• Date: April 30 - May 30, 2011
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Partner: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Artists: Shelter Sherra
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund

Press Release


April 30 – May 30, 2011

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Art Production Fund are pleased to present Shelter Serra: The Trophy Room as the latest project in the resort’s artist-in-residence program. Serra’s installation which features a collection of statuary lions will reside in the P3 Studio.

Shelter Serra’s art focuses on altering the traditional meaning behind an object to reflect a different cultural understanding. The Trophy Room is a display of 20 colorful statuary Lions made from paper mache and hung like pinatas. The transformation of Lion lawn ornaments, traditionally associated with prestige and nobility, reflect the surrounding sights, lights and entertainment that defines Las Vegas. This display allows viewers to have an overall sensory experience and reflect on the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Shelter will work within the space April 13 - May 13. 

As artists occupy the space at P3 Studio, developing work inspired by the sights and sounds of Las Vegas, guests will be able to interact with the artist, see the work, and follow its development. The program debuted with artist Fab 5 Freddy when the resort opened December 15, 2010. Las Vegas Artist Steven Spann followed with his exhibit Trash=Art. With an ambitious commitment to building a program that can be appreciated by the most novice consumer as well as the most sophisticated critic, it is a goal to satisfy the cultural sensibilities of the guests, foster a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of art and music, and reach audiences that might otherwise look past Las Vegas.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.


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