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May Issue 2008

The Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC, Features Works by Karen Weihs and Ginny Boyd

The Haen Gallery, located in downtown Asheville, NC, will present its latest exhibition of new work by the two accomplished artists Karen Weihs and Ginny Boyd entitled, Roots are Essential.  The exhibition will be on view through May 31, 2008. 

Karen Weihs

Both women are from the south: Karen Weihs a native of Charleston, SC, with homes in Cashiers, NC, and Asheville, and Ginny Boyd, a current resident of Denver, NC, who has spent the past 40 years in the Charlotte, NC, area. Weihs began painting back in Charleston when she and her husband were in the restaurant business. Since then she has gone on to develop into a successful artist, showing her work in several galleries in Charleston and Cashiers, teaching workshops, and publishing her own book entitled, Out of My Mind: Life Lessons as an Oil Painter. 

Ginny Boyd

Boyd has been a visual arts teacher for a number of years for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Her own work has gained acclaim in North Carolina through juried shows in Gaston County, and representation at the prestigious McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte. Boyd has been profiled in the Charlotte Observer in '05 and '06 as well as the southern women's magazine Deep in '07 for her talents.  

Roots Are Essential is an exhibition dedicated to promoting the themes of self-discovery, expression, and exploration these two strong southern women artists have investigated in their work. On display will be Weih's large-scale abstractions: inspired by reality, a captured set of emotions expressed in color and light, and Boyd's mixed media work: an assemblage of color, texture, and image exploring the stereotypes placed on southern women beginning with the Civil War era.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/254-8577 or visit (www.thehaengallery.com).

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