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Vegas PBS will present the virtual art show, Rita Asfour: A Retrospective on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6 p.m

 

Vegas PBS, in conjunction with the Carnevale Gallery, will be hosting a special virtual art show on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6 p.m. in memory of artist Rita Asfour. Attendees will be able to see Asfour’s art, watch a documentary about her life and have the opportunity to support Vegas PBS by purchasing her paintings. 

Rita Asfour, who passed away on June 29, 2021, was a local artist whose artwork captured the ethereal and carefree essence of Las Vegas showgirls and dancers. Born in Egypt in 1933, Asfour had a long artistic career in Los Angeles and retired in Las Vegas in 2012. But after seeing the classic Vegas revue, Jubilee!, she was inspired to paint again. Her art has been exhibited at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and she was the subject of Vegas PBS original documentary Rita Asfour: Art Her Way.

As a tribute to Asfour, Vegas PBS will present the virtual art show, Rita Asfour: A Retrospective on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6 p.m. This event is organized and hosted in cooperation with the Carnevale Gallery, where Asfour’s paintings are currently on display. After an exhibit of the artwork during the virtual event, there will be a screening of Vegas PBS’ original documentary, Rita Asfour: Art Her Way. The Carnevale Gallery has pledged at least 25% of all proceeds to Vegas PBS for the entire month of September, including in person and online sales of prints and original paintings. The funds will help support Vegas PBS arts programming. Rita’s Asfour’s art can be purchased here.

For more information and to RSVP for this virtual event, visit  vegaspbs.org/community 

About Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 12 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top five most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 22+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada. Vegas PBS’ Workforce Education department also offers more than 350 online education courses and nationally accredited certifications, to help connect the community with high-wage, high-demand careers.

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Vegas PBS will present the virtual art show, Rita Asfour: A Retrospective on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6 p.m