Capital City Arts Initiative’s ‘Watercolor Stories’ Exhibition Features the Work of Colleen Reynolds | Carson City Nevada News

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Creating narratives through her watercolor compositions, Colleen Reynolds hopes viewers will relate to her pictorial stories through their own experiences.

The Capital City Arts Initiative exhibit, “Watercolor Stories,” opens in the Community Center’s Crowell Council Chambers, Monday, March 7 and runs through June 29, 2022. The Community Center is located at 851 E William Street , Carson City.

Colleen Reynolds said, “I think the best paintings go beyond mere rendering and provide a narrative of the subject’s place in the larger picture of life. Whether it’s figures, landscapes, birds or flowers, each composition has a story to tell and ultimately the compilation of exhibited works becomes a self-portrait of the artist holding the brush.

Reynolds joined the United States Navy shortly after graduating from high school in Las Vegas. While serving, Reynolds lived and worked in Florida, California, Norway, Scotland, Washington, DC, Idaho and Virginia. She had the opportunity to study art at the University of Idaho while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She was able to take private oil painting lessons at the Old Torpedo Factory near Washington, DC, and earned a Masters in Education while stationed in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Reynolds sailed aboard two United States Navy aircraft carriers during deployments in the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. During her deployments, she was the resident artist “in demand” for portraits and caricatures of her shipmates and their families.

Reynolds fell in love with watercolor painting when she earned a BFA degree at the University of Utah in 2007. After her early childhood in rural Nevada and Las Vegas, she returned to the state with his family in 2017 and settled in Carson City. She currently teaches watercolor at Western Nevada College in Carson City and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. His art has been published in several annual collections and “Best of Watercolor” cartoon books, and has been featured in exclusive national and international watercolor exhibitions. Reynolds paints and teaches watercolor workshops at his Carson City business, CRM Endeavors Exploring Watercolor. www.colleenreynolds.com/

CCAI is an artist-centered non-profit organization committed to community engagement in contemporary visual arts through exhibitions, illustrated lectures, arts education programs, artist residencies and online activities .

The initiative is funded by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the John and Grace Nauman Foundation, the Carson City Cultural Commission, the Kaplan Family Charitable Fund, the US Bank Foundation, the Southwest Gas Corporation. Foundation, Steele & Associates LLC and Sponsors and CCAI Members.

For more information, please visit the CCAI website at www.ccainv.org.

James C. Tibbs