WILBUR D. MAY MUSEUM NEWS RELEASE – The Wilbur D. May Museum is proud to kick off the sesquicentennial year with a new art exhibit and sale from the Sierra Watercolor Society. The “Battle Born, Nevada Proud” show features dozens of regional artists who captured historical impressions of the state in watercolor – focusing on mining, ghost towns, bighorn sheep, horses and more. This is an official NV 150 signature event, celebrating Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The exhibit will be on display in the Museum’s art gallery and pieces will be available for purchase.
What: “Battle Born, Nevada Proud” art show and sale
When: Thursday, November 7 – Wednesday, December 18
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
Contact: 775-785-5961 or www.maycenter.com
The public is also invited to a special reception with the artists on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Sierra Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization made up of artists from Northern Nevada and Eastern California. The group sponsors the Art Angels Program, which brings instructors and art supplies into elementary school classes free of charge. More information visit www.sierrawatercolorsociety.com.
Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.