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Meet the 18b Board
18b is an all-volunteer organization, and its Board is comprised of local business owners and community members who are committed to building a stronger and more connected community downtown. Want to be get involved? Join as an 18b Member today!
Becky is the Board President and 20+ year business and property owner in the Arts District. She runs Main Street Mercantile (home of Kitty La Floof) where she specializes in selling vintage and gift items and making vintage inspired clothing for the non-vintage figure. She's had some terrific mentors in her lifetime. They've inspired her to keep giving to others and to keep building our awesome neighborhood. The 18b Las Vegas Arts District is truly the heart and soul of Las Vegas and she's honored to serve our community.
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Robin Slonina is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates sculpture, painting, murals, interactive installation and bodypainting. Over her 25+ year career, her philosophy has always been to take the “Do Not Touch” sign off her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral and fun component of everyday life.
Robin graduated from the SAIC art school in her hometown of Chicago, but Las Vegas has been her adopted home for the past 15 years. In 2006, she founded the world-famous Skin City Body Painting event company in Las Vegas, growing it from a side-business operated out of her garage into the largest bodypainting company in the USA, hiring over 100 freelance employees per year from the Vegas creative community.
Robin is also a Producer and Judge on the hit body painting competition show Skin Wars, alongside RuPaul, Rebecca Romijn and Craig Tracy - now in its third season on Netflix.
Robin’s artwork has been exhibited at galleries and museums all over the USA and Europe, as well as featured on ABC, BBC news, Fox, Lifetime, MTV, NATGeo, NBC, Showtime, Spike, Travel Channel, Univision, and Viceland, as well as on the Jimmy Kimmel show and a 2012 Super Bowl commercial.
In her capacity as Skin City Artistic Director, Robin has created award-winning spectacles for the Gay Pride parade, Cirque du Soleil charity shows, major private and corporate events, as well as almost every major casino in Las Vegas. Skin City supports over 20 local charitable organizations like AFAN, Cure 4 the Kids, HopeLink, Opportunity Village and St. Jude’s.
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Recycled Propaganda is an artist acclaimed for his graphic exploration of a variety of contemporary issues from global history to current affairs. Its sole creative, Izaac Zevalking, is an English-American who was raised bicontinental in a family that highly valued creativity and outside-the-box thinking. This support and lifelong emphasis on ingenuity, coupled with a background in graphic design and art, bred a body of work epitomized by eye-catching visuals with enigmatic social commentary. Known for his often gritty, always thought-provoking, and occasionally shock-inducing imagery, Recycled Propaganda utilizes original digital images conveyed through media ranging from large-scale murals to packs of stickers.
All the imagery is crafted with the intent to “subvert the black and white – fear and fact-based rhetoric that we are so frequently plagued with, into a more eccentric and equivocal one that more accurately reflects our reality.” The art aims to encourage critical thought and nuance in an increasingly apathetic and polarized society. Zevalking has been practicing under the Recycled Propaganda pseudonym since 2013, predominately in the Las Vegas area. In this period he has received a number of accolades, notably the “Best of Award” for street art and the “Mayor’s Urban Design Award” for mural projects completed during the 2020 lockdown. In 2018 he opened his flagship brick-and-mortar gallery in the Las Vegas Arts District. Using this platform he has continued to grow his own artistic practice as well as expand his national and global reach. The gallery is also utilized as a platform to expose other artists both established and up-and-coming. Recycled Propaganda’s body of public mural work continues to grow, specifically in DTLV but increasingly in cities across the country. Trying to reach many, this artist is continually expanding his influence with an ambition to evoke change globally.
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Curtis Joe Walker first opened his studio inthe arts district in 2010 and has been a member of the board since 2013. He joined the board with a goal of streamlining communication with the community through the 18b.org website and social media. After relocating his studio outside the arts district neighborhood in 2019, he has continues to offer his expertise and passion for downtown Las Vegas to the board.
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Mary is a lifelong Las Vegas resident, an arts administrator, and a multi-disciplinary artist. She attended the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, and graduated from UNLV with a sculpture BFA. Mary has spent the majority of her professional life in arts-related work and shown in galleries and art events across the valley. She has been working for the City of Las Vegas in the public art program since 2020.
Sarah is a third culture child who identifies as Puertorican with Spanish being her first language followed by English and French. In 2015 Sarah opened Main Street Peddlers Antique Mall at 1400 S. Main Street, which she currently owns along with Kat Weatherspoon. Sarah also produces the Antique Alley Map in The Southern Nevada Country Register.
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