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“Perpetual Renewal” begins during DCCC Spring art showcase

January 25, 2019 – The spring art show at Davidson County Community College occurs January 29 with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The theme of the evening is “Perpetual Renewal” as DCCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to interact with the various artists and their works. The collection features a wide variety of media and artistic styles ranging from painting and quilting to 3-D works and pottery.

The reception represents a collection of art from eight artists from across the Carolinas.

Raleigh-based artist Vicki L. Rees is one artist featured in the show. Her oil painting, “Southern Snow,” was selected as the hallmark of the showcase’s theme of “Perpetual Renewal.”

“It’s an honor to be included in the show,” Rees said. “I’m very happy that this will be my third time displaying my art at the college. So many of us are caught up in modern life that we forget to enjoy what nature provides.  I hope my paintings will remind viewers what lies around the corner if they take the time to look.”

Rees is known for her contemporary realism executed in colorful oils. She draws inspiration from her appreciation of the beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature’s intricacies all capture her attention.

Lexington artist Joyce Metters works to develop paintings that portray the beauty in the world. Her work concentrates on capturing light and colors to stimulate the viewer’s imagination.

Joanna Henry is another featured artist from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Henry’s pieces consist of acrylic, watercolor, and pottery works focusing on balanced abstractions of nature. She hopes each piece conveys openness, intricacy, and beauty of nature.

Larua Le Modlinski of Winston-Salem draws inspiration in her oil paintings from animals, people and landscapes. Beginning with paintings as gifts for loved ones, Modlinski sees her artwork as a gift of love which enriches both the giver and the recipient.

Barbara Mellin of Winston-Salem contributes her Asian brush paintings to the showcase. Her artwork uses traditional bamboo brushes, Sumi ink and Chinese watercolors to highlight the diverse cultures of the world.

Eileen Wilhem of Pinnacle, North Carolina, considers herself part impressionist, part expressionist in her work with pastels. Her art aims to recreate the mood of everyday scenes.

Karen Thompson of Winston-Salem has been a professional longarm quilter for almost 20 years. Thompson’s works play with color and pattern to reimagine classic designs using modern technology.

Tatyana Grechina Sharpton is based in Simpsonville, South Carolina. As a multidisciplinary artist, she finds it integral to nourish all facets of the creative self and harvest intimate connections and collaborative relationships. Through her work, she hopes it will help others do the same.

The collection will be featured on the first and second floors of the Mendenhall Building for the entirety of the spring semester.

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An art show guest observes animal photography during the art showcase at Davidson County Community College. The Spring 2019 Art Show at the college featured work from eight different artists in the Carolinas.

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

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Jonathan Williams
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Davidson County Community College
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