Guestbook Comments



It’s been a while since we posted pictures of our guestbook comments.




We thought it was time to do it again. This is a nice one. We are lovely. We are thanked.




One of the new works that Justin Favela described in that talk is on view at the CAC’s juried show until tomorrow, if you haven’t seen it yet.




We are the best museum on the Love Campus.




En fuego!

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Study Break ‘Stained’ Glass Summer

Stained Glass Summer

A few weeks ago there was a brief moment when artist Alisha Kerlin, the Barrick Museum collection manager, was stumped. She was looking for an idea that would give students a visual respite while prepping for finals.

Kerlin wasn’t stumped for long.

She eyed the materials in the Art Bar, then looked at how the light falls through the lobby windows. She took a few pieces of used materials and overlapped them against the glass to see how they played with the light. The pop-up patterns became playful experimentation, so she decided to use that for a “week-long artistic collaboration with fellow students.” From the Study Break Stained Glass Summer flier.

Join the Barrick Museum May 2-7 during the daylight hours to create a stained glass inspired window installation — Relax and enjoy a soothing respite from your studies while experimenting with color theory and light.

Materials will be provided. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff.


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Visitor Made for April: Big Kid / Little Kid

LYRA Drawing

“Lyra’s Drawing” (2016) Lyra Esposito Steele with collaborators Laura Steele and  John Esposito. Colored Pencil, Watercolors. 52 x 34.5 inches

On the Barrick Museum’s Xeric garden patio, there will be plenty  of materials and watercolor paper for a special Visitor- Made Series April 21, says Alisha Kerlin, Collections Manager.  It was an artist, and a graduate school colleague from the Bard’s Milton Avery School of Art, who inspired the idea of creating a large–scale work with a small child. Anything can happen. Here was the creative process:

 We started by taping a large sheet of heavy watercolor paper to the floor.  Daily, over a period of one month, we took time to focus on drawing with Lyra, our two-year-old, by using colored pencils and water, building on what we had done in the days before.  Lyra had free reign to draw when, where, and what she wanted.  John and I added shapes and color fields to  accentuate Lyra’s markings, and occasionally trace a foot or hand, as instructed by Lyra.  At two, Lyra seems to know exactly what she wants and often told us what colors to use, where to sit and make marks.  Throughout the process we were careful to follow her lead so as to maintain Lyra’s spirit and voice in the drawing as much as possible.

Big Kid / Little Kid Collaboration” will be held from 4 to 7 pm on April 21. Artist teams can arrive anytime. Stay for a short creative spurt,  or stay the whole time. The Barrick Museum will supply large-scale paper, non-toxic paints and other materials. When the masterpiece is completed it can stay behind to be displayed in the lobby, or be taken home to hang on the wall.


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Hear ONE. See ‘FIVE’.

Lucky DeBellevue

Untitled (Look Book), 2014, found book, block printing ink, 5.2” x 7.8”


Lucky DeBellevue will hold a Visiting Artist Talk on Wed., April 6, 2016, at 6 pm in Alta Ham Fine Arts (HFA) room 257. DeBellevue is UNLV’s current artist-in-residence, and one of the artists to be featured in “Five” an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists working out of Los Angeles and New York. “Materiality, attitude, and wit tie their work together, as well as their past participation in the ongoing UNLV Artist-in-Residence Program,” says the release. “Five” opens May 20 and run through September 10, 2016 in the Main Gallery of the Barrick Museum.


The full list of artists for “Five”:

Deborah Aschheim is a multi media artist whose works explore the many permutations of memory as subject matter. Her delicately constructed architectural sculptures tower over the viewer with ghostly suggestions of familiar places. Aschheim lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. UNLV Artist-in-Residence Spring 2015. 

Erin Cosgrove is an artist and writer who uses video, animation, books, painting, scrolls, timelines, installation, and performance in her artwork. Her videos and Urfather sculptures merge satire, philosophy, mythology, and history. Cosgrove lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. UNLV Artist-in-Residence Spring 2013. 

Lucky DeBellevue’s densely patterned installations level high and low art hierarchies. He has an ever expanding vocabulary of materials, including chenille stems, pistachio shells, and wood veneer. DeBellevue lives and works in New York City. UNLV Artist-in-Residence Spring 2016. 

Ash Ferlito synthesizes popular culture and craft traditions with textiles, patches, and oil paint. Her videos, wall sculptures, and paintings embody an unrestricted attitude, a punchy pop palette and untethered openness to diverse subject matter and interpretation. Ferlito lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. UNLV Artist-in-Residence Spring 2014. 

David Gilbert’s work inhabits the space between installation and documentation. Fragments from the artist’s practice are hung, stacked and layered against studio walls, windows, and corners in disheveled yet specific assemblages, then photographed to emphasize the materiality of the objects and the physicality of light. Gilbert lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. From the New York Times, Nov. 19, 2015: “David Gilbert, in his third solo show at this gallery, takes the poet’s stance: His work argues for photography as allegorical and ethereal, and he makes images that are like dream worlds that never existed in the first place.”  UNLV Artist-in-Residence Spring 2016.


Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Summer Hours (May-August)
Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays.

Cost: Free.
Suggested voluntary contribution:
$5 for adults;
$2 for children and senior.


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