The Ely Renaissance Society ... celebrating where the world met and became one.
Ely Renaissance Society Plans for a Busy Season
The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season. The Art Bank reopened on March 4 and will be open on Friday and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week.
A new art exhibit from the Nevada Arts Council will be set up in mid April. This exhibit is entitled “Panorama” and is the third in a series of exhibits showcasing the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program features exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.
April 26 – 30 the Ely Art Bank will host an exhibit from the Nevada Indian Tourism Show of Indian Art .
The third annual White Pine Schools Student Art Show will be featured May 3 – 7. This show features work done by students in local art classes. An open house will be held.
A Side Walk Art Sale will be held at the Ely Art Bank on May 13 and 14. Local artists from the Ely Art Bank will be on hand to show their work.
The Renaissance Village will reopen on June 4 with new displays in each house and the stories of some of our noteworthy local women. A new book about early women who lived here and contributed to Ely’s history will be available.
July 4th weekend is always a great time to visit the Village and this year the Class of ‘56 will gather there on July 2 and the Class of ‘71 will meet at the Village on July 3.
July 4th the Village will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
July 22 the Ely Art Bank will host an art show by Anthony Ithurralde. He is the artists who did the Greek murals on the Art Bank as well as the windows in the Plaza and Ely Hotels. He will have his latest work on display as well as a children’s book he has illustrated.
The Annual Art Wine Walk will be held on July 23 at the Village beginning at 5 p.m.
This is a great chance to meet our artists, purchase original art, and enjoy a great evening under the stars with a lovely dinner.
August 27, September 3 and 10th will be the annual Farmers Market at the Renaissance Village. Fresh produce is available along with jars of honey, salsa, jams, and a variety of nuts and other tasty treats. Our fresh peach ice cream is a favorite for all.
More information on all the activities of the Ely Renaissance Society can be found at ruralnevadanews.com or by calling the White Pine Chamber of Commerce at 775-289-8877.
Please make your calendars and plan to enjoy all the art and heritage activities planned this year.
Ely Renaissance Society
PO Box 150028
Ely, NV 89315
The Renaissance Village
400 Ely Street
The Art Bank
399 Aultman Street
For more information on the Ely Renaissance Society see www.elyrenaissance.com
New Book "Where the World Met and Became One"
Dr. Patricia White and Lorraine Clark signing the new book about the Renaissance Village and the ladies who made Ely such a diverse ethnic community.
Ely Renaissance Society Unveils New Book
by Lorraine Clark
The Ely Renaissance Society unveiled their newest book at a gala dinner last Friday to thank all the families and others who provided family histories and photos for the book entitled “Where the World Met and Became One.”
The book tells the stories of 24 local ladies who lived and worked here in the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s. These women led the transformation of Ely from a mining camp to the culturally diverse community it is today.
Stories include Eastern Nevada pioneers from seven Asian and European cultures represented in the Ely Renaissance Village. Written by Patricia White, Ph.D. and complied by Lorraine Clark, the book is a collection of family biographies and photos that tell the story of the early days in Ely.
The book is available at the Garnet Mercantile, Ely Art Bank, and the Renaissance Village.
Art & Wine Walk
Art & Wine Walk 2016
The Ely Renaissance Art & Wine Walk will be held at the Renaissance Village Saturday, July 23, beginning at 5 pm followed by dinner and a Silent Auction. Meet artists; enjoy art, sample ethnic food and wine tasting in the restored houses, and enjoy a special event with a silent auction.
The event is a chance to socialize with people, view and purchase lovely artwork, all set in an attractive and unique setting. Having ethnic appetizers & wine served in the houses of the village showcases our diverse population as well as our history. The Art Wine Walk evening transforms the Renaissance Village into an elegant dining and shopping experience where participants can relax under the starry night, visit with friends, and enjoy good food and wine.
A silent auction hosts a variety of items including gift baskets, home décor and much more. Since items are donated, the funds raised will be used to continue improvements to the Art Bank and Renaissance Village.
Many artists are involved each year displaying their work including paintings, jewelry, wind chimes, photographs, cards, and many more items offered by both local and out of town artists. The quality and variety of items is wonderful. The artists pay back ERS a small commission to be part of the event, which is helpful along with promoting our local talent.
More information can be found at www.elyrenaissance.com
Al & Brenda Moeller