Past Exhibitions

Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press

The Breaker in the Pen by Joel Nelson

The Breaker in the Pen
,
by Joel Nelson
artwork by Gary Morton
Letterpress printed, 2002
Words + Images:
Broadsides from the Black Rock Press

Exhibiting September 9 - December 23, 2013


Exhibition Reception: Saturday, December 7
and
Printmaking Workshop: Saturday, December 7


Wiegand Gallery at the Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada


The Western Folklife Center presents Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press, featuring 34 broadsides produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno using the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. The printing was done on a Vandercook cylinder proofing press. Mark your calendars now to join us on Saturday, December 7, for an exhibition reception and a printmaking workshop with Tuscarora artist Sidne Teske.

 

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Italian Buckaroos: New World

 Italian American Ranching exhibition, Wiegand Gallery
Italian Buckaroos:  New World

February - December  2013

Wiegand Gallery at the Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada
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Italian Buckaroos: Old World & New World

Click to enlarge banner featuring Giuseppe Raggio painting, Al Fontanile Italian Buckaroos: Old World

February 1 - September 3, 2013

Wiegand Gallery at the Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada




This exhibition, presented in two parts, invites visitors to experience the heritage of ranching in Italy's Maremma as well as the legacy of Italian-American ranching in northern Nevada. The Old World exhibition is curated by Drew Mischianti and Natalia Estrada. The Italian cultural exchange and the portion of the exhibition dedicated to the Italian buttteri is exclusively sponsored by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation.The New World Italian-American component is presented with support from Reds Ranch and others. Featured banner artwork is of  Al Fontanile (The Water Tank) by Giuseppe Raggio (1864), courtesy of Giancarlo De Vincentiis.
 

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