My cousin, Vic Chevillon, is a geologist and artist who lives in Reno with his lovely wife Lynn.He has traveled extensively and has more stories to tell than anyone I know... an all around cool guy.
Vic has created a series of four petroglyphs that are geometrically true to art found in Northern Nevada 10,000 years ago. The petroglyph installation in downtown Reno is part of Artown. The annual, month-long festival draws 350,000 people and artists - visual, performing and musical - the likes of Ringo Starr, Wynton Marsalis, Mandy Patinkin, the Missoula Children's theater, Street Dancers from Chicago... and my cousin Vic, and the list goes on. Artown was developed to strengthen Reno's arts industry, enhance civic identity and national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of the region. The National Endowment for the Arts calls it one of the most comprehensive festival offerings in the country.
Vic describes his Peace Quest Sculpture as welded steel, four pieces tied together by space, form, color and our longings across time. I'd go on, but it's really better to view the photographs and poetry he has written to accompany this amazing work of art. Or, check out what the Reno News Review has to say.