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The Moon’s Tear:
A Desert Night’s Dream Paintings by Sophie Sheppard

Wayne L. Prim Theater Lobby | Floor 1
This exhibition celebrates the release of the children’s book, The Moon’s Tear: A Desert Night’s Dream, published by Baobob Press. Written and illustrated by third-generation painter Sophie Sheppard, the story follows a raven in his journey to find a companion for the moon. Sheppard’s watercolor paintings compliment the tale of loneliness and how it is conquered by friendship.


Sheppard lives and works in the northwest corner of the Great Basin where distances are vast, and silences are deep. The story is based on a dream she had while sleeping under clear desert night skies.


This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Sundance Music and Books.