and Jerry Duskin with book author, Ken Owens
and Jerry Duskin with local Las Vegas music instructors and host,
What is the Gateway
Gallery? – A public art collection?
The public arts collection consists of many residential apartment
buildings and one motel in the area known as the Gateway To The Cultural
Corridor. Through on-going efforts Gateway has transformed previously
tagged buildings into a "canvases" for murals. All murals have been
created by local artists and every artist has been compensated for each
work of art. This project is "one of a kind" for the city of Las Vegas
as it’s a true cooperation between property owners, the city of Las
Vegas, and Las Vegas artists. This continuing art collection began as a
solution to the problem of tagging in this area and the positive results
are evident in the form of neighborhood beautification and pride. For
his time, energy, and financial commitment Wells Fargo and Channel 13
honored Gerald Duskin with the Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Jefferson
Award for Outstanding Neighborhood Volunteer.
The second phase of this project is "Alley Art" where selected students
from The Stupak Center work with young local artists to paint the rear
of many buildings in the alley behind Fairfield Street. These students
love the opportunity to create artwork in their neighborhood and proudly
show their friends their contributions. Once again, committing time and
volunteerism to a true vision has given young people a way to use talent
and paint in a positive way.
A natural transition from the visual arts program is to the wonderful
talents of the aspiring and professional performing artists in fabulous
Las Vegas. To this end Gateway is committed to provide “Hattie’s House”
free of charge to music and theater teachers to be used as opportunities
for students to perform and for recitals. Hattie’s House is a living
tribute to Camille’s late mother.
Regularly scheduled monthly events feature a variety of performances by
Las Vegas artists. Ticket sales for these events compensate the
performers and benefit the Gateway Scholarship fund for young Las Vegas
Gateway has made a huge impact on the cultural community of Las Vegas.
Please join the Gateway Arts Foundation by attending one of the great
events, contributing to the scholarship program, and remembering Gateway
with your thoughtful donation.
On October 27th, 2011, Bank of
America awarded Camille Duskin $5,000 to the Gateway Arts Foundation's
scholarship fund. Below is a video of the wonderful tribute to our
city and young Las Vegas artists. Thank you Camille.
Bank of America Award Recipient: Camille
October 27, 2011
"We encourage you to find the art in your life...
and...keep a song in your heart!"