A & E briefs


The month of September will be an art lover’s delight at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street in Fallon.

Do you have a favorite artist? Do you have a preference to landscapes or wildlife? Do you have a preference for oil, photography, mixed media, or needlework? The September showing will have it all by a variety of artists you are familiar with and some new to Northern Nevada.

Some of the artists showing their work will be award winners Rita McFadden who is known for her animal miniatures, and wildlife and scenic photographer, Larry Neel. Popular landscape artists such as Tom Jackson, oil; Jeannette Hale, mixed media; Tom Goodson, pen and ink; and scenic photographer, Matthew Tholl will be returning this month. Also returning are recent Hawaiian transplants to Northern Nevada will be floral photographer and jewelry artist Huanani Dudoit-Kary and mixed media artist Marshall L. Kary Jr. and the original stitchery of Edna Van Leuven’s crewel embroidery.

First time exhibitor for the Rising Sun Gallery and mixed media artist, Pat Getto, will be displaying selected pieces of her photography as well other local artists creating a true smorgasbord of art for whatever your tastes may be.

The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further information on this or other events or art classes, call Patricia at 775-294-4135 or at facebook.com/risingsunartgallery.


Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events during the month of September.

These events include a night hike, a full moon hike and a program at Buckland Station about a famous Pony Express rider, Pony Bob Haslam. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Programs are included in the park’s entrance fee. Entry to Buckland Station is $1 per person; children 12 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit cards. Contact Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880 or email at bucklandstation@hotmail.com for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 7: Night Hike

Explore Fort Churchill in the dark! We will follow the Ruins Loop and Buckland Loop trails and talk about constellations and stargazing. Reservations are required by calling 775-577-4880 or emailing bucklandstation@hotmail.com; please leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your party. The meeting location is made known when reservations are made. This very easy hike is approximately 2 miles round-trip. Participants should bring water, good shoes (no sandals), warm clothes and insect repellant. Red flashlights or flashlights covered in red plastic are recommended as they do not negatively affect night vision. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.


A fascinating and colorful exhibition of space photography is on display at the Western Nevada College Main Art Gallery through tonight.

The collection contains several dozen large photographs of Earth’s moon, planets in our Solar System and their moons, and colorful nebulae.

A photograph of the observatory under the night sky, taken over a 40-minute duration, offers a fascinating look at the movement of stars in the night sky.

The 2-foot long images are the creations of John Dykes, a Western Nevada Astronomical Society Member and Jack C. Davis Observatory volunteer. His works are printed on thin metal plates that enhance the brilliant colors.

Copies of the photographs may also be ordered with the proceeds to help support the observatory.

The gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus.

Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nugget Rib Cook-off

The 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off runs through Monday.

This must-attend culinary, barbecue, music and craft festival is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Admission is free!

More than 500,000 visitors and 233,400 pounds of ribs were served in 2012. The wide variety of activities within the event, including the Nugget World Rib Eating Championship, a carnival area with rides and activities, and top-notch entertainment — not to mention the best BBQ in the country — all come together to draw thousands of people to Victorian Square every extended Labor Day weekend.


The 54th annual International Camel Races take place in historic Virginia City for a race unlike any other.

Jockeys compete at this popular event on both camels and ostriches in races that not only challenge speed, but pure luck.

For more than 50 years, tens of thousands of spectators and jockeys from around the globe come to witness and ride at this tradition amid the historic landmark.

Event Times:

Friday, Sept. 6—10 a.m. gates open, 12 p.m. Media Day races
Saturday, Sept. 7—10 a.m. gates open, 12 p.m. races start

Sunday, Sept. 8—10 a.m. gates open, 12 p.m. races start

General Admission Tickets: Adults $12 Friday or Sunday; $15 Saturday; Premium Seating $15 Friday or Sunday; $18 Saturday;

Kids 4 and under, Free; Family pack, includes four tickets, $40 Friday or Sunday; $50 Saturday


The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 in 2014, and the nation’s greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions, will turn its focus to the future of the region.

Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1, in Elko, the Gathering will present poetry, music, fine western gear, films, workshops, dances and discussions with a clear focus on encouraging the next generation and working together to ensure the sustainability of the occupational and artistic traditions of the rural West.

The theme of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is Expressing the Rural West—Into the Future!

Through performances of poetry and music, thought-provoking films and fruitful discourse, artists and audiences of all ages will share their art and their opinions on meeting the challenges of rural life in the modern West.

In particular, the next generation of cowboy artists will present their work and discuss their brand of ranch life—with one hand on the reins and the other on the cell phone.

More than 50 poets, musicians and musical groups from the U.S. and Canada will perform on seven stages at four different venues. The 30th Gathering line-up includes cowboy poets Baxter Black, Paul Zarzyski, Waddie Mitchell, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Joel Nelson, Doris Daley, Pat Richardson, Randy Rieman and many others. Music is as integral to the Gathering as poetry; the musical line-up includes Ian Tyson, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders In The Sky, Don Edwards, Dave Stamey, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Caleb Klauder Country Band, Martha Scanlan and more. Scroll down for a full list of participating artists and their hometowns. Visit www.westernfolklife.org for full bios.

Special guests this year include renowned animal welfare advocate, professor and author Temple Grandin, who will deliver the keynote address, and Stephanie Davis and her Trail’s End Ranch Radio Show, broadcasting poetry, humor and wisdom from a fictitious radio station on the range. A special exhibition will celebrate the new renaissance of western artistry among young gearmakers and visual artists.


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