Casey Weldon brings his second solo exhibit in two years to the Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., in Las Vegas now through October 30.
The exhibit entitled, “Becomings and Goings,” continues Weldon’s social commentary. However this series appears to have a dejected quality beyond what was in his past works.
In “Lazy Daze”, two young girls sit side by side cradling a Lazy Daze RV in their arms. From the despondent frowns on their faces to the bare trees in the background, you are left with the distinctly sorrowful knowledge that their holiday or summer has come to a close. For this particular image, Weldon drew on the memory of girls he met during a camping trip when he was a boy. It was both a time to celebrate and a sad close to the holiday.
According to Weldon, “My previous paintings have one-liners or a joke or a punch line. I’m not trying to get rid of that, but I wanted to have a more serious tone. There is an innocence lost. I have friends and family who are having children. Some are dying. It seemed the best way for me to depict the cycle of life.”
Admission is free. Call 702-366-7001 for the viewing schedule.
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A huge sporting event is coming to Las Vegas starting early next year. The USA Sevens Rugby Tournament is moving to Las Vegas from San Diego, California.
Tournament organizers have just signed a multi-year commitment.
Officials say they chose Las Vegas for a number of reasons, including its name recognition and its ability to attract visitors of all kinds.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman expects thousands of fans from around the world to come for the tournament each year. “You pick your favorite team, your favorite player, and they play in great spots. They come from all over the world. They’re going to be coming here to Las Vegas,” he said.
Goodman also says he expects rugby’s popularity to grow now that it’s been added to the Olympics starting in 2016.
The first tournament will be held in Las Vegas in February.