Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition

Carson City’s arts and cultural community captures the Carson City experience.  The Coalition, founded in 2001, is an informal group of Carson City artists and arts organizations that convene to support each other and advocate for arts and culture.  We recognize that a creative environment is essential to an energetic, engaged, and economically robust community.

The Coalition strives to strengthen the area’s arts and culture groups through funding, visibility initiatives, access to new resources, and political voice.  We provide umbrella support and advocacy for arts and culture entities within our community. With this intent and a vision to secure Carson City as the region’s hub for celebrating creative and cultural experiences, the Coalition moves forward.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle

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Dylan Silver:Tahoe Clarity

Exhibition: July 7 – November 9, 2017
at the Community Center’s Sierra Room
851 E William Street, Carson City, Nevada

Tahoe Clarity
Exhibition in the Sierra Room

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents its exhibition, Tahoe Clarity, by artist Dylan Silver at the Community Center’s Sierra Room. The exhibit will be in the gallery from July 7 – November 9, 2017. The Community Center is located at 851 E William Street, Carson City.

Dylan Silver is a Lake Tahoe-based journalist and photographer. He first started exploring underwater at age 8, diving overboard from a rubber dinghy in the coves around Sand Harbor. After finishing high school near Eureka, California, Silver returned to South Lake Tahoe to attend Lake Tahoe Community College before moving on to San Francisco State University where he completed a bachelors degree in journalism. Again, he came back to Lake Tahoe.

As a reporter for the Tahoe Daily Tribune, he picked up photography, documenting the people, environment and businesses of the Tahoe Basin. He always knew he wanted to take his camera into the water to photograph the beauty of the lake’s clarity. It took a fortuitous bid on eBay to gain the necessary equipment. When his funky, red underwater camera housing arrived in December, 2014, Silver was in the water the next day.

Over the next two years, he shot for more than 60 days and gathered more than 100,000 images. He swam at least once every month of the year, sometimes in water that hovered around 40 degrees. In July, 2016, he started sharing the images under the banner Tahoe Clarity.

Silver earned his M.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 and lives in South Lake Tahoe, California. More of his work can be found on tahoeclarity.com, Instagram.com/tahoeclarity, facebook.com/tahoeclarity, and his personal website, dylansilver.com.

During the exhibition, Silver will give talks about his work to art students at Douglas High School in Minden and at Carson High School in Carson City.

The Sierra Room is open to the public during the City’s official public meetings — most weeknights Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 8pm. For Sierra Room access, call 775.283.7421, email to info@arts-initiative.org, or check meeting schedules online at www.carson.org/government/meetings-and-events

CCAI 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 online projects.

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

top image: Dylan Silver at Lake Tahoe
center image: Dylan Silver, Classic Blue, color photograph, 32″ x 48″, 2016
bottom image: Tahoe Clarity exhibition flier

 Art from UNR

Exhibition: July 11 – October 19, 2017
at the Community Development Building [the Brick]
108 E Proctor Street, Carson City, Nevada

ART from UNR
CCAI Student Exhibition at the Brick

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its student exhibition, ART from UNR, at the Community Development Building [the Brick], 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. The Brick is open to the public daily, 8am – noon, 1-4pm. The free exhibition will remain in the building’s lobby exhibition space from July 11 through October 19.

This past semester, thirty-six University of Nevada, Reno [UNR] students collaborated to create two large sculptures inspired by Louise Nevelson, one of America’s most distinguished artists. Each student built a wood box and created their own composition of gathered found-wood pieces; the boxes were then combined into the large sculptures. Nevelson provides the inspiration for students to explore formal elements of sculpture – mass, plane, line, color, and texture, along with compositional elements including positive and negative space, directional quality, and repetition.

The project also gives students the opportunity for hands-on experience in the wood shop and general sculpture studio utilizing both stationary tools (i.e. table saw, panel saw, band saw, miter saw, drill press, etc.) and hand tools (i.e. hammers, hand saws, drills, brad guns, etc.)

The students who created the Composition in White include: Shane Andrews, Denae Ball, Holly Carter, Owen Craugh, Celeste Dunn, Barrie Fenton, Kyle Hoffman, Tyler Jessell, Sandra Kramp, Tatum Lochner, Makenna Mahar I, Joseph Oliva, Isabel Olmedo, Rayne Roberts, Amanda Singleton, Tyler Stanley, Julia Stead, Samantha Vanillo, and Dustin Waters.

The students who created the Composition in Black include: Christopher DeFalco, Lindsey Depaola, Yvette Diaz, Rebekah Dominik, Griffin Drew, Laura Gracia, Joseph Klippenstein, Martha Rebecca Lopez, Courtney Martinez, Brianna Oki, Isabel Pittman, Nico Quatrale, Gabriel Rojas, Kevin Ruano, Kaleigh Rubio, Tyler Scranton, and Demetria Smolko.

Beginning Sculpture at the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills a component of the University’s Core Curriculum, specifically the Fine Arts Core Objective. The Fine Arts Core Objective is meant to develop an understanding of human creative practice and provide the student with an informed appreciation of the world’s visual and performing arts artistic heritage, both historical and contemporary. The Fine Arts Core Objective equips students to recognize the crucial role the arts play in shaping our experiences in and understandings of the world.

There are no prerequisites for students to enroll in Beginning Sculpture. As a result, many if not most of the students enrolled have never taken an art class before and are coming to this course from diverse fields of study such as Psychology, Engineering, Biology, and Geology, just to name a few examples from this past year. The Louise Nevelson wood construction sculpture project synthesizes and integrates information from contemporary and historical art in an applied studio art environment in order to contribute to the creative and scholarly experience of students from across the university.

The course was guided by Art Department Associate Professor Tamara Scronce, who was recently awarded the University’s prestigious Tibbits Distinguished Teacher Award for excellence in teaching. Instructor and grad student Cullen Wegman taught the Composition in Black course section. Instructor Kevin Kremier taught the Composition in White course section; he earned a MFA at the university in 2012.

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, Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities, NV Energy Foundation, Robert Z Hawkins Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

top image: Composition in White, sculptures by 17 students; wood, glue, wood found objects, paint; 2017
bottom image: Composition in Black, sculptures by 19 students; wood, glue, wood found objects, paint; 2017

Nevada Artists Association at the Brewery Arts Center.

                                           Nevada Artists Association

http://nevadaartists.org/

Nevada Artists Association Gallery

 Brewery Arts Center

Regular Members Show

Show runs from  July 8- August 5

Photography Show

Show Runs from August 6-September 8

Autumn Show

Show runs from September 9-October 20

Nevada Day Show

Show Starts November 5th

The NAA gallery is located at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center complex.  The Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and all art is for sale. Go to www.nevadaartists.org for more.


Nevada Arts Council OS X Gallery

 

Environmental Perspectives
Paul Ford, Sonoma, CA, and

Scott Hinton, Reno, NV

June 12 — August 18, 2017

Reception & Artist Talks:
Tuesday, August 8, 5-7:30 pm
(Artist talks at 6:15 pm)

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The Carson City Arts and Culture Coalition supports a vibrant cultural life for our community by promoting and advocating on behalf of the area’s artists and cultural institutions. The Coalition recognizes that a creative environment is an essential component of energetic civic life and sustained economic growth in the community.

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