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Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Eric Knoche
03/14/2019
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“When I make my work, I often feel as though I am excavating my own subconscious.” – Eric Knoche Influenced strongly by his background in anthropology, Eric Knoche creates objects that look as if they were excavated from an archeological dig. Crafting the forms with his hands, he focuses on their formal and material qualities. He states that his work is influenced by  “languages, tools, human and animal anatomy, machine parts, architecture, math equations, small movements of facial muscles, uncertainty, the Argentine tango, the spine, memory, perception, cloud formations, plants, gravity, running water, and songbirds.” This lengthy list is represented ...

Dane Winkler Artist Talk
03/11/2019
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Meet the Sculptor:  Dane Winkler artist talk March 13 from 5:30—6:30 PM Visitors to Dane Winkler’s exhibition often comment on the surprising materials he uses to create his large-scale sculptures.  Some of the most original responses are from young visitors who have described Rumen’s Berth, 2018  as a coconut from a giant’s tree; and Porter, 2018 composed of straw and a suspended braided rug as a “bird catcher”.  Winkler’s materials “act as major players in the decision making process behind what the work turns into.”  This is a new process for the artist who recently moved from upstate New York to ...

Art Collecting 101
03/07/2019
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ART COLLECTING 101Advice for new collectors from Stacy Bloom Rexrode and Lauren SanfordSupporting living, local artists; participating in ethical consumerism; and filling your home with art that speaks to your soul... what’s not to love? Art aficionados Elizabeth Harry (GreenHill), Stacy Bloom Rexrode (Raleigh Arts), and Lauren Sanford (Leland Little Auctions) will share tips for making collecting fun and affordable at the upcoming panel Art Collecting 101 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, on April 11 from 7-8PM. Learn how to buy from artists, galleries, or auctions and equip yourself with basic art shopping vocabulary. Moderated by Weatherspoon's Curator of Collections Elaine ...

Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Julie Anne Greenberg
03/07/2019
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“Although we try to assign names to our deepest fears and explain the most beautiful secrets of our world, in so many ways we come up short.”Julie Anne Greenberg’s artworks conjure the same feelings as a coming storm. They are swirling assemblages of paper cut into organic, cloud-like shapes, which are then arranged into large masses.  Artfully attached to the wall, they are then reminiscent of footage from emergency weather broadcasts.  Such a visual and representational connection to storms creates, for the viewer, the illusion that the works are moving across the walls in the same manner that hurricanes move across the television screen, surging in coils of ...

Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Katie St. Clair
02/21/2019
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“I believe stories are held in the landscape.” -Katie St. ClairLooking at Katie St. Clair’s collection of artwork invokes a full sensory experience of nature, perhaps because that is the source of her inspiration and often her medium. Her paintings, through colors and textures derived from nature and experimental painting techniques, give the viewer a “tangible emotional experience” of what it feels like to be submerged in the wild, surrounded by nature.St. Clair teaches art at Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and has had her paintings exhibited both nationally and internationally. She enjoys travel, which has a major influence on her art. She recently ...