RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – This is a chance for our local seniors to show their creative side to a wide audience. The City of Reno’s first Senior Artist Show and Exhibition opened this week at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center.
Earlier this month, the city had issued a call to the public – asking for submissions. Fifty-four seniors contributed their work — everything from paintings to sculptures to photographs. Paco Lachoy, chair of the Seniors Advisory Committee, says it’s important to have events like this that recognize seniors for their abilities.
“Walking around you will see amazing works of art. We have people aged 60 to 97 who have been on the show,” he says. “I think we have some of the most creative older people. It has an Artown and Black Rock Desert vibe, Burning Man and we’re creative.
The art is on display in the East Wing Gallery of the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, located at 925 Riverside Drive in Reno. The expo will run through June 3, 2022 to celebrate older adults during Older Americans Month. It is visible Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Due to the space available for the exhibition, each artist who submitted has a piece on display in the East Wing Gallery. The remaining artwork will be on display at the McKinley Arts & Culture Auditorium on the following dates and times:
Monday, May 9: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (the reception of artists will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Wednesday May 11: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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