Cirque du Soleil is known for over the top productions and one-of-a-kind shows and this extends to artistic endeavors. The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil will unveil their 10th annual art exhibition, “PARADE: The Collective,” at the Trifecta Gallery, inside the Arts Factory in downtown Las Vegas opening Jan. 1, 2015.
Presented as part of PARADE, a Cirque du Soleil program created to encourage and support the artistic projects of its employees, The Collective brings together the many visual art practices of employees. This exhibition features artwork created by Cirque du Soleil performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas showcasing a wide range of artistic approaches.
“Community partnerships between large and small businesses are a beneficial reminder and an aspiration from where both companies stand,” said Marty Walsh, owner of the Trifecta Gallery. “It seemed fitting to end with Cirque’s Parade: The Collective as the final exhibition for the gallery, as a symbol to one of Trifecta’s fundamental principles.” Trifecta Gallery is closing at the end of January 2015 after 10 years in business with to the owners moving back to Ireland.
The owners of Trifecta Gallery collaborated with other galleries to host a Late til 8 event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday for participating galleries to stay open late and artists to speak about their work. Cirque du Soleil and the Trifecta Gallery, in conjunction with The Collective, will host the Late til 8 events throughout the month of January.
Jan. 1 – Opening night for The Collective
Jan. 8 – Cirque du Soleil Community Outreach Programs: how occupation informs your studio practice
Jan. 15 – Panel discussion with Cirque du Soleil employees
Jan. 22 – Gail Gilbert and friends: Personal evolution and the Artist
Jan. 29 – Special presentation of downtown photos with musical accompaniment of Armand Thomas and Martin St-Pierre
The Cirque du Soleil employees whose artwork will be featured are:
Peter Arias, Rigger, The Beatles LOVE
Brien McCrea, Performer, KÀ
John Nelson, Performer, Michael Jackson ONE
Juan Pedro Carrillo, Performer, Zarkana
Christina Scott, Wardrobe, KÀ
Chi Ho Chan, Craft Technician, The Beatles LOVE & Mystere
Antonio Drija, Performer, Zumanity
Andrew Schmitz, Rigger, “O”
Elena Serafimovich, Performer, CRISS ANGEL Believe
Tiffany Turner, Wardrobe, “O”
Christina Russo, Electrics, Mystère
Brent Sommerhauser, Carpentry, Michael Jackson ONE
Ron Reed, Carpentry, Zumanity
Ricky Anderson, Coach, Michael Jackson ONE
Mai Sato, Performer, The Beatles LOVE
Armand Thomas, General Stage Manager, Mystère
Sergei Kholodkov, Performer, Zarkana
SCULPTURE – POTTERY:
Michael Davies, FX Board Operator, Mystère
Vira Syvorotkina, Performer, Zarkana
Gail Gilbert, Performer, KÀ
Linda Le Bourveau, Wardrobe, Zumanity
The exhibit will be on display Jan. 1-30, 2015 at the Trifecta Gallery, inside the Arts Factory in downtown Las Vegas. The address is 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702) 366-7001 or visit trifectgallery.com.