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McKinley Gallery East and West

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Current Exhibitions 

 Gallery East - Will Barber

May 1st - June 16th, 2017
Reception: May 4th, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

 Black and white photograph of part of a horse stable with a desert landscape with mountains

Gallery East hosts scientifically and ecologically trained photographer Will Barber. His unique background, having a Masters of Science in zoology, and a Ph.D in ecology, gives Barber a distinct vision for photographing the beauty in nature. As an environmental scientist, Barber has a way of seeing the “ordered chaos” of our natural surroundings, and visually expresses this concept through focusing on single elements, and letting the viewer focus on the multiple aspects of the photographs.

Barber’s love and appreciation for the environment is evident in both his artwork and professional life. His multiple degrees and years of extensive research in the field of biology, zoology, and ecology led him to later develop his craft of photographing the complexity of nature, particularly Nevada.


 Gallery West - Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes

May 1st - June 16th, 2017
Reception: May 4th, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

 Painting with an owl with wings spread out, with fire coming out of the top of the wings, and a grey background with trees

Gallery West in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes. She received her BFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MFA degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which led her making a long series of wildlife paintings, after years of studying other expressions of two-dimensional art. Her current pieces are thoughtfully and intentionally placed against colorful geometric patterns, resulting in pieces that draw both on her current exposure to the natural world, and her past experience in urban living and artistic study.

Her work focuses primarily on animals, and how they correspond to development of human culture and thought-process. Her belief is that animals have been essential to mankind’s growth and contentment, and that direct encounters with them evoke wonder and respect. The exhibit places emphasis, with her rich and colorful paintings, on temporarily pausing life and creating sacred spaces for these animals. 


Upcoming Exhibitions

           Gallery East                                                                                            Gallery West

Abstract mixed media painting with a green background, a large red circle outlined with two navy blue lines, and orange lines going through the circle; Carole Ann Ricketts Habitat: Printmaking, Painting, and Ceramics; Artist reception July 6th

Watercolor painting of Lake Tahoe - blue sky, blue water, with large brown rocks, and a green pine tree; Watercolor Realism by Lisa Jefferson, Gallery West, Artist reception June 26 - August 11 














2016 Gallery Exhibitions

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2015 Gallery Exhibitions

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2014 Gallery Shows

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