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Moana Nursery to host gourd artist



image003-4003064-8833035Although already accomplished in various art mediums, Pamela Cruz was searching for a truly unique art experience when she first tried her hand at gourd art.  Little did she know how completely immersed she would become in the world of gourds.

With a background in horticulture and a love of nature, Cruz was not totally surprised with her new found passion.  “Holding a gourd in your hands, you not only feel close to nature, but also connected in some small way to the numerous cultures the world over who have utilized gourds in a myriad of ways throughout history, from vessels to musical instruments to use in ceremonial rituals.”

Cruz combines many of her artistic talents in creating her gourd art, including scroll work, carving, weaving, painting and photography.  “There are so many techniques the artist can employ to create that “one of a kind” piece of art; the design possibilities are virtually endless.”

Cruz’s art training is hands-on experiential.  She has had the great fortune of working with and learning from a multitude of talented artists. Her work has been displayed in galleries, shops and art shows in northern Nevada, California and Texas.

Cruz will demonstrate some of her techniques and display her gourd art from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday December 15th at Moana Nursery, 1100 W. Moana Lane in Reno.

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