Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

WE ARE HERE by Paperhand Puppet Intervention at The ArtsCenter

Celebrating 20 Years of Puppetry Arts

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

For 2 decades this award winning troupe has been creating spectacles, manifesting dreams and inspiring audiences of all ages across the Triangle and the world.
Their work seeks to (re)connect people with the Earth and its’ creatures (including humans to each other), while deepening our empathy and capacity to feel. They strive to illuminate and reflect the beauty, wonder, and magic of the world, while also illustrating the complexities and paradoxes of humanity. All this toward justice, compassion, creativity, equity, sustainability, and peace.

Exhibition runs July 3rd-31st, 2019

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

"Out and About Around Chapel Hill" at This & That Gift Gallery

It's 2nd Friday ArtWalk with Josh Zeldin's dynamic exhibit, The Illusion of Separation!

"I see abstract painting as a healing modality. It emphasizes feeling the sensations in your body rather than identifying with illusory thoughts of separation that are perpetuated by the ego. Abstract painting transcends concepts and forces the viewer to project onto the art if they want to perceive something conceptually meaningful. If these projections occur for you, I would invite you to observe them as a neutral witness and focus on how your body feels." -Josh Zeldin

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Meet Jamie Mastin - Paper Artist - at WomanCraft

Who knew that such whimsical and beautiful creations could be made with paper! Jamie Mastin is a master at working in this medium. She builds a variety of complex structures, mixing and matching colors and patterns of paper, adding texture with embossing, further dimension with inking, and sparkle and light through embellishments and LEDs. As our featured artist for July, Jamie is showing special summer themed items.

Come and meet her, watch her as she works (she’ll be doing live demos) and explore her world of colorful, creative display and gift boxes, pop-up cards, flowers, light boxes and more!

As always, light refreshments will be served.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Building Blocks at Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Jason Blyskal.

Artist Statement:
"Building Blocks" features a collection of works centered around playfulness. Geometric shapes and vibrant colors intersect across multiple layers to create abstract representations of faces and structures reminiscent of 90's cartoons. Using mediums such as wood, mirror, and light, many of the pieces are intended to be interactive or functional in order to encourage viewers to play along and feel like a part of the ongoing creative process. By taking the time to get involved and consider how something abstract to one person can be many different things to another person, one can begin to understand how others see the world. This exhibition hopes to promote this form of unprejudiced play and evoke a sense of childhood wonderment for what possibilities lie in store.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Internet Abracadabra by AAI at The ArtsCenter

Internet Abracadabra
AfterSchool Arts Immersion Residency with Ivan Liotchev

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

During this residency in April, students in grades K-5 took inspiration from the multi-faceted, non-linear nature of the internet to make mixed-media work using digital photography, drawing and collage.

“Every day we experimented, mainly using digital photography, furthering the previous day’s work. This led to each student creating a digital image at the end of the 10 days. For instance, we watched the students’ favorite YouTube videos projected on a screen and took weird photographs of them from different angles, experimenting with optical effects. We mixed it up by tossing ping-pong balls and taking photographs of the balls in motion.

Every day was a reworking of the previous day’s accomplishment, continually pushing images as far and inventively as we could.

Improvisation and play is key to this residency. We learned to let go of our expectations and embrace the unexpected. We thought about what it means to try to create something “new.” We even talked about why it’s important to create art in the first place!

Our goal was to recognize how play and experimentation are central to any creative endeavor. To let go of perceived mistakes and learn how to push them into something productive instead. To gain some awareness of the internet as a supertool for artists. And most of all, to have great amounts of fun while making stuff!” -Ivan Liotchev

http://www.icdpdraw.com/

Exhibition runs July 3rd-31st, 2019

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Opening Reception for "PRIDE" at Carrboro Town Hall
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "PRIDE" at Carrboro Town Hall

Carrboro Town Hall’s "PRIDE" exhibition features a variety of work from local and regional artists whom identify in any area of the queer spectrum as well as non-queer artists’ work relevant to PRIDE ‘s theme. The exhibition is aimed at examining and celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ art and life in our community and is one of many events sponsored by the Town of Carrboro in celebration of Pride Month in June. To view a list of all Pride events, activities, and special offerings; visit https://www.townofcarrboro.org/.

