center) Conductor Donato Cabrera—a former Nevadan and resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony—debuts as the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s new music director. The program features soprano Deborah Voigt and music by Wagner, Beethoven and others.

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole (October 3, Smith Center) Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater premieres this full-length ballet by its own artistic director, Bernard Gaddis.

Life Is Beautiful Festival (October 24-26, Western Hotel) Patrick Duffy returns to curate LIB’s art program, featuring more than 15 artists and galleries all playing with the phrase “Life is …”

Brent Sommerhauser (September 18-October 31, MCQ Fine Art) The Las Vegas resident presents new glass sculptures, and new works on paper made using a metalpoint process to leave atmospheric marks of copper and silver.

Erik Beehn (November 5-December 5, McQ Fine Art) The Las Vegas native pursuing his MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago returns for an exhibit of drawings, paintings and works on paper. –Kristen Peterson

The Magic Flute (Sin City Opera, September 18-21, Downtown Container Park) Sin City Opera is adept at both comic operas and creative staging. This al fresco take on Mozart’s Flute promises to be as light and vibrant as its arias.

Henri (Sprat Artistic Ensemble/Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, October 17-26, Smith Center) This non-traditional piece (think movement and moments, as opposed to plot) explores facets of “the beauty and complexity of Alzheimer’s and aging” and features talks with leaders in Alzheimer’s research after each show.

Jonestown (Table 8 Productions, October 23-November 8, location TBA) Troy Heard culls through Jim Jones’ sermons of the ephemera of Jonestown to create a theatrical event that sounds creepy, chilling and fascinating. –Jacob Coakley

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