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‘Seed’ money being sought for Basque mural project

Staff Reports

Main Street Gardnerville is seeking funding for a Basque mural project.

Beverly Caputo, a local artist, is working with Main Street Gardnerville to create this Basque-themed mural.

The mural will be 12’ x 16’ in size. The composition will contain the profile of a Basque sheepherder holding a lamb. Next to the herder will be his faithful companion, a dog, with his flock grazing in the background against the backdrop of Job’s Peak. The work of art will be contained within the shape of the State of Nevada.

This will be a public mural painted on Marine plywood panels that will be top coated with a protective clear coat as a sealer. The mural will be portable; but currently a site has been selected for initial exhibition. It will be displayed on the side of a building within the Main Street Gardnerville District with excellent visibility from the street along Highway 395.

Packets of seeds will be given out to those wishing to support this project in exchange for “seed money” donations collected during the upcoming Thirsty Third Thursday wine walks, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19.

The donation locations for June’s wine walk will be Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, 1503 Highway 395 N Unit A and the Historian Inn, 1427 Highway 395.

“As an added bonus, you will be able to keep track of the donations on a banner which will be installed on the South side of Battle Born Wine,” organizers said in a press release. “There have already been generous donations by individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations; but we are still in need of additional funding to bring this project to fruition.”

For more information or to donate to this project, contact Paula Lochridge at 782-8027 or plochridge@mainstreetgardnerville.org.

Main Street Gardnerville is a 501 (c) 6 corporation and an equal opportunity provider.