Exhibitions

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

THE ARTSCENTER’S ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28

 

March is the Annual Student Show in our Nicholson Gallery.  All current and former ArtSchool students are invited to participate.  The cost of entry is free! Please participate in this wonderful and eclectic show! The Box Office will begin accepting student submissions on Monday, February 19, and the deadline is Wednesday, February 28 at 5pm.  Please download, print and fill out the application form (available here) and turn it in with your work.

 


Fred Good and Friends by Triangle Visual Artists 

in the Nicholson Gallery

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“Its not about thinking outside the box…it’s about being outside the box.” – Fred Good, 2010  

Fred William Good, April 15, 1940 – August 21, 2017  

Triangle Visual Artists dedicates our show to Fred Good’s memory and his many important accomplishments. Fred served as Board Chairman of the ArtsCenter from 1990-1996 and was an important leader in supporting the arts in our community.  

The ArtsCenter has established the Fred Good Scholarship Fund to provide support for youth arts scholarships. Donations to the fund are greatly appreciated. (www.artscenterlive.org/support) 

Fred joined the Watercolor Society of North Carolina in 1984 serving as its Treasurer from 1985-1987. Also, from 1987-1988, Fred served as President of Center Gallery, an early art group in Carrboro. He was also a member of the Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC. and was juried into the Orange County Artists Guild. http://fredgood.com  

Fred was a member of Triangle Visual Artists from its inception. He served as an important board member, treasurer, and guiding light. He believed passionately in the importance of cooperative community organizations and mentored us with his wisdom.  

The Triangle Visual Artists are dedicating this show to our good friend and past member, Fred Good. Follow us to know where we are showing next.
www.trianglevisualartists.com  

Exhibition on display February 1-28.

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

 


The Seizing of Joy

by February’s Emerging Artist Jane Cheek 

in the ArtsCenter Corridor

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The Seizing of Joy explores the themes of survivorhood, motherhood, and finding joy in the everyday.
“My work focuses on contradictions. As an adult survivor of child abuse and a mother, I use art to examine the juxtaposition of past trauma and present joy. I work with contradictory artistic elements such as: opacity and translucency; two dimensions and three; and structure and complete abstraction. I enjoy working with bright colors, metallic accents, and texture to create art that plays with whimsy and elegance. My color palette is inspired by nature, while my form and structure take inspiration from my life, both past and present. My work is a daily practice of seeking and creating joy. I create art that is about loss and sadness, happiness and adventure, and most importantly, hope.”
Bio: Jane Cheek is a mixed media artist who works in an abstract expressionist style. Cheek’s work focuses on contradictions. As a survivor of child abuse and a mother, she uses art to examine the juxtaposition of past trauma and present joy. Cheek works with contradictory artistic elements such as: opacity and translucency; two dimensions and three; and structure and complete abstraction. She enjoys working with bright colors, metallic accents, and texture to create art that plays with whimsy and elegance. Cheek’s color palette is inspired by nature, while her form and structure take inspiration from her life, both past and present. Cheek’s work is a daily practice of seeking and creating joy. She creates art that is about loss and sadness, happiness and adventure, and most importantly, hope.
Jane Cheek received a BA in Visual Arts Applications from North Carolina State University. She worked as an K-8 art teacher for five years and now works from her home studio while unschooling her three sons.
Exhibition on display February 1-28.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9th 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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