The art scene in Reno, Nevada is exploding and Liberty Fine Art Gallery, located next to the Nevada Museum of Art, has become a hub for the arts. It is the home base and starting point of Geralda Miller’s and Eric Brook’s ArtSpot Reno’s First Thursday Art Walk.

I was invited by Rich VanGogh (owner and director of Liberty Fine Art Gallery) and Jill Glenn (Marketing Director for Liberty Fine Art Gallery) to be a guest artist at the gallery for several months beginning in June 2014.  On June 5th, at the First Thursday Open House Reception, The World of Glimpse was launched with the theme “Where Art, Literature, and Theater Intersect and Merge.”  The show was curated by Jill Glenn. More than 500 people attended the event.


Rich VanGogh, Jill Glenn and Darren Lukas

Rich and Jill and Reno Psychiatrist, Darren Lukas


Ellen and Rich VanGogh

 Rich and me


Lunaberry Moths in Gallery


Launch Attendees


Ellen and Geralda Miller

Geralda Miller, publisher and blogger at ArtSpotReno, and me

It truly was an extraordinary multimedia happening – an exciting combination of a book-signing, an exhibition of both my original paintings and archival-quality prints, a spontaneous, creative theatrical performance based on The World of Glimpse by Pan Pantoja and Kelsey Sweet (The Potentialist Workshop).  You can see more photographs in The Verseblurt Cafe.

The Pan Potentialists


Other festivities included abundant wine, food catered by SODO’S Restaurant, and delicious popsicle cakes made by confectioner Toni Harris (Sugar Rush) which represented the colors of the Lunaberry Popsicles of The World of Glimpse.  Live music was provided by Engred Barnett and Friends from The Reno Philharmonic.

Engrid Barnett and friends

Lunaberry Popsicles


RW McBride and Richard Allen Wells

 Artists RW McBride and Richard Allen Wells


David Walker

David Walker, Executive Director (CEO) of the Nevada Museum of Art


Oliver X

 Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine

How fortunate I am to have my work exhibited among the many exceptional artists in this beautiful gallery space!  The positive, collaborative, group energy that I felt, was, indeed, an enriching experience.

A very special Thank You to Rich and Jill for this opportunity.

– Ellen Palestrant