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AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL
08/04/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

AUGUST | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | HOLLIS GABRIELHollis Gabriel’s intricate, meditative paintings call to mind prayer labyrinths – those circular paths you might find at a park or a church. A labyrinth is different from a maze because there’s only one path to follow; it winds around and around, folds back in on itself, and usually takes a lot longer to complete than it seems like it should. Like a labyrinth, Gabriel’s lines invite your eye to meander. Her tight brushwork unfolds into imaginative networks that seem as much like a circuit board as an aerial city-scape. She turns many of her original paintings into fabric patterns for wearable scarves and shawls. Her ...

JULY ARTIST OF THE MONTH - BARBARA MELLIN
07/07/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

JULY | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BARBARA MELLIN  To give some context to her Freewheelin’ Series of linocut prints, Barbara Mellin points to this dictionary entry:Freewheeling verb [no obj.] “to ride a bicycle with the pedals at rest, especially downhill -(usu. as adj. freewheeling) act without concern for rules, conventions, or the consequences of one's actions.This series repeats the same image, ¼ of a bicycle wheel, in endless combinations of patterns, colors, and orientations. The effect is transformative. Spokes become butterfly wings, flowers, and juicy slices of grapefruit. Mellin explains, “I love to experiment with elements of the printing process: plates, ...

GreenHill's Annual Meeting I Cocktails & Good Eats
05/09/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

Each June GreenHill hosts its Annual Meeting, giving our members an opportunity to have a quick look back at the year we are closing and to learn more about the upcoming year. The staff looks forward to this meeting because they too get a chance to think about what we accomplished over the last 12 months and look forward to what is exciting about the upcoming year. We also like to have speakers who are contributing to the artworld in different ways; over the years we invited the executive directors of Grand Rapid’s ArtPrize, Center for Craft Creativity + Design and NC Museum of Art. We put a special emphasis on speakers who talk about collecting original art—so this year we ...

JUNE SPOTLIGHT-INFLUENCE
05/04/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

 INFLUENCE | JUNE 2- JUNE 30Influence is an annual collaborative exhibition between GreenHill and Art Alliance Greensboro presenting recent work of 14 influential instructors and highlighting their wide variety of style and expertise in the mediums of ceramics, sculpture, fiber, and two-dimensional work.Art Alliance Greensboro and GreenHill are both located in the Greensboro Cultural Center in the heart of the Cultural District and this is the second time the two organizations will partner for this exhibition. Together, Liz Busch, Programs Director at Art Alliance Greensboro and Toni Tronu, Shop Manager + Registrar at GreenHill realized an instructor show would be a ...

Pop-Up Resident: Julia Lawing
05/04/2017
AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH - HOLLIS GABRIEL

POP-UP ARTIST JULIA LAWING   Julia Lawing is a visual artist from Concord, NC working primarily in oils on canvas, wood and paper. Julia paints from personal observations of life, expressing her aesthetic and allegorical impressions in compositions of landscapes, structures and figures. Julia says about her work: “I paint because it engages my senses, my mind, my soul, and stirs a passion in me unlike anything else. My aim is visual poetry that is simultaneously elusive and evocative. I want the viewer to look into the painting, not merely at it. My work is very personal yet very universal. While I base my paintings on places I have been, I want them to strike a ...