Las Vegas’ new state-of-the-art Variety School for special-needs students has added beauty to its curriculum: Nineteen works of internationally renowned photographer Peter Lik now grace the halls of the $18 million campus, with groups of pieces donated and installed according to the school’s themed areas:
Beyond Paradise, Castaway, River Moods, Water Patterns, and Island Hideaway for the Sea Life section.
Temple of Fire, Stone Temple, Heaven on Earth, Turning Time, Shine, and Fantail for the Desert section.
Pristine Waters, Sierra Cascades, Passion, Cathedral Forest, Lasting Impression, Bamboo Forest, and two selections from Lik's Zen Element Pack for the Garden section.
While breathtaking, Lik’s art at Variety is not just for show - project architect Jim Lord cited studies that show how a school's design elements can influence students' academic performance.