Art from past and present Western Nevada College students is going downtown starting next month.
The Capital City Arts Initiative is presenting an “ART from WNC” exhibition starting Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Community Development Building — “The Brick” —108 E Proctor Street in Carson City.
Twenty-one student artists from Western Nevada College are represented in the exhibit that is open to the public at no cost from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 through March 30.
ART from WNC includes a cache of creativity, including graphic design, drawing, photography and book art pieces that show the diversity of the students’ imagination.
Work from students in Jayna Conkey and Stephen Reid’s WNC art classes are part of the exhibition.
Conkey, a Graphic Communications professor, is displaying design projects from students including Sarah Benson, Melessa Camilon, Martina Doan, Rachel Guthrie, Zephen Guthrie, Stephany Hash, Zach Leonard, Ace McClellan, Jesse Mireless, Jina Padilla, Heath Proctor, Jennifer Smith, Lee Stokes and Stephen Wadsworth.
Students from instructor Stephen Reid’s classes provided a variety of art for the exhibition. Noah Shek, Oakley Workman and Jennifer Dunn presented photographic typology projects, with photos of similar objects combined into grids. Dunn and Shek also created book art sculptures. The exhibit also includes four self-portrait pencil drawings by Reid’s students, Aztland Carrillo, Dowain Swain, Kody Valdez and Amanda Yau. Kurt Meyer’s color photographs feature a truck partially burned in the recent Little Valley fire.
“There is a sophisticated quality and professional level in the WNC students’ art. CCAI is delighted to present this exhibition,” said Capital City Arts Initiative Executive Director Sharon Rosse.
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 is funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, City of Carson City, Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, and the John and Grace Nauman Foundation.