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“Emerging Artists of the Comstock” exhibit opens Thursday



reading-program-199x300-7757926-1050928DAYTON–In the art world, one never knows when the next Michelangelo, Renoir or Frida Kahlo will appear. That’s part of the appeal of an event like “Emerging Artists of the Comstock” that opens Thursday, June 28, at the Dayton Valley Community Center.

The show features artwork of young artists of the Comstock region, from Dayton to Virginia City. Curator and exhibit designer Cheyenna Burrows selected the diverse pieces, which include a wide variety of styles and media including woodcuts, watercolors, fabric, reclaimed materials and oils.

The opening reception with live performances by local musicians begins at 3 p.m. Thursday and will include opportunities to meet the artists. The hors d’oeuvre for the event will provide an opportunity to sample recipes made with fresh produce from the nearby farmers market at Community Roots in Dayton.

Afterward, visitors are invited to stroll through the historic Old Town Dayton area and sample dinner menus at Old Town Dayton restaurants like Js Bistro, Pizza Factory and Compadres, tour the local museum on nearby Logan Street, and check out the unique nonprofit thrift store, Community Treasures, on nearby Taylor Street.

“Emerging Artists of the Comstock” is funded through Healthy Communities Coalition, Community Roots, Wells Fargo and Nevada Public Education Foundation.

The “Emerging Artists” exhibit is part of the first annual summer “Farmers Market Block Party in Old Town Dayton,” which kicks off on Thursday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. The block party is a family–friendly event showcasing local artists, history, food, musicians, poets and actors. Spend Thursday afternoons finding the perfect ingredients for your dinner with regional vegetables, fruits, herbs and honey at the Farmers’ Market, and then take a leisurely walk through nearby historic Old Town sampling local restaurants’ menu specials, free art exhibits, live music, museum tours and more. You can find maps and lists of the events in this celebration of community, arts and culture at Community Roots, Dayton Community Center lobby, Dayton Valley Branch Library, Pizza Factory, Compadres, Js’ Bistro, Dayton Museum and Community Treasures Thrift Shop.

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