The Visitors Center will be open for 2nd Friday Art walk on Friday, May 11th from 6pm-9pm. Live music by Allison Weiner, Mahalo Jazz, in the Visitors Center and art by Joan Vandermeer. Also featured will be the work of Linda Prager. http://www.frankisart.com/linda-prager/
Linda Prager has been working with clay since 1976. Initially, she focused on the wheel, but ultimately decided that hand building gave her the techniques needed to create the type of sculptural, yet functional pieces that she is most drawn to. She uses texture, color, and non-glazed surfaces to achieve her creative vision. She has begun to create purely sculptural pieces, a natural progression of her artistic journey. Since moving to North Carolina in 2010, Linda has studied at Penland, Cullowhwee Mountain Arts, and Claymakers and has attended ceramic conferences.
After Joan’s retirement from Duke Medical Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, she discovered a world of painting. Joan likes to paint on many surfaces and use textures to create depth and balance in the painting. Joan has exhibited her work widely. “I have had lots of patrons over the years, many repeat buyers, and while I am not a well-known painter, I am a painter who has had lots of luck. My work graces the halls of hospitals, clinics, law offices, Veterinary clinics and many homes throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. My work has been written about in many magazines and featured on their pages. One of my paintings "Spotty's Birthday Party" is part of a coloring book for patients at Duke Medical Center.” http://www.joanvandermeer.com/
Alison is an improvising musician. performing, teaching, facilitating, coaching. Creator/caretaker of mahaloArts. degrees and careers in architecture and music. Graduate of Music for People’s Musician and Leadership Program. Began life in NY, then NC, HI, FL, now back in the North Carolina community of Saxapahaw, a fabulous little place smack in between the Triangle and Triad regions, where music, the creative arts and sustainable living in general is vigorously intersecting. Just getting warmed up. Y’all come say hey, stay a spell. we’ll do our part to save the world.