Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to art and handmade items it is no different.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to art and handmade items it is no different. When we look at handmade produced art we are hoping to find a part of ourselves that we have not experienced before. To have that ah ha moment, a feeling that reaches our soul and moves us in a mysterious way. That is what "good and great" art is able to provide.
Artist's able to produce a work of art that instills a positive response from an individual is a gift. Artist's express their talents and gifts differently by producing their interpretation of the world around them. The artist's personal expression is what makes a handmade work of art valuable to own. Original art is not mass produced, is not created by several hands or made by mass machines, original art is an individual expressing their soul through the art medium that serves them. Artist's are definitely a special breed of humans, they interpret the world we live in, the culture that surrounds us, and are able to capture the beauty of a moment in time, in a magical landscape painting.
Celebrating 50 years of success is the Artists Coop of Reno, located at 627 Mill Street and established in 1966. From the very beginning, the member artists were required to produce new work consistently. They were encouraged to continue to grow in their skills by learning from other professional artists through workshops and courses, and to enter outside juried art shows. The gallery began with monthly featured shows and also invited other outside artists to participate. These principles continue to be the basis of enhancing the work you see in the gallery today.
The Artists Coop Reno is a true cooperative gallery with receptions most often held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Original artwork by members, local artisans, and invited guest artists include potters, basketmakers, jewelry designers, woodworkers and more. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On their website you can search upcoming events, www.artistscoopgalleryreno.com/, current artisan members, the Coops heritage and the history of the building. Hope to see you at next months reception!
Artist's Coop of Reno 627 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502 775-322-8896 www.artistsco-opgalleryreno.com/ Contact: Eileen Fuller 775-233-4796