Reception and talk to feature Nevada environmental artists
Nevada artists Paul Ford and Dennis Hinton, whose “Environmental Perspective” exhibit has been displayed at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery since June, will take part in an artists’ reception and talk on Tuesday.
The reception starts at 5 p.m. at the OXS Gallery inside the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Carson City. The artists will speak at 6:15 p.m.
Hinton and Ford share a common concern for the environment, though they express their views in unique and contrasting ways.
Hinton, a photographer and educator who serves as the coordinator of photographic research at the University of Nevada, Reno, has spent the past 20 years documenting urban sprawl through the use of panoramic photographs.
Ford, who graduated from San Diego State with a degree in sculpture and print making, has incorporated a lifelong interest in anthropology into his artwork. He mixes natural elements, such as sand and sticks — along with some unnatural elements — into his art.
Both artists have been honored with Governor’s Arts Award commissions.
The exhibition will stay in place until Aug. 18. It can be viewed for free, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1967 as the state agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. The agency’s programs and services are designed to support creative expression, animate communities, diversify local economies and provide lifelong learning in the arts for all Nevadans. The Nevada Arts Council is funded by the State of Nevada, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other public and private sources. Visit http://nvdtca.org/nevadaartscouncil/ for information.