Exhibition will be on display through June 2019.

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Douglas Odom – Longleaf Pine Needle Baskets and Seminole Patchwork at WomanCraft Gifts
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Douglas Odom – Longleaf Pine Needle Baskets and Seminole Patchwork at WomanCraft Gifts

Join us on this special 2nd Friday event as WomanCraft continues to celebrate Pride Month.
Our featured artisan for June, Douglas Odom, has added celebratory rainbow flair to her basketry and Seminole patchwork items for this event. The Seminoles of Southern Florida developed with own machine quilting technique to create beautiful patchwork pieces.

Douglas continues that tradition by using horizontal banks of colorful patchwork to create beautiful, utilitarian items. She sometimes incorporates her patchwork to create bases for her coiled baskets created form longleaf pine needles.

Come and meet Douglas and learn more about her work. And help us celebrate Pride Month at WomanCraft where All Are Welcome!

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Opening Reception for AfterSchool Arts Immersion Student Show at The ArtsCenter
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for AfterSchool Arts Immersion Student Show at The ArtsCenter

AfterSchool Arts Immersion Student Show

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The talented students in our AfterSchool Arts Immersion program are putting on an art show! The students were asked to reflect and create a piece inspired by a teaching artist or a new technique learned through the year. They are using this technique to explore and portray an emotion of their choice through their art. See their work (plus the work of some of the staff!) throughout the month of June.

Exhibition runs June 3rd-30th, 2019

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Damien Mathis at Art Therapy Institute
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Damien Mathis at Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Damien Mathis.

Artist Statement:
My Name is Damien Mathis. A Marine Combat Veteran, I’m contributing my perspective's creativity to the thought of possibilities. I want to help people overcome their anxieties of everyday problems, even if it is brief. There is a balance to our emotions and creativity. Both are unmeasured and often expressed. Becoming an artist has helped me to gain control of reflective judgement. The palette is self-rewarding. Battling the understandings of our daily problems, I feel we must engage our own imperfections. Do what you love, so people can love what you do.

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Opening Reception for Truth + Tamales at The ArtsCenter
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Truth + Tamales at The ArtsCenter

Truth + Tamales
A yearlong community-based art project and social practice
art + conversation + tamales + neighbors

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 pm and a dance performance by Danza Azteca Tonantzyn de St. Thomas More at 6:45pm.

Truth + Tamales features a large-scale, collaborative, temporary public artwork built on site at The ArtsCenter by over 100 local community members and artist Mary Carter Taub in 2018 and 2019. The temporary public artwork, comprised of safety orange plastic construction fence and brightly colored vinyl ribbon, is on exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery from June 3 – 28, 2019.

Truth + Tamales is an art and social practice that strives to be a change agent for a more inclusive culture in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County. Through traditional tamale making and contemporary art making, Truth + Tamales is on a mission to strengthen relationships, build community and bridge cultural gaps by practicing a “stranger to neighbor model.” Over one year during monthly meet-ups, community members socialized, learned to cook tamales with local tamaleras, shared truths, and collectively built the public artwork on exhibit at The ArtsCenter.

The partners for this bilingual (Spanish/ English) project are Mary Carter Taub (public artist), Barbie Garayúa Tudryn (counselor) and José Nambo (teacher). Truth + Tamales is a grass roots initiative that receives support from The ArtsCenter, FPG Bilingüe School and El Centro Hispano. This project is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Participation in Truth + Tamales was free and open to public.

Questions? mary@marycartertaub.com
Preguntas? bgarayuatudryn@chccs.k12.nc.us
Truth + Tamales on Instagram @truthandtamales

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Opening Reception for "Pure Pigment: Pastel Paintings" by Tim Williams at The ArtsCenter
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Pure Pigment: Pastel Paintings" by Tim Williams at The ArtsCenter

“I started painting six years ago, a retirement project. I had taken a drawing class here at the Arts Center in which one student was using pastels. I fell in love, with the rich colors, the softness, the immediacy.

