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Basketry exhibit reception at museum

The Nevada State Museum presents Interwoven 2010: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers on display in the Dema Guinn Concourse and North Changing Gallery of the Nevada State Museum, March 25 through July 24.

A free grand opening reception will be at 5 p.m. March 25.

“Interwoven 2010 represents the finest in both contemporary and traditional basketry, including innovative woven sculptures of natural and man-made materials,” said curator of education Deborah Stevenson. “This is the third time the museum has partnered with the Great Basin Basketmakers to produce this exhibit and each time their creations are more inventive, imaginative and fascinating.”

The focus of the Great Basin Basketmakers is to make baskets, to learn everything possible about the tradition and techniques of basketry and to pass this knowledge along to others.

A wide variety of programs complement the exhibit, including demonstrations, lectures and workshops integrating traditional styles with imaginative new forms.

Basket demonstrations are free with regular admission; workshops require a fee. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson, Curator of Education, at dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.