Monday, November 4, 2013

Plein Air Art Gallery Debuts in Gold Hill

Join Reno-based artist Erik Holland during the "Art in the Afternoon" reception November 9-10 at the Jones Mansion in Gold Hill. Holland has gathered more than 50 Nevada pieces for the sale, which allows attendees to finish some early Christmas shopping for the Nevada-lover on their holiday gift list. The exhibit features large and small watercolor and oil paintings of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Reno, and Carson City, which exhibit Holland's luminous style.

Holland has displayed his work in several successful art shows in the Reno area and recently published his first book—Outback Cartoonist—which features his favorite cartoons from a decade of cartooning in three different states. The plein air artist teaches at the Nevada Museum of Art, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Rainshadow Charter School. Holland plans to break ground on a new book soon, which will feature iconic buildings in Nevada towns.

The show runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, with Holland on site both days to discuss his work. Much of Holland's work can be viewed here: