April Exhibit Nature At Its Best
Saturday, April 26
11:00-4:00pm Artist Talk by KIM KAUFFMAN
Kim will discuss cameraless and filmless image technique!
Steven Noggle expresses homage to the tree by utilizing the organic edge of the original trunk in his hardwood-turned bowls. With the idea that plant life has always inspired the man-made, Kim Kauffman uses the technical to inform the botanical in her series of digital prints created on a flatbed scanner. Ceasar Citraro observes both the detailed and the abstracted elements of the environment with his oil paintings.
May Exhibit Materials Intertwined
Moving through nature serves as a starting point for both our featured artists in the May exhibit "Materials Intertwined"; collecting ideas, materials, and inspiration from their natural surroundings. Though their work seems vastly different in medium, the ode to Mother Earth is evident in their creations as they sew, weave, and interlace their materials. While Kim Keats is entwining tree bark with stone and twig to create sculpture, Bernie Rowell is stitching fibers together to depict those same elements in her quilts. Coming from both North and South Carolina, they bring with them a body of work that unites the intimate nature of the handmade with the complexities of our environment. OPENING RECEPTION - FRIDAY, MAY 2 from 6:30 to 8PM. ARTISTS WILL BE PRESENT DURING RECEPTION.
Artist Demonstration with Kim Keats - Saturday, May 3 from 11am-4pm
May exhibiting artist, Kim Keats will demonstrate sculpture making using bark and twigs from a variety of highland trees along with driftwood and palmetto root from coastal habitats.
Mother's Day Artist Demonstration with Mary Lynn Portera - Saturday, May 10 from 10am-5pm
Local jewelry artist Mary Lynn Portera creates beautiful pieces with handmade ceramic beads mixed with stones and beads from all over the world. Find the perfect piece for your mother!
June Sculpture Garden Exhibit Inside & Out
Join us Friday, June 20th from 6:30 to 8pm for the new River Gallery Sculpture Garden Exhibit Inside & Out. The exhibit features the metal work of North Carolina artist Grace Cathey and can be viewed in the gallery from May 30 to June 30. The outdoor exhibit will be on exhibit from May 30, 2014 to June 2015. Join us in the gallery and then for a garden stroll with artist Grace Cathey.
Artist Demonstration with Judy Klich - Saturday, June 28 from 11am-4pm
Tennessee artist Judy Klich will be at River Gallery demonstrating her encaustic process!