Graphically Defined Student Art Exhibition at the Brick

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, Graphically Defined, at the Community Development Building [the Brick], 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. Seventeen students from Western Nevada College have work in the show. The free exhibit is available to the public from June 3 – September 12, Mondays – Fridays, 8am – noon and 1-4pm.

Graphically Defined includes a wide variety of art media including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, and photography that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.

The participating 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, photography], Tom Drakulich [ceramics], and Rachel Stiff [drawing, 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, flowers, 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. 

Sharon Rosse, CCAI Executive Director, said, “CCAI is delighted to work with our partner schools and present their students’ work in the Brick to share with the community.

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.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is funded in part by 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, NV Energy Foundation, Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation.

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