Mountain Picassos showcases Basque arborglyphs at GBC Art Gallery
Mountain 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.
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 Elko Basque Articles collection.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has issued a proclamation naming 29 June 2016 as a day in honor of "Basque Heritage and Culture in Nevada."
The proclamation, issued 24 May 2016, cites the vital roles played by Basque communities and individuals "in shaping the growth and success of the Silver State, with recognition of the remarkable place Basque culture, history, and heritage continues to occupy in the Nevada character." The Basque community's continued celebration of its identity is also praised by Governor Sandoval.