by Lisa Wallace, Executive Director

photo: Nevada Museum of Art

The Harrison Exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art, has an eye-catching, toe-tapping set of art pieces of the Sierra Nevada, including the Truckee River watershed.

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison are internationally-renowned environmental artists.  They have launched a series of works in response to temperature increases in the Sierra Nevada, Tibet, and Spain.  In the Sierra Nevada, the focus of their art is the Truckee River watershed at locations including Sagehen Creek.

Presented at the museum in a 30-foot long floor map (you can walk the Truckee River on the floor) along with topographic sketches, aerial photos and digital animation, this exhibit is the first piece of a fifty-year project.

Check it out: Nevada Art Museum

The exhibit is titled:  Sierra Nevada ~ An Adaptation and it closes January 8, 2012.