Nell Chandler started her career as a painter and printmaker and has incorporated those mediums into her jewelry work for many years, however last year she tried something new. Chandler decided to make impressions in white polymer clay and fill them with black acrylic paint. The technique allowed her to create very delicate black and white line drawings which she could then incorporate into her jewelry.
Now, Chandler has carried the series a little further. She’s added watercolor as well - creating a black and white line drawings ...but with color. And this series will have a narrative theme; “once again I will rely on my painting and printmaking and story telling, but in a new way” says Chandler.
Ellie Reinhold’s paintings have always been narrative. For this show, Reinhold says she is “playing with the concepts of building home or leaving home,” considering these as both physical and philosophical/
Fiber artist Ali Givens has chosen to showcase a series of her signature structures in bold energetic colors set on crisp white canvas. The images, based on her own memories of home, represent houses you might find in places as diverse and engaging as Manhattan, small-town America and the Caribbean islands. Removed from her usual compositions, the structures stand alone and communicate her belief in the joyful comfort that home provides, regardless of location.
Dwell runs from April 21st through May 25th with an opening reception Friday, April 25th from 6-9pm, during Hillsborough’
Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts (HGA) is owned and operated by 22 local artists. HGA represents established artists, accomplished in their fields, exhibiting modern and contemporary fine art and fine craft. Represented media include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, metal, mosaics, enamel and wood. Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-6, Fri and Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4.
121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278 www.HillsboroughGallery.com