ART from WNC

"Open", typology project: 12 color photographs, 17.25” x 19”, 2016

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, "ART from WNC", at the Community Development Building [the Brick], 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. Twenty-one student artists from Western Nevada College, Carson City, have work in the exhibit. CCAI will host an artists’ reception on Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm. The free exhibition is available to the public from February 1 – March 30, 2017; the building is open Monday - Friday, 8am – noon, 1-4pm.

"ART from WNC" includes a wide variety of art including graphic design, drawing, photography, and book arts pieces that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.

The exhibition presents two graphic design projects by Professor Jayna Conkey’s Graphic Communications students including Sarah Benson, Melessa Camilon, Martina Doan, Rachel Guthrie, Zephen Guthrie, Stephany Hash, Zach Leonard, Ace McClellan, Jesse Mireless, Gina Padilla, Heath Proctor, Jennifer Smith, and Stephen Wadsworth.

Stephen Reid’s students, Noah Shek, Oakley Workman, and Jennifer Dunn did photographic typology projects, with photos of similar objects combined into grids. Dunn and Shek also made book art sculptures. The show includes four self-portrait pencil drawings by Reid’s students Azltand Carriollo, Dowain Swain, Kody Valdez, and Amanda Yau. Kurt Meyer’s color photographs feature a truck partially burned in the recent Little Valley fire.

Sharon Rosse, CCAI Executive Director, said “There is a sophisticated quality and professional level in the WNC students’ art. CCAI is delighted to present this exhibition.”

This exhibition is fourth in CCAI’s 2016 – 2017 series of student exhibitions in the Brick. CCAI will present a group exhibition of high school students’ work April - June.

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community building for the area's diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and its online projects.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is funded in part the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, City of Carson City, Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

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