Exhibitions at the Gallery
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2019
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2019
The combination of a little whimsy from Hannah Dodson and some grounding reality with attitude from Sally have come together to create a real treat for the eye!
Sally came to art somewhat late in life. But, looking back, she realizes creative endeavors have always been part of her life. As a teenager she even designed and sewed her own clothing! She have worked in several different mediums, but is most fascinated by Scratchboard and Felting. She came to Scratchboard more recently, and is continually amazed at what can be created on an inked board with tools and the addition of colorful inks. “I love doing animals in this medium, because you can make them as life-like as you want, and you can play with the values of light and dark to create a very dramatic piece.” Sally infuses her work with positive energy, attitude, or a message, which come through the work and impacts viewers.
Hannah (Hanni) creates acrylic and watercolor paintings of people, animals, and flowers. Her selected paintings are whimsical and explore emotion through movement and color. Hannah is a self taught artist. She began drawing at the age of three and began painting at eleven. She has always been fixated with drawing and painting portraits but in recent years she has been experimenting with different subjects and mediums. Each of her paintings tells a different story and she hopes to inspire and impact viewers of her artwork in a meaningful way.
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2019
The Geometry of Nature and the Eccentricity of Form
February 18th - March 11th
Miranda Brown and Joanna Cannone
Featuring work by Miranda Brown and Joanna Cannone, seniors in the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Program at Cedar Ridge High School, this show serves as a portion of their final exam. Culminating their two years of work in the IB Program, these students have researched various artists and styles to influence their work. Throughout the program, multiple artists, art styles, and processes were researched and explored. Miranda chose to focus on the mathematical tessellations of M.C. Escher and Joanna researched the portraits of Egon Schiele. Both students developed their own unique styles throughout the program with the guidance of their teacher Lori Shepley.
Memories From The Future
Cameron Koehler and Colin Boyette
March 11 - 25
This show features work by Cameron Koehler and Colin Boyette who are both seniors in the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts program at Cedar Ridge High School. This show is a culmination of two years work in the program and consists of 8-11 individual works by each artist. While Colin was primarily influenced by modern graphic design and the Pop art of Andy Warhol, Cameron was heavily influenced by his research on Kandinsky and Hannah Hoch as well as Hoch’s strong photomontage statement pieces. Together the two collections explore the ideas and inspirations of the past and future through mixed media.
MARCH - APRIL 2019
This show encourages you the viewer, to weigh up the heart alongside the head. ‘Be happy, said life, but first I’ll make you strong’ Hippie 2018 Paulo Coelho. Sensible nonsense is about the whole experience. Although these paintings may be soft and light they are loaded with memes and layered with poignancy. Sensible nonsense celebrates life.
The artist attended art college in St Albans, Hertfordshire U.K and was offered a place at Chelsea School of Art, London.
Kaidy moved from the UK where her art practice was established, to Chapel Hill, two and a half years ago. The move was due to her husband’s job. The artist has found the area of Chapel Hill to be warm and supportive. She was elected a member of Orange County Artist Guild in February 2017 and has taught art residencies and summer camps for children here at the ‘The Arts Center’, in Carrboro. Since being in the USA her work has sold to local clients in The Triangle, California and New York.
APRIL - MAY 2019
Flats, Frills, and Filaments: Celebrating Leaf and Flower Forms
A lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors, as well as training in the natural sciences, continues for me partly in the form of painting flora and fauna in vivid semi-realistic watercolor. In recent years I’ve enjoyed painting close-ups of flowers and leaves, especially those with unusual pigmentation and shapes.
“Flats, Frills, and Filaments: Celebrating Leaf and Flower Forms” is a show highlighting a variety of shapes and textures we find in the plant world – some very utilitarian looking, some other worldly and others absolutely outrageous! All iterations, embellished or not, have important plant survival functions, which, to me, adds another dimension of beauty to the plant. This show will offer a selection of forms for viewers to ponder.
MAY - JUNE 2019
Watch Me Bloom!
My favorite subjects to photograph are found in the ever changing natural landscape and in those serendipitous moments where camera meets insect or when a cityscape speaks out. I grew up in the tropical country of Brasil, and the color green continues to especially attract my eye. A traveler and nature enthusiast, I see magic even in the smallest crevices, cracks, and corners of our planet.
My photos are available on canvas to add a splash of nature and color to any decor and as note cards awaiting an inspiring message. I welcome commission work for holidays or any special occasion.
