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The Life and Legacy of Ranching in Baja California Sur

 Chemon Mora, photo by Trudi Angell
Photo by Trudi Angell

The Life and Legacy of Ranching
in Baja California Sur
January 20 - September 12, 2015

Wiegand Gallery
Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street, Elko NV


Exhibition Photo by Karla Fernanda Amao
Photo by Karla Fernanda Amao
This educational and artful exhibition designed by guest curator Fermín Regadas-Dahl and creative director Carlos César Díaz Castro, showcases the unique landscape, history, living heritage and artistry of the ranching communities of Baja California Sur.

The geographical focus of the exhibition are the major sierras of Baja California Sur – San Francisco, Guadalupe, La Giganta, and La Laguna - which are inhabited by rancheros. The economy of all these ranches is based on livestock: goats in the northern sierras and cattle in the southern ones. Visitors will learn about the early introduction of agriculture and cattle to the peninsula in the 17th and 18th centuries.
 Ranchero, Photo by Fermin Regadas-Dahl
Photo by Fermín Regadas-Dahl

31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Student Art Show

Artwok by Elexia Mauer, Grade 5 at Spring Creek Elementary School 

31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko County Student Art Exhibition
January 20 – March 31, 2015

G Three Bar Theater and Elevator Lobby
501 Railroad Street * Elko Nevada

The annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering-Elko County Student Art Exhibition features colorful and thoughtful works in mixed media, created by elementary through high school students in two venues: artwork is on display on the walls of the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater, and photography is displayed in the Pioneer Hotel elevator lobby. Stop by and enjoy the exhibition now through March 31, 2015.





Something That a Cowboy Knows

Alejandro Solis, Sr.

Something That a Cowboy Knows
Western Folklife Center
Lower Level
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada

The Western Folklife Center presents Something That a Cowboy Knows, a photographic essay by L.L. Griffin, a Denver-area artist and photographer. Through her photographs L.L. Griffin provides insight into the character and spirit of cowboy poets, singers and storytellers of the American West.