Ely Correspondence – April 2017

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Ely Art Bank Adds New Exhibit

                              Wally Cuchine, collector, and Jennifer Messina of the Ely Art Bank discuss placement of his collection.

The Ely Art Bank will host an open house on April 1 for its newest art exhibit. Wally Cuchine has been collecting Nevada Art for over 40 years. Part of his collection will now be on display at the Art Bank.

Wally Cuchine’s art collection is made up of paintings and other pieces that capture the beauty of Nevada’s Great Basin landscapes, buildings, and the people who have made Nevada home for generations. Cuchine spent years as the director of the Eureka Opera House, beginning with its restoration in 1995. He has been active in promoting Nevada tourism, traveling the state for years. His collection grew as he met local artists around the Nevada and began putting together this unique representation of the beauty of Nevada.

The Ely Art Bank is proud to display this collection. The Art Bank features work by more than 35 local artists and includes painting, sculpture, wood and glass pieces, jewelry, books, and many more items that all reflect the heritage of the Great Basin.

The Ely Art Bank is located at 399 Aultman Street in downtown Ely. The Art Bank is open Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Information can be found at elynvarts.com.

— Lorraine Clark

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