Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents Naval Artist, Historian, and Author

Wayne Scarpaci at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from June 2, 2022 through July 28, 2022. Wayne’s work includes paintings of famous naval ships and trains. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Wayne’s work will be available for purchase.

CVAC will host an artists’ reception for Wayne on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am until 12. The reception is free and open to the public. Come and meet Wayne Scarpaci.

Artist Wayne Scarpaci was born in 1950 in Glendale, California into a career navy family. While growing up, they were stationed mainly in the Washington DC and San Diego areas, and it was there that Wayne developed his lifelong interest and love of ships. After serving in the Army’s Nike Missile Program in the late 1960’s, he went on to a career in computers working aboard many Pacific Fleet ships. While concurrently serving in the field artillery of the CA National Guard, in 2002 he relocated to the Eastern Sierras. And in 2005 he moved to Gardnerville, Nevada, where he started a full time art studio.

At five years old Wayne began to draw and paint trains. His father was a lifelong model railroader and thus he grew up reading Trains and Model Railroader. And he was lucky enough to see the last of steam on American railroads.

All of Wayne’s art skills are self taught. He also teaches painting classes at East Fork Gallery. You can find more of Wayne’s work at www.artbywayne.com.

For additional information or questions contact the Carson Valley Arts Council office at 775-782-8207.  Visit our website at www.cvartscouncil.com to learn more about CVAC and upcoming events. The Copeland Gallery is located at1572 US Hwy 395, Minden (corner of Hwy 395 and County Road).  The Gallery is open Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

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