Dylan Silver: Tahoe Clarity

Community Center's Sierra Room
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada
Repeats every week until Thu Nov 09 2017 .
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The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] presents its exhibition, Tahoe Clarity, by artist Dylan Silver at the Community Center's Sierra Room. The exhibit will be in the gallery from July 7 – November 9, 2017.

The Sierra Room is open to the public during the City’s official public meetings — most weeknights Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 8pm. For Sierra Room access, call 775.283.7421, email to info@arts-initiative.org, or check meeting schedules online at www.carson.org/government/meetings-and-events. 

Dylan Silver is a Lake Tahoe-based journalist and photographer. He first started exploring underwater at age 8, diving overboard from a rubber dinghy in the coves around Sand Harbor. After finishing high school near Eureka, California, Silver returned to South Lake Tahoe to attend Lake Tahoe Community College before moving on to San Francisco State University where he completed a bachelors degree in journalism. Again, he came back to Lake Tahoe.

As a reporter for the Tahoe Daily Tribune, he picked up photography, documenting the people, environment and businesses of the Tahoe Basin. He always knew he wanted to take his camera into the water to photograph the beauty of the lake’s clarity. It took a fortuitous bid on eBay to gain the necessary equipment. When his funky, red underwater camera housing arrived in December, 2014, Silver was in the water the next day.

Over the next two years, he shot for more than 60 days and gathered more than 100,000 images. He swam at least once every month of the year, sometimes in water that hovered around 40 degrees. In July, 2016, he started sharing the images under the banner Tahoe Clarity.

During the exhibition, Silver will give talks about his work to art students at Douglas High School in Minden and at Carson High School in Carson City.

This exhibit is funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.