Wish You Were Here: Artist Reception

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 E. Musser Street
Carson City, Nevada
Friday, October 6, 2017
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents an exhibition, Wish You Were Here, by artist Susanne Forestieri. The exhibition will be in the CCAI Courthouse Gallery in Carson City from October 6, 2017 through January 18, 2018. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The artist reception and the exhibition are both free, and the public is cordially invited. 

Forestieri focuses her work on the figure and abstract images. She applies her expressive, impressionistic style to diverse subjects including showgirls, dancers, family portraits, New York City street scenes, and landscapes. Oils, charcoal, pastels, and pencil are her media of choice.

Forestieri studied at the Art Students League in New York City from 1971 – 1974 and earned a M.A. in Education in 2001 and her B.F.A. cum laude in 1995, both from UNLV. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996. The Las Vegas Art Museum presented her work in a retrospective exhibition in 2003. The Las Vegas City Hall, Bellagio Hotel, Girl Scouts of America, and the McCarren International Airport have her art in their permanent collections. She teaches drawing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and shows her work nationally.

Arts writer Kristen Peterson wrote the exhibition essayPeterson has been chronicling the Las Vegas arts scene for the past 18 years, winning first place awards for her coverage of its artists, galleries, museums, organizations, exhibits, public art and academic institutions. Her work has appeared in various local and national publications, including KNPR’s Desert CompanionVegas Seven, Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly, Vice Munchies and The Guardian.

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