I enjoyed the learning process: how to create depth using linear and atmospheric perspective, using light and dark values to show three dimensions, creating mood and drama by expressing the play of light on trees, building, people.

I’ve tried portraits and still lifes but most enjoy landscapes, urban and rural. Capturing the loveliness of nature and intricacy of architecture is a joy.

I have learned so much from other artists, most especially my two teachers Herb Slapo and Kim Werfel. Kim constantly encourages and challenges me.

I am feeling my way towards a personal style, a sort of soft-edged realism I suppose, and building confidence. I have always loved looking at art. I never expected, this late in my life, to be creating it.”

— Tim Williams

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Friends Making Funny Faces: Inkwash Portraits by Marie Rossettie at 109 E. Franklin Street
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Friends Making Funny Faces: Inkwash Portraits by Marie Rossettie at 109 E. Franklin Street

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With an impassioned eye and a background as a certified medical illustrator, Marie Rossettie meticulously portrays the human body - inside and out. Using a wide variety of media, from carbon dusting to encaustics to Photoshop, her work maintains a common thread of near-photographic precision suffused with a heartfelt appreciation for the quirks and flaws that make us each unique. Marie cleanly and accurately recreates the goriest of scenes for medical journals, magazines, surgical how-tos, patient education, and legal cases.

For her series "Friends Making Funny Faces," Marie intentionally veered from the severity of her professional work in both form and function. These portraits capture her subjects at their silliest using cheap and simple materials - brushes, ink, newsprint, wallpaper paste - to convey a sense of immediacy, intimacy, and fleeting fun. Though the process revels in its rawness Marie's attention to detail and patience remains, evidenced by the glint of an eye, the strands of hair, the patterns on tongues. In collection, these portraits provide a glimpse of humanity every bit as informative and true as her medical illustrations.

Marie’s work will be on display at 109 East Franklin Street (the old Ackland Art Museum Store) throughout the weekend. All are welcome to an opening reception on Friday, May 10 from 6:00-9:00. The artist herself will hold a talk and demonstration on Saturday, May 11 at 3:00.

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A Show of Monoprints: Laurie Hinzman White at Caffe Driade
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

A Show of Monoprints: Laurie Hinzman White at Caffe Driade

Laurie Hinzman White creates atmospheric, spontaneous images with unique and vibrant color palettes. Reoccurring shapes present themselves in distinct abstract compositions. Her work is created from cut paper stencils and ink applied to a smooth printing plate and run through a printing press. Each print is one-of-a-kind and not part of a numbered series.

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Newcomers Art Show at Art Therapy Institute
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Newcomers Art Show at Art Therapy Institute

Please join the Art Therapy Institute as we celebrate and honor another great year of working with refugees and immigrants in our local schools, resettlement agencies, and health centers. This art show will feature artwork and stories by over 200 refugee and immigrant women and children living in Orange, Durham, & Guilford Counties, from over 31 countries worldwide.

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Elaine O'Neil - Art That Makes You Smile! at This & That Gift Gallery
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Elaine O'Neil - Art That Makes You Smile! at This & That Gift Gallery

Our Gallery is honored to feature local Chapel Hill textile artist, Elaine O'Neil, the entire month of May!! Come check out her amazing exhibit & meet her this 2nd Friday for ArtWalk! Chapel Hill and NC themed originals, prints, notecards, & magnets make fantastic gifts for Moms & Grads!!!

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A Few Hours After This by Joy Meyer in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

A Few Hours After This by Joy Meyer in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter

“In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.”
― Nathaniel Dorsky

“In my solo show, A Few More Hours After This, in Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, in Carborro, NC, I am examining the fertile space between my painting practice and video practice. In this show, I hope to translate the ephemeralities of visual and bodily experience into precise expressions of paintings and video.

In Rosalind Krauss’s famous essay Sculpture in the Expanded Field, published in 1979 she made a precise diagram of the structural parameters of sculpture, architecture, and landscape art she tried to clarify what these Sculptural practices were, what they were not, and what they could become if logically combined.

