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WNC FALLON EXHIBIT
WNC Fallon presents “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” featuring photographs by Paula Morin depicting an uncommon view of the significance of the wild horse to the Great Basin.
Wild horses conjure up an image of mythical proportions. Not only are they a reminder of our country’s emergence as a nation, their role in the evolution and history of the American West and their impact on Native American culture is profound.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 31 at the Vigil Getto Hall Gallery. The gallery is open during school hours.
The original photographs and narratives were made during 1999-2001, during which time Paula Morin photographed wild horse herds in their natural surroundings and recorded her discussions with people whose lives are most intimately connected with them.
A synergy of image and word portrays the intricate relationship of wild horses to the culture and landscape of the Great Basin — from yesteryear to the present. The exhibition contains 21 giclee prints made from Morin’s original hand painted black and white photographs and is accompanied by an education guide written by Steve Pellegrini.
Curated by Paula Morin and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” is part of 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.
LIBRARY RECEPTION FOR ARTIST
A reception for Fallon artist Marie Nygren will be held on Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St.
Call the library at 775-423-7581 for information or questions.
COMSTOCK LECTURE SERIES
The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture is launching the Comstock History Lecture Series, which includes seven themed lectures that focus on Comstock History.
The location of the lectures will rotate around the communities of the Comstock: Dayton, Silver City, Gold Hill and Virginia City. The cost to attend the lectures will vary between $5 and $10, and light refreshments will be provided for a donation.
The theme of the first history lecture series is ‘It All Began Here: Gold and Silver Mining of the Comstock.” The first two lectures of Series One are brought to you through a collaboration between the Comstock Foundation and Dayton State Park.
Comstock Foundation History: Series One, Lecture One Abner Blackburn by Stony Tennant. Local historian Stony Tennant will give the first lecture on Abner Blackburn, the first person to discover gold in Nevada, which eventually led to the discovery of the Comstock Lode.
WHEN: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Dayton State Park: Group use Pavilion. 825 US-50, Dayton, NV 89403. The park is 12 miles east of Carson City on US-50.
COST: This event is free after the park’s entrance fee of $7/vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Cash and checks are accepted.
OTHER: Please bring a chair and warm clothing to enjoy the lecture comfortably. History discussion tail-gate party to follow lecture. The Comstock Foundation will have hot cocoa and coffee available for a donation.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Pamela Abercrombie, Executive Director of the Comstock Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
For more information please visit facebook.com/Comstockfoundation.
Comstock Foundation History: Series One, Lecture Two
Rock Point Mill by Pat Neylan. Pat Neylan, local historian and curator of the Historical Society of the Dayton Valley Museum, will give the second lecture and a short tour of the Rock Point Mill.
WHEN: Oct. 27, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Rock Point Mill is located on US-50, across from Dayton State Park, 825 US-50, Dayton, NV 89403. Participants should park in the northeastern corner of the Gold Ranch Casino parking lot.
COST: This event is free to the public.
OTHER: Please bring a chair and warm clothing to enjoy the lecture comfortably. The lecture includes a short tour of the site. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. History discussion tail-gate party to follow lecture. The Comstock Foundation will have hot cocoa and coffee available for a donation.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Pamela Abercrombie, executive director of the Comstock Foundation, at email@example.com to make a reservation.
RECYCLED ART PROGRAM
The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas, to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling.
Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of an entry form and photos of artwork are due by Oct. 25.
More information about the contest and submission guidelines is available at NevadaRecycles.nv.gov.
In addition to a $200 prize to the first-place class project, The Venetian and The Palazzo will provide first, second and third ($250, $100 and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and adult.
UNR FALL ARTS PROGRAMS
The School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno has more than 35 events that are open to the public for the 2015 fall semester. Highlights include a diverse offering from the Performing Art Series, including the Wonderheads, DakhaBrakha and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble; stellar musical performances from faculty members and students, a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and multiple art exhibitions, one focused on Burning Man photographs.
Sign up to get the newest copy of the Arts 365 calendar at http://www.unr.edu/NVArts365. It is packed with art, dance, theatre and music events for the entire semester.
VIP: $82/adult, $72/child
V & T RAILROAD POLAR EXPRESS
Polar Express: The 2015 season begins Nov. 19 with the final ride on Dec. 22.
Join us on any of our evening rides at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (with special final runs the evenings of Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22; no rides on Thanksgiving).
Coach: $46/adult, $36/child (ages 3-16), children 2 and under who sit on an adult’s lap are free.