THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES
SPRING AND SUMMER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE LINE UP AT P3STUDIO
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues its acclaimed artist-in-residence program at P3Studio with residencies through the spring and summer of 2013. P3Studio gives guests the unique opportunity to watch international and local artists at work and engage with them while experiencing immersive installations.
The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, the program strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art. All artist showcases are open to the public.
Jennifer Henry, Flock, Flock, Flock
March 27 – April 21 Wednesdays – Sundays, 6-11 p.m.
Walking into P3Studio during Jennifer Henry’s residency will transport visitors to a designer showroom surrounded by ethereal fashion. Created by using paper, cellophane and other non-traditional elements, her handmade gowns will be featured on mannequins throughout the space and short fashion films projected for viewers’ pleasure. Live models will also pose in the windows, luring visitors to engage in Henry’s unique fashion. Those wishing to contribute to her designs may ruffle a piece of paper, which she will add to a gown. Culminating her residency, a fashion show finale will spotlight each individual dress created within the space.
Todd DiCiurcio, Draw Us Sin
April 24 – May 12 Wednesdays – Sundays, 6-11 p.m.
With a vision of music in mind, Todd DiCiurcio will transform P3Studio into a mini concert venue where he will draw performances live while they happen. Established musicians and guests alike will have the opportunity to sign up for a one hour performance within the space. Serving as a witness and artist, DiCiurcio will capture the performers’ range of motion using different media, which will then be displayed when the work is complete. His objective is to depict live performances to showcase a dialogue between his visual work and the music, the outcome of which will expose the politics and progress of the current underground showcase. DiCiurcio has previously captured performances by The Rolling Stones, New Order, Jane’s Addiction and more.
Tamar Ettun, Musical Sculptures
May 15 – June 16 Wednesdays – Sundays, 6-11 p.m.
The Fluxus movement, an art movement from the ‘60s that blended mediums to create experimental happening, concerts and art shows, will be the basis of Tamar Ettun’s P3Studio residency. She will create seven interactive sculptures within the space by using objects like brooms, crutches, scooters, engines and audio amplifiers. Ettun will then host a series of workshops where visitors are invited to build their own musical sculptures and play them according to a game she chooses. The sculptures ultimately serve as live sound machines. Her final performance will be a collaboration with local dancers and musicians.
Su Limbert and Sierra Slentz, Enchanted Forest
June 19 – July 14 Wednesdays – Sundays, 6-11 p.m.
Su Limbert and Sierra Slentz are collaborating to create an interactive installation to captivate imaginations and draw participants into a magical world where understandings of home and safety are explored. P3Studio will be altered into a large-scale forest diorama featuring a five-foot bear covered in a mosaic of plate shards and ceramics. Guests will create tiny handmade homes in the workshop area to help shape the village nestled within the forest that may either be protected or threatened from surrounding animals.
Abby Robinson, Body Imaging
July 17 – August 18 Wednesdays – Sundays, 6-11 p.m.
Abby Robinson will serve as a photo practitioner at P3Studio, providing visitors with a more enjoyable and unique experience than a typical doctor’s office. During her residency, visitors will chat in a waiting room, “schmooze” with other patients and fill out a medical and photo history questionnaire before going in to see Robinson. Once called into the office, guests will discuss which body part they choose to be photographed at an extremely close rang. The photo will then be printed out, placed in a plastic badge and attached to a lanyard for the individual to wear. The residency offers a unique opportunity for visitors to entrust Robinson with photographs of special, often secret places which typically may be hidden.
ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.
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