Vegas Culture on the Rise: CCAI Nevada Neighbors Talk

Community Development Building (the Brick)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents a talk by curator Michele quinn. Her illustrated tallk, Vegas Culture on the Rise, is part of CCAI’s ongoing Nevada Neighbors series. There will be an informal reception for Quinn preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.

In her talk, Vegas Culture on the Rise, Quinn will give an overview of Las Vegas’ vibrant art scene. Since 2003, Las Vegas has had tremendous growth in the visual arts. She will discuss the progress Las Vegas has made in public art over the past 10 years and current developments, both public and private. She will explore the significant installations and art events that have occurred all over the city and surrounding areas.  

Over the past 20 years, Quinn, has built a career as a gallerist and private art consultant, specializing in post-war and contemporary art. As owner of MCQ Fine Art Advisory, she has served as a curatorial advisor for some the largest public/corporate contemporary art collections in the United States. 

After 11 years in New York City, Michele returned to her childhood residence of Las Vegas in 2003 to explore new avenues and business opportunities for her contemporary art interests, where she broke new ground elevating the city’s status as a cultural arts destination. 

Beginning in 2006, Michele proposed and began developing the $40 million art program for CityCenter-Las Vegas. In 2016, she co-curated the Nevada Museum of Art’s Tilting the Basin exhibition, a survey of contemporary art in Nevada.

For more information on MCQ Fine Art, visit: www.mcqfineart.com. 

As part of her Nevada Neighbors activities, Quinn will give her talk to art students and faculty at Douglas High School and Sierra Nevada College.

Image: Nancy Rubins, Big Edge, consists of more than 200 boats.

Nevada Neighbors Talks are funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.