Ray ‘bacasegua’ Valdez is an artist, muralist and Tribal member of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians. His paintings depict how Native American life can be lived in and of traditional ways while still existing in these current times. He utilizes various mediums to create the emotions uprooted from the old ways. His work has been shown extensively in Nevada and Texas with collectors from around the country. He also is the Director of the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada.
He will be curating a mix of his work along with the pottery by Richard Seukteoma. Seukteoma is Hopi of the Snake Clan from Northeastern Arizona.
He blends both contemporary and traditional to balance the best of both worlds.
Each pottery piece is sculpted with prayer and embraces Mother Earth and Father Sky, while honoring all elements: Fire, Wind, Earth and Water, thus creating a precious connection to his ancestors
“I am nothing more than a physical touch bringing forth these spiritual vessels. I am honored, happy, and thankful to share these artworks with you.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public, masks required. Hours of operation are Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Private tours can be arranged by calling 775.996.3822.
The Depot Gallery is supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the state of Nevada and the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee of the City of Sparks. The Depot Art Gallery features local and regional artists.
Exhibition Dates – March 6th thru 28th, 2021
Artist Reception, Thursday, March 18th, 4 to 7 pm