|Wild Nevada Art Exhibit brings splendor of Nevada’s outdoors to Artown|
|Written by Wild Nevada|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:08|
Nature lovers looking for a shot of inspiration for their summer adventures will find it in abundance at the Wild Nevada Art Exhibit, designed to evoke the best of Nevada’s unique wild places through striking works of art.
The exhibit, part of the Artown 2012 events taking place in Reno throughout the month of July, will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 9-13 and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14.
An open house will feature the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and live music, 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 12.
Admission to all events is free, sponsored by the Nevada Wilderness Project at its headquarters, 333 Flint Street in Reno.
“We invite all outdoor enthusiasts as well as art lovers to this week-long exhibit of artwork and photographs that capture Nevada's unparalleled wildlife and scenic wonders,” said Jeneane Harter, Nevada Wilderness Project executive director.
Among the featured professional and amateur artists and photographers are well-known local painter, Eric Holland; landscape artist, Emma Auriemma-McKay; and wildlife wood sculptor, Craig Mortimore.
Nature and outdoor photographers including noted northern Nevada wildlife photographer Larry Neel are showcased in works depicting some of Nevada’s most cherished as well as remote and amazing wildlife and wilderness areas. Most of the works will be available for sale at the end of the exhibit, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Nevada Wilderness Project’s work in wildlife habitat conservation, wilderness preservation and smart development of renewable energy.
For more information regarding the Wild Nevada Art Exhibit, the Nevada Wilderness Project or to volunteer, visit www.wildnevada.org or call 775-657-8430.
For Artown details, visit www.renoisartown.com.
About Artown: The Nevada Wilderness Project’s Wild Nevada Art Exhibit, presented during the month of July, is part of the 17th annual Artown festival, July, 2012. The month-long summer arts festival features more than 400 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, JLH Inc., Waste Management, Basin Street Properties, Reno Gazette-Journal, KOLO 8 News Now, KTHX-FM and KNPB with additional support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.