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Spring Fling celebrates the opening of the new Jill Troutman Gallery
Nine artists will be exhibiting along with Jill for an amazing art show with great art, great food, & great music. Come enjoy the art party.
Along with Troutman, artists showcased include Martha Hamblin; Milton Hall; Jude Lobe; Pat Scheible; Betty Tyler; Seagrove Potters, Jeff Dean and Stephanie Martin and emerging artists, Susan Patton and Charly Windsor. Participating with these artists will be Matthew's Chocolate's from Hillsborough. Live music will be provided by Rod & Marilyn Fox. Catering by Mickie Reitzel.
Jill TROUTMAN is a classically taught artist. At 45, Troutman decided to pursue an art career. She attended art schools in New York, France and Italy then applied her marketing skills to being a successful artist.
Her art is in every major medical center in North Carolina, private doctors' and dentists' offices and legions of private homes throughout the United States. She has licensed her images, which have been sold in Bloomingdales in NYC and national gift catalogs including Plow and Hearth and Lillian Vernon. See more of her work at her gallery website, http://JillTroutmanGallery.com. The gallery will be open year round by appointment.
ARTISTS IN THE SHOW
Martha HAMBLIN works in photography, hand-built pottery and mixed-media. While much of her photography has been documentary in style, she delights in looking at and representing the world through abstract, altered and creative images. Recent photo work has been largely imaged-based mixed media. She says, "Using mixed media stretches me creatively and allows for expanded interpretation of a subject or an experience."
Milton HALL's works of paper-mache sculptures of musical instruments combines two of his joys of life, art and music. He taught high school visual art in the Alamance-Burlington Schools and drawing and illustration at Alamance Community College. He continues teaching art in his home studio.
Jude LOBE works in oil, cold wax & oil, and encaustic. Lobe was recently awarded 1st place in 2-D work, Standing Tall, in the Alamance Artisans Guild exhibit at the Center for Creative Leadership. Earlier this year her artwork, Beauty & the Peace, was accepted in a national juried show. It will be in the Spring Fling show.
Nature is Lobe's muse. Her landscapes are a blend of abstract and impressionism relating to the emotions of a scene. Lobe turned to Cold Wax & Oil, because it allowed her to show a history of a painting. The process is one of addition and subtraction, adding layer after layer of texture and color, then scratching, scraping and removing parts of layers to reveal what is beneath.
SEAGROVE Potters, husband and wife team Stephanie Martin and Jeff Dean will have there pottery on display. Their home and studio is located in Seagrove, NC. Jeff's work embodies strong sense of form. Stephanie utilizes printmaking techniques to build the surfaces of her vessels.
Pat SCHEIBLE will have her Arty Wear fashions and art. "Before I was a professional artist and decorative painter, I was a research scientist. Thank goodness that phase is over! Now I'm doing what I was born to do--transform everything that passes through my hands into something never before seen. I create upcycled clothing, mostly jackets, and upcycled jewelry, mostly necklaces. Color is my muse. "
Betty TYLER, inspired by the Old Masters, will be demonstrating at the Spring Fling show. She considers herself a 'Southern Girl' who loves bright colors. People are her favorite subjects, but, she says, "abstract art gives me the opportunity to explore myself, color and design."
Matthew's CHOCOLATES from Hillsborough, will have their beautiful handcrafted dark Belgian chocolates artfully decorated and wrapped for gift giving. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are divine to consume.
Jill has mentored many new artists into the field. This spring she welcomes to her event Susan Patton and Charly Windsor, two emerging artists whom Jill has been mentoring.
Susan PATTON's journey in the art world began with pottery. Patton graduated from Elon University in 2002 with a major in art, concentration in ceramics. "Things have a way of happening in the journey of life. I didn't lose interest in pottery but circumstances prevented me from continuing. However, there was a natural progression through my interest in art, to become involved in watercolor painting."
Charly WINDSOR is an emerging artist. "My acrylic artwork captures the beauty of wildlife and nature. I breathe life into my works, such as beautiful owls and darling dogs, with each brush stroke. I moved to Mebane in March of 2011 from Duffield, Virgina, and was completely blown away at the amazing art the area had to offer. I finally feel as if I have found my place in the world. Art has always been my favorite method of unwinding by simply getting lost in the creative flow."
A raffle will be held to benefit the Allied Churches of Alamance County Food Pantry. There will be nine chosen winners, one for each artist's donated work of art. Come join the fun. Find directions here: https://www.google.com/
The SPRING FLING will be filled with Art, Music, Food and Fun. Come join the fun. In the corrupted/altered words of Fred Ebb's Cabaret,
"What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music swing.
Life is a cabaret, old chum.
Come to our art Spring Fling."
Sat., May 14, 10-5 pm.
Sun., May 15, 1-5 pm.