Reno Rotary and Reno Arts & Culture Commission Sculpture Park
Bicentennial Reno Rotary Sculpture Garden will be celebrating its opening on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:30 pm.
|The Reno Arts & Culture Commission and Public Art Committee are pleased to announce the Rotary Club of Reno Sculpture Park, a rotating outdoor exhibition that will be an integral part of Reno’s growing public art program. Works will be on display for one year - through October 2017 at BiCentennial Park. Through a local juried selection, six new sculptures from artists Colin O,Bryan, Brett Moten, Carolyn Guerra, Jeff Shomberg, Grant Miller, and Eileen Gay were selected by members of the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission.|
Current Gallery Shows
Metro Gallery - Historic Ft. Churchill, Photographs by Robert Rollins
Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts photographer Robert Rollins. Rollins, following in the footsteps of famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, seeks to tell stories with his iconic imagery of the American West - and in this case, the historic Fort Churchill. His careful and considerate landscape photographs are often moody and emotional.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park is located on alternative U.S. 95A, near Silver Springs, Nevada. Construction of Fort Churchill began in July 1860, in response to a rise in conflicts in the area. The moody nature of Rollins’ photographs is understanding of the nature of the area - rugged and unforgiving, and visually expresses the stories of the long forgotten men and women that have inhabited this place in a melancholy way.
Robert Rollins first started with photography over 30 years ago, then using large format film cameras and film. Along the way, he has gained an appreciation for the process; the process being finding the meditation in the journey, and not the destination.
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Gallery West - Animalia, Paintings by Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Gallery West in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes. Wildermuth Reyes received her BFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MFA degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which led her making a long series of wildlife paintings, after years of studying other expressions of two-dimensional art. Her current pieces are thoughtfully and intentionally placed against colorful geometric patterns, resulting in pieces that draw both on her current exposure to the natural world, and her past experience in urban living and artistic study.
Her work focuses primarily on animals, and how they correspond to development of human culture and thought-process. Her belief is that animals have been essential to mankind’s growth and contentment, and that direct encounters with them evoke wonder and respect. The exhibit places emphasis, with her rich and colorful paintings, on temporarily pausing life and creating sacred spaces for these animals.
Gallery East - My Nevada in Black and White, Photographs by Will Barber
Gallery East hosts scientifically and ecologically trained photographer Will Barber. His unique background, having a Masters of Science in zoology, and a Ph.D in ecology, gives Barber a distinct vision for photographing the beauty in nature. As an environmental scientist, Barber has a way of seeing the “ordered chaos” of our natural surroundings, and visually expresses this concept through focusing on single elements, and letting the viewer focus on the multiple aspects of the photographs.
Barber’s love and appreciation for the environment is evident in both his artwork and professional life. His multiple degrees and years of extensive research in the field of biology, zoology, and ecology led him to later develop his craft of photographing the complexity of nature, particularly Nevada.
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