A variety of artwork by Western Nevada College students is on display this summer through The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, “Graphically Defined,” at the Community Development Building — better known as the Brick.
The free exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12 at the Brick, 108 E. Proctor Street in Carson City.
“Graphically Defined” includes a wide variety of art media including ceramics, collage, drawing, graphic design, painting and photography that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.
Participating WNC students include Aleda Baker, April Barber, Clair Bridwell, Brian DeForest, Matthew Edwards, Alexis Hernandez, Susan Jack, Fabiola H. Juarez, Michelle Keele, Tracy Mendibles, Jasmine Paluch, Marietta Sophie Paul, Carlos Pulido, Waydd Rechard, Lucas Spencer, Hannah Taylor and Qian Wen (Boone).
Motivation, creative inspiration, and homework assignments for the students came from their professors Jayna Conkey (graphic design and photography), Tom Drakulich (ceramics) and Rachel Stiff (drawing and painting].
Several of Stiff’s Drawing II students completed tromp l’oiel drawings with objects from their own lives combined into cohesive compositions that tell a story. Bringing three-dimensional objects to life on a two-dimensional surface successfully challenged Stiff’s Painting I students who focused on donuts, vegetables and soda cans.
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.
“CCAI is delighted to work with our partner schools and present their students’ work in the Brick to share with the community,” said CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse.
This show is another in CCAI’s ongoing series of student exhibitions in the Brick.
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 through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and its online projects.
For more information, visit CCAI’s website at www.arts-initiative.org.