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Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art debuts “Picasso – Creatures and Creativity”

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA), which is recognized for bringing world-class art exhibitions to the Las Vegas Strip, debuted “Picasso – Creatures and Creativity” on July 3, featuring 43 works including 19 lithographs, 13 linocuts, 8 paintings and three rare plates, from one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, each telling a different story.

Organized in partnership with the Claude Picasso Archives, “Picasso – Creatures & Creativity” focuses on Pablo Picasso’s favorite theme, the human figure. The exhibition takes guests on a step-by-step journey through the famed artist’s thought progression and creative process behind his painting and printmaking.

“‘Picasso: Creatures & Creativity’ is a unique exhibit offering visitors the opportunity to dive into the mind and life of Picasso,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. “Additionally, guests will be enveloped by the insatiable curiosity and artistic vision of one of history’s most intriguing and iconic artists.”

Similar to most artists, Picasso drew inspiration from his life experiences. The women around him had a tremendous influence on his art, which changed whenever a new muse entered his life. The various mediums he used to share his sentiments and influences spanned multiple periods. The exhibit showcases Picasso’s modern work from 1938 – 1962.

Bellagio Picasso femme au chignon et au chapeau
Pablo Picasso, Woman Wearing Yellow Hat (Jacqueline), 1962, Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 ¾”, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bellagio Picasso femme au collier jaune
Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Yellow Necklace, 1946, Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 ½”, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bellagio Picasso femme etendue lisant
Pablo Picasso, Reclining Woman Reading, 1952, Oil on canvas, 63 ¾ x 51 ¼”, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Pablo Picasso, El Greco’s Portrait of a Man with a Ruff, 1962, Color Linocut, Final state, 20 7/8  x 15 ¾”, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Pablo Picasso, Profile of a Woman With Blue Hair, 1938, Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm, © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo: Maurice Aeschimann

One of the portraits in the exhibit, Profile of a Woman with Blue Hair, 1938,  has never been shown in public. The piece is from Picasso's estate’s private collection, which makes it that much more unique. This is the perfect time to showcase the piece because this exhibits’ purpose is the focus on Picasso’s love of the human figure and how the people that surrounded him influenced his life and became his muses. This exhibit focuses on Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque.  The piece represents his relationship with Dora Maar, which was eccentric and dramatic. The palette is sad and dark not only because of the relationship, but because Picasso was not allowed to exhibit during the war.   There is no Picasso signature.  He only signed the work he sold and this piece is not signed by him because it belonged to his private estate. When guests look at the piece they should feel emotional and get a sensation; you can appreciate the art while getting close and experiencing the details and brush strokes.  After the exhibit closes in January, this piece will go back to his estate and into his private collection.

The new exhibition is on view through January 10, 2016. Tickets will be $19; $16 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $14 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free.

BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests also may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m.

Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of photographic artwork created by artists in connection with the 2014 Desert Companion “Focus on Nevada” Photo Showcase photo contest. 2014 Desert Companion “FOCUS ON NEVADA” PHOTO SHOWCASE will begin Friday, July 10, and will run through Saturday, August 22, 2015.   Every year Desert Companion holds an annual “Focus on Nevada” photo contest and publishes noted entries in its June issue consisting of amazingly beautiful photography of Southern Nevada including such categories as people, places, abstracts, and even altered images. The response to the eye-catching photography is always so positive that we take the images on the road. The photos from this exhibition represent a handful of the stunning photography from the 2014 “Focus on Nevada” collection. The CSN ARTSPACE GALLERY is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas Cheyenne campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one mile East of I-15 North. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Admission is free and open to the public.

TV reality personality SCOTT DISICK has postponed his appearance at 1OAK in Las Vegas this Friday, July 10. The evening will resume as scheduled with a performance by DJ Shift.

DRAI'S BEACHCLUB NIGHTCLUB is keeping up its momentum of LIVE Concerts in July as more chart-topping artists gear up to perform at the 65,000 square foot rooftop hotspot at The Cromwell. The additional Drai's LIVE concerts this month include MEEK MILL (July 11), FABOLOUS (July 12), FUTURE (July 24) and CHROMEO (July 31). Chromeo is a returning Drai's LIVE resident artist who has performed a handful of times already, but these will be the first full-length Drai's LIVE concerts for Meek Mill, Fabolous and Future.

