A gala reception with hors d’oeuvres and music will be held at the Dayton Community Center on March 10, 2012 to celebrate a new exhibit featuring the work of selected Dayton artists and photographers. The unique group exhibit will include photography by Alex Knudson, mixed media watercolors by Malaynia Wick, oil paintings by Andrea Delphin, and snowboards with designs by Heather Knudson. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, March 10 between 6:30pm-8:30pm. The exhibit and reception are organized and funded by Dayton Task Force, a partner of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition.
Andrea Delphin: Andrea Delphin’s landscapes have been shown in juried shows and galleries in Las Vegas as well as Northern Nevada. She has a degree in art from Alfred University in New York, and holds a Master’s degree in teaching. She’s also been the artist in residence in local schools for several years. Her work as a visiting artist at Dayton, Riverview and Silver Springs Elementary schools has been funded through a partnership involving grants from Nevada Arts Council acquired through the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition and contributions of classroom space and supplies by schools.
Alex Knudson: The Dayton resident is a self-taught photographer specializing in landscape and nature photography – his favorite local spot to photograph is the pond on Lakes Boulevard. Knudson’s nightscapes of Dayton demonstrate his intuitive understanding of light and the art of photography, and he’s eager to excel in other areas like portraits and movement photography as well. Knudson writes, “I want to show that, even with how connected our modern world is, there is much around us that we don’t see because we refuse to look for it.” Knudson’s award winning photos will also be displayed at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno in March.
Malaynia Wick: professional artist Malaynia Wick is also a respected art teacher at Dayton High School where she has encouraged students’ love of art and photography for the past 15 years. Wick, who has a Masters in Art from Lesley University, works in a number of mediums including watercolor, pottery, paper sculpture, and photography. She names Jan Foss, Larry Kotik, and Ginger Rose as influences on her mixed media watercolors. Wick also helps organize Dayton High School’s annual “Night of the Arts”, a display of student art, photography and music, which takes place this year on April 3 from 6pm-8pm
Heather Knudson: The graduate of Dayton High designed and painted her first snowboard in March 2011, and has already had a one woman show of her work at the art gallery “Artsy Fartsy” in Carson City. Knudson says she finds the” long and oddly shaped canvas to be an intriguing challenge because not many art subjects will easily fit the scale of 4 to 1, or even 5 to 1.” Knudson also paints on canvass, and creates digital art.
For more information about the event, please call Quest Lakes at Healthy Communities Coalition: 287-7598.