My name is Judy Brown and I have lived in NC for over 35 years. I was born in New York, grew up in Brasil, and attended college in Connecticut. I am a trained biologist and a certified holistic health coach. Currently, I see clients and lead monthly wellness circles for women. I enjoy writing for my blog, judyswellnesscafe.com, and have several published works. Poetry, guided meditations, and prayers are my favorite styles of writing. Recently, I rediscovered my passion for photography. I have two adult children. My husband and I love to travel and sail in the Caribbean. We enjoy gardening and living in the woods outside of Hillsborough.
JUNE - JULY 2019
Photographers Richard Perry and Maria de Bruyn both find their inspiration in the outside world. They share a realization that both humans and wildlife live in and among the natural spaces of our outside world, but the two focus here on different aspects of those experiences: While animals move about and send vocal signals and behaviors to claim “their” territories, and create temporary structures, humans create longer-lasting or permanent markers to signal and enforce their claims.
Maria documents the beauty and details of the lives of our wildlife neighbors. Our views of wild animals can be fleeting, she believes, with only glimpses of a magnificent raptor, stunning snake, graceful bird or beautifully patterned butterfly, moth, or spider. Her photographs show how these animals claim places for shorter or longer periods—when they stop to rest, while foraging for food, when building nests and raising young. And they may sometimes use man-made objects to show their temporary presence.
Richard focuses on the boundaries humans construct to divide that outside space and claim “our” place. Through his images he illustrates how fences communicate divisions—civilization/wilderness, inside/outside, mine/not-mine—in order to sensitize us to these silent messengers and to ask us to evaluate whether these boundaries are sometimes dividing us from the natural world, and from each other.
Maria believes that photos of wildlife and plants in our homes can remind us daily of the urgent need to contribute as we can to environmental conservation and preservation so that we continue to have these neighbors in our beautiful natural world. It is in our power to assist them in claiming and protecting their places in the natural spaces around us.
JULY - AUGUST 2019
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2019
Sacred Keeping weaves rare perspectives often unseen, privately felt, shared among those tied through kinship, relationships and place, to our connectedness to one another and to the divine. Through diverse Indigenous artistic expressions, threads of medicine compel us to acknowledge reverence of moments and the molecular elements that bind us. From the plant relatives that heal our wounds and nourish us forward, to life sustaining waters that cleanse the spirit from above and below and through our very cells, they all help us recognize and walk with gratefulness of what is most sacred. Sacred Keeping is a living story of love, responsibility, reciprocity, devotion, and protection—a nurturing and giving back to who and what continues to sustain us and the essence of all life. Sgi and Biwa (“thank you” in Tsalagi and Tutelo).
Qua Lynch Adkins (Haliwa-Saponi)
Native beader, Dreamer of Good Medicine, traditional artist, community volunteer, Native student advocate, Native Student Engagement Coordinator- UNC American Indian Center, former Miss Indian North Carolina, Resides in Durham County.
Teryn Brewington (Sappony)
Beadwork artist, Research Manager & Grants Administrator- UNC American Indian Center, Tribal Council Member for the Sappony, member of Sappony Heritage Youth Camp Committee, Resides in Durham County.
Randi R. Byrd (EBCI), Exhibit Curator, Writer, photographer, competition giant pumpkin grower, horticultural therapist, Community Engagement Coordinator- UNC American Indian Center, Masters Student- Leadership for Sustainability- UVM, Resides in Wake County.
Jesalyn Keziah (Lumbee)
Mixed-media artist, beekeeper, gourd grower, nature & community advocate, conservation educator, member of Triangle Culture Class, Masters of Social Work student- UNC Chapel Hill, Resides in Orange County.
Blair Locklear (Lumbee)
Beadwork artist, mother of two, History Instructor, Masters Student in Public Administration, Capella University, Resides in Robeson County.
Tony V. Locklear (Lumbee)
Ribbonwork artist, father of two, Community Based Participatory Research Specialist; Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Hoke County Health Department, Resides in Robeson County.
Sheila Wilson (Sappony)
Photographer, quilter, community volunteer, grandmother, member of Sappony Heritage Youth Camp Committee, certificate graduate of the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Resides in Alamance County.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019
Matthew Scott Myers left college with an English degree and dreams of drinking and writing. However, he wound up traveling the U.S. and Europe in a middling, floundering, rock n roll band. Somewhere along the way, he picked up some cheap oils and taught himself how to paint. For the last ten years, Matthew has been dancing while he paints, raising two daughters who dance while he paints, and married to a lovely woman who finds it charming that he dances when he paints. In the last year his work has blossomed into a many-splendored thing, part realism, part colorful play. He hopes to capture the earth joyfully.
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2019
This art show, “Reseeding the Future” is a rich pallet of color, texture and Nature’s beauty. Three flower design artists Libby Outlaw, Xander Stewart and Katherine Hoke have created large grapevine pieces, wreaths, arrangements and pressed flower pieces from the bounty of the season’s gardens.