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Artist reception set for Sunday

East Fork Gallery is hosting an open house for artist Mark Tompkins on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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East Fork Gallery is hosting an open house for artist Mark Tompkins. The reception will be held on 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tompkins attended night classes at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he studied life drawing illustration. After working as a graphic artist for a number of years, Tompkins moved to Northern Nevada where he worked as a picture framer at a local art store and frame shop. There he began teaching painting classes for children and adults.

Tompkins taught art classes at the community college and at the recreation department. Tompkins was influenced by the early Renaissance artists as well as artists like Andrew Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. Tompkins teaches oil painting, acrylics and watercolors.

Tompkins will teach drawing classes at the East Fork Gallery every Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., starting June 11. Class fee will be $20 per class.

Space is limited. For information, call Tompkins at 775-783-4046.