Clark County students BLAKE BAUMUNK, 14 and KENDALL NETHER, 13 have been selected by the JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION (JDRF) to join nearly 160 other children from around the country to remind their Members of Congress of the vital need to continue supporting research that aims to reduce the burden they all share of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), until a cure becomes available.  These children—ages 4 to 17, and representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia—will visit the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C, as delegates to JDRF 2015 CHILDREN'S CONGRESS, to be held July 13-15. Joining them will be six international delegates traveling from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. These international delegates will partner with U.S. delegates to convey a clear message to the federal government that T1D is a global problem that requires a global effort.

Legendary comedian and impersonator RICH LITTLE will return to the Las Vegas Strip with the debut of his new autobiographical one-man show “Rich Little Live” at the world-famous LAUGH FACTORY inside The New Tropicana as Vegas.   Featuring a compilation of impersonations, sketches and interactive video of the actors, musicians, politicians and personalities Little has worked with throughout his more than 50 years in entertainment, spanning from his television career in Canada to his first United States appearances to the present day, “Rich Little Live” will premiere Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 7 p.m. “Rich Little Live” will be performed Saturday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday inside the renowned Laugh Factory, located on the mezzanine level of the Paradise Tower inside The New Tropicana Las Vegas from Tuesday, July 14, through Sunday, Aug. 23. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 for General Admission, $49.95 for VIP and $59.95 for Golden Circle and VIP booths (plus applicable taxes and service fees), and can be purchased in-person at the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk.

As part of their headlinging U.S. tour, Multi-platinum rock band ALICE IN CHAINS will perform at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $53, plus any additional service fees.

The July edition of MONDAYS DARK WITH MARK SHUNOCK to benefit United Way of Southern Nevada, will be held Monday, July 20 at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The theme of the evening will be A New York State of Mind. The lineup of entertainers include Colt Prattes, Brihony Dawson, Anne Martinez, Nieve Malandra, Chris Philips, Mark Langberg, Marc Donovan, Mandi Seekings, Joe Dinunzio, Mo5saic, Novi, Phillip Drennan, Jassen Allen, Jay R Beatbox and of course, Mark Shunock. Doors open at 8:30 pm; show starts at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at  and $30 at the door.

Mondays Dark July

Famed Hawaiian-bred group, SOCIETY OF SEVEN, brings its lively variety show to the Suncoast Showroom, 7:30 p.m,  July 25 and 26.  Guest starring alongside Society of Seven is song stylist LHEY BELLA. Her voice has been described as an amalgamation of Whitney Houston and legendary blues singer Billie Holiday.  Tickets start at $15.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.

 “The World’s Ultimate Elvis”, JUSTIN SHANDOR, will return to M Resort Spa Casino for a spectacular performance on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Shandor will take the stage inside the 2,300-seat M Pavilion to perform “Elvis, The Vegas Tour Tribute,” a commemoration of the King’s legendary sold-out Las Vegas appearances from 1969 to 1975. The highly anticipated performance will showcase Shandor and his talented 12-piece band as they perform a selection of favorite hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s.  The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with doors to open at 6 p.m. Tickets, priced at $30, $36 and $42, plus taxes and fees, are on sale now at the M Box Office.

SUMMERLIN ranked #6 in sales on national list of master planned communities. Summerlin is the only Nevada community on the top 10 list, according to a report recently released by real estate consultant RCLCO. The mid‐year review by RCLCO notes Downtown Summerlin a draw for new home buyers. The firm cites the opening and draw of Downtown Summerlin® for Summerlin’s strong performance, crediting, in part, immediate access to major retail and entertainment options as a difference maker for homebuyers.

Celebrity sightings:

Thursday, July 9...

Actor James Wood was spotted at the recently opened Public School 702 at Downtown Summerlin. In town for the World Series of Poker, Woods dined with a group of friends.

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis, joined by friends, was spotted at TAO’s Worship Thursday taking in the sounds of Jerzy.

Wednesday afternoon, July 8...

Chris Kael, bassist from Las Vegas’ own Five Finger Death Punch, joined a group of friends for some fly time at Vegas Indoor Skydiving this  Kael, who is a former instructor at Las Vegas’ only indoor skydiving attraction, caught up with old colleagues and, of course, showed off some moves inside the 22-foot tall wind tunnel.

