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Exhibits to Visit: May

A monthly roundup of museum events, exhibits and deals you won’t want to pass by!

Sparks Museum and Cultural Center

Through June 14

Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada

The exhibit features 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection. In 1987, Life Magazine described US HWY 50 across the center of Nevada as the ―The Loneliest Road in America.‖ The magazine particularly mentioned the 287-mile stretch between Fernley and Ely as ―remote with few points of interest‖ and it urged travelers to have ―survival skills‖ to make the journey.

Steam Balloon PeppinSierra Arts Foundation

May 28-June 27

You could say Nancy Pippin, a Twinkies and Northern Nevada enthusiast, creates one-of-a-kind art. The real Twinkies used in the mixed media pieces were purchased on the day that the Hostess Company announced it was going out of business – November 16, 2012. Nancy Peppin is a watercolor painter, known for her images of Twinkies in history and in images of the Nevada landscape. Return of the Twinkies!

Nevada Museum of Art

Linda Besemer: Sine Language

Through May 19

Linda Besemer (b. 1957) is an abstract painter based in Southern California celebrated for her stunning, optical works that upend commonly held notions of what makes a painting. Her work subtly expresses, through formal means, her distinct political outlook. Normally one expects a painting to consist of pigment, whether oil, acrylic or watercolor, applied to some sort of ground, whether canvas, panel or paper. In an exciting subversion of tradition, Besemer creates double-sided paintings (“folds”) of pure acrylic pigment without a ground.

nmaSPECIAL EVENTS

ARTBITE Linda Besemer on Sine Language

Friday, May 3 / noon

Join artist Linda Besemer for an exploration of her optical works that upend commonly held notions of what makes a painting. Cost: Free for members or with paid admission.

Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Saturday, May 11 / 12 – 3 pm

The Mother’s Day Trunk Show features ceramics artist Dane Meier whose pieces celebrate nature and crafting with clay. Cost: Admission to the Trunk Show is FREE.

ARTBITE Tamara Kostianovsky on Meat, Sculpture, and Identity

Friday, May 17 / noon

New York-based Argentine artist Tamara Kostianovsky explores ideas about identity, geography, culture, and history in her fabric sculptures of meat in Voces y Visiones. Cost: Free for members or with paid admission.

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