Elia Bizzarri works in wood. Using traditional tools and techniques he rives, hews, shaves and turns elegant furniture out of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. His Continuous Arm Rocking Chair has been featured on Roy Underhill’s WUNC TV series “In the Woodwright Shop” and his works of art were also featured in a celebration of NC Crafts at a 2010 Governor’s Mansion exhibition.
Michael Brady works in oils in which he combines abstract, figurative and floral representations on canvas. His deliberations reflect his underlying preoccupation with value, color and shape which give his paintings a powerful yet subtle quality. He has had an extensive career as a teacher, art critic and even, at one time, a TV courtroom artist. The Horace Williams House’s nineteenth century Octagon Room gallery provides a perfect setting for an exhibition of form, movement, color and line in addition to a dialogue between two complimentary media and is one not to be missed.