“When Ahren Hertel first started painting seriously, he had two main influences, comics like Calvin and Hobbes and Renaissance painting. He took it from there. Lately, he’s been making portraits of friends and fellow artists, and masterfully abstract Nevada landscapes. Ahren dropped by the KWNK studio in Reno to talk about his trajectory as an artist and what teaching painting at UNR is like.

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Double Scoop Podcast Episode 9, with Painter Ahren Hertel

Ahren Hertel’s exhibition, Match, is on view at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon through April 4, along with Austin Pratt’s exhibition A Gate, Wild, Breathing.

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s editor in chief. In former lives she was a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. She’s been writing about Nevada art and culture since 2004. More at www.krisvagner.com.

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