Magical Energies

with Richard MacDonald
October, 28th, 2012

The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil is pleased to present "Magical Energies," an exhibition featuring new and extraordinary works by world-renowned artist Richard MacDonald.  The gallery will host an artist reception on Sunday, October 28 at Crystals Gallery Row from 1 - 5 p.m. We invite you to visit the gallery and experience a collection of never seen before works with sculptor Richard MacDonald.

Richard MacDonald emerged from a century that avoided the realistic depiction of the human form, by synthesizing modernist principles with the timeless human desire to understand ourselves. To paraphrase Picasso: there is no such thing as “abstract” art; everything starts from what is known. Richard MacDonald is one of the few post-modern figurative sculptors to go back to this essential truth, and create imaginative metaphors of the human psyche through representation of the body As the artist behind the creation of monumental sculptures for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 100th U.S. Open in 2000, Richard MacDonald is the first and only artist to have been given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the famous Cirque du Soleil. “The most important aspect of my work is capturing the soul and life of the human spirit,” said Richard MacDonald. “Through my art work, I hope to increase the appreciation and understanding of figurative sculpture throughout the U.S. and around the world."

Fashion's Night out at Crystals

September, 6th, 2012
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Emmy-Award-winning fashion visionary Patricia Field will bring her designer prowess to Las Vegas’ Crystals at CityCenter to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) on Thursday, Sept. 6. The legendary stylist, renowned for her work with Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City” and Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada,” will join top designers and local charities at the exquisite shopping, dining and entertainment center for one of the largest fashion events Las Vegas has ever seen.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Crystals will offer unique in-store and destination-wide experiences, feature performances from Nevada Ballet Theatre and spotlight the hottest looks with models strolling the center dressed in the latest fall fashions. Crystals also will host celebrity stylist and designer Patricia Field’s first fashion trends showcase in Las Vegas. Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative created in 2009 to put the fun back into fashion through exciting events and partnerships.

Crystals invites FNO attendees to shop for a cause at their favorite designers with the second annual “Charity Crawl.” Participating retailers at Crystals will donate a percentage of sales to the local charity partner they have selected for the evening, which include:

  • Assouline / Easter Seals
  • Bottega Veneta / After-School All-Stars
  • Brunello Cucinelli / The Pajama Program
  • Dior / Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
  • Donna Karan / United Way of Southern Nevada
  • Fendi / Opportunity Village
  • Jimmy Choo / Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Kiki de Montparnasse / Nevada Cancer Institute
  • Lanvin / Communities In Schools
  • Marni / Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Paul Smith / Positively Arts Foundation
  • Prada / Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • Pucci / Shade Tree
  • Roberto Cavalli / The Public Education Foundation
  • Stella McCartney / Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • TAG Heuer / Keep Memory Alive

“This year’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out at Crystals is an incredible opportunity for Las Vegas locals and visitors to enjoy and learn about fashion while supporting a wide array of charitable causes in one night and at one location,” said Farid Matraki, vice president and general manager of Crystals at CityCenter. “We debuted the philanthropic element to Fashion’s Night Out in 2011 with incredible success and are elated to introduce even more charity-designer partnerships this year.”

Throughout the night, retailers will celebrate with in-store activities including cocktails and hors d‘oeuvres, deejays, photo booths, live models and more. Other festivities within Crystals include:

  • Dream Racing Pit Stop – Take part in a luxury experience that will get your adrenaline pumping with 3D Ferrari racing simulators and fully suited driving professionals on hand to give first-hand racing advice. Sip cocktails at the private bar and enjoy time in the “man cave,” a haven for all things masculine. 
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre – Enjoy an intimate “pop-up” performances by the brilliant Nevada Ballet Theatre, the largest professional ballet company and dance academy in the state. Featuring a bevy of talented dancers performing a vast repertoire of styles, this will be a performance you won’t soon forget.
  • Spa & Salon Vdara – Vdara Hotel & Spa will host a “mini spa” offering complimentary hand massages, exciting prizes and special resort discounts.
  • Gallery Row – CityCenter’s featured gallery artists Dale Chihuly, Rodney Lough Jr. and Richard MacDonald will present mini galleries of their spectacular works.
  • Michael Shulman – Las Vegas social maven Michael will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies and provide high energy DJ stylings which will pulsate throughout Crystals, adding a new level of fun to the night’s events.
  • smartwater hydration lounge – Take a break from shopping and enjoy complimentary ice-cold smartwater® served by stylish smartwater® brand ambassadors in a chic lounge area with picture-perfect views of the main stage.