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SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Join us throughout the Summer and support local artists as we showcase Dana Brown, Luna Lee Ray, and Rosie Midyette, and Lynn Alker from July through September.

Thursday, July 23rd 05:00 - 07:00 PM
Thursday, August 20th 05:00 - 07:00 PM
Thursday, September 17th 05:00 - 07:00 PM

Exhibiting original artwork from North Carolina artists in an array of subjects and styles featuring Dana Brown, Luna Lee Ray, Rosie Midyette, and Lynn Alker. Each artist's exhibit will run for an entire month with individual receptions for each artist. Please mark your calendars and stay in touch with us on social media for additional information and updates. A digital version of each show will be available.

JULY 23rd - DANA BROWN

Dana is a North Carolina based painter that currently works with beeswax, resin, ecoprints and encaustic. Her interests in structure and machinery inspire her urban and mechanical scenes, as her works showcase the grunge, patina, and complex forms of the industrial world. A lovely contrast to these works are the organic forms in her foliage pieces, featuring greenery and softer shades of color.

AUGUST 20th - LUNA LEE RAY

As an avid gardener, Luna spends many hours intensely observing the forms and processes of nature. "There I find a rich, symbolic language which helps convey not only my feelings of reverence and awe towards this beautiful world, but also encompasses all my dreams, visions, memories, and spiritual yearnings-all that is unseen and intangible yet so much of who we are. I love layering and texture and combining painting, drawing, and collage, as well as the poetry and evocativeness of words; considering titles and text in the image integral to the complete experience of each piece."

AUGUST 20th - ROSIE MIDYETTE

Rosalie Midyette is a Raleigh native, working in her studio downtown. Inspired by the natural and infinite sculpting of the earth's landscape, Rosalie creates tactile sculptures called Terraforms. As eons of water gradually sculpt rocks, she creates smoothed recessions that nod to these geological processes and the passage of time. She received her B.F.A. from UNC-Asheville where she devised her micaceous surface treatment for her sculpture, which can be seen in clay, bronze or aluminum. She teaches private lessons as well as workshops in studios such as Claymakers in Durham and N.C. State Crafts Center.

SEPTEMBER 17th - LYNN ALKER

Always an art lover and collector, Lynn Alker began her own artistic journey two years ago, after attending local classes. She loves using oils, acrylic paints and heavy texture in her abstract and figurative pieces. She continues to explore and push her creativity by taking classes, workshops and entering juried exhibits. Her work is currently displayed in several local businesses and works out of her home studio in Raleigh.