August 19-October 21, 2016
Bre Barnett Crowell of Charlotte is a sixth-generation North Carolinian and pastel artist who paints the figures and landscapes that populate her life. Her work is informed by personal experience, the techniques of the Old Masters, and her contemporaries.
Tim Buchman of Charlotte, NC, is known for his photographs of landscapes and historical architecture. His experimentations with light, aperture, and composition allow him to investigate various spaces both up close and at a distance.
Erin Canady of Chapel Hill, NC studied East Asian religions before turning her academic focus to art. Calling upon her religious studies background, her drawings explore themes of silence, meditation, passing time, and loss.
Charles Farrar of Concord, NC, grew up in Southern Virginia, where his interest in the properties of wood began. Using both hand carving techniques and a custom-built lathe, he turns vessels in a variety of forms with finely finished, textured, or pigmented surfaces.
Judson Guérard of Bakersville, NC creates contemporary glass artwork and sculptures. He studied this art form and Penland School of Crafts, where his studio is currently based. Some of his glass works are inspired by the meditative water paths of the North Toe River, which runs near his home.
Julia Chandler Lawing of Concord, NC is a painter who aims to create elusive and evocative visual poetry. In her paintings she employs an impasto technique, distinctive brushwork, and detailed yet minimalistic description. Her work, inspired by her travels, is an exploration of the geometry displayed in natural forms and manmade structures.
Chrys Riviere-Blalock of Shelby, NC has been living and teaching art courses out of western North Carolina for the last 25 years. As a painter of landscapes, she hopes to transport viewers to the spaces she has created.
Kate Long Stevenson of Charleston, SC crafts expressionist paintings with gestural brushstrokes and striking colors. Classical music serves as both an inspiration and a soundtrack for her work, which is figurative and abstract. She hopes to translate a particular feeling to the canvas using color and composition.
Finding Solitude Sponsor
2016-17 Galleries Sponsor
That Art Night
Friday, Sept. 2
Cabarrus Brewing Co., Concord
Enjoy a craft beer and hear from artist Andrea Sowle in the Tap Room!
Wednesday, Sept. 14
10am, $5 per child, call 704-920-2787
Immersive arts experience includes a guided tour of the exhibition and fun art crafts. Registration required.
A Closer Look
Thursday, Sept. 22
7pm, free, reservations appreciated; 704-920-2787
Exhibiting artists Erin Canady and Charles Farrar will discuss their inspirations, methods, and demonstrate artistic techniques.
Save the Date
Dancing for the Arts
Sat, Nov. 12
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