'Vision and Voice' The Marriage of Pen and Palette'
"If they could only speak ...and they do"
We invite you to a very special evening reception with an artists talk and poetry readings
Thursday evening May 16th at 6:45 pm...
Poetry readings by Sheridan Bushnell inspired by Michael Browns paintings.
Michael will share his thoughts about selected paintings... the state of the arts and perhaps some thoughts about his mural paintings as well as his fine art paintings and process in this exhibition.
Poet Sheridan Bushnell will share her poems about Michaels work. These are Sheridan's artistic literary impressions of Michaels Work inspired visually and independent of input from Michael... Two artists - Two viewpoints - You will share the perspectives of these artists and are welcome to share in the conversation.
Michael Brown: 'Up Close and Far Away' Exhibition: through Sunday May 26,2013
'Up close and far away' are two, or perhaps more accurately, a spectrum of modes in which we can look at things. We choose which mode to look at something based on its distance from us, on the level of detail we need...
Working directly from nature, Brown captures both the up close abstractions of a landscape and the far away vistas of a distant view. Michaels 'broken color' brush technique lends his paintings a sense of spontaneity. Yet, this seemingly loose brushwork reveals a carefully constructed composition that invites the viewer to share the artists' experience...
Brown states, "It's no surprise that painters still turn to the natural world to explore their visual understanding and express their artistry. There is no richer interplay of shape and color than that found in nature."
From the viewers perspective there is another meaning behind the title 'Up close and far away'. Helen Stancey, a psychologist from West London College states "Evidence exists that separate pathways in the brain process visual information from near and far space,"
Viewing one of Browns paintings 'up close' they appear somewhat abstract but as the viewer gains some distance the landscape image is revealed.
Jamie Kirkpatrick: featured ceramic artist in the lower gallery Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 2013 from 6 to 9pm
exhibition runs through Sunday May 26th
An exhibition of new soda and woodfired vessels and sculptural ceramics.
A native of Raleigh and currently residing and working in Golden Colorado, Jamie Kirkpatrick received his MFA in ceramics from East Carolina University in 2000. Kirkpatrick's new work blurs the boundaries between function and sculpture. His forms and mastery of wood and soda firing bring an evocative sensuality to his vessels.
Kirkpatrick states: "Historical references establish the foundation of my work. It is this rich inspirational history and investigation that allows me to continue to enjoy the creative process. I am inspired by both traditional and contemporary trends in ceramics.
"My former educational interest and research in geology often combines with these influential trends to achieve a finished product. As an instructor, the lessons learned from former professors as well as personal developments in teaching have become the foundation for my instruction to others. It is my belief that this knowledge needs to be passed on to maintain the strength and recognition of the ceramic arts."
Eno Gallery Artists exhibiting in the main gallery
Molly Cliff Hilts
Nancy Tuttle May
View selected news and images of new work at the ENO Gallery Facebook page.
100 S. Churton St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Call us: 919-883-1415
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Tues - Thurs: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Visit us! We're located in downtown Hillsborough on the corner of Churton and West King Streets. We've always got new work arriving... Exciting times at the Eno!