ART from WNC

Sharon Carter, "Lower Toroweap, Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument," watercolor on paper, 16"x20", 2017

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, "ART from WNC," at the Community Development Building [the Brick], 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. Eleven student artists from Western Nevada College, Carson City, have work in the exhibit. The free exhibition is available to the public from January 15 – April 12, 2018; 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 watercolor painting that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.

The exhibition presents poster designs by Professor Jayna Conkey’s Graphic Communications students including Neil Anderson, Christian Cooper, Jesus Fernandez Garcia, Robin Johnson, Michelle Keele, Suzanne Pipho, Stacia Woomer, and Amanda Yau. Steven Saylor’s student, Sharon Carter, submitted a large watercolor landscape for the show. Bailee Barber has two series of photographs in the exhibition; Barber is also Jayna Conkey's student. Tracy Mendibles' pencil drawing, Wild Rose, is also in the exhibition.

Sharon Rosse, CCAI Executive Director, said “CCAI is delighted to work with the college’s students and faculty to produce this exhibition. The students’ creativity is a strong asset in our community.”

The Graphic Design students responded creatively to Conkey’s assignments to design a poster about human rights or a global issue of their choice, to create an event poster, or draw a portrait of a famous person — all to use design tools and learn color theory. Strong examples of the students’ graphic work are in the show.

Sharon Carter painted a superb landscape watercolor of the “Lower Toroweap” in the Grand Canyon. Bailee Barber did two innovative photographic series: “Optical Eye” and “Gone”

This exhibition is the eighth in CCAI’s 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 John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, City of Carson City, U.S. Bank Foundation, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

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