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October 2013

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Exhibits Focused on Local Greenways and Glass

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present Through the Seasons: Charlotte’s Greenways, featuring a collection of works from nine local artists depicting our area greenways, on view from Oct. 11 - Nov. 9, 2013. Also exhibiting is North Carolina glass artist Shane Fero. A reception will be held on Oct. 11, from 6-8:30pm.

Red Sky Gallery will feature over 60 paintings by 9 experienced Charlotte artists who form the group called “pARTners”. These talented artists include Adrian Chu Redmond, Amy Sullivan, Barbara Jamison, Dottie Leatherwood, Fonda Doerre, Judy Stead, Libby Smart, Margaret Salisbury, and Shug Lockett. Their paintings will capture the drama and natural beauty of the Greenways, with a variety of artistic styles ranging from realistic to abstract.

Charlotte has a vast network of 18 greenways throughout the city, including 37 miles of walkways. Paintings will reflect the different characteristics of each greenway like those that are highly wooded compared to those with vast open areas. Some have walkways over water plains while others are farmland. Also included are lakes, barns, walkers and runners, fishermen, deer and birds, people enjoying the sun or a couple strolling with their baby. Charlotte’s 4 seasons will be evident, from the pastel beauty of blossoms in Freedom Park or the rich autumn colors that pop in the fall. Paintings will also capture the mystery after an occasional winter snow.

Glass artist Shane Fero, an enthusiastic birder himself, creates vibrant and lively flame-work glass birds and other natural objects. Just as many birds’ songs have overtones that give a richness of quality to each note, Fero’s individual works become more beautiful when shown in conjunction with additional works so the variations and subtleties can be recognized.

Fero began creating glass pieces using flame-working techniques while he was a teenager, learning his craft in carnival settings. Thirty years later, he is considered one of the pre-eminent artists at the torch. Fero’s figurative works are formed through the manipulation of glass rods in a flame torch, alternately adding to and cooling the molten glass in sequential steps until the desired form takes shape. He often uses colored glass shards, powders, cane or even stained glass to accomplish the swirling patterns and mysterious movement of color in his work.

RedSky Gallery features original works on paper and canvas, sculpture, ceramic, glass, studio furniture, art-to-wear, jewelry, and more. Over 400 regional and national artists are represented.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call 704/377-6400 or visit (www.redskygallery.com).

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