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Mountain Picassos showcases Basque arborglyphs at GBC Art Gallery

Mountain Picassos exhibit posterMountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin is a traveling exhibit of the tree-carvings done by Basque sheepherders. Such carvings are common throughout the Great Basin and the American West, and comprise a unique artistic expression of the Basque-American heritage.

The traveling exhibit will be on display at the GBC Art Gallery, located in the Leonard Center for Student Life, through 12 October 2017. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, and admission is free.

A reception will be held on Thursday, 28 September 2017, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at the Art Gallery. Jean Earl will present a brief talk on the process of capturing and preserving the tree-carvings, beginning at 4:00 pm.

The NTI-Traveling Exhibition is co-sponsored by the Nevada Historical Society, Nevada Humanities, the Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To learn more about Basque arborglyphs, we recommend Richard Lane's short article "Basque Tree Carvings" [click here] from our Elkokoak: The Basques of Elko collection.

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