Join us for a screening of this documentary film about the historic school in Carson City. Wednesday, July 10, 2 pm, Spanish Springs Library.
At the south end of Carson City, Nevada lies a collection of stone buildings that look like they belong to another time. They represent a complex past that changed the course of generations of American Indians as one of the hundreds of Indian boarding schools built across the United States, a period of American history when the government thought they could change the thoughts, beliefs, and culture of American Indians across the country.
The beautiful stone buildings stand as a testament to the countless stories of hardship, resilience, strength, and the triumphs of native peoples across the Great Basin. They represent the Stewart Indian School, and this is its story.
This is your chance to meet several of the fascinating artists featured in the book Women Artists of the Great Basinby Mary Lee Fulkerson and Susan Mantle. Presenters Fulkerson and Mantle will describe their long journey searching 200,000 square miles of the Great Basin for visionary women artists.
This Artown event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will continue on display in the Northwest Reno Library Gallery through August 31.
Spanish Springs Library will host an art exhibit and reception for Lena Tseabbe Wright on Sunday, July 7 at 1 pm. Following the reception, there will be a public discussion of art as a form of narrative storytelling. Participants will brainstorm ideas for a local history community mural that will be painted on The Hive @ Lazy 5 Park.
Painting will occur weekends July 13-14 and July
20-21 from 9 am-noon. The exhibit will be on display through July 28.