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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS
04/07/2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

APRIL | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS Above left: Jennie, photo credit: Paul Church | Above right:GreenHill's very own Laura Maruzzella wearing Jennie's Peachbloom earrings, photo credit: Toni Tronu TURNING MUD INTO GEMSTONESJennie Lorette Keatts has been displaying with GreenHill since 2009 and there is something extra special that sets her apart from the rest of our jewelry artists- she hand makes her stones. How, you ask? She makes pottery cabochons by layering glazes and creating one of kind stones that mimic natural stones. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish which stones are made by Jennie and which are naturally occurring, COOL!  "My ...

ARTIST OF THE MONTH WENDY ALLEN
11/06/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

NOVEMBER | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | WENDY ALLEN OF MISS FITTBy: Toni TronuThis weather confused month goes out to Wendy Allen of Miss Fitt, in Durham, NC. I chose Wendy because she takes a fun and imaginative approach to her art (and life). Her creative outcome is something really special while still being functional. When her box of goodies came in the mail I enjoyed trying EVERYTHING on. Best part? Her long scarves double as belts! Come on cold weather! I need to strut these fashionable mittens around town. Toni: Getting work “out there” can be a tricky task and sometimes it takes a lot of experimentation. It sounds like your first big break came when a local store ...

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: BRANDON CORDREY
10/05/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

OCTOBER | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BRANDON CORDREYBy: Toni Tronu This month I am super excited to introduce Brandon Cordrey, a mixed media collage artist, living in Raleigh, North Carolina. His works’ content frequently focuses on information transfer, thinking of humans as data processing units. He earned his BFA from East Carolina University in Painting and Drawing and his work has been exhibited across the state of North Carolina and Tennessee.I chose Brandon because many people feel berated by the amount of information they have to decipher on a day to day basis. Not only is his work hyper-relevant, but it seems to express these issues through a layered canvas with ...

PORTER HALYBURTON INTERVIEW
06/08/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

 This week I was able interview the very talented artist Porter Halyburton who has recently started displaying his work in The Shop at Greenhill. Porter's work seems to exude a playful happiness that is speckled with colorful outbursts and held together with bold, rustic textures. Each of his works holds true to the title of  "statement piece" and leaves you with a smile each time you cross its path.   Toni: I heard you became interested in making ceramics later in life; tell me about when clay became a part of your world and what inspired you to work with that medium.Porter: Actually I did take a pottery class in Atlanta about 40 years ago, but didn't get ...

Announcing Our First Pop-Up Resident, Allison Luce
04/30/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

Allison Luce, Ancient Expanse, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY, 2012,’ fired clay oxides, mixed media, 27.5’ x 10’We are excited to announce our first 10-day Pop-Up resident, Allison Luce. Luce will work in the ArtQuest studios during regular business hours from May 27 – June 5, 2015. In addition to her studio hours she will be available for visitors during Free Family Night on June 3 (5-7pm) and First Friday on June 5 (6-9pm).Luce graduated with dual BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from Ohio University and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Currently, she lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is a studio artist and ...