City of the World presents the event Joy; wants to bring joy to an injured child

by Debbie Hall, contributing writer

Las Vegas Infomer

City of the World is a co-op gallery made up of over 30 artists supporting Las Vegas artists and artisans showcasing paintings, sculptures, stain glass, jewelry, ceramics, personal accessories, cards, altered art, collage, and other creations.

For the holiday season, City of the World is collecting for one family devastated financially and emotionally when one of their children was injured in a crosswalk accident. Donations can be dropped off to City of the World by Dec. 20 for delivery to the family Dec. 21.

Items being collected include:

  • Toys;
  • Clothing for boy size 6-7,
  • Clothing for girl 9-10;
  • Clothing for boy size 14-16;
  • Clothing for man extra-large;
  • Clothing woman size 30-33;
  • Non-perishable food items; and
  • Other holiday items.

City of the World held a juried event, Joy, during Preview Thursday, Dec. 6 and First Friday, Dec. 7 with the winners announced during a reception held Dec. 8. The juried art show displayed in the Main Gallery showcased the work of local artists and their interpretation of what brings Joy to them.  Mediums included collage, digital, drawing, fibers, jewelry, mixed media, 3D, paintings, photography, sculpture, painting and pottery spanning adults and school age children.

Winners included:
Best of Show
Star of Wonder
Sally Osborn

First place
Joy of Us
Ann Harris

Second place
Sun Cow
Denise Fisher

People’s Choice Award
Mother and child
Mandel Maull

Honorable mentions
Love Alive
Julie and Cierra Leon

Family Tree
Julie Townsend

Fairy Tree
Susie Pinjuv

Elementary School Student
Snow Leopard
Emily Surber

Middle School
Joyful Kitties
Celine Aydine

High School
Balloon Joy
Sara Cinamon

The mission of the gallery is to educate, produce, market and celebrate the arts, as well as act as a service to the community, in order to provide an enriching environment. The gallery is nonprofit, and offers art classes throughout the year to all ages.

City of the World Gallery
1229 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 523-5306

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