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Art exhibit celebrates 25 years of Nevada Folklife this month at Rancho San Rafael.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
www.washoecounty.us
Contact: Marie Fong
mfong@washoecounty.us
(775) 813-3629 or (775) 785-4512 x104
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Reno, Nevada. May 9, 2014 The Rancho San Rafael Regional Park Visitor’s Center presents One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Cel­ebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprentice­ships through May 29. The exhibit features 22 visual artists who have received grant support as master or apprentice artists in a variety of folk traditions.

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

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Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is managed by Washoe County’s Community Services Department. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.