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DCCC hosts mixed media art show

Twelve artists from North Carolina and Tennessee will exhibit paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and photography at Davidson County Community College’s spring art show entitled Art/Form/Color. The display is set to begin with an opening reception on January 23 from 4-6 p.m. in the Mendenhall Building.  The reception is free and open to the public.

“We have a huge variety of art work. All created in different manners,” offered event coordinator Barbara Cullen. “Several of the mediums will be on display for the first time. We are introducing the college to contemporary ideas and things and keeping students up to date about what’s going on through the art show.”

Featured artists will include Judith Glazier from High Point who exhibits watercolors full of movement and vibrant colors, some of which are impressionistic in nature. Also, Ian Griffin from Durham exhibits mixed media stitchery and cut-aways on canvas, revealing content underneath that conveys thoughts about human life. Carolyn Hurst from Winston-Salem exhibits 3D mixed media pieces with an Asian art design. Carol Kaminski from Greensboro displays resin paintings, which are formed by mixing colors with resin and applying it to the surface. Sandra Lett from Fayetteville showcases acrylic paintings in both abstract and traditional styles with colorful movements of flowers and shapes. John Robertson from Greensboro exhibits traditional watercolors of still lifes and landscapes, with emphasis on colors. Nicholas Sorlien from Statesville displays sculpture using man-made materials to create organic forms. Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart of Talbott, Tenn. exhibits prints and mixed media reflecting abandoned homes in the recesses of the Appalachian landscape. Mary Taub of Chapel Hill displays duct tape and mixed media pieces of UPC codes. Mary Vecellio of Trinity exhibits both traditional and abstract paintings done in oil. C.S. Young of High Point displays black and white photography of decaying buildings that feature strong geometric shapes.

Ginnie Conaway of Winston –Salem was selected as the featured postcard artist. She will display poured acrylic paintings on canvas that have vibrant colors in a flowing pattern. “It is a new technique that creates somewhat random but very interesting textures and effects. I love it because it looks like stone among other things.” Conway explained that the technique can be used by those who struggle with drawing. “I love connecting with my students and watching them try a technique and discover. This was an opportunity to exhibit to a different audience in a very upscale and elegant location with aspiring artists who I admire.”