Ely Correspondence – May 2016



Ely Art Bank Host Reception

The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season with a reception/celebration planned from 4-7 p.m. on Friday May 6, at the Ely Art Bank located at 399 Aultman Street in downtown Ely.   Featured will be three exhibits including the Panorama exhibit from the Nevada Arts Council, Indian Art & Clothing show at the Garnet Mercantile and the third annual Student Art Show from White Pine High School and White Pine Middle School.  The food will be catered by WPHS Culinary Class.

Art is displayed inside a refurbished former bank.
                                                                        Art is displayed inside a refurbished former bank.

The Panorama exhibit features selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program and includes photography, painting, printmaking, and sculpture showing street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual show with a wide angle view across the Nevada landscape, thus the name Panorama.

The Indian Art/Clothing show at the Garnet Mercantile is an exhibit from the Nevada Indian Tourism Show of Indian Art. This exhibit will feature Native American jewelry, clothing and art.

Art Among the Aspens HallThe 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. Each student chooses their one best piece of art from this year’s class. The students come to the Art Bank to set up the show, learning how to put the items together to form an exhibit.

A Side Walk Art Show and 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 Art Bank is open on Friday and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. Please stop in to enjoy the local art work by over 35 artists featuring oil and watercolor, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Downtown Ely is a great place to enjoy art and history with over 20 murals and the sculpture park.

— Lorraine Clark