Bill Bliss + Theodore Waddell
On Thursday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Stremmel Gallery will host an opening reception for artists Bill Bliss and Theodore Waddell. The exhibition will continue through July 30. Stremmel Gallery will present Bill Bliss and Theodore Waddell as part of the tenth anniversary of the Artown Festival, July 1 – 31, 2005, hosted by the City of Reno. The month-long summer arts festival features over 200 events produced by more than 60 cultural organizations and businesses in more than 50 locations citywide.
A descendant of the pioneer family that first developed the community of Glenbrook at Lake Tahoe, Bill Bliss was the fourth-generation innkeeper at the Glenbrook Inn until it closed in 1976. He has become known in the last 15 years for his highly sought-after watercolors of Northern Nevada’s rapidly vanishing historic buildings. His works have been published in the book he co-authored in 1992 with Sessions “Buck” Wheeler, Tahoe Heritage, the Bliss Family of Glenbrook, Nevada.
Theodore Waddell is perhaps Montana’s most important contemporary artist. He has played a significant role in the development of late modernism in Montana and the West. His works reflect his intimate relationship to the land and people of the West, and his unique expression of that relationship. A former professor at the University of Montana, Ted has had numerous museum shows including the Holter Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, and the prestigious Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. He has also been featured at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Missoula Museum of Art, and the Paris-Gibson Square Museum of Art.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The public is invited to attend the reception, view the exhibition and meet the artists. The show will continue through July 30. Stremmel Gallery is located at 1400 S. Virginia Street. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.