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Alamance Arts,

Sister Galleries

213 South Main Street, Graham, NC

61st annual visual arts competition for young people

Thursday, March 21 - Friday, may 3, 2019

The Visual Arts Competition was one of the first Arts Council-sponsored programs to be initiated upon the founding of the Arts Council 61 years ago. This juried competition is open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and homeschool students from grades 7-12. This year’s judge is Artist Ann Lawtey. The exhibition will be on display until May 3, 2019.

Best in Show High School winner was Kenzie Talhelm, Walter M. Williams High School, “Untitled”, Charcoal Drawing and Best in Show Middle School winner was Melanie Hunt, The Burlington School, “WWII”, Acrylic Painting. See all winners listed here.


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Alamance Arts,

SunTrust Gallery

213 South Main Street, Graham, NC

urban pop art by brian collins

thursday, march 21 - friday, may 3, 2019

A native of Alamance County, Burlington artist Brian Collins specializes in urban pop art.  He is a self-taught, mixed media artist who captures pop culture/icons in vivid colors and bold lines. 

Collins states “Art remains as a strong contender of how we share our thoughts and ideas.  I try to incorporate my personality and imagination onto the canvas with each piece of art I create.  While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, my methodology is consistent.  I enjoy the freedom of art, I like that there are no rules or guidelines while creating.  I paint what I feel, what I see and what I think.  As Maya Angelou says “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have “”

His works can be found in various galleries, collections and establishments throughout North Carolina.  His exhibition coincides with the 61st Visual Arts Student Competition for Young People at Alamance Arts.


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Paramount Theater

128 East Front Street, Burlington, NC

Mo.Arts arts collaborative

friday, february 22 - sunday, april 21, 2019

The notion of an art group was first introduced by Roger Moore, who believed it was essential to expose the hidden art talent in the community. Several artists needed a location where they could showcase their work, feel welcomed, and appreciated. Thus, the idea of a local art show stirred the works.

In spring of 2018, Roger began planning and promoting art shows at the H-Co Property building, located on East Davis St. in Burlington, NC. He united many local artists together and organized 3 successful shows calling them, Art Collab. Realizing the potential of these local shows he recruited Stephanie Ruiz, Karina Morales, Akuna Hinton, Billy Willis, and Ellen Barnes to establish the art group Mo Arts. Mo Arts aims to display a spotlight on all artists who would like to share their gift.

Our motivation sprouts from being able to share diversity in a city that lacks unity. All artists who have been featured in the shows have different upcoming, all with different stories. Not one artist is similar, from their choice of style to, their choice of medium. We’re able to hear one another and celebrate talents as a group. The artist’s role in our society, is displaying determination in one’s self. We’re able to publicize the importance of believing you can make an impact with just an intention. Mo Arts has been recognized as a group who innovates and encourages artists to brand themselves. We’re the energy they might need to pursue their dreams.

Mo Art’s future objectives are to expand into an extensive network of artists who would then own a local art studio or permanent art exhibit in Downtown Burlington. Our target is to not only showcase artists but to create a profitable customer base. This is only the commencement to an astonishing year of forthcoming projects. Featured artists are Karina Morales, Gregorio Morales, Beth Sheffield, Akuna Hinton, Carol Taylor, Daniel Frost, Billy Willis, Stephanie Ruiz, Ellen Barnes and Barbara Scott.

The Paramount Theater is open Monday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm and one hour prior to all Paramount Theater events and productions.


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Mebane Arts and Community Center

633 Corregidor Street, Mebane, NC

milton hall

friday, february 22 - sunday, april 21, 2019

A native of Alamance County, Mebane artist Milton Hall is a graduate of the School of Art at East Carolina University and retired in 2008 after a thirty-year career teaching high school visual art in the Alamance-Burlington School System.  During this time, he also worked as a freelance illustrator creating artwork for local, state and national publications. 

Seeking to explore a new medium, he began creating three-dimensional work using papier-mâché.  As a way of combing a lifelong passion for art and music, Hall began a series of realistic and abstract musical instrument sculptures.  These sculptures are painted in a faux finish to resemble stone or metal while remaining very light in weight.  Many of these works are in the collections of musicians and music lovers across the United States.  In his latest work, “Enter My Dream”, other subjects are also represented including faces, fish, birds and abstract geometric structures.

Following his retirement from public education, he continues to teach private lessons at his home studio and high school art classes at Burlington Christian Academy.  In addition to his current sculpture work, Hall also does commissioned portrait paintings.

The Mebane Arts and Community Center is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm.


To purchase artwork from the Paramount Theater or the Mebane Arts and Community Center,
please call Alamance Arts at 336-226-4495 and we will gladly assist you.

 

For information on exhibiting in our galleries, please contact

Teresa Chandler, Visual Arts Director at tchandler@alamancearts.org.