Featuring the work of artists Diego Camposeco, Aaron Canipe, Jing Niu, and Jina Valentine, “Melt with Ruth” offers a mix of two-dimensional works and experimental videos exploring notions of home, identity, geography, and sense of place in North Carolina. The show takes its title from the lesser-quoted phrase that follows “Look homeward Angel” in John Milton’s poem “Lycidas,” which Asheville author Thomas Wolfe appropriated for his classic 1929 autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel: “Look homeward Angel now, and melt with ruth.” The exhibit is presented as part of North Carolina: The New American Heartland.Read More
“Textiles in Tiers” showcases the work of Chapel Hill artists Sandy Milroy, Trudy Thomson, and Rose Warner. Using a mix of materials and a variety of techniques, these three artists create colorful, textured pieces that captivate and intrigue. And, while each artist’s works speak to their distinctive vision and approach, it is quickly apparent that they share a vernacular and a keen attention to bold expressions built on layers of intricate detail.
January 9 – May 25, 2017
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sharron Parker received an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying education, art, and interior design. She continued her studies in textiles at Penland School of Arts and Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In 1980 she began working in handmade felt, after seeing 2,500-year-old felts from an archaeological dig in Siberia. The simplicity of the process – working combed wool in hot water until the fibers lock – provided the chance to work spontaneously and experiment with a technique few contemporary artists were using. This exhibit of Parker’s showcases the range of her strikingly colorful works which simultaneously evoke the beauty of the natural world while producing a wholly original and creative vernacular of their own.
April 4 – May 27, 2016
Artist Reception: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Anne Gregory is a Triangle area artist who describes the approach she takes to each vivid, abstract painting as “a new narrative between me and the canvas — like having a conversation with a valued friend.” A graduate of Duke University, Gregory also attended Oxford University and the Penland School of Crafts. Her work as an artist has included eight years working in Durham public schools and in Morocco as an international artist in residence.
September 3 – December 18, 2015
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 27, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.