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ROY POWERS has been a familiar face in Reno's community scene for more than five decades. His career in advertising and publicity led him into a leadership role in local civic activities.
He launched the Reno Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as President of the Reno Chamber of Commerce. He is one of the original organizers of the Reno Air Races and served on the Board of Directors for 13 years. He has been honored as Reno's Young Man of the Year, Reno's Civic Leader of the Year and has been initiated into the Air Race Wall of Fame.
All this time he spent his leisure hours drawing and painting portraits of well-known urban landscapes. He retired in 1998 and now wields his brushes at his studio in his Reno home.
THE NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY recognized his work as a significant historical statement and, in 2001, organized a three-month display of his paintings at the NHS gallery on the University of Nevada campus.
The Heritage Bank of Reno also sponsored an exhibit of his published prints and invited Roy back as the guest artist for the grand opening of a new branch later in 2002.
THE NEVADA MUSEUM of ART recognized Roy's work with an exhibit - A Fragile Presence: Local Landmark Paintings of Roy Powers at the museum from July 21 through October 21, 2007.
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