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Someone 2 Know: The Holland Project

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Remember the days of science fairs? Who could forget the classic volcano experiment where you mixed baking soda and vinegar? Well, multiply that by 10 and a large crowd turned out to see an even more exciting eruption near downtown Reno – months in the making.

We met up with artists Tim Conder and Megan Berner as they put the finishing touches on their corruptible art work. "We're working on a 10-foot paper mache volcano that will explode confetti," explained Conder. "We've been working on the project for a couple of months."

Both Conder and Berner sit on the board of The Holland Project which is responsible for this piece of art. The Holland Project is an all-ages art and music initiative that strives to empower young talent through access to the arts.

The artists showed off their volcano during Holland's third annual mobile art show called Forage: A Roaming Gallery. Berner says, "It's a way to re-inspire awe and curiosity in people." And that it did on Saturday, where the finished piece attracted a large crowd at the Discovery Museum, which was one of five stops on the art tour.

When the volcano exploded, the familiar 'oohs' and 'ahhs' sounded while confetti peppered the crowd. It was a sight to see.

The Holland Project hosts hundreds of events like this every year, like a fundraising currently going on called, Holland Lucky Draw. It is a winner-take-all raffle on August 9th. Three people will win thousands of dollars in prizes. Tickets are $30 and all the money raised will help with the Holland's Workshop Lab for young artists and musicians. 

To buy tickets, log onto http://www.hollandreno.org/donate/luckydraw/ 

Written by Kristen Remington

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