This exhibition honors the late Nancy Peppin, a Reno-based artist and steadfast supporter of the arts who passed away in 2015. Known for her great sense of humor, Peppin made a name for herself as a graphic designer and watercolorist. Her favorite subjects to paint were Twinkies—the popular snack cake with a creamy white filling—and her obsession eventually led to national acclaim. Peppin’s artworks grace the homes of friends and family throughout northern Nevada. This exhibition will be drawn from those private collections. Upon her passing, Peppin generously left a significant gift to the Nevada Museum of Art to support the acquisition of artworks for the Museum’s permanent collections.
A Sweet Life:
Celebrating Nancy Peppin
July 5, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery | Floor 2
Nancy Peppin, Seven Deadly Twinkies, 2005. Watercolor on paper, 17 ½ x 20 inches. Collection of Dr. Rick Meier and Sue Meier.