February 10 - April 7, 2017
"Exploring qualities of light through mediums of glass, photography and paintings"
Here is a sample of the work and links to our artists websites.
Mark BettisA native of Chicago, Illinois, Mark escaped to sunny Sarasota, Florida. It was there that he became interested in the visual arts. After attending the Ringling School of Art and Design Mark moved to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where he paints in his open studio/gallery at the Wedge Studios.
Courtney Dodd33, not that I can ever remember my age. educated, at least that’s what the papers read. four years, two years, one and a half, two years. accredited. non accredited. east coast. mid-west. no denying it.
Isabel ForbesRaised in Spartanburg, SC, and recently returned after 30 years away, Isabel draws from a successful career in graphic design and illustration, coupled with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Florida’s Ringling College of Art & Design, to bring her perspective to canvas.” The artist paints full time in a “working studio & gallery” in Spartanburg, SC.
Nickolaus FruinOriginally from Grand Island, Nebraska, Nick studied Studio Art at Hastings College. He is currently the Glass Coordinator at The Penland School of Crafts.
James HenkelI have spent a lot of time in the Penland Community and have always been interested in the functional beauty of the "vessel". I have worked on several projects including the spills in this show which explore the ideas of the container and the contained.
Paul KeysarKeysar's greatest artistic influences have been the art of Homer, Eakins, and the Barbizon School, along with the contemporary work of Randall Exon, David Graeme Baker, and many others. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows, and his work is owned by collectors throughout the country.
Emma PowellMy photographic work focuses on fictional narrative. I create art that visualizes curious scenarios in order to convey a message or feeling instead of a record of a moment. I utilize a range of hand-applied photographic emulsions in order to visualize the distance between fantasy and reality, as well as to make prints that appear as objects instead of windows.
Mira WoodworthI am in love with the idea of reclaiming the unwanted and refinishing it into gallery-ready works of art. To me, this speaks to a basic truth of the inherent (and sometimes secret) beauty in everything. There are many “reclaimed” goods on the market, which is great for the environment. But, I believe the object comes first.
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