Now Appearing: Complex Patterns of Jazz

Thurman Hackett Opens the Exhibit at the Arts Center
Thurman Hackett Opens the Exhibit at the Arts Center
Photo by Megan Edwards

The first time I saw Thurman Hackett’s art was in the cramped studio in his house on the north side of Las Vegas.

The Adelaide Robbins Trio
The Adelaide Robbins Trio
Photo by Megan Edwards

But on Saturday, I attended a reception and concert for a new exhibit of some of his more visually arresting paintings at the West Las Vegas Art Center on Lake Mead Blvd. It’s a great exhibit and one that really showcases his extraordinary ability to capture the sounds of jazz and transform them into visual art.

The Adelaide Robbins Trio consisting of Steve Flora on Bass, Clyde Duell on drums and Adelaide Robbins on piano enthralled the small, but very appreciative audience with new interpretations of old standards and newer compositions. It was a lovely opening for a very special art exhibition. Thurman Hackett’s art will be on display at the Art Center until December 31st and I recommend that you stop by and “listen” with your eyes. It’s truly a magnificent art show.

West Las Vegas Arts Center
947 W. Lake Mead (about two blocks east of Martin Luther King Blvd)
Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information, click here.

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