Nevada artists to show in Fallon

The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street will feature an artist and native Nevadan from Reno, Jeannette Hale, through today.

Award-winning oil and acrylic artist Rita McFadden, scenic photographer Matthew Tholl and the original crewel embroidery of Edna Van Leuven will also be shown during the first two weeks of June.

Beginning Saturday through July 7, the works of award winning photographer, Larry Neel, will be featured.. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6-10 p.m.

Growing up on a cotton farm near Lovington, N.M., he developed a love for the natural world while working the farm and taking long walks with his dogs. His photographs have been seen in the Audubon Magazine and have exhibited fine art prints in the Lahontan Valley Fine Art Invitation and Reno’s Midtown Art Walk event.

The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call Patricia at 775-294-4135 or at

Annual Chautauqua festival

Nevada Humanities presents the 22nd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 24-27 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one of the longest-running Chautauqua festivals in the nation. Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues. Educational and entertaining, Chautauqua programs provide dramatic insights into the people and events that have shaped our nation, and also provide a historical lens for looking at contemporary issues.

Tickets for ticketed shows June 25-27 are $25 per night for seats; lawn tickets are $10 per night. Children ages 12 and under are free if seated in an adult’s lap or on the lawn.

Plenty of comfortable seats are available, as well as a lawn area for those who prefer to bring their own blanket or low-rise chair.

Tickets are available for purchase online at Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the performance if performances are not sold out in advance.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic or enjoy barbecue meals provided by Men Wielding Fire, which will be available for purchase each evening at the entrance to the amphitheater. Parking is plentiful and free.

Free daytime events are scheduled throughout the Truckee Meadows area for the week of June 22-27, including an architectural walking tour, lectures, workshops and children’s activities. A complete schedule of daytime events is available at

State parks activities

Making Dutch ovens

Learn how to cook traditional dishes in various sized Dutch ovens. The Northern Nevada Dutch Oven Group will be donating their time to teach participants how to make six different dishes, including lasagna and pineapple upside down cake. Prizes will be awarded to several participants. Space is limited, so please make reservations by calling 775- 867-3500.

WHAT: Dutch Oven Class

WHEN: June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Lahontan Dam day-use area located at 16799 Lahontan Dam Road.

From U.S. Highway 50, in between Silver Springs and Leetville Junction, turn south onto Lahontan Dam Road. Continue on Lahontan Dam Road, past the bridge, over the Carson River and stay on the paved road to the main entrance of the park.

WHO: The event is sponsored by Northern Nevada Dutch Oven Group.

COST: Class participation is free, but there is a per vehicle entry fee of $7; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Cash or checks accepted.

CONTACT: John Collis at 775-867-3500.

Wally’s World

The Comstock History Center presents Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection.

Known for his unflagging commitment to and support of artists, as well as his unswerving faith that the art and artists of Nevada are a valuable resource, Cuchine has acquired an unparalleled personal collection of Nevada art. The exhibit is named for Nevada’s Highway 50, known as “The Loneliest Road in America.”

Cuchine is a resident of Eureka, a midway point on the “loneliest road,” where for the last 18 years he has held the position of Director of the Eureka Opera House, a venue that consistently presents Northern Nevadans and visitors with first-class entertainment and art.

WHAT: Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, art exhibit

WHEN: June 22-Aug. 18. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Comstock History Center – 20 North E Street, Virginia City, Nevada

COST: The exhibit is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Jeff Wood at 775-847-0419

MORE INFORMATION: Exhibit artists include Ron Arthaud, Lyle V. Ball, Cherlyn Bennett, Ralph Bennett, Max Bunnell, Thelma Calhoun, Robert Cole Caples, Mary Chadwell, Diane Dunn, Mary Lee Fulkerson, Ruth Hilts, Larry Jacox, James Lawrence, Jean Legassick, Laverne Lightfoot, Gary Link, Barbara Maclean, Sharon Maczko, Jack Malotte, Jim McCormick, Marilyn R. Melton, Jeff Nicholson, Ron Oden, Dennis Parks, Mimi Patrick, Nancy Peppin, Brent Perkins, Roy Powers, Barbara Prodaniuk, Shirley Shaft, Annabelle Shelly, Craig Sheppard, Sidne Teske, Wally Wallace and Larry Williamson.

Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several breathtaking immersive theater experiences this summer through Sept. 2.

As a science education resource, many of the Planetarium’s entertaining shows also correlate with Nevada Department of Education Science Standards. Full-dome digital planetarium shows are open to all ages.

Show admission is free for Planetarium members; museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 or visit for program and membership details.

National Heritage Fellowship

Nixon storyteller and Pyramid Lake Paiute elder Ralph Burns has been named a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship award, one of only nine in the United States for 2013.

Burns will travel to Washington, D.C., to receive his award at the Library of Congress on Sept. 25. The nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the NEA Heritage Fellowships recognize folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations.

The fellowships include an award of $25,000.

Celebration of Nevada

From sagebrush and sand dunes to wildflowers and wetlands, Nevada is home to amazing landscapes. More than 20 prominent regional artists will share their visions of the state on July 19-20 in a special art show and sale at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno.

Explore vibrant scenes from the Silver State in oil, acrylic, and mixed media pieces. Proceeds from the three-day event benefit the Nevada Land Trust, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of our state’s open spaces and special places.

What: “Open Spaces and Special Places” Art Show & Sale

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 19 and July 20; Noon-4 p.m. on July 21

Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Cost: Free

Details: 775-785-5961 or