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Local artist Abraham Abebe’s dreamy take on the Las Vegas landscape

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The Other Side of Las Vegas
Work by Abraham Abebe, through August 11.
Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7030.

Modest residential housing and vacant streets dominate a three-tiered landscape on a hot desert day overcome by shadows and their drama. The view, loved by many but familiar to few, is serene, a pause in time, a space devoid of the people who come and go. A skyline of casinos hints at the more common story of Las Vegas, but here the casinos are only the background. “People come and they go,” says Ethiopian-born Abraham Abebe, who received his BFA in painting and graphic design from UNLV. “I try to show what’s beyond the Strip. Vegas means a lot for us. If you stop and see this place, you see a lot of beauty.”

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