Feature Articles

March 2011

New Bern ArtWorks in New Bern, NC, Features Works by Eric McRay

New Bern ArtWorks fine art gallery in downtown New Bern, NC, will present the exhibit, Not Just Pretty Pictures, featuring works by artist Eric McRay, on view from Mar. 9 through Apr. 19, 2012. A reception will be held on Mar. 9, from 5-8pm.

McRay was born and raised in urban Washington, DC. Occasionally during long summer breaks from school, his father, Reedy McRay would travel with his son back to the quiet rural North Carolina communities of his youth. These were the young McRay’s first exposure to the qualities of southern living. “It was peaceful. It was refreshing. I was bedazzled,” proclaims McRay.

As an adult, McRay returned to his North Carolinian heritage, where he has become a major force in the NC art community. Here he looks for new places to prodigiously paint, and areas to explore. McRay focuses on his favorite subjects such as New Bern, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, the North Carolina Beaches, and our coastal salt marshes. His work uniquely captures the spirit of North Carolina living. McRay re-energizes himself beneath the majestic North Carolina sun. “Here everything shines, everything is colorful, everything is full of light.

McRay has been featured on TV and radio, and in numerous newspapers and magazines. The Raleigh News & Observer named him one of the “Artists to Watch” for 2001. He was featured in the June 2002 issue of Southern Living Magazine. In 2008, McRay was anointed by Metro Magazine, “Best Local Artist” and featured in Living African American Artists publication.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 252/634-9002 or visit (www.newbernartworks.com).


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