Friday, September 26, 2014

Julia Grace May Presents the Artists of the Month.

Artist, LeMae Strange and guest enjoying "Complementary Colors Display.
Exhibit – Ashe County Regional Library
Complementary Colors in Black and White
September, 2014

          The Library continues to encourage artists by displaying their wonderful works of art on the display wall located upstairs.  People are invited to enjoy the art and the creative genius of the many artists in the community beginning with an art opening on the second Friday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., the same evening of the West Jefferson Gallery Crawl. The public is invited to attend.  Exhibitions and displays are changed once a month. 
          “Complementary Colors in Black and White,” a collection of varied works created by seven women from the High Country who came together in 2004 through workshops based on The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, is on exhibition for public viewing through October 7, 2014. The members continue to meet bi-monthly to exchange ideas and opinions in regard to art. The experiences and life styles of the women in the group are diverse. Each artist is unique, but complementary. “Complimentary Colors” members all of which have exhibited there work in many galleries in the northwestern counties of North Carolina and many other state and national exhibitions include The exhibit will include, but not be limited to, photography, quilting, fabric art, collage, and painting. All items in the unique exhibit are presented in shades of black and white make for delightful “eye candy” and will leave you in admiration for their skills. 

 “Complementary Colors” includes the following artists.  

LeMae Strange whose medium is oil came from Baton Rouge, to Ashe County in 2004.   LeMae began painting when invited by professional artist and friend to join her oil painting class “just for fun” and LeMae has been painting ever since then.  
Therese Early Curd whose medium is fabric art and quilting began quilting about 38 years ago and with her quilting group the “Common Thread Quilters” has held several exhibitions in the northwest counties of North Carolina. 
 Kathy Leahey whose medium is mixed media and oils has studied art in various schools. She is currently a docent at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.
 LeMae Strange with guest, Sally Zwadyk
Linda Dease Smith medium of quilts and fabric collage is currently a member of the “Hands Gallery” in Boone and the “Common Thread Quilters”
Ann Stone  has special skills in mixed media that include black and white photography/darkroom, drawing, quilting, collage/mixed media, and surface design. 
Priscilla Popper whose medium is photography began working with black and white photography, as well as darkroom techniques during the 1980’s. However, more recently she has begun working with color and the computer became her darkroom.  She is a member of the Ashe Camera Club.
Ellie Lyne works with mixed media.  Holding a degree a major in clothing & textiles and a minor in art, she has worked in the fashion industry for Hallle Brothers Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio as an Assistant Fashion Coordinator and for Vera Maxwell, Inc. New York City.
 Next month:  "The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild" work will be displayed. 

No reception is complete without a bit of refreshments

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