NEON MUSEUM TO HOST “SIGN DESIGN: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE,” TUESDAY, APRIL 22

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NEON MUSEUM TO HOST “SIGN DESIGN: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE,” TUESDAY, APRIL 22

Panel Discussion Part of PRISM Times of the Signs Series Sponsored By CenturyLink

On Tuesday, April 22, the Neon Museum will host its next PRISM Times of the Signs event sponsored by CenturyLink, “Sign Designers: Past, Present and Future.”  Open to the public (reservations are required in advance), Times of the Signs programs take place in the famous Neon Boneyard and bring illuminating lectures, panel discussions, presentations or performances to the community.

Participants in the event, which will follow a panel discussion format, will be:

  • Rick Juleen, vice president, special projects, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)
  • Jim Gietzen, design director, YESCO
  • Brian Henry, owner, Brian Henry Design
  • Rudy Crisostomo, former sign designer, YESCO

Helga Watkins, associate professor of art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will serve as the evening’s moderator.

The event will begin with a meet-and-greet with the panelists for Neon Museum members only from 5 to 6 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, begins promptly at 6 p.m. A cash bar serving wine, beer, soda and water will be available.

Space is limited and attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance via email to education@neonmuseum.org. Admission is free and museum members receive reserved section seating. For more information about Times of the Signs events, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

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ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

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