Two Unique Art Forms on Display

The Silver City Public Library is currently hosting two displays of artwork in two very different types of media.

The upper display case holds still images from animated films by Ralph Bakshi.  Bakshi is an animator, director, and producer known for his unique, independent animated films including Fritz the Cat, Wizards, and The Lord of the Rings. Read more about Ralph Bakshi at

The lower display case features gourd art by Pierre Nichols, inspired by the designs of pieces excavated at Paquimé, Casas Grandes, Mexico. Nichols is an artist with over 20 years’ experience in gourd work. He is recognized as a Master Gourd Artist with numerous awards including first place ribbons in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Idaho. Read more about Pierre Nichols at

Both displays will be up through the month of October.

display of animation stills by Ralph Bakshi     display of gourd art by Pierre Nichols

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