The public is cordially invited to view an invitational exhibit of artworks created by the artists who were selected by Clark County Parks and Recreation, Office of Cultural Affairs for the ZAP! 7 public art project. ZAP! 7 is the latest in a series of public art projects that began in 2005. The works on display at Nevada Humanities reflect the style and direction each artist is pursuing in their own body of work.
The ZAP! 7 public art project on Maryland Parkway is the latest in a series of Clark County’s ZAP! public art projects that began in 2005. The ZAP! 7 artists each painted a group of utility boxes along Maryland Parkway for a total of approximately ninety-six (96) utility boxes. Major sponsors of the project include Nevada Energy, Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Traffic Division of Clark County Public Works.
“Engaging the neighborhoods and people that flow North and South along Maryland Parkway is a tremendous way to highlight local artists and bring their work out to the street for better awareness. We hope residents and visitors alike will view the works on display at Nevada Humanities and then venture down Maryland Parkway and all the ZAP! locations across the valley to discover more about this part of Nevada,” commented Christina Barr, Executive Director, Nevada Humanities.
ZAP! 7 The Artists Who Took Over Maryland Parkway is part of Nevada Humanities’ bi-monthly exhibition series, which showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, photographers, and other creative thinkers who explore and articulate a sense of place in the Silver State. The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 – 5 p.m., and open late until 9 p.m. on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month for First Friday events. For more information about Nevada Humanities call 702-800-4760, or visit nevadahumanities.org.