June 1-July 25, 2015
Subjective explorations of nature, beauty and visual perception.
Erin Anfinson of Murfreesboro, TN, is an Associate Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University. The Galleries will be displaying pieces from her encaustic series, “Laundry,” which were created in a playful effort to examine the strange beauty of a stubborn domestic nuisance: dirty laundry.
Nicole Aquillana of Boston is a ceramic artist whose work is influenced by her longing to return to the comfort and stability of home. She uses architectural imagery drawn from her photographic collection, coupled with the movement of glaze, to elicit memories of times past in her delicate pieces.
Hannah Celeste Dean of Slaton, TX, is a painter who works between two sets of conventions, stretched and unstretched canvases, abstract and realistic imagery. She borrows listless, opulent scenes from historic paintings and current cinema and “reawakens” them in her paintings.
Alexa Garbarino of Montclair, NJ, is a fine art photographer whose “Better Days” series features painterly photographs of ranches and farms along the Northern California coastline that the artist has documented over a period of time during yearly trips as a child and now with her own family.
Amy Gross of Delray Beach, FL, remakes nature through the sieve of her own experiences. Her mixed media embroidered and beaded fiber sculptures are crafted entirely of craft store yarn, beads and paper – no found objects and nothing that used to be alive.
Lisa Krannichfeld of Little Rock, AK, is a painter influenced by growing up in a mix of American Southern and Chinese cultures. She focuses primarily on women as her subject s and often uses traditional Chinese inks and watercolors in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way.
Cindy Steiler of Gainesville, FL, strives to capture the essence of her relationship with her grandmother while exploring and celebrating all women and girls. Her mixed media fiber art often includes bisque doll arms excavated from old factories in Germany, crocheted lace and antique, homespun linen.
Christopher Thomas of Climax, NC, experiments with various techniques to meld visual cues of high technology with abstract painting. His works often refer to landscape and incorporate handmade marks that recall the pixels of a computer generated image or inkjet impressions on a printed page. He teaches art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Justin Webb of Philadelphia is a painter and sculptor whose representational works explore narration through domestic interiors. His work is infused with objects intended to act as triggers to stimulate memories, encouraging viewers to develop their own stories.
Concert: Face to Face
Saturday, Aug. 1
Village Park, Kannapolis
Free outdoor Billy Joel and Elton John tribute concert.
Arts Council Grants Deadline
Monday, Aug. 3
Click the "Grants" tab for applications and more information.
Open Studio: ClearWater
Saturday, Aug. 8
10 am-4 pm
ClearWater Artist Studios, Concord
See artwork, meet artists and watch them work.
Cabarrus Arts Council Annual Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 27
The public is invited to the arts council's annual meeting. RSVP by Aug. 20.
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