Saturday, August 15, 2015

TAGZ1 The Showcase Gallery Grand Opening Party

by Charity Griego
Friday, August 14, 2015 marked the celebration of the Grand Opening of TAGZ1's Showcase Gallery located at Downtown Spaces & Naked City Studios, 1800 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102. The event displayed all new handmade works by Las Vegas artist and Industry Supporting Industry (ISI) participant, Robert Low Perez aka TAGZ1

As about 100 guests arrived, "president of TAGZ1 fan club" and girlfriend, Jeri, served as the door greeter and handed out tickets to raffle off two of TAGZ1's paintings. TAGZ1's biggest fan Lisa Perez (mom) says that Robert was painting and drawing since he was a child and states that "he has his own style that is unlike anyone else's and is constantly evolving".  Other guests commented that TAGZ1's work is "dynamic" and that they attend any event that his work is featured in.

The evening was open to all ages of art enthusiasts and was hosted by Art Saenz of Campfire Records. The night's performances showcased the talents of Mr. Ebranes, Omino Jakku, Late for Dinner and Zach Saucier of Payola Presley. Special music by Jason Marquez (JayOne), Edoc and Shane Godfrey (Shanestream). 

Local Las Vegas restaurant, Bachi Burger, and its general manager and brother of Robert Perez, Joe Perez, provided delicious and free, tasty menu items of Hawaiian Limu Poke, Lamb Meatballs, Chicken/Turkey Tsukune with yakatori glaze. Joe catered the grand opening as a way of celebrating and congratulating his brother's new endeavor and promote return visitors.  

Although there are some risque art pieces throughout the gallery, like the art series entitled "The Elegant Nude", the gallery is open to all ages for most show events. Still it is wise to call in advance for particular shows, prior to bringing anyone under 21. 

In case you missed this event, the TAGZ1 gallery is planning to have monthly parties, with new art series every two months. You can always catch the talents of TAGZ1 on Tagz1TV (youtube) and watch the artist turn a blank sheet of paper into an amazing work of art. Check out http://tagz1.deviantart.com/gallery/ and follow the artist on instagram; #TAGZ1. Also watch the  Fox5 story on the downtown art project "The Life Cube" that serves as a structural canvas for locals and visitors to express their creative side and paint and draw their visions. Tagz1's art is featured 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the story. As stated by Fox5, "The Life Cube began at a 'Burning Man' event and allows local artists to change the art from day to day" and will eventually be burned at the next Burning man festival.

You can also find the art of TAGZ1 on the strip and places such Excalibur, Caesar's PalaceStratosphere, Legends in Concert. Off the strip strip Casino/hotel sites are The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast, Holiday Inn, Sam's Town, Fitzgerald's, California and Main Street Station. Along with art designs for major companies like Nike and Coca-Cola. Many of the downtown art and music show fliers are also designed by the artist as his contribution to the art community.

So if you are an artist or an art lover and searching for some expressive and raw craft then come visit the Tagz1 Showcase Gallery, a great reason to Come2Vegas
Location: Las Vegas 1800 South Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA

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