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"THE BIRTH OF AN ART SCENE"
Las Vegas, Nevada
By Andre "Dray" Wilmore of Las Vegas, Nevada
Birth of an Art SAcene
Photo by Dray

"The Birth of an Art Scene" was painted in 2004 and is located across the street from Funk House in the Las Vegas Arts District. The artist, Andre Wilmore, is known by the single name of Dray. Dray is a visual artist who has completed a number of murals in the Las Vegas area. Some of his more extraordinary paintings can be seen walking around Fremont Street on Saturday evenings, but not on buildings. Dray and fellow artist Orlando Lara paint colorful designs on people's torsos. Some of these imaginative artistic expressions can be seen near the bottom of this page.

Interpretive Vision
Photo by Dray

The mural pictured above is called "Interpretive Vision" and is located on the north side of the Funk House. In the words of the artist, it is "a cubist montage celebrating historic and contemporary culture of Las Vegas and commemorating the city's 100th birthday. I was commissioned by the city of Las Vegas to paint it for the Centennial (1905-2005). It was completed in 2005."


Las Vegas City Life reporter Kelle Schillaci's article about the "underground art scene" in Las Vegas includes a section about Dray.


The Funk House is located at 1228 S. Casino Center Blvd, in Las Vegas, NV.

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Photographed by Dray
Posted on RoadTrip America 01/25/08


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