The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery will present its annual Juried Student Exhibition beginning Friday, May 11, 2018 and will run through Saturday, June 23, 2018. A reception with refreshments, awards ceremony, gallery talk, and Salon de Refusés will take place on Friday, May 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. This exhibition will feature student artwork made in connection with CSN Fine Arts Department, Art and Art History courses with media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and design.
This year’s exhibition will feature guest judges, The Latinos Who Lunch: Mr. Justin Favela (Favy Fav), Artist, BFA, University of Nevada Las Vegas and Dr. Emmanuel Ortega (Babelito), Curator, PhD, Ibero-American Colonial Art History, University of New Mexico.
Favy Fav is a Las Vegas native and an artist working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance. He is also a curator, food writer, and avid podcast listener. He has participated in exhibitions in Nevada and across the United States. Las Vegas venues include the Contemporary Arts Center and the Clark County Government Center. His work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. Favy has curated many shows throughout southern Nevada, from UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas.
Babelito is a curator and earned his PhD in Ibero-America colonial art history from the University of New Mexico. He is a music lover, a Café Tacvba fan and a music festival junky. Since 2007 he has explored themes of violence, identity, race and class difference in colonial Latin American art. He has presented his work in the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2012 and the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. He has curated art exhibitions for Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla México, the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas and for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Currently, Babelito is finishing his Ph.D thesis work and is constantly contributing to the education programs of Arquetopia, Foundation for Development in Puebla and Oaxaca Mexico.
The CSN Art Galleries would like to thank its guest judges, FavyFav and Babelito and its outstanding community partner, Blick Art Materials for their generous support of this exhibition and our students.
The CSN Fine Arts Gallery and all gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information please call (702) 651-4146, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at https://www.csn.edu/artgallery