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One art reception a hit, the other mostly a miss

Erik Holland works on a painting of a storm over Gold Butte during a reception at the Rinckel Mansion.

We had a good time hosting Erik Holland and his artwork during Saturday’s downtown wine walk, when dozens of people came through the Rinckel Mansion to see Erik’s ‘Iconic Nevada’ show.

If you missed the receptions, the art is still hanging on the walls here through February, so feel free to stop by during business hours. We’re busy with the legislative session, so we might not have time to play host. Nevertheless, come in and wander around.

The second reception on Wednesday evening drew just a handful of people, as the weather was lousy. City crews blocked off Curry Street a couple of times as they prepared for potential flooding on King Street, which made it difficult to get here at times.

We saw a lot of friends and made some new acquaintances. There was plenty of time to sit and chat about art and journalism and current events, sometimes all in the same conversation. Thanks to  Robin Cobbey for organizing the receptions and show, and we look forward to doing it again some time.

I was surprised how many people turned out on an early-February afternoon for the wine walk. The weather was iffy — it turned out OK, a little damp — and I didn’t get a head count, but I think a couple hundred people came through. If you’ve not been on the walk before, people were having a good time and there was plenty to see. Check it out monthly on the Downtown Business Association’s site.

About Barry Smith

Barry Smith is executive director of the Nevada Press Association. Before joining NPA, he was editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City and has been an editor, columnist and reporter.

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