The thorough and captivating study of wild horses in Northern Nevada, seen through the lens of Paula Morin, is now available for students and the public to enjoy at Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s Fallon Campus.
Morinâ€™s photography exhibit “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” shows in WNCâ€™s Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery through October 31.
â€œThe photographs of Paula Morin depict an uncommon view of the significance of the wild horse to the Great Basin,â€ said WNC Art Professor Gil Martin.
After being awarded a Rural Community Arts Assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Forest Service in 1999, Morin spent two years exploring the significance, impact and meaning of wild horses in the high desert. This study triggered a national touring art exhibit now displayed at WNC.
In addition to her work as a photographer, author and artist, Morin is an oral historian.
The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Friday.