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April 2014

Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, Offers Environmental Exhibit

The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, will present Down To Earth: Artistic Interpretations of Our Environment, on view at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery, from Apr. 10 - 30, 2014. A reception will be held on Apr. 10, from 6-8pm.

Join artists, the arts community and the Rockingham County Arts Council at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery for an exhibit of imagery that describes the beauty of nature, the use of nature by business and society and interpretations of Environmental Art.

Several local artists are participating in this exhibit. Cheryl Garrity of Madison, NC, who has won several awards with the Fine Art Festival Association and has been published in environmental periodicals, is a recognized photographer of landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife with selections of her work on permanent exhibit at the Justice Center in Wentworth and a variety of locations throughout our county and the Triad.

Kathryn Gauldin of Eden, NC, will also be exhibiting a selection of textile images that reflect nature, found objects and pattern.

This special exhibit is pleased to include the photography of Carl V. Galie, Jr, recent winner of the Roosevelt - Ashe Conservation award for Journalism for his work on mountain top removal. Galie and North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti have joined together to create a literary and artistic coalition of Galie’s photo documentary, “Lost on the Road to Oblivion: The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country.” Galie longs for the viewer’s focus to be aimed on mountaintop removal through the Southern Appalachians and the irreversible destruction it has caused to communities of people, scenic views of beauty, and even the sacredness of headstones. The work is on display at Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University. Galie will present a brief presentation about his work.

The Down to Earth exhibit was planned in the fall of 2013, long before the disastrous coal ash spill in the Dan River. The relevance of the topic, imagery and presentation by Galie at our gallery will present a reception that the Arts Council hopes will be enlightening and appreciated.

For more info check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 336/349-4039 or visit (www.artsinrockingham.org).

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