"No Strings Attached," the Sheppard Art Gallery's 12th biennial Valentine Invitational Exhibition and Auction, is on display in the Church Fine Arts Building on the University campus through Friday, Feb. 10, with the event's auction set to begin at 5:30 p.m., also on Friday, Feb. 10.
The exhibition features works from more than 75 artists, including figures such as Anthony Alston and Joseph Zuccarini, as well as local artists who have long been associated with the University, including Rebeka Bogard, Michael Sarich and Tamara Scronce, and current and former students such as Nate Clark, Dominique Palladino and Omar Pierce. Works of other national and regional artists who have also shown in the gallery will be on hand.
"The vibe is very different," Marjorie Vecchio, gallery director, was recently quoted in the Reno Gazette-Journal in describing the displayed works. "It's more playful. I've been here five and a half years, and this is one of the best in terms of the artwork that was submitted to us, which is super exciting."
Funds raised through the auction will be used to bring more artists to the Sheppard Gallery, for the production of exhibition catalogs, and also to provide art students with opportunities to view art in other cities.
More information: Department of Art Website