The Clark County Museum will host a new exhibit called "Art and Artists of Southern Nevada: Selected Works from the Collections of the Clark County Museum" from Friday, Oct. 4, through Feb. 23, 2020, inside its Heritage Gallery at 1830 S. Boulder Highway.
The exhibit features paintings, watercolors, etchings and prints featuring the talents of Nevada artists. The public is invited to attend a free opening night reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 4. Light refreshments will be provided by the Clark County Museum Guild., and exhibit tours will be conducted by Exhibit Curator Malcolm Vuksich.
"This exhibit highlights the talent of local artists and the history, people and places of Southern Nevada," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose District G includes the museum. "It presents a unique opportunity to appreciate local artists and art they created from locally-inspired influences."
Some of the artists featured in the exhibit include Roy Purcell, the Clark County Museum's first director; Cliff Segerblom, an internationally known artist and photographer and the late father of Commissioner Tick Segerblom; Blake Morrison, U.S. Air Force captain once stationed at Nellis Air Force Base; Bertha Gresh, known as the Queen Mother of Nelson and Eldorado Canyon, and among many others.
The Clark County Museum's primary emphasis is on the collection and display of artifacts related to Southern Nevada history and pre-history. It doesn't actively collect artwork, but over its 51 years of operation the museum has received many works by local artists.
"This exhibit allows us to showcase a part of the museum's collection that hasn't been focused on in the past," said Museum Curator Malcolm Vuksich. " Some of the artwork has never been seen by the public before, while other pieces have made appearances as décor in an exhibit but have not been the focus of an exhibit."
To learn more about "Art and Artists of Southern Nevada" exhibit, call the Clark County Museum at (702) 455-7995 or visit the museum at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/museum. The museum's indoor exhibit hall features displays about Southern Nevada history from prehistoric to modern times. The 30-acre property also has an outdoor collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from important periods in local history. Offerings include a wedding chapel, print shop, railroad cottage and several homes all open for self-guided tours. Admission is $1 for children and seniors and $2 for adults.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is part of Clark County's Department of Parks and Recreation, which may be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. You can find them here: http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.