WINNEMUCCA – On Oct. 7, two exciting family friendly events are happening at the Humboldt Museum in Winnemucca. The Museum will be hosting the opening of the new Humboldt River Viewing Plaza, Humboldt River Corridor Exhibit and the 2017 Black Rock Desert Artist in Residence Art Exhibit and Concert.
The new viewing plaza will have seating under a large shade structure in order for visitors to sit back and take in the Humboldt River Valley landscape. It will also include interpretive signage illustrating the significance of the Humboldt River as a travel, trade and communication corridor throughout time. The interpretive exhibit is a cooperative effort between the Winnemucca BLM, the Humboldt Museum, and the Southern Nevada Conservancy. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on the west side of the museum grounds and light refreshments will be served.
The BLM Black Rock Field Office, in partnership with Friends of Black Rock High Rock, will hold an art exhibit and musical performance and reception for this year’s Artists in Residence on Oct. 7, at the Humboldt Museum at the historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on the east side of the museum grounds following the Transportation Exhibit ribbon cutting. Music teacher Elizabeth Cadigan will perform on the ukulele several delightful songs she wrote during her residency about unique characteristics of the Black Rock region, including the darkness of desert skies and various animals (both living and extinct). Artist Maggie Remington will display the earth-toned paintings she produced using local natural pigments during her two week residency in Gerlach in June 2017; her paintings will be on display from Wednesday, Oct. 4th through 7th. You can find out more about her work at: http://www.maggieremington.com/.
There will also be receptions in Gerlach and Reno later in the fall for the Artists in Residence exhibits to be announced later.