Art Trek, May 8th, 2023

~By Dana Nöllsch~

Over the weekend, we checked out six local galleries and were treated to diverse and exhilarating art. Here are some photos and some thoughts about what we saw. Art Trek, May 8th, 2023

Nevada Fine Arts

This month’s art show at the NFA is Flourishing Botanicals, a group show that celebrates the beauty of spring. This show is the perfect start to the warmer weather and that feeling of rejuvenation. Be sure to check it out at Nevada Fine Arts.

Flourishing Botanicals runs from May 6th to May 27th

Check out these photos for a taste of the show.

The Savage Mystic Gallery

At the Savage Mystic, the work of Bryce Chisholm combines Fine Art with Street Art, exploiting bright colors and emotions to create artwork with his own flavor. I am sure you have seen his art around the streets of Reno. A prolific muralist, Chisholm is definitely a favorite local artist.

Be sure to visit The Savage Mystic Gallery when you are in midtown this month and see Bryce Chisholm’s art in person.

Sierra Arts Foundation Downtown Riverside Gallery

The Sierra Arts Foundation in Downtown Reno has three artists exhibiting their work. 

In the Main Gallery is Derealization – An exhibition by Alexx Mayes and Nick Noyes

Here are excerpts from Mayers and Noyes’s artist’s statement’s for the show. To read

Alexx Mayes

Alexx Mayes specializes in the exploration of the human psyche, fusing the fundamentals of multiple disciplines within the field to create genre-defying art via multisensory mediums resulting in narrative-rich imagery. 

Nick Noyes

“Derealization” is a deep dive into the initial stages of human psychosis resulting from the technological singularity that throttles our contemporary modernity. 

In the annex Gallery is Watercolors – An Exhibition by James Gayles.

Gayles is a highly experienced and accomplished Emmy Award-Winning artist. I find his portraits to uncannily capture his subject’s essence uniquely, solidifying Gayles’s signature look.

Artist Reception: Thursday, May 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Artists Co-op

This month the Artists Co-op has a fundraiser exhibition for the Reno Sons and Daughters of Italy called “Festa Italiana.”

This group show is diverse and has the theme of Italy.

The Reno Sons and Daughters of Italy, established in 1929, is a local organization that provides three yearly scholarships to students, gives to the Savitt Medical School Library at UNR, and has donated to numerous local charities, including Honor Flight, Secret Witness, G.I. Dogs, Eddy House, and Nevada Veterans. During the month of May, the Artists Co-op will donate 20% of gallery sales to this worthy organization. 

The show runs from May 1st through May 31st

This month The Artists Co-op’s guest artist is Cheryl Biggs. I particularly loved her dreamy western-themed work with a slight hint of surrealism. Take a look, and you will see what I mean.

The Potentialist Workshop

The Potentialist Workshop features Adam Robbins in a solo show, “As Below.” I don’t know much about Robbins, but his work is reflective, the kind of art you can take in profoundly. 

Robbins is also a videographer; on Saturday evenings, he will be screening some of his video work. Here is a link to his Youtube channel.

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