FALLS CITY – Friday night will be a landmark one for the Stalder Art Gallery in Falls City.
The gallery, located inside the Falls City Library, will host several speakers and a musician, free of cost.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, with the opening of the Miles Ranch gallery.
The gallery will center on the ranch, which in it’s hay day in the 19th century, spanned over 42,000 miles in Richardson County and was owned frontiersman and rancher Stephen Boyd Miles.
The work, which is from the late 1800’s, is made up of art created by three relatives of Miles.
A couple of speakers will present to the public with Miles Ranch Foundation executive director Paulo Bruxellas beginning the lecture. Bruxellas, who along with his family now owns the ranch, will give a 15 minute presentation centered on the ranch’s history.
Then, great-great-granddaughter of Stephen Boyd Miles Johnnie Einspahr, will talk specifically about the artists and their work.
Following the speakers, around 8:15 p.m. internationally renowned cellist Jennifer Kloetzel will give a performance.
The music was made possible by local philanthropist and gallery namesake Merle Stalder.