Thank you, Gracias, Have a Nice Day, a multi media installation artwork, OPENING
As part of its bi-monthly exhibition series, Nevada Humanities will present Thank You, Gracias, Have A Nice Day, a multi-media installation artwork created by GULCH, a Battle Born collective of artists Justin Favela, Jennifer Kleven, Krystal Ramirez and Mikayla Whitmore. The Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, photographers, and other creative thinkers who explore and articulate a sense of place in the Silver State.
Working together on this project, this collective of Las Vegas artists creates an inviting and unique environment that focuses on affordable commerce, value, and family oriented retail/entertainment business spaces found in and around Las Vegas. Working in diverse mediums, GULCH constructed objects that are near and dear their own shopping experiences as Las Vegans.
In many communities around the world, street markets, fairs, farmer’s markets, swap meets, and festivals provide a venue for commerce that often surrounds family. These markets bring people together and host a variety of colors, textures, goods, and services often blending culture and community in the marketplace. This notion combines community and tourism in a gathering of a vibrant offering of goods.
An artist reception and opportunity to participate in a discussion with the artists will be held on Thursday, April 6, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, from 6 - 9 p.m., with the artist discussion scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
“Vibrant communities that are building a sense of belonging, along with the blending of cultures are a strong aspect of such marketplaces and it is particularly interesting in the Las Vegas valley” says Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities. “This idea to look at local culture through the lens of these artists works will bring a deeper understanding to an often unseen workforce building their own American dream here and in cities across the nation.”