Chris Kael - Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Chris Kael
Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

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Chris Kael
Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Tuesday afternoon, July 7...

Ally Brooke from Fifth Harmony, joined by a small group of friends, continued her 22nd birthday celebration at Marquee Dayclub.

Ally Brooke and friends celebrate her birthday at Marquee NC 7.6.15
Ally Brooke and friends celebrate her birthday at Marquee
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Monday night, July 6...

Ally Brooke was spotted dining at TAO in celebration of her 22nd birthday.  After dinner, Ally and her group made their way to Marquee Nightclub to continue the celebration from a VIP table on the dance floor, as Dash Berlin provided the soundtrack for the main room.

The Fifth Harmony singer was greeted with a three-tier cake embellished in cheetah print, music notes and gold glitter, as they toasted her with ‘Happy Birthday’. Afterwards, The pop star move into the club’s intimate Boombox Room where DJ Lisa Pittman played Fifth Harmony’s "Worth It” as the group walked in.

Ally Brooke celebrates her 22nd birthday at Marquee Nightclub 7.6.15
Ally Brooke celebrates her 22nd birthday at Marquee Nightclub
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Dash Berlin at Maquee
Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Sunday night, July 5...

DJ J Khaled, joined by a large group of friends, was spotted dining at LAVO.

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DJ Khaled performs at TAO
Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Saturday night, July 4...

Paris Hilton was spotted dining at LAVO, alongside her boyfriend Thomas Gross, brother Barron and a close group of friends.
DJ Khaled was spotted dining at TAO with a large group of friends before making his way to the club for his set,  before being joined by his new artist Steph Lecor who performed her new single “Saturday” to the packed nightclub.

Steph Lecor at TAO on Fourth of July 7.4.15
Steph Lecor at TAO on Fourth of July
Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Rapper O.T. Genasis made a surprise appearance during Khaled’s set, performing his massive hit “CoCo” from the DJ booth.
Friday night, July 3...

NFL star Justin Pugh of the New York Giants kicked off his 4th of July weekend by dining at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Casino Hotel Las Vegas. The offensive lineman was joined by the D’s CEO and Co-Owner, Derek Stevens and local bar owner Andrew “AR” Ramsey of Hogs & Heifers. Afterwards, the guys headed over to party with friends at Hogs & Heifers.

Justin Pugh with Derek Stevens and Andrew Ramsey at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas
Justin Pugh with Derek Stevens and Andrew Ramsey at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas
Photo Credit: the D Las Vegas

Multiple NFL  players paid a visit to the D this week, including rookies Melvin Gordon (Chargers), Trae Waynes (Vikings) and Jay Ajayi (Dolphins).

Heiress and DJ Paris Hilton was spotted dining at TAO joined by boyfriend Thomas Gross and a group of friends.  Hilton took photos with fans, including a special guest celebrating a birthday next to them, before heading upstairs to the club to see her friend DJ Politik spin.
“Dancing with the Stars” All-Stars Champion Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland were also spotted at TAO. The couple joined nearly all the “Dancing with the Stars live! Perfect Ten Tour” cast including Alan Bersten, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Brittany Cherry, Scotty Nguyen, Witney Carson, Carson McCallister, Emma Slater and Artem Chigvintsev, as they celebrated their first performance in Las Vegas.

Thursday night, July 2...

NFL rookies Melvin Gordon (Chargers), Trae Waynes (Vikings) and Jay Ajayi (Dolphins) are hit up Las Vegas to celebrate their July 4th weekend right and kicked it off at the D Casino Hotel. They dined at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse alongside the D’s owner Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole,. Following dinner, Gordon, Waynes and Ajayi checked out the packed Fremont Street Experience. Walking back through the D Casino Hotel they passed by LONGBAR where Gordon’s Speed Stick commercial was playing on the big screens.

Trae Waynes, Nicole Parthum, Derek Stevens, Melvin Gordon, Jay Ajayi at the D Las Vegas NFL Players
Photo courtesy of The D Las Vegas

Trae Waynes, Richard Wilk, Jay Ajayi, Melvin Gordon, Don Malloy NFL Rookies Las Vegas
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