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Black Life Ordinary Reception

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come Experience Black Life Ordinary

The Clark County Office of Public Arts is thrilled to present our annual Black History Month exhibition with this year’s theme of Black Life Ordinary. The exhibit will be located inside the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery and will be exhibiting from Monday, January 15, 2024, through Thursday, February 29, 2024. Clark County Government Center is located at 500 S Grand Central Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89155. The center is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 5:30pm and closed Friday – Sunday.


The reception will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The exhibition will feature works celebrating Black life and the freeing beauty of ordinariness. Existing and being able to express yourself without any pressures happens so rarely and, with this exhibition, we aim to illustrate that feeling. This theme is inspired by the profound insights of Black scholars who have explored the significance of the mundane in shaping the Black experience. The artists in this show are showing Blackness without any conditions or stipulations. We will also be featuring poetry, live music, food, refreshments, and a photobooth! This is one event you don’t want to miss!

This exhibition was juried by Claytee White, the inaugural director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries. With her extensive experience in collecting the history of Las Vegas through the memories of long-time residents, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the selection process. Her oral history projects, which include Early Las Vegans, Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Jews, and African Americans, have contributed immensely to preserving the diverse narratives that shape our community.

Black Life Ordinary features the following artists and performers:

Samuel Akem, Biya the Painter, Dyron Boyd, Karen Buford, Tamara Carter, Sherell Chillik, X. Darvi, Karla Ely, LaRon Emcee, Nancy Erskine, Stasia Fisher, Pablo Gonzalez Flores, Julia Gonzalez Hall, Charles Hobert Jr., Cindy Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Ken Kammal, K. Marie, Tony C. Mixson, Petit Monstre, Ms. AyeVee, Narz, Shereene R. Fogenay, Rick R.L., Ellie Rush, Daniel Sanchez, Dr. Karmen Smith, Brandon Summers, Jazzanae Warmsley, Amanda Weeks, Montaysia Yuneek, Starrr Zahra


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Clark County Government Center
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, 89155 United States
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