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Fred Howland “The Lay of the Land”reception

March 29 @5pm

Artist Talk at 5:30pm

Sierra Room, Community Center

Show opens March 4-June 20


Exhibition: March 4 – June 30, 2019
Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-7pm
in the Community Center’s Sierra Room
851 E Musser Street, Carson City, Nevada

The Lay of the Land
Exhibition in the Sierra Room

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents an exhibition, The Lay of the Land, by artist Fred Howland in the Community Center’s Sierra Room, 851 E William Street, Carson City. The exhibition runs from March 4 – June 30, 2019. CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Friday, March 29, 5-7pm in the Sierra Room, and the artist will give a brief talk about his photography at 5:30.

Howland’s passion is to create a sense of time and place through his photographs. He returns to favorite sites to work, like Hope Valley and Genoa, returning to take repeat images in different seasons and lighting. His interest in landscapes goes back to his New England roots where he was more comfortable in the outdoors than in school classrooms.

From his early art training, he continues to prefer making photographs in black/white stating that he “sees in black and white” and commented that he’d never made the transition into color photography. Howland said, “It’s the lighting on the landscape that I photograph. If the lighting is right, I’ll take the shot. Otherwise, there’s no photograph.”

Howland’s interest in photography started while attending Lexington High School in Massachusetts. In his senior year, his first solo exhibit took place at the Gary Memorial Library. He studied fine art at the Montserrat School of Visual Arts and turned to photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. At R.I.T. he learned the importance of the science behind the art. For the twenty+ years Fred has resided in northern Nevada where he enjoys the beauty and variety of landscapes that comes with the ever-changing weather.

He has won numerous awards both in California and Nevada and his black/white work has been published in Nevada Magazine and Nevada Appeal. Currently his work can be found in the Nevada Artists Association Gallery located in the Brewery Art Center, Carson City. His website is fredhowlandphotography.com

This spring, Howland will give talks about his art practice to art students and faculty at Carson and Dayton high schools.

The Sierra Room is open to the public during Carson City official meetings including the first/third Thursdays, 8am – 5pm, and many afternoons, 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 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, John and Grace Nauman Foundation, Carson City Cultural Commission, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and U.S. Bank Foundation.

right/top image: Fred Howland
left/center image: Sky, Earth, Water, Light photograph, 20″x30″, 2016
bottom image: The Lay of the Land exhibition flier