Capital City Arts Initiative has provided a means to show off the talents of area artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Its “Ink, Paper, Print” spring exhibit is being shown virtually. Western Nevada College art professor Rachel Stiff is among 11 regional artists who have contributed to the exhibition that runs through June 25.
The exhibit in the Community Center’s Sierra Room showcases a variety of printmaking processes, including monoprints, mezzotints, screen prints, letterpress, etchings, linoleum blocks and moku-hanga.
Besides Stiff, the exhibit includes prints from Carol Brown, Galen Brown, Katherine Case, Teal Francis, Mary Kenny, Eunkang Koh, Jim McCormick, Cathryn Powell, Phyllis Shafer and Mick Sheldon.
Stiff teaches printmaking, painting and drawing at WNC. Curator Carol Brown provided the following description of her monoprints Cowboy Dreams No. 1 and Cowboy Dreams No. 2:
“Her monoprint compositions evoke imagined and changing spaces within the construction and deconstruction of the Western landscape. Monoprints allow her to combine structure with the intuitive painterly way she works.”
Take the virtual tour of the variety of print artwork at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3Ehqbb9No