ART FOR ART’S SAKE

In a stroke of inspiration, 11 Las Vegas-based artists who have created limited-edition lithographs designed to benefit the proposed Art Museum at Symphony Park.

The boxed-set portfolio (available at MCQ Fine Art, 620 S. Seventh St.) showcases many array of local artists working in a variety of styles, from still life to abstract.

In Tim Bavington and Sush Machida’s colorful collaboration, the former’s hard-edged geometric stripes form a backdrop for the latter’s fanciful birds, waves and whales.

Krystal Ramirez creates a checkerboard of chalkboards, all bearing the same handwritten confession: “I miss the old days.” Sean Slattery’s bursting blooms create a still-life contrast with Erik Beehn’s black-and-white bouquet, which is punctuated by a red tablecloth — and a single yellow flower.

Rounding out the roster of participating artists: Linda Alterwitz, Justin Favela, Shawn Hummel, Wendy Kveck, JK Russ and David Ryan.

Beehn, who is also a master printer, printed the portfolio, which includes 15 artists’ proofs and special proofs. It’s available in an edition of 50, and each portfolio is $10,000 — half of which represents a tax-deductible donation to the proposed Symphony Park museum.

For more information on the portfolio, contact MCQ Fine Art at mcqfineart.com.

Photo by Alexander McQueen
PHOTO BY CHRIS WESSLING
Photo by Virginia Trudeau
PHOTOS BY SIPA VIA AP IMAGES
Photo by WMackie Productions.
PHOTOS BY TONYA HARVEY
Photo by Benjamin Hager
Photo by Neon PR
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