Free art show showcases artists with Dayton ties |

Free art show showcases artists with Dayton ties

Nevada Appeal staff report

“Emanation,” a free art show featuring several artists with ties to Dayton, including Kapono Fuller, Blake Carter, Mallorie Gribble, Delia Diaz and Rebecca Bishop, will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Kapono Fuller, native of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, is a senior at Dayton High School. His art style is realism, and he works primarily with India ink and watercolor, but also in acrylic and spray paint. Fuller received four Silver Key awards and five honorable mentions in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing competition in Northern Nevada, in which he won a Gold Key Award this year for a photograph on display through April 10 at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno. The same photograph also won a Silver Key on the national level, which earned Fuller an invitation to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony in June at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Blake Carter, a Dayton High alumnus and current art student at the University of Nevada, Reno, creates art inspired by anyone who writes their own music and books or creates their own art. The artist, who mostly works with spray paint and stencils, has been featured at St. Mary’s Art and Retreat Center in Virginia City, and at other exhibitions in Dayton. Carter won the Silver Key award from the Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art.

Dayton High alumna Mallorie Gribble, a veterinary science major at the University of Nevada, Reno, works in a range of mediums, from charcoal and watercolor to acrylic and ink. Her work has been featured at St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, as well as in several group exhibitions at the Dayton Valley Community Center. She’s a winner of the Silver Key award from the Scholastic Art Awards.

Delia Diaz, whose art reflects her Mexican heritage, has been featured in several group shows in Dayton. She was noted in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition and Scholastic Art Awards. Diaz is working toward an associate’s degree at Western Nevada College; she plans to transfer to University of Nevada, Reno, following her graduation this year.

Rebecca Bishop, a student at Western Nevada College, has shown her artwork in group shows in Dayton and other galleries, including Carson City’s Backseat Gallery. Her current projects include design work for Reno bands, such as Impurities.