May 8, 2014 - July 3, 2014
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; May 8, 2014 through July 3, 2014, excluding holidays.
City Hall Art & Lobby Gallery (South Entrance)
595 Silver Lace Blvd
Fernley, NV 89408
N/C this exhibit is part of the Nevada Touring Inititative-Traveling Exhibition Program
Wally's World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada Exhibition
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The City of Fernley presents Wally's World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine's collection. In 1987, Life Magaizine described US HWY 50 across the center of Nevada as the "The Loneliest Road in America." The magazine particularly mentioned the 287-mile stretch between Fernley and Ely as "remote with few points of interest" and it urged travelers to have "survival skills" to make the journey. Exhibit curator, Jim McCormick titled this NTI-Traveling Exhibition, Wally's World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada because Wally Cuchine's art collection is located in Eureka, Nevada on HWY 50's route.
Cuchine estimates his art collection at 1,500 to 2,000 works. A small fraction of the collection is represented in Wally's World - 35 works, about one perent of his collection. This exhibition is a testament to one individual's tenacity in expressing his passion for art.