Glass artist, water colorist on display at Copeland

One of Janice Stowers' glass art pieces.

One of Janice Stowers' glass art pieces.

The Carson Valley Arts Council presents glass artist Janice Stowers and watercolor artist Reta Hanks at the Copeland Gallery in Minden through Aug. 30.

Stowers has had a love for art glass for many years. Touring glass blowing facilities in Germany and Switzerland fueled her infatuation with the medium. In 2003 she participated in a glass fusing class in Reno, not realizing she would become totally obsessed with the idea of creating her own designs.

One of Hanks’s favorite pastimes is painting, and her favorite medium is watercolor.

“Watercolor takes on a life of its own and tends to create a unique result on paper,” she said. “I like painting landscapes and I also like to dream up whimsical colorful abstracts that may include pen and ink.  I hope to spark the viewer’s imagination.”

Hanks is a member of the Nevada Artists Association, Mendocino Art Center, Carson Valley Arts Council and Sierra Watercolor Society.  She has shown her work at the King Street Gallery in Carson City, CVIC Hall in Minden, The Carson City Art Gallery, Wilbur D. May Museum and South Valley Library in Reno, and Art Indeed in Reno.  Reta’s paintings are in private collections in California, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada.  

The artists works may be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Their work is available for purchase.


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