The ArtsCenter’s Annual Community Art Exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery


For the past six years, The ArtsCenter has held an Annual Community Art Exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery during the month of December. The exhibit is open to all adults in the Triangle area, and all mediums are welcome. It is inclusive of everyone in our community and represents The ArtsCenter’s belief that everyone is an artist and that each person’s creative voice should be celebrated.


Join us Friday, December 8th for the opening reception of The ArtsCenter’s 6th Annual Community Art Exhibit, and get a chance to meet the talented artists showcasing their work.


Exhibition on display December 1-22.


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


Landscapes and Dreamscapes by Melanie See in the ArtsCenter Corridor


“These paintings represent a large portion of my work in the past 12 months. Though I’m calling this collection Landscapes and Dreamscapes perhaps I should call it “Lightscapes”, for that is what I’m really trying to capture.


Light fascinates me. The way light is reflected in clouds and water, the way it plays on grass and sand, the way it pierces the forest, the way it touches everything. This series of landscapes is my attempt to contemplate – and play — with light as it washes over the sky, sand, clouds, and marsh and trees.


The ocean and marsh paintings are all depictions of Sunset Beach, NC. The woodland painting is my backyard in Chapel Hill. As to my abstracts — the imagery unexpectedly emerges on my canvases. Although the composition is not planned and organically evolves, my fascination with light is still evident in these dreamscapes.”


Opening Reception: Friday, December 8th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Exhibition on display December 1-22.


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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