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ELKO — The California Trail Center is presenting a temporary exhibit, “Nevada Wild: An Exhibition by the Elko County Art club.”

“Nevada Wild” includes 45 paintings, photographs and sculptures by local artists. The exhibit runs through June 10.

“Nevada is proud to be home to a cooperative of artists dedicated to art education outreach, interpreting the history, culture, and wildlife with both scientific and artistic insights,” said Susanne Reese, president and gallery director for the Elko County Art Club. “Millions of years carved the landscape of high mountains, vibrant valleys and lonesome deserts. Solitude breeds appreciation of color, composition and texture. Silence leaves its indelible mark on the work of the Nevada landscape artist.”

Reese, Dave Patton and Glen Ellen Finley curated the exhibit. “Nevada Wild” was made possible in part by support from a Trail Center partner, the Southern Nevada Conservancy.

“This unique exhibition includes beautiful artistic expressions focused on Nevada landscapes and wildlife, and we appreciate our partners for making this exhibit a reality,” said Alex Rose, supervisory park ranger.

The Trail Center will host a free public reception celebrating the exhibit on June 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will include hors d’oeuvres. Artists will share their stories and inspirations behind their artwork.

The mission of the Elko County Art Club is to support and nurture local artists by providing opportunities for socializing with other artists, pursuing artistic growth, exhibiting and selling their art, and by developing the appreciation of art in the community. For more information, visit https://elkocountyartclub.wildapricot.org/.

The California Trail Interpretive Center is located 8 miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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