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Reception, talk features Nevada environmental artists

CARSON CITY, Nevada (Aug. 3, 2017) – Nevada artists Paul Ford and Dennis Hinton, whose “Environmental Perspective” exhibit has been displayed at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery since June, will take part in an artists’ reception and talk on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Yucatan Current, Site-Collected Plastics and Sand, 22” x 24”, by Paul Ford, 2017. Provided by Nevada Arts Council

The reception starts at 5 p.m. at the OXS Gallery inside the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Carson City. The artists will speak at 6:15 p.m.

Hinton and Ford share a common concern for the environment, though they express their views in unique and contrasting ways.

Hinton, a photographer and educator who serves as the coordinator of photographic research at the University of Nevada, Reno, has spent the past 20 years documenting urban sprawl through the use of panoramic photographs.

Ford, who graduated from San Diego State with a degree in sculpture and print making, has incorporated a lifelong interest in anthropology into his artwork. He mixes natural elements, such as sand and sticks – along with some unnatural elements – into his art.

Both artists have been honored with Governor’s Arts Award commissions.

The exhibition will stay in place until Aug. 18. It can be viewed for free, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.