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Art Exhibit Honoring Chilean Miners Now On Display

April 08, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. Hope Rises-Chilean Mine Exhibit is now on display at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water St., in the Water Street District through May 10. Viewing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit will travel to The Gallery, located at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., May 13 through June 13. Gallery hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission at both locations is complimentary.

Featuring the work of students throughout the Las Vegas Valley, this colorful tile mural commemorates the strength and courage of the Chilean miners who were trapped and rescued in 2012. The image of a butterfly plays an important role in the mural. While trapped, some miners were surprised to see a white butterfly, which caused them to pause just as the ground caved in before them. Some believe the butterfly may have saved their lives.

“This exhibit celebrates the hope and spirit of the miners, as well as the brave men and women who rescued them,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager. “It is also a testament to the compassion and talent of students here in our community who were touched by the plight of these miners and their bravery.”

The exhibit features 374 hand-painted tiles and letters written to the miners. It was organized by Larry Rush, an art specialist at New Horizons Center for Learning.

For information about galleries and exhibits located throughout Henderson, visit HendersonLive.com or call (702) 267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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