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Alamance Arts

213 S. Main St, Graham, NC
Sister Galleries                                       

"Chinese Take Out," by Jane Carter

"friends and family" by jane carter

Thursday, may 10 - saturday, june 23, 2018

Living in Connecticut and being a stay-at-home mom, Jane Carter began painting over thirty years ago.    After three years of painting and feeling discouraged, she turned to a career in Interior Design and upon moving to South Carolina in 1989, she itched to paint again and has not stopped since.  At age 80, now settled on family properties in Providence, North Carolina, she enjoys painting with her oils and water media in her beautiful art barn.

Carter has traveled extensively, living in England twice and on the South Carolina coast.  Her paintings and their titles reflect places like Harrods, Royal Ascot, Raining on Oxford Street and Times Square as well as creatively introducing people into her paintings as Birdcage for Tea, Perm and Curl, Passel of Beauties and Chairman of the Board.

Recently she has become more enamored with abstracts and finds great joy in creating them. The use of Yupo paper allows creative freedom with the paints.

An award-winning artist, Carter is proud to be a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and has been juried into the Southern Watercolor Society. She has been published in Watercolor Magic and featured as a cover artist on several other magazines. She continues to present one-women shows while teaching classes and workshops


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SunTrust Gallery

213 S. Main St, Graham, NC

"Aviary," by Rose Warner

"weaving between the lines," by rose warner

Thursday, may 10 - saturday, june 23, 2018

Rose Warner grew up in a large family on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin.  She spent time in 4-H learning to sew, knit and embroider.  With a nursing degree from Viterbo College and an art degree from University of Iowa, Warner began weaving when her children were born and was immediately hooked.  Having come to North Carolina 25 years ago, she continues to study textiles and weaving in the local weaver guild, Triangle Weavers.

The juxtaposition of painting and weaving began while the artist participated in two local study groups.  One was a study of color theory using acrylic paints on scraps of canvas. The other was a study of complex weaving techniques.

Both of the study groups had homework and coincidentally both met at different times but on the same day – in a rush to save time and complete two assignments, the homework was combined to meet the needs of both.  The color study paintings were cut into one-inch strips and then taken to the weaving loom where they were woven back together using threads. The result was so unusual and intriguing that Warner knew her homework was complete - that was over 15 years ago.

As the artist continues to repeat “the homework assignment” over and over again working to refine and perfect this process, she writes  “Blending nontraditional materials blurs the line between fine art and craft while exploring the concept of the seen and unseen. Weaving the paintings lets the threads obscure parts of the painted image while adding unexpected layers of threads to the surface. The completed pieces embrace a unity that hints of concealed motion, which at times is partially hidden, and at other times accentuated by the interaction of the threads with the painted canvas.  The deconstruction and reconstruction of layers invites the viewer to find his or her own message in the piece, much like the practice of reading between the lines, to find meaning in something that is not readily evident.”


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Paramount Theater

 

128 East Front Street, Burlington, NC

"Yellowstone Mineral Mountain," Digital Print        by Hugh Comfort

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friday, june 15 - monday, august 13, 2018 

Now on exhibit at Burlington’s Paramount Theater is the work of the Alamance Photography Club from June 15 until August 13, 2018.  An Opening Reception will be Saturday, June 16 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.  The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.  The Exhibit’s photography works will be available for purchase.

Club members whose work will be exhibited include Len Barnard, Mary Archer, Jayne Tapia, John Kinney, Don Myles, Mike King, Meike Cryan, Ed Quinn, David Asher, Gene Lentz, Joanne Lentz, Bob Finley, Charles Gilliard, Herbert House, June Siple, George Siple, Berkley Hocker, Darby Hocker, Sam Lynch, Dick Schenck, Hugh Comfort, Nancy Jacobus, Ray Munns, Sandra Whitesell, Elmon Coe, John Reich, Gary Gorley.

The Alamance Photography Club is a social organization of photography enthusiasts with a wide range of interests. They welcome all, novice to professional, as a place to show, share, promote and learn about all aspects of photography. The Club welcomes non-members to its monthly meetings which begin at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Place at Twin Lakes the third Monday of each month. Interested parties may contact Mike King, email mking0379@gmail.com or visit www.alamancephoto.com.

The Alamance Photography Club exhibit may be viewed from noon until 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday and prior to all Paramount Theater events and productions.


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Mebane Arts and Community Center

633 Corregidor Street, Mebane, NC

Jim and Rita Duxbury

wednesday, June 6 - tuesday, august 7, 2018

Jim and Rita Duxbury will again be featured artists with their unique wooden pieces on exhibit at the Mebane Arts & Community Center. Their functional 3-D art crafted on a wood lathe incorporates both storm-damaged and locally harvested wood in addition to exotic wood from around the world. Some featured pieces include an exquisite hickory bowl on a walnut stand, pieces incorporating spiral illusions, wooden-stemmed wine glasses and other unique bowls, hollow forms and boxes in all shapes and sizes, with their natural grain.                             

Rita Zoccolante Duxbury, a Massachusetts native, is a part-time librarian at Alamance Community College. A retired U.S. Naval Intelligence officer, she has traveled the world. With an appreciation for the beauty and qualities of wood, and with the mentoring of her husband, Rita has progressed from sweeping wood shavings to creating her own pieces.

"Each day is a new adventure and I approach life just that way, realizing that there are not enough hours in the day to learn, experiment, explore and create," she said. "Woodturning and teaching others the skill of turning has become a part of my focus – as it is my husband’s life and much a part of our daily routine.”

James N. "Jim" Duxbury is a perfectionist known for "thinking out of the box."  Known for his original designed kaleidoscopes, Jim doesn’t stop there with is craftsmanship.  He continues to create both functional and artistic pieces that are truly one-pf-a-kind.

"I pride myself in creating wooden items of beauty that also are designed to function well," he said. "My fascination with wood and wood grains, from the most exotic to the common native varieties, and my ability to employ the wood lathe and adapt tools, lead to experiments of new and exciting ideas. Prototypes abound. I admire creativity and have a keen appreciation for wood as a natural media."

Click HERE to visit the artist's website.
 

The Mebane Arts and Community Center is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 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.