Artist inspired by nature |

Artist inspired by nature

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The unique jewelry handcrafted by artist Larry Wahrenbrock will be on display through Jan. 28 at the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Art Gallery, located at the South Valleys Library in Reno. The show is titled “Art to Adorn.”

“According to studies in anthropology and archeology, the only attributes that can be exclusively considered human, to the exclusion of all other life forms, is the behavior of self-adornment and the creation of art,” Wahrenbrock said. “My intention with this exhibit is to express my perception of the juncture of these two attributes.”

“I seek to evoke passion and excitement in all that I create. I view life as an adventure, a journey in time, space and spirit. My designs are interpretations of my experiences in that adventure.”

“My experiences are the culmination of my looking thoroughly, deeply and critically at the details and the gestalt, of all that presents itself to my consciousness,” he added.

Wahrenbrock’s work has included rings, pendants, belt buckles, broaches, necklaces, earrings and objects d’ art in innovative forms utilizing precious and semi-precious stones like turquoise.

Predominately relying on the natural world for inspiration, he believes the most phenomenal combinations of shapes, colors and textures are found in nature; the trick is to see them. Wahrenbrock enjoys designing and executing thematic groups, which form an identifiable series.

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Art Gallery is located within the South Valleys Library, 15650 A Wedge Parkway and is open during regular library hours.

For more information call (775) 851-5190 or visit

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