Inside and Outside the Lines

"Gram Stain", Jonathan Farber, ink on paper, 36"x28", 2016

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, "Inside and Outside the Lines", with artwork by artists Jonathan Farber and Susan Kotler at the city’s Sierra Room located in the Community Center, 851 E William Street, Carson City. The exhibition is available to the public from November 13, 2017 — March 1, 2018. CCAI will host a reception for the artists on Wednesday, December 6, 5-7pm in the Sierra Room.

Kotler creates works using acrylics or watercolors that allow for spontaneous and direct expression. She finds inspiration for her art in natural phenomena, such as water, rocks, trees, light, and concepts from quantum physics and consciousness studies. In each work, she aims to inspire in the viewer an appreciation of the physical beauty and a sense of spirituality and mystery in the world around and within us.

Farber bases his drawings on a specific mark-making style. He uses patterns of redundant, diminutive marks that are evident on an individual basis and also combine with other marks to form a larger whole or image. He approaches his drawings as an intellectual amusement of the infinite, a meditation on time, space, and thought. His current artworks focus on abstraction, science, and cartography.

Kotler earned a MFA degree in Graphics/Printmaking at Claremont Graduate School and a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology at Pitzer College. She exhibits her work locally through Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery in Carson City and ArtIndeed! in Reno. The Nevada Arts Council awarded her a Jackpot Grant in 2009. Before moving to Nevada, Kotler taught printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and exhibited her work in Louisiana and Massachusetts. Kotler lives and works in Carson City.

Farber attended the University of Nevada, Reno, earning a dual Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Art/Sculpture in 2006 and a BFA in studio art in 2009. He found a second calling as a Registered Nurse and currently works in ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. He continues to actively make artwork for exhibitions across the country. When he is not in the studio or at the hospital, Farber spends his time hiking, fishing, skiing in the Sierra, and traveling the globe whenever possible. Farber lives and works in Reno.

The Sierra Room is open to the public during Carson City official meetings including every other Thursday 8am - 5pm, and most weeknights Monday - Thursday, 5pm - 8pm. For Sierra Room access, call 775.283.7421 or check meeting schedules online at www.carson.org/government/meetings-and-events

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.

CCAI is funded in part by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, City of Carson City, NV Energy Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

For additional information, please visit CCAI’s website at www.arts-initiative.org.