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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Story Archive

  • Art

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    The city has $145,000 set aside for the art.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Going for the full collision.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    In-depth training and studio practices ready them for futures in art.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Swedish flags were waving, local Swedes dressed in yellow and blue and Governor Brian Sandoval sported the colors of the Norse country's flag. Ikea is coming!

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Dave Hickey and Michael Govan discuss Heizer's "City"

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    So many images, so little time -- literally.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    The sale of Art Square and other tales.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    No destination other than “up-river.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Looking at the bi-product of transience in this town

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Printed on metal, Jay Scott's photos are a rich and thoughtful nod to beautiful decay.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Transparency in digital composites.

  • Art

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    What a difference a painting makes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Looking at the people looking at the Kennedys.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Sanchez Burr is the Neon Museum's first artist in residence.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Three iconic tragedies of the ’90s involved cars that became celebrities themselves.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    “Tourists want to see Frida Kahlo with a monkey on her shoulder.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    After film screenings and a pop-up exhibit, CAC starts a new art-ed adventure with the former notable resident's essay collection.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Three artists will present their proposals next week for the art renovation project.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Priebe takes the digital immediacy out of an image-based industry by painting oil portraits of Las Vegas talent.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Shot mostly from a helicopter (occasionally a small fixed-wing plane) Light’s work is among the most compelling and awe-inducing visual representations speaking to the audacity of the Valley’s famous building boom.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Spot it on the marquee and in the registration lobby.

  • Museums

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.

  • Riviera

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Like an old museum with a bad curator, the Riviera has its historic charm and bad updates.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    We've all heard it: "Everybody leaves Las Vegas"

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    SMU's Arts Vibrancy Index aimed to determine the "hotbeds of America's arts and culture."

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

    In the shadow of the Strip, the jumbled stretch of road tells another Vegas story.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Alterwitz, 'Santa Confessional' and a UNLV MFA avalanche.

  • Print

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Bringing together Black History Month and Nevada Reading Week.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    “It’s kind of built like the Fort Knox of Las Vegas."

  • Sexuality

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    We all know that Italy was full of sex-monkeys during the Black Death ...

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Nothing like a Friday night of tying up your guests.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    A beloved songbook and a Broadway vocalist? That's 'S Wonderful.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    The study, commissioned by the City of Las Vegas, offers some interesting findings to chew on.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

    Conservation Lands Foundation is working to rally local support for the project.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

    "This is something I've been waiting for [for] the museum—a signature collection, something no one else has."

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

    Raiding the 2,400-square-foot closet of Corinne Sidney, the former "black-belt shopper on Rodeo Drive."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Downtown Las Vegas galleries team up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Simmons has us rethinking the “ideal.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Undoing boundaries, opening discourse.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    What the world needs now is the look of love. Find it Downtown this weekend.

  • Art

    Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    Residencies combine some form of installation, studio practice and display, and began January 7 with an immersive meditation nightclub experience.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Art and arugula and maybe a little Bloomberg money.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Putting women back into history.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Demolition has begun.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    A push to have “City” designated as a national monument has begun.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Past on paper: The exhibit features political cartoons from 19th-century Mexico.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end of January.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    Welcome back, Mr. Showmanship.

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