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Mezzmerizd: Dreaming Awake at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter 300-G E Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510 (map)

Opening Reception for Mezzmerizd: Dreaming Awake, a Solo Art Exhibition by nationally known artist Mezzanine (formerly Wendy Kowalski) in The ArtsCenter's Nicholson Gallery. The event will feature a special fire performance by Unifire Theater, as well as paintings, drawings, and kinetic art. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Heather Gerni at or (919) 929-2787.

This reception is a part of Chapel Hill/Carrboro's 2nd Friday ArtWalk

In addition to the gallery show, Mezzmerizd: Dreaming Awake features a live flow artist performance night with champagne reception on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00pm at The ArtsCenter. Tickets are $35 General admission and $30 for Friends of The ArtsCenter. This event features Cirqusoria! and Christine Geiger with special guests in the Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theater as well as a champagne intermission in the gallery.

Mezzanine's paintings are peaceful, aphrodisical and ethereal narratives of movement  circus, aerial, and flow artists that she wants the world to see. Her paintings explore the energy of bliss in the in-between realm which she calls Nebulon. She is an American figurative painter with an impressionistic and unique approach that can best be described as "visionist." Art which comes from seeing through the mind's eye pours from Mezzanine's paint brushes.

Mezzanine combines performance, theater and flow arts with fine art. She says, "I'm changing the trajectory of my life - really exploring the relationships between movement and art and mapping the creative mind. I want to go deeper into the mind's eye, creating kinetic, sculptural, and interactive paintings. I'm thrilled to be working with circus performers and conducting this visionary experiment of mirroring the performers with my paintings. It's an honor to work with Unifire Theater (Asheville), Cirqusoria! (VA) and special guest Christine Geiger (NYC)."