The Ely Art Bank will hold an open house on Friday, May 6, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Art Bank located at 399 Aultman Street.  Three different exhibits will be on display.

An exhibit entitled “Panorama” is the third in a series of exhibits showcasing the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program features exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.

Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting. This exhibit will be on display all of May.

The second exhibit being featured is art work by local high school students. This is the 3rd year for the Student Art Show and the students have been working all year to create their art. Art instructor Rose Mehlhaff works with the students teaching different art medium including drawing in pencil, charcoal and pastels. Some of the students are first year students and some are in their 3rd year of class. All the students work together critiquing and making suggestions so the work becomes a more visual piece with more self-expression while the students learn more technique.  The Student Art Show will be on display from May 6 through May 22.

The third exhibit features Native American Shoshone traditional and ceremonial dress. The exhibit has clothing and regalia, leather items, pottery, and jewelry.  These items will be on display at the Garnet Mercantile all summer.

Plan to join us at the Ely Art Bank on Friday evening for the open house to enjoy these wonderful art pieces. The Art Bank hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lorraine Clark photo Exhibits from paintings to Native American clothing will be on display this Friday.

Lorraine Clark photo
Exhibits from paintings to Native American clothing will be on display this Friday.