Works of noted Nevada artists on display at GBC
Monday, September 02, 2013 5:00 PM
ELKO - The Great Basin College Gallery in the Leonard Center for Student Life on the GBC Elko campus will exhibit the work of three noted Nevada artists, including the ceramic sculptures of Dennis Parks of Tuscarora.
Parks is joined by Gary Link of Eureka and Jack Malotte of Duck Valley in "Nevada Perspectives," the gallery's first exhibit of the academic year.
Gallery curator Gail Rappa said she is excited about the exhibit.
"This is an exhibit that really shows how sophisticated and accomplished work from three completely different Nevada artists can be," she said.
Parks maintains his studio in Tuscarora. His work is known around the world. He founded the Tuscarora Pottery School in the 1960s, where he continues to be an artist in residence, working with students each summer. Much of the teaching at the school is now led by Parks' son Ben, an equally accomplished ceramicist. Nevada Perspectives features some of his more recent work.
Links paintings are vibrant Nevada landscapes. He grew up in North Dakota and studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at Dickinson State University. He teaches art in the Eureka County School District.
Mallotte's work is on loan from the private collection of Wally Cuchine, of Eureka. Cuchine's private gallery, "Wally World," features the original works of dozens of Nevada artists.
Nevada Perspectives will be on display in the Great Basin Gallery through Nov. 15. The gallery is located in the Leonard Center for Student Life, on Chilton Circle. For more information on the exhibit, contact Rappa at firstname.lastname@example.org.