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Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson

Studio Design Gallery will be showing works by Mandy Johnson, friend of the gallerist and former art teacher with the CHCCS.                                                                                          

Mandy Johnson, whose childhood drawings of peaches were always hot pink, started her passion early, taking inspiration from the animal menagerie on her family’s Scotland Neck, NC farm. A college and real world art education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, got her rolling. She took a brief twenty year break to seek higher education, teach art to middle school students, and to raise her daughter.

Since 1998, Mandy has returned to her painting passion full-time, conveying her vision of every day life in the south. Her use of negative space, strong sense of design, and figure ground relationships all contribute to the success of the work. The freedom to mold and distort, to create motion and mood, to highlight and compliment by color… these are signature qualities of Mandy’s work. The artist makes her home in Morehead City, North Carolina.  http://www.studiodesigngallery.com/

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Artist Onicas Gaddis at Studio Design Gallery
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Onicas Gaddis at Studio Design Gallery

Onicas Gaddis at Studio Design Gallery

Steve Onicas Gaddis, born April 10, 1975, was number 10 of 12 children born to his mother, Mattie. He was placed into foster care at an early age, along with three other siblings.  Conditions in his first foster home were appalling.  Most can only imagine living with constant whippings, starvation, and scrounging for scraps thrown outside for the dogs.  After several attempts to take his own life, Onicas was taken from the home.  

Throughout his remaining childhood and early teen years, he was placed in several different group homes.  Onicas was around 16 when he convinced Margie Lee, who was already fostering his two brothers, Phillip and Bart, to let him come and live with her.  By this time, Onicas already knew he wanted to be an artist.  Finding it difficult to fit in with family and classmates, Onicas became a "homebody".  He would skip the weekend parties to stay at home and sketch pictures from the family bible.  

After graduating high school, then spending several years in community college, Onicas had the opportunity to paint with the Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony, in Kellyton, Alabama. This group of artists, including the Colony’s namesake, Miss Sarah, met once a week at an old middle school, remodeled into the beautiful home of Deborah Griffith.  In the old gym, artists would set up their easels and enjoy hours of classical music, painting, and each others company.  Onicas used this time to learn, and not think about the finished piece, just joy and discovery. 

Now, many years later, his passion is stronger than ever, and he uses his unique vision to create art that captivates its viewer.  

The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony continues its tradition and invites artists to Lake Martin to paint, in honor of his mentor, the late Miss Sarah. 

"Besides God, art has been the one thing that never left me. I was put on this earth to create art, and to show kids that grow up in foster care, just because we had a ‘bad’ start to life, doesn't mean our entire lives have to be ruined."   ~ ONICAS GADDIS

Visit OnicasGaddis/Reverbnation.com to hear my music and poetry. I rap and paint my life story, hopefully to inspire kids that are living a life similar to mines. I consider it a blessing... 75% of us are dead, in jail, or on drugs, I have to do my part to lower that percentage before I leave this Earth... Peace!!! 

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New paintings by Paul Hrusovsky at Studio Design Gallery
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

New paintings by Paul Hrusovsky at Studio Design Gallery

Studio Design Gallery - Paintings by Paul Hrusovsky

Paul Hrusovsky will be showing new large scale paintings. Some  works are a continuation of the "family" series originally conceived three years ago and shown at Craven Allan Gallery in Durham.

Link to more info about the event
http://studiodesigngallery.com

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A Sense Of Color: Three Generations at Creative Metalsmiths
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

A Sense Of Color: Three Generations at Creative Metalsmiths

Creative Metalsmiths is pleased to present our first Invitational Enamel Exhibition featuring three generations of enamel artists from East Carolina University.   Work by Professors, Alumni, and current Graduate Student will be on display the month of May.

On May 17th, we will be having a meet the artist event.

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Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday 11 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 12 - 5

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Artist Mark Abercrombie & Hand Built Pots by Jim Lux at Studio Design Gallery
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Mark Abercrombie & Hand Built Pots by Jim Lux at Studio Design Gallery

Studio Design Gallery will be showing a few works by artist Mark Abercrombie and new hand built pots by Jim Lux.

Mark Abercrombie

Hyena, acrylic on canvas, 30"x40"

Hyena, acrylic on canvas, 30"x40"

Mark abercrombie paints with acrylics. He explores the potential of his medium. Not only does he explore the potential of his medium, but he explores emotions, ideas, and concepts in his art as well. Often very abstract, his art has rich colors and sweeping gestures. There is a sense of passion in his art that keeps this prolific artist creating and exploring the canvass. The pieces you will see at this show are his most current works. enjoy!


Jim Lux

Hand built, pit fired pots by Jim Lux.

Hand built, pit fired pots by Jim Lux.

About Jim:   As a computer science major at NCSU in the early 1980s, I needed a break from the tall stacks of keypunch cards and binary numbers and hexadecimal mathematics.  To relieve some of the stress, I signed up for a pottery class at the NCSU Craft Center.  Who knew what a life-changing act that would be?  Half way through the semester, I stopped attending most of my classes and started spending most of the days making pots in the Craft Center studio and poring over back issues of Ceramics Monthly in the library.  Those early days working in the studio and pit-firing with an enthusiastic group of potters were cathartic.  I learned that the focus of a life could be centered on art. I learned, also, that I had to change the direction of my college education.  Less than a year later, I transferred to East Carolina University and it is there that I ultimately earned my degree in Studio Art.

While in college, I began what proved to be a valuable tenure at Cedar Creek Pottery with Sid and Pat Oakley.  I apprenticed with the Oakleys, finished up my BFA, and continued at Cedar Creek Pottery and Gallery for years.  Except for a few years working on a graduate degree in art history, my hands have never been far away from clay.  Even as my daytime job has shifted toward grants and financial management at Duke University, I’ve always had access to a studio and have kept my hands dirty in clay or paint.

http://www.jimlux.com

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