Carson Valley Arts Council presents artist Dale Mauer at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from Sept. 2 through Oct. 29.
Mauer’s work includes water-soluble oils and pen and ink. The exhibit can be viewed10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The work will be available for purchase.
An artists' reception is 1-3 p.m. Sept. 4. The reception is free and open to the public.
Mauer will also be a featured artist during the Carson Valley Art Studio Tour, Oct. 8-10. Participants will be able to stop by the gallery during the tour and meet him.
He will be doing a demonstration on Oct. 9.
According to the gallery, Mauer’s process is simple, using a palette of the primary colors and white.
“All colors in nature come from the primaries: red, yellow, and blue,” Mauer said. “It is a challenge and is exciting to strive to duplicate the colors that I see in landscapes and wildlife.”
He is drawn and inspired by the peace and solitude of the desert, the mountains, marshes, and wildlife of Nevada and the west.
Mauer also does pen and ink and has done wildlife on wood in ink and colored the drawing with oil color pencils. He uses the old dip pen for all of his ink work, and has used technical pens, but has found that by using the old pens the nib is more flexible for a variance in the lines.
He said that every piece of art that he does is an opportunity to learn and grow.
“It is a great satisfaction for me in talking to people about my work, to have them relate to what they see in my paintings and pen and ink drawings.”
Call the arts council for additional information or questions by at 782-8207, or visit www.cvartscouncil.com to learn more about CVAC and upcoming events. The Copeland Gallery is located at1572 US Hwy 395, Minden (corner of Hwy 395 and County Road).
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