Janet Sammons’ exhibit, “Birds, Beasts, and More” will continue for another month at the Town of Carrboro’s Century Center and Town Hall. Fifty paintings will remain on exhibit between the two venues in which the acrylic artist showcases her love of nature. Painting subjects range from birds and animals to lovely landscapes and flowers to seascapes and still life. The exhibit runs through September 30, 2014.
Janet Sammons was born and raised in Salem Virginia, but received her B.A. in English Literature at The University of North Carolina and has lived in Chatham County for 26 years. Thanks to the support of a loving husband, Janet chose to leave the stress of the corporate world in 2011 to pursue a long-neglected dream of becoming an artist, and learned how to paint using the bountiful resources online. The artist states that she had previously attempted watercolor painting by taking various local classes on and off for about ten years without much success, but when she tried acrylic paints in 2011, she quickly made great progress using this medium.
Part of the impetus to pursue her long-delayed dream of becoming an artist was due to an illness that resulted in a short bout of optic neuritis in the year 2000, in which Janet lost her eyesight for 3 days. The artist expresses her gratitude for the quick recovery in her own words as she states, “I thank God for his glorious creation all around us that endlessly inspires, and for the sight to experience the colors, and dance of light and dark.”
As part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk the two venues will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 12. The Carrboro Century Center is located at 100 N. Greensboro St. in Carrboro and their telephone number is 919-918-7385. The Town Hall is located at 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510, and their telephone number is (919) 942-8541. Except for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Additionally, the Century Center, which houses Carrboro’s Cybrary, is also open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.