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October 2013

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in NC Features Gallery Artists on the Orange County Artists’ Guild Studio Tour

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, will feature seven of its members in an exhibit previewing their participation in the Orange County Artists’ Guild Open Studio Tour. The exhibit will feature the paintings in oil and acrylic of Linda Carmel, Chris Graebner, Lolette Guthrie, Marcy Lansman, Eduardo Lapetina, and Ellie Reinhold. Pringle Teetor’s blown glasswork will also be exhibited. The exhibit will be on view from Oct. 21 through Nov. 10, 2013. A reception will be held on Oct. 25, from 6-9pm.

This will be the 19th Annual Open Studio Tour for the OCAG. Over seventy artists will participate in this juried event, opening their studios located throughout Orange County, including Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas on Nov. 2 & 3 and Nov. 9 & 10, 2013. It is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and see the work where the creative magic happens!

You can visit several OCAG members of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts within a mile radius. Linda Carmel and Pringle Teetor will show together at Carmel’s home studio, 101 Huntington Drive, Chapel Hill, #44 on the tour map. Carmel will be giving demonstrations of her unique painting technique which uses acrylic modeling paste. Teetor will show a video demonstration of her glass blowing and will exhibit a variety of pieces - both indoor and outdoor: pumpkins, solar lights, and jewelry. They will be available both weekends of the tour.

Ellie Reinhold is joining the Tour for the first time. She is #38 on the tour map and will welcome you at her studio off Roosevelt Drive in Chapel Hill, across from Cafe Driade. Reinhold’s figurative art has been described as “soul work,” “dreamscapes,” and “internal landscapes.” She explores emotional experiences using color, brushwork, and iconic imagery that often draws from nature. Her more recent small abstract work is done mostly with knives and allows her to explore texture, shadow, contrast, and silhouette. Reinhold will offer works on canvas as well as cards and giclee prints.
Eduardo Lapetina’s studio is located at 318 North Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, #40 on the Tour map. This is his fifth year participating on the tour. He will be showing his abstract paintings which are worked in complete solitude. They represent the discoveries of the unconscious mind. In the artist’s words, “They hold the promise of dreams, visions, fears, ....and the magic of a private, secret language.”

This is Chris Graebner’s third year on the tour. As a painter she works most often in oils, but also has a background in botanical art in which she has used watercolor and ink. She enjoys mixing media to see what each brings to the other. Her most recent work is a return to botanical silverpoint drawings which she colored with layers of highly diluted acrylics instead of traditional watercolors. Graebner invites you to visit her in her studio, #8 on the Tour map, just a couple of blocks from the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in downtown Hillsborough.

Marcy Lansman is welcoming visitors to her home studio, #43 on the Tour map, on Mt. Bolus Road close to the center of Chapel Hill. She will be showing her paintings together with the work of fellow artist Dale Morgan. This is Lansman’s ninth year on the Studio Tour. Many neighbors drop by as well as repeat customers from previous years. It is a great time to reconnect with old friends and show them the new directions her work is taking. 

Lolette Guthrie will be showing contemporary landscapes and abstracted landscapes in oil and pastel. Her studio is #62 on the Tour map, located at 113 Rhododendron Drive, Chapel Hill. Guthrie will have open studio both weekends of the tour and is also open all year by appointment.

The Orange County Artists’ Guild Open Studio Tour is a rare opportunity to meet artists in a warm, casual atmosphere, and to view and purchase their work in their actual work spaces. The Studio Tour brochures and map of participants’ studios are available through the Guild at (www.ocagnc.com) or call Ellen Hill at 919/942-7578.

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is an art gallery owned and operated by 22 local artists and represents these established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft. The Gallery’s offerings include acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, metals, mosaics, encaustic, enamel, watercolor, and wood. 

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/732-5001 or visit (www.HillsboroughGallery.com).

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