Inaugurating a Governor
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The world's three greatest events take place only every four years. But while the Olympics and the Soccer Worldcup are transients that lodge at almost any location that invites them, the inaugural for Nevada's governor is faithful to Carson City.

Depending on who the new governor is, the celebrations are different every time. Four years ago it would not have made any sense to start the celebrations for Jim Gibbons at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. But this year there was no better place, and nobody could agree any more than Marissa Sandoval, the new governor's six year old daughter.

Art and history are two of the strongest assets Carson City is blessed with and they are consequently heavily utilized in our celebrations. So we opened or museums, galleries and theaters to the new first family. The Nevada State Museum offered a

 

demonstration of Native American basketweaving - with horsehair, of all materials - and the traditional craft of braiding rawhide into bridle and rope.

The Capital City Arts Initiative offered paintings, prints, quilts and sculptures by northern Nevada artists, along with alternative bluegrass music by Hick'ry Switch, in the "Art in the BRIC I" Exhibition, a name that refers to the organization's new home at the Business Resources and Innovation Center, or BRIC. Landscapes and hand painted wild horse photographs were displayed at the Great Basin Gallery and Frame, while the Nevada Arts Council opened its doors for the "Exploring Boundary" photography Exhibit.

A performing arts show, hosted by the chair of the Nevada Arts Council Board, Tim Jones, was giving at the Brewery Arts Center's Performance Hall. It was filled to capacity.

Opening was Emily Orellana, a 17-year old member of Spoken Views and Nevada's state champion of the Poetry Out Loud competition for the past two years. The Note-Ables, a group of very talented musicians with disabilities, followed with renditions of songs by John Denver and John Fogerty, as well as their own compositions.

Cowboy poet and songwriter Richard Elloyan, who was raised in Virginia City, delivered convincing proof of his expressed love for Nevada with three of his own songs, Eureka Saturday Night, This Side of the Dirt and Everyday's Nevada Day.

 
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