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November 25, 2014

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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

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With thanks to Christ, the Virgins and saints — ex-voto in Mexico
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
19th and 20th century devotional art at the Barrick.
CAC board wakes up the community, but where are the Guggenheims and the Rockefellers of Las Vegas?
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
When the 25-year-old Contemporary Arts Center announced Friday its plan to dissolve the organization, there was a palpable moment of silence from those hearing the news.
Conductor Matt Catingub brings the Rat Pack era to generation iPhone
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
It's his second outing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. It likely won't be his last.
Tim Bavington becomes first visual artist in UNLV's Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The award, named for Academy Award-winning director George Sidney, honors residents, past and present, who've made an impact on the arts (including architecture, visual and performing arts) in the community.
Contemporary Arts Center votes to dissolve after 25 years
Friday, March 28, 2014
After years of financial struggles, the nonprofit is set to shut down in April after a final show.
Words portray us and other signs of the times in ‘Schematameme’
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Fun with contemporary vernacular.
Analog, secrets and Lucas Michael at Cosmo’s P3Studio
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A Polaroid Big Shot
Daniel Vuyovich's art of addiction serves as poetic irony in the 'Vatican of vices'
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A bizarre visual odyssey into the ugliness of the disease.
Finding infinite symmetry through Las Vegas signage and a Hindu/Buddhist metaphor
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Las Vegas artist and bodhisattva teacher Jim Stanford and his contemplative photomontages .
The Modern, Las Vegas' next art museum, wants your input
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
"We want to hear what the people want the museum to be."
What to expect when the world’s first Polaroid Museum opens in Las Vegas next month
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A 75-year-old
 history of technological innovation.
Boxed in: Performance artist Nicky Watts explores emotional isolation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.
Leslie Hall, gem sweater queen, brings her spandex-infused satire rap to Artifice
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
It''s "Tight Pants/Body Rolls" for everyone.
Weekly Q&A: Kristen Hertzenberg talks Broadway out west and making a home in Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
The Vegas-based performer is a genre-spanning, world-class talent.
Alios' final show at Container Park delivers an awesome mix of macho and fabulous
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
"Valentine's Day Mascular"
Local women every Las Vegan should know about
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
March is National Women's History Month. Get your local learn on!
Last chance to see 'The Loneliest Art Collection' before it leaves town
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Peruse the extensive collection of Eureka Opera House owner Wally Cuchine.
The art of food, vintage rides and folklore at TastySpace's 'African-American Talent Showcase'
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Food: the ultimate “cultural hand-me-down.”
UNLV's DesertSol home proves sustainability is possible—and stylish
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
The residence took second place in the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon last year.
On the nature of things at CAC's 'Eco Logic'
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The recent behavior of this planet has turned things belly up.
Bellagio showcases female artists in 'Painting Women'
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe and more are featured in Painting Women.
At a Catholic church in Boulder City, science and religion share common ground
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Bridging the great divide in BC.
Las Vegas turns neighborhood blight into a thing of beauty
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The city of Las Vegas commissioned an artist to create paintings on plywood that will board up abandoned houses.
Suzanne Hackett-Morgan brings to life the abandoned roadside attractions of the American West
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Giant artifacts dwarfed by the dramatic sweeping western vistas.
Downtown's new Inspire magazine cafe lives up to its name
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
An opium den for magazine junkies.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art considers Las Vegas artists for national show
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Make no mistake—this is a pretty big deal.
Fremont Street: Then and now
The evolution of Las Vegas' main drag, from casual drive to complete spectacle
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
An anything-goes strangeness has taken over Fremont Street, and it’s not even 2 p.m. on a Thursday. Tip-hungry SpongeBob SquarePants busks next to a stuffed baby SpongeBob
 in a stroller. Showgirls fix their sequined headpieces. Relentless barkers call from their kiosks as slightly intoxicated tourists meander past under a four-block canopy that blocks out the sunlight.
Rendering Nevada in collaged photography and cut paper
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Howell captures the delicate nature and defiant spirit of Nevada.
Large, energetic and loud: works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The legacy of a non-profit art foundation makes its presence in Las Vegas
Weekly Q&A: UNLV’s Ranita Ray says the socioeconomic ladder is getting harder to climb
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The sociology professor discusses upward mobility, the working poor and why school isn't always the great equalizer.
Rubbing elbows with the local bitcoin evangelists
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
A Weekly writer chats with Valley residents using the new online currency--and buys her first BTC.
Las Vegas artists and the story the Barrick could tell
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
“There are really great artists who have come through here."
Mapping impermanence at Jevijoe Vitug's 'Terra Infirma'
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Claiming the ephemeral
The next Downtown hot spot? Main Street's real estate shuffle
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Are too many investors just hoping to make a quick buck?
Cirque du Soleil artists take over Trifecta Gallery
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Here's what they do when they're offstage.
Hit the road, Jack -- Sin City exhibit takes you to Valley of Fire
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
“There is this whole wonderful time that happens when you get out into the desert."
Eric Vozzola's 'Real Life' challenges the idea of ideals
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
It's a great commentary on the absurdity of life.
Celebrating Nevada's 150th with a look at the world in 1864
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
The Suez Canal and the U.S. transcontinental railroad were under construction when Nevada was admitted into the Union.
What's with the giant turkey at the Container Park?
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Artist Justin Favela creates works for Alios' space at Container Park
Man exhibit is a surprisingly fun romp through the tides of maleness
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
The 13-artist show at Brett Wesley Gallery focuses on all things male with a healthy dose of humor and confession.
Paying tribute with foxes in soxes, grinches and such
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Artists merge their own world with Seuss’ fictional plane.
NBT’s elevated 'Nutcracker' returns
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Artistic director James Canfield is working his magic again.
Art draws hundreds to an old motel on Las Vegas Boulevard
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Artist, designers and architects discuss the environment and people actually care
Artist to create fluorescent mountains in the desert
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Seven 50-foot-high mountains created by Swiss-born New York artist Ugo Rondinone will be placed along the I-15 near Jean in 2014.
The Contemporary Arts Center makes a good move, however temporary
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
The CAC is in a good space, literally and figuratively.
The thing about the gorgeous and aromatic Warhol appropriation at Bellagio
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
For Warhol, money and art went hand in hand.
The aesthetics of Las Vegas and identity of place at CAC's new show
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
A “pensive counterpoint” to Las Vegas’ bombastic signage.
Living to ride, riding to bars with Hammer & Cycle
A night on the road with Las Vegas' misfit bicycle club
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
“If you busted your head open right now, she could give you a field suture.”
Could art and culture be key to Downtown's success?
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Cultural institutions and events brought 1.2 million new visitors to Downtown in the past year. Will the proposed art museum add to that figure?
Is the third time the charm for a Las Vegas art museum?
The Modern Contemporary Art Museum is planned for the Arts District
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
The Modern Contemporary Art Museum will be located in the Arts District and house 35,000 square feet of museum galleries.

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