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Planned Parenthood mixes muse and amusement with Spring Art Gallery opening



RENO, Nev. – Planned Parenthood will host an Art Exhibit on May 12, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Sierra Arts Foundation. A dozen prominent local artists will display nearly 30 items in a variety of mediums. Half of proceeds will provide Planned Parenthood patients quality care at a price they can afford.

“Art is a form of expression which allows women to feel free and powerful. This attitude is what Planned Parenthood strives to achieve by supporting women through all their reproductive health needs,” said Alison Gaulden, vice president of public affairs. “Planed Parenthood provides health care for women who are under or uninsured. Many of our artists are giving so other women can have annual exams.”

The art will be displayed May 12, 6-8:30 p.m. at Sierra Arts. Refreshments available. Event is free to the public; purchasing art encouraged.

Featured artists include Lady Jill Mueller, a profound local landscape artist famous for her dramatic watercolors. Mueller has been teaching watercolor lessons since 1980. Event organizer Erik Holland is another local artist who specializes in paintings of buildings all around Nevada, as well as genre, landscapes and even cartoons. Other featured artists: Sally Hanrahan (photography); Jon Edmondo; Marla Gartrell; Marcia Neese  Joe Winter (potter); Wes Lee; Carol Grigus; Mike Hess; Sally Papas (Photography); Judy Hilbish; Carol Foldvary Anderson.

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