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November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to learn about the  dynamism and vibrancy of Native American cultures. The University of Nevada, Reno and The Potentialist Workshop have exhibits that feature the works of Native American artists.

On Nov. 4, renowned printmaker Emily Arthur, an Eastern Band Cherokee tribe member  opens her exhibition alongside local artist Joe Allen, a Paiute tule duck decoy maker and member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe.  Both exhibitions open in Sheppard Contemporary in the Church Fine Arts Complex.  On November 13, Prof. Nancy Mithlo, a leading Native American scholar,  curator, and member of the Ft. Sill Chiracahua Warm Springs Apache tribe, will talk about the ways indigenous cultures interface with mainstream culture.  

Melissa Melero, a member of the Paiute Tribe, is showing her work at the Potentialist Workshop. Melero’s influences are imagery found in nature, petroglyphs, beadwork, and basketry.

What: Works by Melissa Melero

Where: The Potentialist Workshop, 836 E. 2nd St.

When: Through November, reception Nov. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


What: Works by printmaker Emily Arthur and Joe Allen

Where: Sheppard Contemporary Gallery in the Church Fine Arts Complex at the University of Nevada, Reno

When: Reception on Nov. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.