Monday, October 18, 2010

She's been working -- and creating art -- on the railroad

CAM-PLEX in Gillette is pleased to invite you to meet artist Edie Reno on Thursday, October 21, from 5-7 p.m. This artist reception is free and open to the public. To see Edie's "Living Creatures" exhibit, stop by anytime from Monday, October 18, through Friday, November 19. For more information contact the CAM-PLEX ticket office at 307-682-8802. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CAM-PLEX’s website: Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery doors are open during Heritage Center events and by special appointment.information

Artist’s Statement: “This collection, 'Living Creatures,' is of animals I see as I work on the railroad or while I am out walking. I compose drawings of them and mix diligently with dreams. Paint, weave in textures, colors of hope, joy, and mystery.”

Artist's bio: Edie Reno graduated from Campbell County High School, and attended California State University in Stanislaus and Turlock, California. Her studies focused on art with emphasis on sculpture. After college she taught art in schools and community as an itinerant artist in California, Montana, and Wyoming. As an Artist in Residence at Custer Co. Art Center, Miles City, MT Reno began to study the name Bezelel.... "under the shadow of God" and what that meant as an artist and continue to pursue that quest. In 2007 she received the high honor of a Purchase award at the Wyoming Governor’s Invitational in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Reno also currently works for BNSF Railways as a conductor.