Steel String has new art in the taproom this month. Local painter and friend of the brewery Julia Harmon has graced their walls with her lovely portraits. Each painting is available for sale. Come check them out during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk Friday August 14th.
Pens and Stitches
Pens and Stitches showcases the artwork of Tristan Yonce, who works primarily with pens, pencil, and paper, and the artwork of Hillary Nicholas, who works in cross-stitch. Pens and Stitches artwork (most of which is available for sale or print) will be on display at Steel String for the month of July. Tristan and Hillary will be present for the Second Friday Art Walk on July 10th to discuss their work, chat, and share libations at Steel String.
Link to more info about the event
March Artist: Anna Podris
“My paintings serve as windows into the imagined cityscapes and landscapes of my mind. I find inspiration in memories of cities I’ve visited as well as time spent in the forest. Nature resonates mystery. My ideas come to me gradually, as I am working. I start a painting without knowing what it will become. The act of painting is meditative and sublime. I dedicate myself to the transcendental value of art.”
Exhibition showing from:-
March 13, 2015 – April 10, 2015
February Artist: Jessie Benson
Jessie’s work is a celebration of life. Having loved trees for as long as she can remember, Jessie’s encaustic work pays tribute to these giants of the living world. In her nature-inspired beeswax and oil colour paintings, Jessie explores themes such as family and friendship, love and inner peace.
Jessie gives 10% of her net proceeds to the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, a non-profit educational group in North Carolina focused on reconnecting adults and children with the natural world.
Exhibition showing from:
February 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – March 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Join Steel String Brewery Friday for a pint of BigMon, a great band, and Tim Lee's string related art/prints. Music starts at 9pm by "Stray Local" - an Americana trio sound features tight vocal harmonies. Their music draws influence from a variety of styles including Southern Old Time, Blues and R&B.
Artist Amy Richards showing her work at Steel String Brewery for the 2nd Friday Art Walk this month. Steven's wife, Steph, will be playing the evening of the opening on July 11th.
Sew In Love
Artist Statement 2014
I still remember the way it felt to run my fingers over the raised threads of the
embroidery on the pillows of my childhood bed. The bright orange and yellow
flowers had been sewn by hand by my mother who would later teach me how to
embroider and sew in the first grade. I loved those pillows.
The embroidery used in this series pays homage to my Mom and her passing
down this craft to me. The content of the work is based on my continued
fascination with, what I refer to as, "wedding culture." Illustrations are created
based on wedding iconography such as engagement rings, cake toppers, and
flowers and transferred and embroidered onto vintage pillowcases. I chose
vintage pillowcases as my canvas because of their intimate relationships to
strangers. Portions of the patterns on the pillowcases are also embroidered and
incorporated into the composition.
Amy attended Kent State University where she earned her BA in Art Education in
2004. She has shown in various venues throughout the triangle over the past
eight years. She has illustrated many coloring books including The ABCs of NC.
She is currently working on her first children's book about a Boston Terrier with
Cinc Hayes is showing his art at Steel String Brewery for the 2nd Friday Art Walk, May 9th. Exhibit up during the month of May. Come and visit!
Cinc Hayes Bio
I began using mixed media over 30 years ago as a way to express disparate ideas collectively and portray them on a single piece of canvas. Since then, I have been able to merge images gathered from many years of traveling with the people and places I have encountered to tell a story on that piece of canvas.
The process begins with assorted concepts before evolving to a unified theme. My goal in a world based on fast responses and quick glances, that a person looking at my art will take a split second longer than normal to focus, stop and a realize that hidden within that piece is more to consider. Perhaps if they look a second, or a third time, they will see images they didn’t recognize with the first glance. I want them to get lost for a moment and use their creativity as if they were examining a puzzle and need to arrange the pieces.
I often release the creative aspects of my mind in my tiny haunted carriage house in downtown Charleston. It is an inspiring place to live that provides endless possibilities to include on my canvas. I might see an interesting character on the historic streets when I walk my Labrador. Or, I might see a porpoise frolicing near my kayak as I explore the nearby waters. Thereafter, I often cannot wait to paint these images on a piece of canvas, in hopes that one day they might be seen and appreciated.
Be sure to follow me on twitter at twitter.com/Cinchayes. Thank you for your time.
Megan Farley is an emerging painter and designer living in Durham, NC. Farley specializes in mixed media painting, but her portfolio reveals many other avenues of creativity. She is also an illustrator, poet, designer and founder of Jubi Art and Design, a company created to connect people through fine arts and crafts. Her work is known for its bright, experimental and whimsical aesthetic. Farley's work is autobiographical and is used as a therapeutic tool for self-discovery. For more information on this artist visit her website hello-jubilation.tumblr.com or check her out on Facebook, Megan Farley Art.