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The Las Vegas News Bureau “Re-Visualizes Las Vegas” with Traveling Exhibit

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Dunes Hotel 1953, Las Vegas

27-Aug-2015

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas News Bureau has unveiled a traveling art exhibit created by Brian Jones, a photographer who worked with the News Bureau for 20 years.

In a series of re-interpretations titled “Re-Visualizing Las Vegas” Jones has brought to life a new perspective to many of the timeless black-and-white images using modern digital techniques and applies vibrant colors and soft pastels to capture the period in time.

Hacienda Hotel 1956, Las Vegas

“I have lived and worked in Las Vegas for more than 23 years,” says photographer Brian Jones. “I have a great deal of love and respect for this city and through my art I am hoping to give some of the iconic images in Vegas history a new life.”

While the primary function of the Las Vegas News Bureau, operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, is to work with the news media, its vast collection of archival images is shared with the public through community exhibitions.

El Rancho at night, 1951, Las Vegas

“These images bring a new look and energy to what we think of when we think of classic Las Vegas,” says Lisa Jacob, director of the Las Vegas News Bureau. “We are excited to be able to share these images with the community.”

In addition to “Re-Visualizing Vegas,” other exhibits from the Las Vegas News Bureau also on display include:

  • “The Golden Age of Glam” at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • “The Las Vegas Showgirl” at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Grand Lobby and Central Hall corridor

The photos from the exhibit are on display until Sept. 28, 2015, at the Foley Federal Building at 300 S. Las Vegas Blvd. during normal operating hours. The exhibition is free to the public.

Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu Wedding 1967 Las Vegas

For more information about the Las Vegas News Bureau, its mission and exhibits, please visit http://www.lvcva.com/what-we-do/news-bureau/.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU

For more than 65 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau has played unique role in promoting Las Vegas by documenting unforgettable images on film. Over the years, the News Bureau has amassed one of the most comprehensive photographic and video collections showcasing the history of Las Vegas.  The archive includes superstar entertainers and sports figures, world-class concerts and special events, and the ever-evolving skyline. Classic images include “Miss Atomic Bomb” and the classic “Floating Craps Game” shot at the Sands in1953, as well as video of Elvis Presley, Liberace, the Rat Pack and other Las Vegas icons. Today, the Las Vegas News Bureau plays an important role in supporting the marketing efforts of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. While its primary function is to work with the news media, the News Bureau shares its collection with the public through community exhibitions. Portions of the News Bureau’s archive can be viewed year round in the Las Vegas Convention Center and at local libraries and public buildings during scheduled exhibitions.

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.8 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.vegasmeansbusiness, www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.

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