Chris Weed to join show in Las Vegas

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Portal 1 by Chris Weed

An art show at the Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas wouldn't live up to its surroundings if it weren't grand and bombastic. As such, the World of Art Showcase is all about the big statements. Billed as "the most amzing art show in over 150 years" and "unprecedented," the Dec. 20-22 expo is all about buying art, for love or money.

The list of contributing artists is impressive, including: H.R. Giger of Alien fame; Max Ginsburg, who has illustrated for the New Yorker, will bring paintings and do a live demonstration; as well as presidential portrait artist Nelson Shanks. Rare prints of da Vinci drawings as well as bronzes made from a "recently discovered beeswax sculpture" by the artist will also be for sale.

And among the 80 or so exhibitors, local artist Chris Weed will also be there. Weed's most recent public art is his award-winning sculpture pair, "Portal 1" and "Portal 2," built as part of this year's Art on the Streets. According to the World of Art website, Weed will be in attendance at the show as well.

(Vail-based artist James Van Fossan will also be showing. Check out his classical-meets-supernatural paintings and delicate drawings here.)

Want to go? Day passes to the event are $55, and VIP weekend passes are $500.

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