Cybersquatting is Illegal

Cybersquatting is Illegal

Cybersquatting is illegal. Most people do not know what cybersquatting is because ethical people do not do such things. Well, there is a fantastic quote by Napoleon Bonaparte, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” I often refer back to this quote because I continually need to

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Cyber Defamation

Cybersmearing + Cyberstalking

There is a great quote by Tupac Shakur, “Just because you lost me as a friend, doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that. I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.” It is a statement that resonates with me as it reflects how I

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Las Vegas Street Art mural hunt explores downtown Las Vegas.

Street Art Las Vegas Mural Hunt

In response to the rona, Smallworks Press wants to support our community by encouraging people to not only enjoy Las Vegas’ great art urban art scene, but engage people to be healthy with the Street Art Las Vegas Mural Hunt. By getting people safely outdoors to view art, its a

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Petals by Nick Karras exhibits at EHM

Dissertation | Build A Museum

For my Ph.D. dissertation, I had the opportunity to build a museum.   My dissertation was unusual as was the graduate program I attended. To create the art facility, I took a phenomenological approach to design, develop, curate and activate a 24,000 sqft art facility.  I had the great honor

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Sunrises in Sausalito, Laura Henkel Photography

Laura Henkel Photography

During COVID-19, I have had the opportunity to work on Laura Henkel Photography. In this website, I have begun to organize my published and unpublished photography. I am slowly documenting places and people that are near and dear to my heart over the years. Like so many professionals, I am

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New Mural at The Neon Museum

Neon Museum visitors can now view a new mural from acclaimed Las Vegas artist James Stanford. Across the street from the Neon Boneyard, the 154-foot mural entitled “From the Land Beyond Beyond,” spans the south wall of the Museum’s newly acquired Reed Whipple building. Throughout his career, James Stanford has

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Artnet News Interview

On this week’s episode of The Art Angle with Andrew Goldstein, Burning Man co-founder and photographer Will Roger conveys the magic of the (almost) anything-goes cultural festival. Today, practically everyone on earth knows about Burning Man, the countercultural extravaganza that draws tens of thousands of true believers to a barren landscape in

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KNPR DC Blog | ONE

In the KNPR DC Blog, Scott Dickensheets pens Window Pain featuring the art installation, ONE, by Nanda Sharif-pour. The politics don’t swarm out at you from Nanda Sharifpour’s installation One, on view in a large corner window of Soho Lofts, Las Vegas Boulevard and Hoover Avenue. A six-line poem, rendered

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Sand To Sin

Sand to Sin by Dunn-Edwards Paints features multi-media artist James Stanford is no stranger to creating art that merges past and present, reality and fantasy. In fact, Stanford is best known for his artistic work exploring themes of religion and spirituality, Zen Buddhism, and the metaphysical like his famed photomontage

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Considering Art

In the last episode of Considering Art by Bob Chaundry, American multi-media artist James Stanford tells of the extraordinary experience that convinced him to become an artist, how his art is influenced by his Zen Buddhist beliefs and about his love for his hometown of Las Vegas. Tune to this

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ONE | Nanda Sharif-pour

Kayhan Life features ONE by Iranian-American artist and refugee Nanda Sharif-pour who uses art to inspire kindness, reflection, equality and unity during these times of global political and social unrest.  Sharif-pour’s installation invites audiences to engage with the poem “Bani Adam” (Persian: بنی آدم; meaning “Children of Adam”). Written by thirteen-century Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi, widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classic literary tradition. “Bani Adam” is renowned for the delicate way

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James Stanford exhibits at Melissa Morgan Fine Art

Melissa Morgan Fine Art

James Stanford exhibits his limited edition lenticular portals, Ing Ing and Glow Glare, at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Coachella Valley. Melissa Morgan Fine Art represents cutting-edge international contemporary art for both the savvy collector and for those newer to the art world. In its 6,500 square foot show-space, the

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Saccharine Reckoning

Janna Karel of the Las Vegas Review Journal features Ali Fathollahi and his exhibition Saccharine Reckoning at Soho Lofts. It has been a decade since Ali Fathollahi of downtown Las Vegas and his wife, Nanda Sharifpour, moved from their home country of Iran to Turkey, and later Las Vegas, in

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A Phalanx of Angels Ascending

Native Las Vegas artist and photographer James Stanford designed A Phalanx of Angels Ascending, a monumental site-specific mural, to commemorate the iconic Blue Angel statue that watched over Downtown Las Vegas for 61 years from its mid-century perch at the Blue Angel Motel. The art installation was commissioned by Alison

