Spring Forward student exhibition in the Brick

Peter Rivera, Apple Series (3 of 6), ceramic, Douglas High.

Peter Rivera, Apple Series (3 of 6), ceramic, Douglas High.

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Thirty-six students from Carson, Dayton, Douglas, and Pioneer high schools have their work in Spring Forward 2023 art exhibition at the Brick. This exhibit presents an array of imaginative projects based on students’ years of classroom study and their amazing craftsmanship, according to a news release.

The Capital City Arts Initiative student show is in the Community Development Building (the Brick), 108 E. Proctor St., through May 12.

CCAI will host a reception for the students on Thursday, April 13, 5-6 p.m. The Brick is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Spring Forward 2023 includes a variety of art media including ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Leanna Grahmann, House, acrylic on canvas, Dayton High School. 

Pioneer Academy’s participating students are Mason Dey, Savannah Garcia, Faith Key, Maggie Uzzell, and Debbie Uzzell. They worked with teacher Paul Lorion.

Participating students from Dayton High include Haley Drews, Yarah Funes-Cruz, Leanna Grahmann, Sidney Malone, Joslyn McBroome, Diane Davolos Salazar, and Gisela Gonzalez Uribe who all studied art with teacher Malaynia Wick.

Carson High’s participating students are Carla Huerta Aguilar, Aurellia Bailey, Tarrah Borrowman, Eren Bourcier, Rachel Bush, Lila Downs, Mayra Hernandez, Ana Paola, Canteneda Jimenez, Connor Leo, Cymbrie Steele, and Lydia Thornley. These students worked with teachers Alysia Kuniya and Karen McCraw.

Douglas High’s students include Selene Cruz, Jessica Hall, McKenna Jade, Marisa Martinez, Paloma Moon, Greg Quitano, Jordan Prather, Peter Rivera, Chana Rothschild, Sabrina Settelmeyer, Kristin Tirre, and Sydney Williams. Their teachers are Kelley Yost and Zoe Shorten.

In the release, Sharon Rosse, executive director, said “CCAI is proud present this show of our area’s creative high school talent. The students’ art goes far beyond one’s expectations of sophistication and demonstrates their accomplished, diverse, and creative achievements.”

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered nonprofit organization committed to community engagement in contemporary visual arts through exhibitions, arts education programs, illustrated talks, artist residencies, and online activities.

For information, visit CCAI’s website at www.ccainv.org.


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