Capital City Arts Initiative announces student exhibition

Brady Paschall, ‘Dapper Octo,’ ceramic, 2021.

Brady Paschall, ‘Dapper Octo,’ ceramic, 2021.

Thirty-two students from Carson, Dayton, Douglas, and Pioneer High schools have their work in Spring Forward 2022 art exhibition at the Brick.
The exhibit presents an array of imaginative projects based on years of classroom study and craftsmanship such as ceramics, collages, drawings, paintings, and mixed media.
Spring Forward is in the Community Development Building at 108 E. Proctor St., in Carson City now through May 12. The Brick is open to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m.

Morigan Ruffner, ‘Wired in Place,’ ceramic/mixed media.


Carson’s participating students are Kora Ashton, Luis Carillo, Hailey Jeffries, Elizabeth Mahlmeister, Ella Martin, Morigan Ruffner, Yasmin Sevilla Santoyo, and Shelby Wickstead. These students worked with teachers Alysia Kuniya and Karen McCraw.Participating students from Dayton include Gisela Gonzalez, Josephine Lieb, Zoe Miklich, Eysia Torres, Ellie Vaughan, Jasmine Webb, and Raquel Workman who studied art with teacher Malaynia Wick.
Douglas students include Dakota Caughron, MacKenzie Compton, Marin Collins, Laura Funk, Grace Frazee, Emma Glover, Cheyenne McCormick, Diara Navarrette, Brady Paschall, Gregory Quitano, Audrey Ruckman, Emma Shipley, and Kevin Thomas. Their teachers are Kelley Yost and Zoe Shorten.
Students from Pioneer are Aribella, Andrew Babauta, Lily Cordova, and Troy Winkler. They all worked with teacher Paul Lorion.
CCAI awarded a $500 scholarship to Brady Paschall for her ceramic sculpture. Two scholarships of $250 were also awarded to Laura Funk for her colored pencil drawing and to Gregory Quitano for his ink drawing. Paschall, Funk, and Quitano attend Douglas High and are going for additional education after graduation.
For information, visit CCAI’s website at


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