Nevada Wilderness Project, 333 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501
Eight leading Nevada wildlife and landscape artists and photographers will be featured at the Wild Nevada Art Exhibit, part of the Artown 2012 events taking place in Reno throughout the month of July. The exhibit runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 9-13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14. An open house and reception will offer the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and live music, 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 12. Admission to all events is free, sponsored by the Nevada Wilderness Project at its headquarters, 333 Flint St. in Reno. With the goal of evoking the best of Nevada’s unique wild places, the Nevada Wilderness Project invited noted Nevada-based artists to submit their work portraying landscapes and living things from across the state. The selected works depict some of Nevada’s most cherished as well as remote and amazing wildlife and wilderness areas. Most of the works will be available for sale at the end of the exhibit, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Nevada Wilderness Project’s work in wildlife habitat conservation, wilderness preservation and smart development of renewable energy. Artists represented in the Wild Nevada Art Exhibit include: • Emma Auriemma-McKay, landscape artist - www.emmaauriemmafineart.com • V. Ray Freeman, landscape, figure and portrait artist - www.rayfreemanart.com • Carol Grigus, landscape artist - www.carolgrigus.com • Erik Holland, nature artist and art teacher – www.hollandrenoartist.com • Larry Neel, nature and outdoor photographer – www.larryneelphoto.com • Nanette Oleson, landscape and wildlife artist - www.nanetteoleson.com • Patricia Wallis, landscape artist – www.patwallis.com • Richard Eaves Woods, landscape and wildlife artist - www.woodsarts.com The Nevada Wilderness Project is no stranger to promoting wilderness appreciation through art; its Wild and Scenic Film Festival is an annual event that explores a wide array of wilderness concepts through the lens of short films. The 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival is set for Oct. 26 at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas and Nov. 8 at The Grove in south Reno. For more information regarding the Wild Nevada Art Exhibit, the Nevada Wilderness Project or to volunteer, visit www.wildnevada.org or call 775-657-8430. For Artown details, visit www.renoisartown.com.