Kenneth Kit Lamug
“The Stumps of Flattop Hill”
Clark County Library Art Gallery
1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
August 20 through October 23, 2016
Award-winning children’s author Kenneth Kit Lamug presents illustrations from his new picture book, The Stumps of Flattop Hill. Each of the hand-drawn, ink illustrations from the book are presented in sequential order along the gallery walls. The Stumps of Flattop Hill is a dark tale for children in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm. Macabre and quirky, Lamug’s story and illustrations introduce a new experience in children’s literature.
JOURNALISM SAVES LIVES:
HONORING THE LAS VEGAS SUN’S PULITZER PRIZE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 S. First Street, #190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
October 6 – November 23, 2016
Still photography and video by the Sun’s media team, lead by Alexandra Berzon, accompany the stories, further showing the emotional toll the deaths took on workers’ families. The Sun’s editorial page called for reforms. By the end of 2008, what had begun as a two-part series ended up as 53 stories and 21 editorials. The exhibit lets us re-examine the stories, images, people, and the courage it took to bring these issues into the light.
“This story was about the failure of government and an attitude of the people that said it was not important to inspect for safety violations the way they’re supposed to, which results in working people getting hurt,” Las Vegas Sun Editor Brian Greenspun said. “It was a failure up and down the line … When it gets fixed, that means you saved that many people’s lives. What greater purpose can you have in the newspaper business?”
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative.
EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, October 6, 6 – 9 pm