Western Art on the Comstock
The Comstock History Center Museum is pleased to announce A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard. A native of southwestern Oklahoma and former bronco rider in Madison Square Garden, Craig Sheppard was a prime mover in northern Nevada’s cultural community in the years following World War II. He arrived at the University of Nevada in 1947 with the savvy of a seasoned cowboy and the experience necessary to teach most courses in the art department he had been charged with rebuilding.
Co-curators Jim McCormick and Fred Reid have designed an exhibition that focuses on Sheppard’s abiding fascination with horses. The exhibit will resonate with those who venture beyond urban limits and encounter still existent ranches, cowboys, and wild horses on Nevada’s rangeland.
The Comstock History Center Museum is located at 20 N. E Street in Virginia City, two blocks downhill from the Bucket of Blood Saloon. Admission is free and the museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibition Run: Thursday, July 16 – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015