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Artist Spotlight: Marcelle Kick

  One of the things I absolutely enjoy about being a Gallery Manager is that I have the pleasure of meeting fellow artists. For the Month of April, Marcelle Kick's "Renew" exhibition will hang in the Nicholson Gallery for all to peruse and enjoy. This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kick about "Renew" and the creative process. Below is a transcript of that interview. "Newsprint, packing paper, and other various discards were utilized with acrylic paint, graphite, paint pens and soft pastels." -Marcelle Kick CHASYAH SCOTT: How long have you been creating art? MARCELLE KICK: I have been creating various [...]

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Interview, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renew at the Nicolson Gallery

                                          Artist Bio From an early age I enjoyed being creative.  In the 3rd grade I won “best log cabin” to be exhibited in the Elementary school art show.  I remember my teachers kept asking if my Mother had helped me make it, and I kept saying “No.” (why were they asking me that?) At that point, my love for art and design was cemented.   In 1992, I graduated from ECU with a BFA in Environmental Design.  The last [...]

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: Exhibition, Gallery, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artist Spotlight: Peter Marin

This month I had the privilege of interviewing artist, Peter Marin. Marin's exhibition, "Weight as Real" now hangs in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter. During this interview we discussed a variety of topics such as the inspiration behind "Weight as Real." Below is an excerpt from our conversation. For more information about Peter Marin, contact petermarinartworks@gmail.com. How long have you been painting? I have been painting for 31 years. What are your inspirations for your exhibition? The practice of painting, and the subjects of color and structure are the sources for my work. What do like most about creating masterpieces? Masterpieces? I [...]

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments

“Weight As Real” In Nicolson Gallery

Peter Marín was born and raised in Mexico City. Marín has been painting for 30 years, is the owner of Peter Marin Artworks and is currently represented by Charlotte Russell Contemporary   Marín’s abstract painting references architecture, landscape, sacred geometry, identity and uses the languages of color and structure. Working outside the expected Latino narrative serves to amplify the notion that Latino artists work in diverse idioms.   Marin’s works to further the discussion on abstraction, moving it from formalist, reductivist proposals to a more richly layered vision rendering his personal sensibility. In addition to pursuing abstraction, Marín also works in [...]

By |March 7th, 2022|Categories: Gallery|0 Comments

[Video] The Artists Behind “​When Paint Speaks”​

Chasyah L Scott is the Marketing Director and Gallery Manager at The ArtsCenter. For more information about The ArtsCenter and the Nicholson Gallery visit ArtsCenterlive.org. "When Paint Speaks" takes you on a journey of art and creation. What I love about "When Paint Speaks" is that it leaves room for the viewer's interpretation. Perusing this exhibition, I feel a sense of excitement and tranquility seeing the various colors from two different artist work together to tell a story. During the grand opening of "When Paint Speaks", I had the pleasure of interviewing the artists, Allison Coleman and Steven Silverleaf. I also [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Interview|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

AfterSchool Arts Immersion – February Updates

Hello AfterSchool Arts Immersion families! February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but there is a lot happening at AAI. On Wednesday, February 2nd, AAI welcomed Rissi Palmer, who work-shopped with students to create songs while also teaching them the components of a song. You can read more about her visit in this post. So far this month, we have welcomed a new resident artist, Vera Reed, who guided the kids through "Abstract Colors, Shapes and Emotions". Together, they listened to different music styles and created art projects with mixed media that reflected how the music made them [...]

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: AfterSchool Arts Immersion, Art Project, Blog, Student Work|0 Comments