In A Few More Hours After This, I considers two main ideas. In the first I investigate the medium-specific and phenomenological differences between a painting’s connection to time and video’s existence as time. One is a kind of physical, more immediate experience of time. The other is a larger, slower, more geological expression of time. One is frozen in a moment and the other can loop endlessly. I am also considering the material qualities of each practice and how each interact and reinforce the fragility of human emotion in relation to time, love, and loss.”

― Joy Meyer

A Few More Hours After This will run May 6 – May 30, 2019 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. Opening reception will be part of the Second Friday Art Walk, May 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Artist Bio:

J. Meyer is a visual artist and an arts educator. Meyer’s contemporary practice spans painting, experimental video, installation, and zine making. Meyer’s work creates connections between the history of painting, phenomenology, and feminist theory to explore the metaphysics of human emotion. Meyer was also a founding member of the all-female, artist collective, Subverbal Collective which was active 2016-2018.

Meyer holds an MFA in Studio Arts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she graduated with Distinction from University of Virginia and holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History. She is also a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

Meyer is an internationally exhibited artist having shown at the CICA Museum in South Korea, Kamloops Art Gallery, in British Columbia, at Universitet i Oslo, Norway, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania and Ideas Block LT, Lithuania.

Regionally her work has been at The Mint Museum, The Ackland Art Museum, CAM, The Carrack, and LUMP projects in North Carolina. In Virginia, at The Garage, The Bridge PAI, WTVF/Radio IQ Gallery, New City Arts, Art Works Gallery, The IX Building, and Ruffin Gallery at University of Virginia.

Her work has also appeared at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, Red Ink Studios in San Francisco, and at LACDA in Los Angeles.

More information can be found online at www.jjmeyer.org or on Instagram @joy__meyer

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Frumet Raskin-Miller (Potter) and Dottie Fiddleman (Quilter) at WomanCraft Gifts
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Frumet Raskin-Miller (Potter) and Dottie Fiddleman (Quilter) at WomanCraft Gifts

Inspiration comes from all directions at WomanCraft! These two artisans have joined forces for the 2nd Friday Artwalk in May to display pottery by Frumet Raskin-Miller (LateBloomerPottery) that is inspired by quilting patterns and techniques. Dottie Fiddleman will feature her work as well – works of art made with fabric, thread and a lot of creativity!

LateBloomerPottery creates functional pottery using the potter's wheel, handbuilding and a combination of the two. For this ArtWalk, the focus has been on creating pottery that reflect the aesthetic of quilting. The pieces are embellished with patterns and textures created by pushing handmade stamps into soft clay in order to create the feel of fabrics stitched together. Some of the pieces were decorated using a "pin wheel", a tool used by quilters while marking fabrics prior to cutting out pieces.

Dottie Fiddleman will share through live demonstrations how her creations come together and discuss the techniques in her craft that inspires others. So join us for an evening of fun and creativity!

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2nd Friday ArtWalk: "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" at Ackland Art Museum
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk: "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" at Ackland Art Museum

Explore "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" during the Ackland’s extended 2nd Friday ArtWalk hours (10 AM – 9 PM).

6:30 PM | Performance: when they become us.
when they become us. is a collaborative, socially-engaged performance event co-organized by Jonh Blanco, ShaLeigh Dance Works, and the Ackland Art Museum as part of Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019. Held outdoors adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum’s entrance, it is a performance that invites audience, community, and dancers to become participants in creating authentic group movement that examines the concepts of undocumented, transitional, irregular, displaced, migrating, refugee, illegal, and unlawful vessels and bodies.

Immediately Following | Artist Q&A
Following when they become us., stay for a Q&A with participating artists led by guest curator William Paul Thomas.

Free admission.

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Opening Reception for NCCU Digital Pre-Production in the ArtsCenter Corridor
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for NCCU Digital Pre-Production in the ArtsCenter Corridor

Digital Pre-Production will showcase the process of planning which accompanies creating animations and video games. Pre-Production work is the underlying aesthetic foundation for larger digital productions. Although it plays a critical role, often these pieces are never displayed for public consumption. This show features student work from NCCU’s Digital Pre-Production program.

