Pieces of Nothern Nevada art are now sitting on desks and shelves in the Far East.
Johnson Lane resident Jan Rollenhagen's hand-decorated gourds were chosen as gifts for Chinese trade officials by the Nevada Commission on Tourism during their trip Nov. 13-20.
"I'm so proud they took my work to China," Rollenhagen said. "We import so much stuff from China it was nice to be taking something made in Nevada to China. The gourds represent the spirit of Nevada."
When Claudia Vecchio, director of tourism, discovered Rollenhagen's gourds she knew they were the gift she needed to take with her …