Feature Articles

November 2013

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville, NC, Features Works by Eleanor Annand, Paige Davis, and Andrew Hayes

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville, NC, will present Iron and Carbon: 3 + Steel, featuring works by Eleanor Annand, Paige Davis, and Andrew Hayes, on view in the Welborn Gallery, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 28, 2013. A reception will be held on Nov. 8, beginning at 5:30pm.

This show will bring together the work of Eleanor Annand, a steel painter, Paige Davis, a sculptor and metal-smith, and Andrew Hayes, a metal sculptor. Each artist bringing a unique and creative approach to metal and art.

Eleanor Annand works out of her studio space in Asheville, NC, where she uses her steel paintings to communicate her deepest thoughts and emotions as fearlessly as possible.

“People have used mark making as a means to express visual ideas for thousands of years,” Annand said. “Stick to sand, pen to paper we pass on our history. The uniqueness of one person’s mark to the next, the expressive qualities of a line and the development of visual history are at the root of my work. I create paintings on steel that tell the story of my line.”

Paige Davis, a former student of Penland School of Crafts and Maryland Institute of Art, has been a full time studio artist since 1979. She refers to herself as an artist and metal-smith, however, she is best known for her sculptural ironwork and precious metal jewelry. She currently lives and works just outside of Burnsville, NC.

“Referring to my work, steel lends itself perfectly to this mixing; it’s ancient in origin, has enduring strength and possesses the character to become fluid and elegant,” Davis said. “I love the process, the challenge of getting metal to be what I visualize with the use of very basic tools.”

Andrew Hayes is an Arizona native who studied sculpture at Northern Arizona University. He was strongly influenced by his desert landscape surroundings and began his work in fabricated steel. He worked in the industrial welding trade for several years before receiving an invitation to the EMMA collaboration which led to his Core Fellowship at Penland.

“It has been over four years since I have made work that has ties to the landscape,” Hayes said. “These sculptures not only call on the terrain of my history but also reference forms I am drawn to in forged and machined steel.”

The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. Opening in September of 2010, the Yadkin Cultural Center provides a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Third Branch Café, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices, the YARD working artist studios, the Center Gift Shop. The Yadkin Arts Council’s is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website at (www.yadkinarts.org). The site provides up-to-date information about existing and upcoming exhibits and offers forms and rules for artists wishing to submit art work for future exhibits and juried shows.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 336/679-2941 or visit (www.yadkinarts.org).

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