For Immediate Release
(775) 813-3629 or (775) 785-4512 x104
The artists come from a range of tribal, ethnic, cultural and occupational groups found throughout Nevada in both rural and urban communities. They include artists from among the indigenous Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe peoples, and skilled ranchers, miners, loggers and railroad workers. Art forms represented in the exhibit include: Polish wycinanki (paper cutting), Oaxacan embroidery for traditional dance costumes, twisted horsehair rope and horse tack, Washoe basketry, Ukrainian pysanky (egg painting) and saddle-making.
Approximately 160 master artists and 243 apprentices have participated in the program and maintain the heritage of their communities. The exhibit, organized by the Nevada Arts Council, is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. The exhibit has also been selected to be a Nevada Sesquicentennial (Nevada 150) Program and Exhibit. For more information about Nevada 150, visit www.nevada150.org/programs.
What: One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprenticeships
Where: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 North Sierra Street, Reno
When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through May 29
Contact: Park Ranger Marie Fong (775) 785-4512 x104
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is managed by Washoe County’s Community Services Department. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.