Theatre Art Galleries announces the opening of its summer exhibitions curated by guest curator Tom Patterson. Stitched, Stuttered and Screened: Recent Works by Woodie Anderson opens Thursday, June 4th with an Opening Reception on Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through August 21, 2015.
The Main Gallery will feature Artist and designer Woodie Anderson employs printmaking, drawing, sculpture and written language to explore the areas where identity, personal history and society intersect. While studying fine art and graphic design at Appalachian State University, she began experimenting with the tensions between fine art and commercial applications of visual language--areas she continues to explore in much of her work through the use of text, info-graphics and other collected graphic materials. Often starting with well-worn household fabrics, she employs a variety of processes including stitching, dyeing, screen-printing and drawing to build layered, textural pieces that are full of life. Letterforms and texts--including original and appropriated writings--are integral to much of her work. Her current series, “Flags of Our Mothers,” is formally inspired by banners and pennants dating from the Middle Ages, while its content centers on women whose roles in history, myth, or present-day events have interested her in particular.
Anderson lives and works in Winston-Salem, where she teaches printmaking at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art and participates in the Art-o-mat® (Clark Whittington’s vintage cigarette vending machines repurposed to dispense original artworks). Anderson’s work is featured in The Art-o-mat® “Unpacked” Book and in “Art Quilts at Play” by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston. She has exhibited at regional and national venues including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at ASU.
Ben Towle is a cartoonist whose graphic novel Oyster War will be published this fall. His previous book, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (a graphic novel for young adults) was released in 2010. A Junior Library Guild selection, it received accolades from The New York Times and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. Towle’s previous work includes the historical fiction graphic novel Midnight Sun as well as an earlier volume of comics folk tales. He has been nominated three times for the prestigious Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards.
Towle’s exhibition in Gallery B will feature original pages from his three graphic novels and one of the folk tales in its entirety.
The Hallway Gallery will host Carol Meetze Moates who works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys oils. She states, “Painting is my passion, and I paint for the process. To me, the medium is mysterious and exciting, and creating art is about the basic need to experiment with the process.” Her work is primarily in watercolor but she has a great love for oils as well.
Since retiring she has devoted herself full time to painting and teaching. She teaches a watercolor class and a calligraphy class each week at Uptown Artworks in Greensboro.
The Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery will host the Annual Triad Middle School Art Exhibition with works from 8 area middle schools.
Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org."
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