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GBC Art Show Highlights Northern Nevada Landscapes

In the spirit of Nevada Day, this fall the Great Basin College Art Gallery will display paintings and ceramics inspired by Nevada landscapes titled “Playa to Peaks.”

The semi-annual art show in the Leonard Center of Student Life on the GBC Elko campus traditionally features artwork of students, however, Art Instructor and featured artist Patty Fox, wanted to make a dedication to this fall’s show.

“I’ve been teaching here for so long—I wanted to do something for the college. I painted landscapes all summer,” said Fox, who has taught painting and drawing at GBC for 29 years. “The drawings you see in this exhibit are about my interpretation and feelings about the Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range. They are not documentation but rather expressions of this location, wanting to capture the spirit of an image rather than a picture of the image.”

In addition to Fox’s paintings and water media drawings, GBC Ceramic Instructor Debbie Finley will display clay sculptures she created while she was an artist in residence in 2016 for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) Artists in Residence (AiR) program.

An opening reception with light refreshments will be held 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. November 1 in the Leonard Center for Student Life on the GBC Elko campus. The exhibit will run through December.

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Kayla McCarson
Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: (775) 753-2105

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