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FIRST SPRING LECTURE features trains

The Churchill County Museum presents its spring lecture series on “Hobbies and Collectibles” beginning on Tuesday.

Rich Gent, president and CEO of Hot Rail LLC, will give a presentation on The World of Trains from 6:30-8 p.m..

On April 4 from 6:30-8 p.m., Harvey Edwards and David Geheringer of the Nevada Stamp Study Society will talk about stamp collecting.

The presentation on April 11 steps back in time as Michael Algeier and Cher Daniels, Battle Born Civil War Reenactors, offer a presentation on Civil War Reenactment from 6:30-8 p.m.

Bottle Collection is the topic for April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. with Mike Polak, author and columnist, and Fred Holabird, Holabird Western Americana Collections.

All lectures are free and will be held at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine St.

For information, call 775-423-3677 or visit ccmuseum.org.


Fallon Community Theatre, Inc, invites the community to join them downtown at the Fallon Theatre on April 3 to watch the final NCAA Championship game on the large screen.

They have added pizza to the concession stand menu to compliment the pretzels, nachos, soda and a wide variety of movie stand stacks.

The theatre will open at 5:30 p.m. and all are invited. Admission is free.

fallon artist’s EXHIBIT

An artist who makes his own paint from natural earth pigments found in the West is showing work at Capital City Arts Initiative’s Courthouse gallery.

“From the Ground Up” by Gil Martin runs through May 24.

Martin, who also teaches at Western Nevada College in Fallon, said when he was first studying painting, an artist friend gave him a box of art materials and assorted tools she no longer needed. In that box was a book on how to make paint from earth pigments. It sat around his studio for years until one day he picked it up and started reading. His interest piqued, he started driving around looking for colored dirt from road cuts.

Now he uses a starch paste made from cornmeal as a binder before adding water to create a viscous paint.

The artist said his Western landscapes mainly come about by working horizontal bands of color against one another until the painting unifies.

During his exhibition, Martin will give a talk about his work to art students at Dayton High School and Carson High School.

Chérie Louise Turner, a Bay-Area-based writer, art critic and copy editor, wrote the essay, “Plain Ole Dirt?” for the exhibition.

The Courthouse gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 885 E. Musser St.

Admission to the gallery and reception are free.

Additionally, CCAI has a companion exhibition of Martin’s smaller works in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

For information, go to CCAI’s website at http://www.arts-initiative.org. To see examples of Martin’s art, go to gilmartinpaintings.com.


Stremmel Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Miroslav Antic, and new sculptures by Roger Berry, on view from March 16 through April 15. The artists’ reception will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 16. Both the exhibition and reception are free to the public.

Miroslav Antic explores the power of memory by painting seminal and iconic characters,veiled by semi-transparent layers of color, polka dots, and paint splatters.

His abstracted backgrounds of drips, patterns, and phrases — and the peeling back of layers — provide a study in the impermanence of ubiquitous symbols. His large-scale paintings and installations aim to make the fleeting and nostalgic parts of American culture tangible.

Antic’s work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the McDonald’s Corporation, and the Museum of Art (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla).

Roger Berry, a prominent and highly respected Northern California artist, creates metal sculptures with arching shapes, evoking loosely intertwined knots. Looped forms twist around and curve back upon themselves in gracefully choreographed movement.

Berry has been commissioned to make over 30 site-specific sculptural works for municipalities and corporations from the West Coast to the United Kingdom. In Reno, Berry’s work can be seen at Shopper’s Square and Renown Medical Center.

For more information, or to schedule a private viewing of the new works by Antic and Berry, call Stremmel Gallery at 775-786-0558.

Stremmel Gallery is located at 1400 S. Virginia St. in Reno with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays


The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District (BLM) and Friends of Black Rock High Rock (FBR) are soliciting artists for this year’s Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) Artist in Residence (AiR) program.

This project is sponsored by the BLM in partnership with FBR. Applications are due March 31.

Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA that will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from FBR for developing their work as well as room and board.


The School of the Arts is bringing the world to the University of Nevada, Reno stages as internationally known guest artists and culturally diverse offerings highlight the event schedule.

The newest copy of the Arts 365 calendar is available by signing up at http://www.unr.edu/NVArts365. It is packed with art, dance, theatre and music events for the Spring 2017 semester.