January 20-March 6, 2015
Various forms and styles of drawing with an interactive twist
David Bonagurio lives and works in Syracuse, NY, and has taught at Syracuse University. His work is primarily drawing and painting, in which he uses figurative imagery to address personal and larger social issues which affect perspective and perception.
Sue Bryan lives and works in New York City. Born and raised in Ireland, she says her ”passion for drawing lies in the compelling urge to capture the things that inherently move me.” She finds the act of drawing always challenging, ever evolving and constantly changing.
Erin Canady lives and works in Chapel Hill. Her mixed media drawings focus on taking mechanical parts out of their original context and restructuring them to form undefined shapes and variation of line, leaving viewers with a visual puzzle in which they can search for their own connections.
Tim Christensen lives in a small cabin near the ocean in Surrey, ME, and often works on an island called Despair surrounded by seals, a family of eagles and his dog. He makes narrative porcelain pieces that are “about the times in which we live, and the challenges of living in a time in which we are divorced from the natural world around us.”
Tim Ford lives in the North Carolina mountains and teaches at Appalachian State University. He uses a variety of tools, such as graphic, paint and charcoal, to express his ideas. His work is a response to the people he interacts with and is influenced by memories, fears and desires.
Fred Johnston is a Seagrove potter who learned to make clay pieces by working odd jobs around some of the potteries there. His work is rooted in the Southern folk pottery traditions of North Carolina but also draws from many other cultures, including Greek, Korean, Chinese, Pre-Columbian, European and Mimbres. His shapes and decorations are bold, distinctive and imaginative.
Jennifer Mecca is a New York native who lives and works in Gastonia. She is a utilitarian potter whose goal is to make pots that visually pleasing and unique in character but also useful in everyday life. She enjoys making serving pieces and tableware that delight to the daily activity of setting a table and enjoying a meal.
Janvier Rollande lives and works in Maine. Working solely in graphite, Maine artist she creates highly detailed yet sensitive portraits. She begins her work with photographic studies in an attempt to get a better sense of the sitter and capture natural poses.
Art Venti was born in New York City and now lives and works in southern California. He works predominantly in colored pencils, creating amorphic shapes that are gracefully caught in movement. His work has elements of abstraction and glimpses of “reality.” His objective is to take a fresh look at the traditional landscape.
Performance: Brand New Opry
Thursday, March 5
Traditional bluegrass show hosted by Jeff Whittingrton.
Performance: Jeff Little Trio
Friday, March 20
Appalachian music by three masters of their instruments.
Friday, March 27
6 - 9 pm
Art displays and artists all over downtown Concord and the opening reception for "Semantics" at The Galleries.
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