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Reno Rotary and Reno Arts & Culture Commission Sculpture Park

Bicentennial Reno Rotary Sculpture Garden will be celebrating its opening on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:30 pm. 
 SusieLang-RenoLens  The Reno Arts & Culture Commission and Public Art Committee are pleased to announce the Rotary Club of Reno Sculpture Park, a rotating outdoor exhibition that will be an integral part of Reno’s growing public art program. Works will be on display for one year - through October 2017 at BiCentennial Park. Through a local juried selection, six new sculptures from artists Colin O,Bryan, Brett Moten, Carolyn Guerra, Jeff Shomberg, Grant Miller, and Eileen Gay were selected by members of the  Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission. 


Current Gallery Shows

 Metro Gallery - City Hall

Metro Gallery - Historic Ft. Churchill, Photographs by Robert Rollins

Artist Reception: May 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts photographer Robert Rollins. Rollins, following in the footsteps of famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, seeks to tell stories with his iconic imagery of the American West - and in this case, the historic Fort Churchill. His careful and considerate landscape photographs are often moody and emotional.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is located on alternative U.S. 95A, near Silver Springs, Nevada. Construction of Fort Churchill began in July 1860, in response to a rise in conflicts in the area. The moody nature of Rollins’ photographs is understanding of the nature of the area - rugged and unforgiving, and visually expresses the stories of the long forgotten men and women that have inhabited this place in a melancholy way.

Robert Rollins first started with photography over 30 years ago, then using large format film cameras and film. Along the way, he has gained an appreciation for the process; the process being finding the meditation in the journey, and not the destination.

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 Robert Rollins Postcard Image featuring a desert landscape with fort collins and blue sky with clouds

McKinley Arts & Culture Center

Gallery West - Animalia, Paintings by Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes

Artist Reception: May 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Gallery West in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes. Wildermuth Reyes received her BFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MFA degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which led her making a long series of wildlife paintings, after years of studying other expressions of two-dimensional art. Her current pieces are thoughtfully and intentionally placed against colorful geometric patterns, resulting in pieces that draw both on her current exposure to the natural world, and her past experience in urban living and artistic study.

Her work focuses primarily on animals, and how they correspond to development of human culture and thought-process. Her belief is that animals have been essential to mankind’s growth and contentment, and that direct encounters with them evoke wonder and respect. The exhibit places emphasis, with her rich and colorful paintings, on temporarily pausing life and creating sacred spaces for these animals. 

Painting with a white owl with wings spread out, with fire coming out of the top of the wings, and a grey background with trees


Gallery East - My Nevada in Black and White, Photographs by Will Barber

Artist Reception: May 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Gallery East hosts scientifically and ecologically trained photographer Will Barber. His unique background, having a Masters of Science in zoology, and a Ph.D in ecology, gives Barber a distinct vision for photographing the beauty in nature. As an environmental scientist, Barber has a way of seeing the “ordered chaos” of our natural surroundings, and visually expresses this concept through focusing on single elements, and letting the viewer focus on the multiple aspects of the photographs.

Barber’s love and appreciation for the environment is evident in both his artwork and professional life. His multiple degrees and years of extensive research in the field of biology, zoology, and ecology led him to later develop his craft of photographing the complexity of nature, particularly Nevada.

Black and white photograph of part of a horse stable with a desert landscape with mountains


Around the Arch Blog

Check out Around the Arch, the City of Reno blog, for updates on the arts in Northern Nevada


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Cultural Master Plan

The City of Reno adopted the Cultural Master Plan in 2012

About Arts and Culture 

Musical Performance at Wingfield Amphitheater

The City of Reno is a leader in arts and culture. The community has a rich variety of special events, historic buildings, performing arts and galleries. A strong public art program helps sustain and encourage downtown economic development. Cultural diversity and history are embraced and interwoven within the fabric of our city. Discover why we are Artown year round.


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