Punks in Vegas founder Emily Matview has announced an art exhibit to celebrate 9 years of taking photos for the Vegas-based music website.
The gallery will feature 11x14 photographs taken by Emily, who is also a Youth Services Librarian for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. This is her first solo exhibit and it will feature a mix of local and national musicians, including Jeff Rosenstock, Mercy Music, blink-182, Illicitor and The Wonder Years. There may be no shows happening this year (sadly) but music fans can relive past concerts like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! at Beauty Bar, The Story So Far at Eagle Aerie Hall or AFI at the House of Blues via this exhibit! Other bands featured include Tiny Stills, Tigers Jaw, Matt and Kim, Touche Amore, Rayner, Masked Intruder, Rise Against, Kid Meets Cougar, Off With Their Heads, Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew WK, The Chinkees, Lawrence Arms, Kat Kalling, Proper., Fall Out Boy and Be Like Max.
The Library District in Las Vegas has long been committed to locally enhancing the state of the cultural arts, and as such, has developed a wide scope of cultural programming as part of its service to the public. Begun in 1973, the LVCCLD galleries serve as a free cultural and educational resource for the community while promoting and providing opportunities to local, national, and international artists. The exhibition program, consisting of 14 branch galleries and approximately 80 shows per year, is dedicated to presenting a diverse range of artwork and related programs that visually and conceptually engage the public.
Punks in Vegas was founded by Emily Matview in 2011 as a way to showcase the vibrant music scene here in Las Vegas. Features on PIV include live show reviews and photo galleries of both local and national bands, as well as The Stripped Down Sessions, a video series that features artists such as Frank Turner, Less Than Jake, Beach Slang and Anti-Flag playing acoustic versions of their songs in places all around town.
Emily Matview: Explosion of Silence is FREE to view and will be open to the public Mon-Thurs 10-8 and Fri-Sun 10-6 from September 17 - November 17 at the Whitney Library, located near Sam’s Town in Las Vegas on 5175 E Tropicana Ave. 89122.
More info can be found via the Library District’s website.
(photo credit: Aaron Mattern)