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Jenny Raven: The Creative Growth Years 1979-1984
October 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 18, 2018
Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) is proud to show Jenny Raven’s work as a companion show to Visual Oasis: Works from Creative Growth, a survey of art in the CCAI Courthouse Gallery through September 27.
Raven lived in San Diego, California, until the mid 70’s. Following surgery for a brain tumor that left her disabled with limited short-term memory, her family moved to Berkeley, California. There she was able to access purpose and artistic guidance at Creative Growth Art Center. Raven worked in a variety of media, but she preferred drawing with pen and ink. Sadly, jenny died at 23 years of age, but during the last five years of her life, she thrived as an artist at CGAC developing a mature style in her art.
Creative Growth Art Center (CGAC) describes itself as “the oldest and largest nonprofit art center for adults with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. Since 1974, Creative Growth has played a significant role in increasing public interest in the artistic capabilities and achievements of people with disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibitions and representation, and a social atmosphere among peers.” To learn more about CGAC visit www.creativegrowth.org
The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community building for the area’s diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and online projects. CCAI is funded in part by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, Carson City Cultural Commission, NV Energy Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Nevada Humanities and National Endowment John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, Carson City Cultural Commission, NV Energy Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Nevada Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation. Visual Oasis: Works from Creative Growth is supported by lead donations from Carson Miller and from Nancy Raven.
For additional information, please visit CCAI’s website at www.arts-initiative.org