Comstock History Center Museum in Virginia City hosting new art display

The Comstock History Center Museum in Virginia City is presenting a new exhibit, “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” that will be shown from July 2 through Aug. 20.

The show is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features 12 artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.

PANORAMA presents a topographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.

Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.

Curated by Richard Hooker and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

The display can be seen from 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Comstock History Center Museum, 20 N. E St. in Virginia City.

For more information, contact Jeff Wood, museum manager, at, 775-847-0419; or Richard Hooker, exhibit curator,, 702-592-2164; or Fran Morrow, Nevada Arts Council,, 775-687-7106.


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