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Tahoe Clarity

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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 Community Center is located at 851 E William Street, Carson City.

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 bachelor’s 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.

Silver earned his M.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 and lives in South Lake Tahoe, California. More of his work can be found on,,, and his personal website,

During the exhibition, Silver will give talks about his work to art students at local high schools.

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, or check meeting schedules online at

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.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is funded in part by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, City of Carson City, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

For additional information, please visit CCAI’s website at

Earlier Event: July 1
Later Event: July 15