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Nancy Raven at the Copeland Gallery

November 9, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents local artist Nancy Raven at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from November 9, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday10am to 5pm. Nancy’s photographs are available for purchase.

Around 2005 Nancy retired from performing and teaching music, and took some photography classes. One class was taught by Henry Gilpin, a fine photographer in the Monterey/Carmel tradition, who worked with Ansel Adams and the Westons. The other class was with Martha Casanave, in portraiture and lensless photography.

After working with Gilpin, Nancy photographed the Fort Ord buildings as they were being torn down and falling into disrepair. Nancy named the group of photographs “Disappearing Structures.” The photographs are both in black and white and in color. Her show was seen at the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove and at the Seaside Community Center.

The classes with Casanave, a master in pinhole photography, gave Nancy a passion for this type of photography, and by 2007, she had assimilated a number of opocorn cans and made numerous photographs. Nancy’s first pinhole photography exhibit occurred after she moved to the Carson Valley in 2010. Her exhibit appeared at the Copeland Gallery in Minden NV in 2012.

Living in Monterey CA for over 20 years, “I walked on the beach every day. Often there would be a tiny shoe tangled up in the seaweed or just on the sand… all by itself. By the time I moved to Nevada I had over 35 in my collection, kept in a large basket by the front door. The idea of making an art project came to me… and you see the results. Only solo shoes were picked up.” A friend suggested the name for the exhibit: LOST SOLES.

In addition to her photography, Nancy is also an accomplished musician and author.

Some of Nancy’s photographs can be viewed on her website at www.lizardrockmusic.com.

CVAC will be hosting an artist’s reception on Friday, November 17 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and it is free to the public. Come and meet Nancy and preview her amazing work.

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