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November 2013

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, Offers Works by Robert Johnson

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, will present Works on Paper, a solo show by North Carolina artist Robert Johnson, on view in the Nature Art Gallery, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1, 2013. A reception will be held on Nov. 1, from 6:30-9pm.

In 2009, Johnson exhibited his well known and beloved North Carolina nature journal pages and earned quite a following with that series of works. The Gallery has continued to offer those for sale and they have been extremely popular. In this exhibit, he will be showing a different body of work—small format paintings in acrylic, watercolor and gouache on paper— that will be stylistically similar to his large format paintings.

The Museum commissioned one of his paintings in 2009, which is currently displayed on the second floor of the main building.

Johnson, who lives in Celo and Asheville, NC, has been painting, drawing, exhibiting and selling his work for nearly 40 years. He has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and commissions and exhibits continuously. He teaches workshops regularly at Penland School of Crafts, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, Arrowmont Craft School in Gatlinburg, TN, and the Haystack Craft School in Deer Isle, ME. He has completed several murals in our state in Blowing Rock, West Jefferson and Burnsville. His commissions include RDU Airport, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina State Bar Association.

Since Johnson’s show in the Nature Art Gallery in 2009, he has completed a series of paintings about Alaska, Peru, Cuba, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the Appalachian Trail. In addition to the Nature Art Gallery, he is also represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville.

The Nature Art Gallery is located on the top floor of the Museum Store, Main building.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, is the state’s most visited cultural attraction. It is an active research institution that engages visitors of every age and stage of learning in the wonders of science and the natural world, drawing them into the intriguing fields of study that are critical to the future of North Carolina.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/707-9854 or visit (www.naturalsciences.org).

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