Monday, June 20, 2011

Raymond "Craig" Whitehill Exhibition at WNC

Western Nevada College
Carson City Campus
2201 W College Parkway
Carson City

Mostly Perididdle, an exhibition of work by Carson City artist Raymond “Craig” Whitehill, is at Western Nevada College Carson City's Main Gallery in the Bristlecone Building through October 15. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 8 am-9 pm; Saturday 8 am- 5 pm. The College cordially invites the public to a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 15, 5-6:30 pm.

Remember when summertime meant lying on in the grass, staring at the sky and imagining a world of objects in the puffy clouds above? Colors and shapes became airplanes and animals, and artistic expression was born. Raymond “Craig” Whitehill offers just such a feast for the imagination in this summer’s exhibition. His colorful, clever ceramics, cartoon characters and accompanying stories are titled: Mostly Perididdle; a look around. ‘Perididdle’ is a registered trademark for Whitehill’s cartoon characters and related graphic works. It is, he says, “the place we all want to be.”

Whitehill grew up in California and later moved to the Carson City/Lake Tahoe area. He has worked as a commercial artist and architectural draftsman, but made his career as an air traffic controller. Whitehill’s art allows viewers to see bits and pieces of his diverse past experiences, in art that seeks to communicate to a broad audience. “Although there are vastly different points of view among us, it is my goal to find that thing in the library which we can share,” he said.

Whitehill’s Perididdle and Subdivision works have been shown in Denver, Seattle, and Reno.

[image and text from WNC press release]

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