Guitarist plays CVIC Hall today

Guitarist Chris Proctor will perform, 7 p.m. today, at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda, Minden. A wine and cheese reception begins at 6 p.m. with dessert at 9 p.m. A $10 donation will be requested at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Carson Valley Arts Council.

Proctor is the winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and a recording artist with Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill Records. He is a 6- and 12-string guitarist, composer, performer and clinician for Taylor Guitars.

Proctor's music is rooted in classic Americana spiced with folk, Celtic, jazz, pop and classical flavors. He appeared on two Windham Hill guitar samplers. Taylor Guitars recently manufactured 100 Chris Proctor signature model guitars to his design specifications.

Proctor is from Utah and this will be his first concert appearance in Minden. For more information, 782-8207.

The Carson Valley Art Council, a nonprofit organization promoting local arts, was able to purchase the old Copeland Lumber building in downtown Minden thanks to a $400,000 donation from Big George Ventures in December.

The council plans to make the building their headquarters and a multifunctional visual and performing arts center with a 400-seat theater.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Among the other Carson Valley Arts Council sponsors are Town of Minden, Bing Materials, Artistic Viewpoints Gallery & Studio, A.G. Edwards, Carson Valley Medical Center, DR, Tahoe Ridge Winery & Marketplace, Sweetie Pies by Wendy, Steinway & Sons, R&S Optimum Offset, Greg Lynn Construction and Waddell & Reed.

Friday's concert is the second in a series of five performances planned in the CVIC Hall: David Lindley with Danny O'Keefe will appear March 28, Shana Morrison on April 12 and Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings on May 1.

Information at 782-8207 or


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