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The ArtsCenter is accepting applications for its Emerging Artist Series January 5-18 for exhibitions in Winter through Summer 2018.


Applications are open to early to mid-career artists in the Triangle. Accepted artists for this series will exhibit their work for one month in The ArtsCenter Corridor. For more information and to view the artist application, please click here.

New Growths by Michelle Podgorski 

in the Nicholson Gallery


Artist Statement:  “The natural world has always left me in awe. Whether it is the ease in which succulents can be propagated or the way a seed with sunlight and water will generate new life. The paintings in this series focus on these ideas in watercolor with the inclusion of embossing, flocking, and sanding on select works.


A question I asked myself regularly while creating this work was can we still see the power that nature has over everything, and the beauty within that power, after we spend so much time trying to control it; our gardens, our lawns, the landscape. The patterns in my paintings are manipulations of their natural order and are my own way of depicting the subjects’ beauty. The hope is that my work will cultivate a sense of respect and awe for nature’s abilities and in turn change the way people interact with it.”




Exhibition on display January 2-31.


Opening Reception: Friday, January 12th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


 Mute-Music by Jenny Eggleston 

in the ArtsCenter Corridor


Pink Sound, Graphite and ground pigments  18” x 26”


Mute-MusicA selection of drawings and poems 


Artist Statement: I try not to plan a drawing, only to respond to a basic mood, to explore. Most of the drawings are the result of a juxtaposition of my observations of nature and my own mental landscapes. These biological, surrealistic studies are sometimes dark, mystical, and sexual—insides are turned out, veins and flesh appear with seeds and fur, figs hang on spider webs. Depictions of the natural world distort as physical matter and imaginative matter mingle and resonate.


I title many of my drawings with short, image-driven poems. Not as reverse illustrations, but as co-creations, standing independently, while influencing one another.




Exhibition on display January 9-31.


Opening Reception: Friday, January 12th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, contact Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni Mulaiya at hmulaiya@artscenterlive.org. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods.


Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

  • Student Exhibit (March)
  • Instructor Exhibit (September)
  • Community Art Exhibit (December)


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