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NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIST MELVIN BROWN AT COPELAND GALLERY

September 7, 2017 – November 8, 2017

Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents Native American Artist Melvin Brown at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from September 7, 2017 through November 8, 2017. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday10am to 5pm. Melvin’s paintings are available for purchase.

Brown’s artwork has been described as Contemporary Native American. To a certain degree this might apply as his artwork is continually unfolding with serendipitous connections.

Melvin Brown was born in Schurz, NV, in 1951, and raised in the neighboring town of Hawthorne. His father was of the Walker River Paiute Tribe and his mother was of the Yomba Shoshone Tribe. Both tribes are within the Great Basin.

He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM, and graduated with an AFA Degree in 1979. Prior exhibits include:

  • A one-man exhibit in 2003 in conjunction with the Under One Sky Native American project hosted by the Carson City Museum, and has a painting in the permanent collection at the Institute of Native American Art.
  • In 2012 Brown was one of the Native American Artists featured with the group show “The Way We Live” hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.
  • In 2015 Brown was one of the Native American Artists featured with the group show “Finding Our Balance” hosted by the Churchill Co. Museum.

CVAC will be hosting an artist’s reception on Friday, September 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and it is free to the public. Come and meet Melvin and preview his amazing work.