Capital City Arts student exhibition ‘Spring Forward’ at the Brick

Kirsten Workman, ‘Pequeña Méxicana,’ digital photo.

Kirsten Workman, ‘Pequeña Méxicana,’ digital photo.

 The Capital City Arts Initiative exhibition, Spring Forward, is at the Community Development Building (“The Brick”), 108 E. Proctor St., through May 20.
Students from Carson, Dayton, Douglas, and Pioneer high schools have work in the exhibit which is available online at While the building is closed to the general public, an online exhibition tour is available at
Spring Forward includes a variety of art media including ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography that shows the diversity of the students’ creativity.
Pioneer High submitted ceramic sculptures by Claudia Porras and Salmalita.
Kendra Gardner, Gisela Gonzalez, Jaynie Heusser, Ashley Thornton, Jasmine Webb, Kirsten Workman, and Raquel Workman, all from Dayton High, submitted their art.
The Carson High students include Jaden Anderson, Chris Baker-Geralds, McKenna Coleman, Shiloh Rose Cyphers, Chloe Empeno, Emma Hataway, Shay Hiney, Liberty Hoefling, Ibis Hood, Riley Kidd, Vivian Lathrop, Anthony Meyer, Lisette Topete Nunez, Isarai Partida, Madison Rabideau, Morigan Ruffner, Chase Wixon, Paige Yochum, and Katie Zarate.
Douglas High’s participating students include Alexia Marlenne Vicente Bererra, Nick Bernal, Blayke Bierman-Schuler, Aoife Brooks, Dakota Caughron, Sophia Cruz, Bren Andrea Duma-og, Gracen Gasporra, Litzy Gonzalez, Maria Graciano, Morgan Jensen, Ethan Lopez, Sophia Maricich, Mehaila Pete, Maya Petite, April Rodriquez, Braden Spear-Holub, Faye Veatch, Madeline Wilson, and Justin Xin.
Motivation and creative inspiration for the students comes from their teachers: Malaynia Wick at Dayton High; Paul Lorion at Pioneer High; Rita Borselli, Katrina Oriel, Zoe Shorten, and Kelley Yost at Douglas High; and Patricia Ababio, Kara Ferrin, Alisa Kuniya, and Karen McCraw at Carson High.
CCAI provided a $500 scholarship to Sophia Maricich, a Douglas High graduating senior, who submitted “Gourd Teapot & Cup.” She is going on for further studies in the fall.
“The Initiative works to encourage students’ creativity and inspire their imaginations to help develop crucial work skills,” said Sharon Rosse, CCAI executive director.
The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered not-for-profit organization committed to community engagement in contemporary visual arts through exhibitions, arts education programs, illustrated talks, artist residencies, and online activities.
For information, visit CCAI’s website at


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