Silver City Arts Group hosting art, music and poetry events

The Silver City Arts group brings free public programming by national and international artists, poets, dancers, and musicians to the area.

An acoustic music jam session is held from 3 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Silver City Schoolhouse. The next jam session is Saturday, June 25.

The group’s ongoing “Poetry and Lyrics Corner” display at the Silver City Post Office is currently of local song writer/musician Will Rose’s song lyrics for “The Old School House,” an ode to the town’s historical school house/community center. It reads in part, “We’d gather to celebrate life in the old school house. It was the heart of our town.”

Karen Kreyeksi’s portraits of women from Storey and Lyon counties can be viewed in The Women’s Project: The Gift at the Silver City School House from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.

Kreyeksi’s exhibition features dozens of paintings of women from Lyon and Storey towns. You’ll recognize many of the faces — Deborah Loesch Griffin of Virginia City; Laura Tennant of Dayton; Karen Wesner, Vicky Clay and Robin Cobbey of Gold Hill; Nancy Dallas of Yerington, and Darlene Cobbey, Gayle Sherman, Cashion Callaway, Patty Marshall, Bonnie Brown, Susan Stornetta, Lila Lindsey, Renate Victor, Molly Allander, Lisa Cook, Julie LaCroix, Sheree Rose, and Quest Lakes of Silver City, among others.

Kreyeski is a long time resident of Silver City who has been an art educator at universities, colleges, and schools in both Storey and Lyon School Districts, as well as the resident artist coordinator in Lyon and Storey School Districts. She was also previously a board member with Comstock Arts Council and the Fourth Ward School and was president of Nevada Arts Educators for many years. Her work has been shown in exhibits and galleries in Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and beyond, and can be found in many private collections.

Area residents Joe and Ann McCarthy donated a number of framed, signed and/or limited edition prints from their private collection to Silver City Arts Group. One of the donations is Steven Saylor’s “Crossin’ the Carson,” one in a series of limited edition prints produced from Saylor’s original glazed watercolors. The print is limited to one edition of 500 signed and numbered prints and 25 remarqued artist proofs. All printing plates were destroyed upon completion of the edition. Certificate of authenticity is included for this signed print that is double matted with wood framing. Contact Carol at godwinsilvercity@aol.com or Quest Lakes at 775-847-0742 if interested.

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