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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

  • Fine Art

    Monday, May 2, 2016

    “Seven Magic Mountains” is a poignant work of art with a message that inspires contemplation, but with the allure of a mid-20th-century roadside attraction.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The Reading Room's art of the story.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Neon Museum artist-in-residence Jennifer Bellor is composing something different.

  • Features

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    A Blue Diamond nursery taking Las Vegas back to its roots.

  • Fine Art

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    The colorful rock totem installation is slated to open to the public May 11.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    This garden proves that growing in this climate can be fruitful and relatively easy once the soil is amended, watering is strategized and planting style is determined.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Woody perennials in the desert.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    The white Champagne glass tilting amid bubbles on a round red backdrop had been replaced by a contemporary and less celebratory look.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Kearns Goodwin is a regular on news talk shows, including Meet the Press, helping to dissect the players and policies in D.C.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    It’s Cabrera’s reminder that the Philharmonic is for “everyone."

  • Art

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    “Why should art, of all things, be free from critical dissection?”

  • A&E

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    The exhibition halls of small-town glory.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    Angles of repose.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    The life and death of a tumbleweed and all that crosses its path.

  • Art

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    There's a new website for Ugo Rondinone’s “Seven Magic Mountains.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Wendy Hickey's promoting of the arts on available billboard space comes to town.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Also, deputies will now be riding motorcycles in parks.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Cliven Bundy’s supporters hold up signs—“Ranchers lives matter” and “Honk for freedom.” A tourist snaps a photo.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Thanks for the memories.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    The Barrick Museum is hopping this week.

  • Art

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Unless a contract says otherwise, artists who sell their works no longer have a voice in what happens to them.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    An inspiring mini-tour of our museumscape.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Costume designers promise to delve into the “comedy, the tragedy and the wardrobe malfunction” at the Nevada State Museum this weekend.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    It's a classical concert you don't want to miss.

  • Arts District

    Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

    Memories of former owner and longtime figurehead, Wes Myles, from his bocce-ball tourneys on the patio to his colorful protests over city codes.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    With construction paper, X-Acto knives and protractors, visitors test the “My kid could make that” claim heard at contemporary art museums.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    It’s contemporary America’s relationship with nature presented at its most extreme and bizarre.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    The event is seeking submissions from new, emerging and established visual and performance artists.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

    Holland-born Australian sculptor Tan is currently living in Beijing, following a 10-year stint “living as a pilgrim” in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    The 11,000-square-foot building features a large courtyard area in back and a bank of small storefronts overlooking California Avenue.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

    The Philharmonic Guild is seeking donations for its instrument-collection program to get music in the hands of Valley students at charter schools.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

    The Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Art Design Plan was introduced this month at the first of four public meetings designed to gather input from the community.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

    "I can’t see how I can go on living away from you—these intermissions are death."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    "I have nothing in common with children today."

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    The exhibit features works that touch on immigration, gender equality, homelessness, profiling, racial equality and LGBTQ equality.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Capturing a century, from Audrey Hepburn to Brigitte Bardot to Humphrey Bogart.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Disruptive art, storybook ballet and a steampunk twist on Mozart.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    Very few bands have the ability to seduce listeners as powerfully as this 12-member “little orchestra.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    "People forget how important the area is to our collective history."

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    West Las Vegas' history, culture, preservation and revitalization.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

    Making pickups anywhere life ends—homes and businesses, churches and government buildings, roads and parks. This is body mover Nephy Acevedo's Vegas Story.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    From clay effigy vessels to contemporary art.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    Inverting Platos Theory of Forms

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

    Amid patriotic bunting, the humorous works capture the circus of the American election season and its players.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

    Lunges and speed on wheels.

  • People in the Arts

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    "I’m ready to move on, to not have that stress on my back."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    Revisiting an annual tradition.

  • Art

    Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

    “All have glitter and dust on their boots and have been influenced or inspired in some way by this unique place we call home or pit stop..."

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    "A lot of people don’t know we’re here."

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

    Mapping non-place and everyplace.