The Capital City Arts Initiative in Carson City is among more than 150 organizations nationwide to receive grants announced Saturday by the National Endowment for the Arts.NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said CCAI is one of 153 not-for-profit organizations to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant, with the CCAI amount $10,000.The Carson City arts group was recommended for the grant to support the upcoming exhibit called “Luminosity,” which features the work of artist Cathy Breslaw.In the Fiscal Year 2013 funding round, the NEA received 393 applications for such grants, with more than $3.9 million sought. Track grants totaling $1.53 million were awarded.“CCAI is thrilled to receive the endowment’s support,” said Glenn Clemmer, president of the Carson City arts group. “This grant reinforces our work to enhance arts and culture in Carson City.”The exhibit “Luminosity” will open at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St., in the capital city’s courthouse on Friday, Feb. 8, next year. A reception for Breslaw is set for 5-7 p.m. that afternoon and evening.CCAI is funded in part by NEA, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carson City government, and the John and Grace Naumann Foundation.
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