Exhibition runs April 1st-31st, 2019

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"It's a Bird Thing" exhibit by Gina White
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

"It's a Bird Thing" exhibit by Gina White

Drawing inspiration from everyday life, family, and friends, each of Gina's sculptures is an original work of art. "I aspire to bring each piece to life with the intent of creating a lasting relationship that resonates with anyone who gains an appreciation of the sculpture. It may evoke a fond memory, create curiosity, or perhaps extend the invitation to assume ownership." Gina reuses, reclaims, and recycles materials for her sculptures as often as possible, as her way of giving back what the world has given her. :) Join her & us for this most unique 2nd Friday ArtWalk exhibit!!

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Fight or Flight
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fight or Flight

Fight Or Flight features a collection of paintings and sculptures exploring the impact of anxiety and trauma on female identity. Presentations of the human figure are created and distorted in examination of the dissonance between the female psyche and external patriarchal culture. Through the use of clay and fiber, the malleable connections between the physical and the psychological are illustrated in the contrast of hard and soft material. The resulting explorations of mind, body, and healing evoke personal narratives in psychologically charged environments, questioning our perception of subjective reality.

Biography:
Evee Erb graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2016 with a BFA in Ceramics. While attending MICA, she also studied Illustration and Textile Design. After receiving her degree, Erb moved back to her hometown of Durham, NC where she has worked at the North Carolina Museum of Art, taught workshops at a variety of art centers, and given lessons and artist talks at various local schools. Erb has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally. She works in clay using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine form and surface with dynamic uses of fiber and textile.

Website: http://www.eveeerb.com

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An eclectic and unusual double bill with Stacey L. Kirby and Lonnie Holley
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

An eclectic and unusual double bill with Stacey L. Kirby and Lonnie Holley

6-8 PM: ART& artist Stacey L. Kirby and her team conduct civil presence assessments within her new installation, The Department of Reflection.

8:30-10 PM: Concert and talk with Lonnie Holley. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Department of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Lonnie Holley's concert and talk is now sold out and waitlisted.

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Sue Scheier - Fused Glass Artist & Janie Galloway - Decorative Painter
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Sue Scheier - Fused Glass Artist & Janie Galloway - Decorative Painter

Janie Galloway: Painted Glass and Wood

Janie’s painted glass has been a featured item at WomanCraft for more than 2 years, and at April’s event, she will be conducting a demo of her technique on wood. Join Janie from 4:00pm to 6:00pm as she paints wooden eggs and ceramic Easter baskets. Next up, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is our 2nd featured artist –

Sue Scheier: Fused Glass

Colored glass has always held a magical appeal to Sue as its color can transform based on the intensity of light shining through it. Fused glass, joining pieces of glass together under high temperatures, adds another dimension to its magical quality. From serving dishes to stick pins, her products are a result of her passion for and enjoyment of working with glass. Many of Sue’s pieces are not only appealing to the eye, but are functional as well. Come and meet Sue, learn more about her techniques and enjoy some refreshments during this special event.

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A Night for the Arts
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

A Night for the Arts

Come check out the work of Local Carrboro Artist Mack Leigh and enjoy the music of the band Overstory. Mack's intimate renderings of human subjects are simple yet engaging and Overstory will treat you to some pop, folk, country, 90's vibes... who knows what else. Come prepared for an artistic and musical adventure.

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	 "Branching Out" by Sarah Jane Tart
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

"Branching Out" by Sarah Jane Tart

Sarah Jane Tart is a Durham-based artist and illustrator.

She will be displaying her latest series, “Branching Out,” at Caffè Driade for the month of March. This collection of watercolor paintings on paper leans into the playfulness of light and the watercolor medium to explore moments of stillness in nature. Moments that give pause and take your breath away in this often-hectic world. Moments of reflection, bringing you back to the root of what truly matters.

A portion of Sarah Jane’s “Fanciful Florals” series, a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas, will also be on display. This set of paintings was inspired by her wedding bouquet. Sarah Jane loves flowers, and they were one way she and her husband shared their love story with friends and family at their wedding. She hopes these paintings remind viewers of the love and beauty in their own lives.

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