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A Brushwork Roundup Exhibition Reception

Craig Sheppard, Riders in Canyon Watercolor, not dated. Courtesy of the Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

Craig Sheppard, November Rain, watercolor with acrylic varnish on board, 1973.
Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art,
Gift of Richard and Antonia Lowden

The Western Folklife Center invites the public to an opening reception for A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings of Craig Sheppard.

Thursday, October 30
6:00pm to 8:00pm
501 Railroad Street, Elko


Meet the curators, Jim McCormick and  Fred Reid, and enjoy a gallery talk as well as a poetry reading by Paul Zarzyski. Appetizers and wine will be served. Learn more about the exhibition.


Southwind at the Western Folklife Center

Southwind, photo by Mark Hayward

Popular local Elko band Southwind will be playing music at the Western Folklife Center on October 22 and November 19, 2014 as the historic Pioneer Saloon opens for business from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come listen (and there's room to dance!) to toe-tapping Celtic, Americana and folk tunes while enjoying a refreshing beverage from the bar. Follow Southwind —Carolyn Steninger, Susan Lawrence and Ken Harriman—on Facebook.


Jam On! at the Western Folklife Center

Jam Session in the Pioneer, photo by Heather Hafleigh
Photo by Heather Hafleigh

Join us at the Western Folklife Center for   Jam On! Monthly Jam Sessions every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free, and the Pioneer Bar will be open for business. All musicians and music lovers welcome!

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Let's Dance! at the Western Folklife Center

Dancing at the 30th Gathering, photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland    
Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland

The Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater continues to be a lively place with twice-monthly dance lessons followed by dancing every 2nd and 4th Thursday. We invite you to join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening. Cost is $5, Adults and teens welcome. NOTE: In November and December, there is only one dance night.

Lessons begin at 6:00 pm, followed by open dancing from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Winner of Elko Daily Free Press 2013 Reader's Choice GOLD AWARD for Best Place to Dance in Elko!

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