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May 2013

Artists League of the Sandhills in Aberdeen, NC, Features Works by Emma Wilson

The Artists League of the Sandhills in Aberdeen, NC, will present The Beauty of Inks, not just Black Anymore, an exhibit by Emma Wilson, on view in the Exchange Street Gallery, from May 4 - 27, 2013. A reception will be held on May 4, from 4-6pm and the gallery will be open on May 5, from 3-5pm.

Wilson is a native of North Carolina, born in Beaufort, attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. Her first job brought her to Moore County as a 4-H Extension agent. She traveled to the Philippines with her Air Force husband where she took art lessons under Jose B. David, a renowned Philippine artist. Returning home in the 1980s, she started a color analysis business called “Colors by Emma”. Later Wilson returned to school to get a degree as a Registered Nurse and worked at Moore Regional Hospital nearly twenty years.

After retirement and a thirty-five year break from art, Wilson became active in the Artists League taking a variety of classes. She loves working in pastels, watercolors, and oils, and has a special affinity for alcohol inks because of their vivid colors. Her love for her home state and its beauty is shown by her paintings of coastal scenes.

Wilson is currently serving as first Vice President on the Board of Directors at the League and is also co-chair for the June Judged Exhibit. She tries to paint in her studio there several days a week which still allows time for her to enjoy her grandchildren.

The Artists League of the Sandhills is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 to promote interest in the visual arts by providing art education and a friendly environment in which to work, exhibit and sell members’ artworks. It is located in historic downtown Aberdeen in the old Aberdeen Rockfish Railroad storage terminal.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the League at 910/944-3979or visit (www.artistleague.org).

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