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EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up

EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up is an art installation by Joel Spencer that looks at our current conscious decision as mankind exhausts our planet’s resources. Spencer is an abstract and conceptual artist who works with a variety of mediums. Incorporating interactive elements with an eye for the whimsical and absurd, his

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Curating at Quivx

I will be curating art installations at the Quivx Building. The first installation will be James Stanford’s Portals and his backlit art. These beautiful backlit lenticulars may be appreciated night and day. The Quivx Building, formerly known at the S2 Building, has a long art-related history through pioneering Las Vegas

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Juxtapoz | Spiritual + Wearable Art

Spiritual and Wearable Art by Juxtapoz Magazine features David Tupaz and his designs at Fashion Week at the Manhattan Center, an ornate, venue whose majestic, hand-painted ceiling provides a firmament for artists and patrons. A stage for opera, and later, vaudeville, the venue has continued with a range of music

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Compass of the Ephemeral

Honored to facilitate and support artist and Burning Man co-founder Will Roger Peterson with his upcoming book, Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger. Smallworks Press, a Las Vegas-based independent publishing company specializing in limited edition, exquisitely-printed books focusing on contemporary

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Many Facets

Some say art imitates life. In the case of James Stanford, it is difficult to separate his life from his art. He is a native of Las Vegas. He is a classically trained artist. He is a teacher of the arts. He is a patron of the arts. He is

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Shimmering Zen

American artist James Stanford presents Shimmering Zen, an extraordinary new exhibition of Contemporary Buddhist art, featuring modern mandalas that premieres as part of Asian Art in London 2017 week, opening at 99 Kensington Church Street on Thursday 2 November through Saturday 11 November. Using historic Las Vegas neon signage and architectural

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Las Vegas’ Most Beautiful

  Dr. Laura Henkel is honored to be named as Las Vegas’ most beautiful people in Las Vegas by L’Vegue Magazine. Per Henkel, “I am star struck by my fellow honorees, as well as the elegance of editor extraordinaire David Tupaz. Thank you, L’Vegue, for highlighting the beauty of our community.”

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Captured Magic

The Las Vegas Sun shares the images from patrons of 12 Inches of Sin art festival. The festival activated 30,000 sqft of retail space at New Orleans Square to exhibit artists from all over the world for its sixth annual juried art exhibition. > Read More

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This is Art

One of the largest public art exhibits in Nevada happens this weekend. But that’s not really what’s so unique about the show.  “12 Inches of Sin,” which will be housed in 72,000-square-feet of downtown’s New Orleans Square at Commerciial Center, 953 E. Sahara Avenue.  In addition, this year’s show features

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Three-Day Art Festival

Six times larger than in years past, the 72,000-square-foot, two-story retail space will be transformed into an immersive playground for the adventurous at New Orleans Square at the Commercial Center. 12 Inches of Sin was previously held inside The Arts Factory, and the new location offers room for a dizzying

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Resistance is Futile

Arts reporter Ed Fuentes slips in the booth at a downtown Mexican restaurant with me and just takes a glance at specials before ordering off the menu. It’s one of his stops when he is downtown shooting photographs of street art and public art, and he points to the murals

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Ultrablack Lights Way

In April 2016, Sin City Gallery presented Immersive, an ambitious art show that filled not only Sin City’s Arts Factory space but the parking lot outside. The event’s eye-catching poster featured a Kei Kusuma work titled “Spoiled Ram”—a striking ink-and-paper illustration of a wide-eyed woman emerging from a wall of

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The 705 Erogenous Zone

The 705 Erogenous Zone Las Vegas, NV 2017 2,000+ sqft mural (Video) Dr. Laura Henkel, Sin City Gallery (curation) Alison Chambers, The 705 (building) “Downtown” Steve Franklin, The 705 (building) Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Zappos (materials donation) Aaron Sheppard has a complex. Well, a few of them. But on this warm

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Bend Your Mind

I think of the artist Aaron Sheppard as the person who is willing to jump off the rocks into the water first, the height does not scare him, nor the sensation of cold ocean water, or whatever lurks beneath the choppy waves…or maybe it does, but he is still determined

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Strange Glove Entices and Intimidates

You can look but you can’t touch. The rubbery, wet-looking pieces in Chris Bauder’s “Strange Glove” solo show at Sin City Gallery ask to be interacted with, but there’s a reason the fleshy assault rifles are protected behind a glass case. He likes the idea of people wanting to interact

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