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01/28/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/28/2020 18:50

California Trail Interpretive Center announces programs during Cowboy Poetry week

ELKO, Nev. - Learn how to make smoke art with Lynne Kistler and take a guided tour of the murals at the California Trail Interpretive Center.

The Trail Center is presenting a variety of family friendly programs throughout Cowboy Poetry week. The following programs are free and open to everyone:

January 30, 3:30 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: Pioneer Art Walk

Join Volunteer Susanne Reese for a guided tour of the Trail Center. Kids will have the opportunity to dress up like pioneers, explore a wagon, build miniature log cabins, and learn about history through the Center's beautiful, brilliant murals. Ages three and up.

January 31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Nevada Wild Artist Reception

Join the artists of the Nevada Wild art exhibit to enjoy light refreshments and demonstrations from Lynne Kistler and Gary Reese. Visit with the artists between demonstrations.

January 31, 1:00 p.m.: Smoke Art Demonstration with Lynne Kistler

Artist Lynne Kistler will demonstrate how to make smoke art using smoke, watercolor and multimedia. Kistler has many of her smoke art pieces featured in the Nevada Wild 2020 art installation that is currently on display at the California Trail Interpretive Center.

January 31, 3:00 p.m.: Re-photographing the West with Gary Reese

Photographer Gary Reese has re-photographed 52 of Timothy O'Sullivan's 270 photographic views, taken between 1867 and 1871, in Nevada and adjacent areas of Arizona and California. By re-photographing the views of this famous western expeditionary photographer, Reese updates O'Sullivan's narrative on what was significant in Nevada immediately following statehood. Reese will discuss how he found and photographed the rugged locations first captured by O'Sullivan 150 years ago. Reese has several photographs featured in the Nevada Wild 2020 art installation that is currently on display at the California Trail Interpretive Center.

February 1, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.: History Presented Through the Arts: Guided Tour of the Trail Center Artwork

The California Trail Center art walk tour guides visitors through the history of the California Trail, depicted by original historic and contemporary art and diorama masterpieces.
Learn the secrets of the Trail while enjoying the work of renowned artists. Volunteer Susanne Reese will lead the tour.

The California Trail Interpretive Center is located eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.