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Meet the Sparks Art Walk featured artists

Sparks Heritage Museum

  • About: The Sparks Heritage Museum boasts 4,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space featuring a permanent gallery highlighting the history and heritage of the city of Sparks; and changing galleries that feature a wide variety of historic, artistic, and cultural themes.
  • Current exhibits:
    • The Latimer Art Club, which is the Museum’s community partner for the month of July, will be displaying their work in the Cultural Center. Latimer is the longest operating art club in northern Nevada and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The Depot Gallery

  • About: The Depot Gallery was born out of a collaboration between the City of Sparks and  Sierra Arts is in the heart of Victorian Square. Located next to the train display, this pop-up gallery showcases the best in local and regional artists.
  • Current exhibits and/or artists receptions:
    • Artist Reception: Thursday, July 15, 4-7 p.m. (socially distanced, masks required)
      • Austin Pratt was born in Reno, and has since returned where he works and teaches. He received an MFA in Painting and Drawing at The University of Tennessee, and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Nevada, Reno. Pratt is the recent recipient of the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and was a recipient of the Dorothy Dille and Orin B. Graff Scholarship, a Chancellor’s Fellowship, and the Terry Burnett Memorial Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. Solo exhibitions include Channel to Channel (Nashville), Gallery 1010 (Knoxville), and Sheppard Contemporary (Reno). Group exhibitions include Unix Gallery (NYC), Coagula Curatorial (LA), and Sahara West (Las Vegas). Pratt currently teaches Drawing at the University of Nevada, Reno. Exhibition July 1 – 31, 2021

Galleries at Work

  • About: This Sierra Arts program is designed to support local artists and businesses by exposing their work to a different demographic than typical gallery attendees. It also enhances the employee’s quality of life by enhancing their space with an environment of great art. For more information about the program or if you are an artist that would like to participate, please contact Eric Brooks.
  • Current exhibits:
    • O’Ski’s — Heladio Clavel and Jacob Earnest Deewt, Mixed Media Abstractions
      • Heladio Clavel,  Icon Steel Blockade
      • Jacob Ernest Deewt,  I’m starting to think of you in terms of souvenirs.
    • Tres Hombres — Cynthia Bymers, NV Cloud Photography
    • Engine 8 — Bryce Chisholm, Graffiti Style Portraits
    • Packs N’ Pints — Janice Marini, Paintings ‘Cats Are Shapes
    • Pinon — NIYO, Group Exhibition from Rwanda

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