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McKinley Gallery East and West

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Current Exhibitions

Gallery East

A pastel of a Paiute woman.

Saving Faces

Portrait Society of Reno

McKinley Arts & Culture Center
Gallery East 
February 3 – March 13, 2020
Reception: February 6, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Gallery East in the McKinley Arts & Culture Center is proud to host ‘Saving Faces,” a collection of portraiture by the members of the Portrait Society of Reno.  The pieces shown are as diverse as the artists who created them and as their subjects.  The portraits range from life-size paintings to small, intimate sketches.  Gentle pastels are in abundance along with paints, graphite, and a host of other media.  Each work tells a brief but profound story of the subject’s life – a long history captured in a moment and preserved for posterity.

The Portrait Society of Reno has been gathering to practice the fine art of portraiture for over 50 years.  The society officially incorporated in 2000.  Some of the most accomplished artist in the Reno area have been members of the Portrait Society.  They meet weekly to practice their skills with a live model.  The Portrait Society of Reno is dedicated to the appreciation of, and education in, the art of portraiture.


 

Gallery West 

 

4th Street: A Legacy of ChangeA color photgraph of the El Ray motels sign.

Scott Hinton, Sebastian Diaz, and Jeff John Sison

McKinley Arts & Culture Center
Gallery West 
February 3 – March 13, 2020
Reception: February 6, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Gallery West in the McKinley Arts & Culture Center is proud to host “4th Street: A Legacy of Change,” photographs by Scott Hinton, Sebastian Diaz, and Jeff John Sison.  The photographs focus on three motor lodges that lined Arlington Avenue and faced the Sands Casino.  The photographs were made mere hours before the motels’ demolition.  The works were created in the documentary style, seeking to capture the state of the buildings and their surroundings for posterity and future research.  The photographs are at once melancholy and nostalgic, startling and beautiful.  The photographers did not seek to comment or critique but merely present the last hours of the motels for the viewers’ consideration.

Scott Hinton is a photographer and educator working at the University of Nevada, Reno.  His work focuses on the evolving landscape of the American West.  Sebastian Diaz is a photographer who specializes in nightlife, portrait, and wedding Photography.  He attended UNR and currently works in the Reno-Tahoe area.  Jeff John Sison is a photographer, videographer, and graphic artist.  He focuses primarily on commercial work, but continues personal projects that deal with urban environments and street photography.

Reno MoMo is a citizen organization affiliated with the Historic Reno Preservation Society and founded in 2018.  They seek to promote awareness of the architecture of the Modern Era (1930-1980) in the Truckee Meadows.  They intended to raise community awareness of Reno’s recent past through events, exhibits, tours, screenings, and other interactive activities.

 

 


Previous Exhibitions

Two blue paintings with trees and a moon; Preserved: Limb, Timber, and tree-spirit, Jennifer Kapnek; October 16 - December 1

Abstract image with a red triangular shape in the middle fading from pink to red on the left side, and stripes of grey on the right; Angles and eaves: Deconstructing Architecture; Karen Anable-Nichols, October 16 - December 1

Purple and green abstract painting with light blue cassette tape with the word ectronic in the middle ; Imagined: New Painted Images; August 21-October 6 Work by Bruce Clark

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2015 Gallery Exhibitions

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2014 Gallery Exhibitions

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