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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 a.m.-6 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.


Silverwing is at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City tonight from 8 p.m.-midnight, and on Saturday, the band will be at Boomers Bar in Fallon from 8 p.m.-midnight.


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 — 10 a.m. gates open, 12 p.m. Media Day races

Saturday — 10 a.m. gates open, 12 p.m. races start

Sunday — 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


Stremmel Gallery presents Phyllis Shafer’s “Beneath On Sky,” the preamble to the Nevada Museum of Art’s (NMA) February 2014 exhibition for the artist. Shafer’s exhibition of new paintings catalogs her

observations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe. “Beneath One Sky,” the fifth solo exhibition for the South Tahoe artist at Stremmel Gallery, will run from Oct. 10-Nov. 9, 2013. The opening reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 10 and is free to the public. Approximately 40 paintings will be included in the show


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 http://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.


Tickets are available for the 2013 “Bonanza Extravaganza” dinner dance at the 93rd annual Genoa Candy Dance Art, Crafts, & Food Faire.

The dinner is 4:30-10 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Genoa Town Park.

Entertainment will feature singer and entertainer Michael Fender, whose repertoire covers everything from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to the Black Eyed Peas and everything in between—Motown, classic rock, country, big band swing, to the current hits of today. Entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Carson City BBQ, Nevada’s top award-winning barbecue caterer, will be preparing barbecue pork ribs, barbecue chicken, tossed green salad, potato salad, mixed veggies, barbecue beans, and dinner rolls. The dinner ticket includes all you can eat.

The tradition of Candy Dance continues with free candy samples for ticket holders. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the dinner and dance are $28 for adults and $20 for children age 12 and under. Dance-only tickets are $20. Tickets also are available for $50 per person for the Jackpot VIP Tables, which include special seating, premier wine, and a commemorative Candy Dance poster. Jackpot VIP reservations are limited.

Tickets can be purchased through the Genoa Town Offices, or by phone at 775-782-8696.

The deadline for purchasing dinner-dance tickets is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Dance-only tickets will also be available at the door, if room allows. All tickets are nonrefundable.


Battle Born Digital Media announced they have released The Germino Archive, a project aimed at turning the work of prolific Comstock Photographer William Germino into a coffee table book, postcard collection, calendar and website. Using the crowd funding platform KickStarter, Battle Born Digital Media hopes to secure funding for the first edition of The Germino Archive coffee table book, a 1000 book run.

Bill Germino was a fixture on the Comstock Lode in the 70s and 80s taking pictures of people, places and things on the Comstock Lode and surrounding areas as well as other parts of Northern Nevada and California. The KickStarter project can be viewed by visiting http://www.kickstarter.com. To view selected images of the collection, visit http://www.germinoarchive.com or the FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/germinoarchivecom.

“The detail and dynamic range of the images is remarkable” said Battle Born’s Sam Toll.

He is a 25-year veteran of the printing industry, magazine publisher and son of renown Nevada Historian, Author and Publisher David Toll.

“I remember Bill Germino as the chain smoking photographer of the Gold Hill News back when my dad published the newspaper in our front room. He was always lugging around that camera and tripod.”

Bill carried the camera across Northern Nevada and California taking pictures commercially and for his vast personal collection. There are images of Ely, Wells, Jarbidge, Kingston Canyon, The Ruby Mountains, Lamoille, Stillwater, The Dayton Valley, The entire Carson River system and The Comstock Lode as well as the Gold Country and Delta areas of Northern California.

“I have about 3000 man hours into the project so far and I am about half way done. There is an astonishing amount of work required to scan (at least three scans passes are required for images that make it into the book), retouch, color and tone correct. Then scans need to be tagged and have metadata created with location and date. Finally the scans are numbered and organized and then the collection is copied to a website so the public can enjoy them. I am using the crowd funding platform KickStarter to raise the cost of printing the first run of 1000 coffee table book as well as postcards and a wall calendar for 2014.” said Toll

For those unfamiliar with crowd funding, here is how the process works. Battle Born has established a budget of $ 16,000 to cover the costs of production, printing and fulfillment of all the orders generated by the project (books calendars, postcards and prints) as well as 5% that KickStarter takes and the 3% that Amazon.com takes to handle the individual transactions. They then create pledge levels and assign rewards for those pledges. When a person pledges a dollar amount, they register that pledge with Amazon.com and agree to pay the money should the project reach it’s goal. There is a time limit set , in this case 30 days. If the project does not attain the predetermined amount, no money changes hands.

According to Toll: “Crowd Funding offers a wonderful alternative to the traditional way people raise money for a project. Beyond asking for money from Mom, Dad or a bank to fund projects, you ask the public at large to participate in funding the project. This provides a wonderful litmus test because if the project isn’t deemed worthy by the crowd, it probably shouldn’t move forward.”

The KickStarter project can be viewed by clicking here or visiting http://www.kickstarter.com. To view selected images of the collection, visit http://www.germinoarchive.com or the FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/germinoarchivecom.

The video for the project was created by the Reno’s own BryonEvansFilms and has a clean Ken Burns-like documentary feel.

For more information on The Germino Archive contact Battle Born Digital Media:

Sam Toll

Battle Born Digital Media

Box 67

Gold Hill Nevada 89440

(775) 583-8655