Artist’s Reception on Friday, November 2, 5 pm – 7 pm
Show runs November 1, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents local artist Alanna McDaniel’s What Is Your Hat?
Alanna will be displaying her art at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. Some of Alanna’s paintings and her knit hats are available for purchase.
CVAC will be hosting an artist’s reception on Friday, November 2, 5 pm to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and it is free to the public. Come and meet Alanna and preview her amazing work.
Alanna primarily paints with acrylic paint and uses various glazes, stains, and gels along with the acrylic paint. Some of her work is also done in oils. Alanna also knits hats. Knitting hats has been a hobby for Alanna for many years. “I knit hats with my mother, the greatest teacher of all.” She is incorporating very artful, very colorful, very unusual knitted hats within the theme of this art show of painted hats. “In a time of celebrating diversity it seems fitting to celebrate our different hats, the different hats we choose to wear,” says Alanna.
“It is my hope that viewers of my portraits find themselves in each face, an extended self, an altered self, reconnecting to their own youthful self. It is also my hope that viewers may connect with the ‘other’, the other self, an otherwise duality within. It is a tragic thing to lose that sense of youth as our lives go by, and our lives go by so quickly. Youth, no matter what age, is about universal joys of celebration, and decoration, and eating well. I have shared these joys with many children during the years of teaching, and raising my own children. Each moment of life is so profoundly precious, truly miraculous. I find comfort in encapsulating these brief, miraculous moments of life within each painting, it is emotionally healing, and it is a way of reconfirming that the beauty of our humanity will prevail, that it must prevail,” said Alanna.
Alanna McDaniel earned her B.A. in Art History and certificate of Early Childhood Education from California State University, Northridge. Alanna has worked in the media department of Paramount Pictures, the art department of Hughes Aircraft Co, and has enjoyed many years of teaching in Southern California. Her studio is Art For Life Art Studios for children and adults
Alanna has 55 portraits hanging in the halls of Montessori School in Reno. She is currently teaching art classes there for elementary and middle school students. Alanna has paintings hanging JJ’s Mexican Food in Gardnerville, Millennium Salon, Gardnerville, and Shampup Dog Grooming, Gardnerville.
Feel free to contact us for additional information or questions by calling the Carson Valley Arts Council office at 782-8207.
You can also contact Alanna at ArtForLifeArtStudios@gmail.com.