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Exhibits to Visit: September

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

The Discovery

IMG_2344Happy 1st Birthday, The Discovery!

September 6 – 9, 2012

The celebration will include birthday themed art projects, science demonstrations, a discounted admission day, exhibitions of Denny Daniel’s “Museum of Interesting Things,” a performance by Whitney Myer and more. For a complete calendar of events, click here.

The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions. The museum inspires creativity and innovation in adults and children by providing a hands-on introduction to inventions that have shaped modern society.     

DSC_0023 International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Funded by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Reno artist Eileen Gay created the 700-pound sculpture, Pin Setting, in less than four months. Gay worked seven days a week for the last two months of the project, constructing the eight-foot pin, perfecting the bowling ball which is five-feet in diameter and covering approximately 120-sqaure-feet of space with detailed mosaic. Pin Setting puts the final permanent touch on Reno’s International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame.

Nevada Museum of Art

Tim Hawkinson

Totem: Internationally-acclaimed artist Tim Hawkinson is known for his complex sculptures. Made from bronze, this single sculpture Totem evokes the forms of discarded plastic bottles or jugs, inviting conversations about water, land, and the challenges Native American cultures have faced related to these natural resources.

Click here for more featured exhibits inside the Nevada Museum of Art.

LOCAL POKER MANAGER EARNS SPOT IN WOMAN’S POKER HALL OF FAME

POKERThe Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) and the Eldorado Hotel Casino are proud to announce Poker Room Manager Margie Heintz has been selected as a 2011 inductee to the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.  As one of five finalists, Heintz and two others will be honored at a ceremony in Las Vegas on September 2.

Heintz is credited with being the first woman to ever deal at the famous World Series of Poker.  Through the first several tournament rounds she was so highly recommended she was invited to deal the final table.  In front of a national audience and covered by the CBS Wide World of Sports, Heintz dealt the championship round of the tournament, opening the door for women in the poker industry across the nation.

RSCVA and the Eldorado congratulate Poker Room Manager Margie Heintz on being inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.  For more details on the 2011 candidates visit www.wiphof.com.  For more information on Heintz and the Eldorado Poker Room visit www.eldoradoreno.com or call 775-786-5700.