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June 2013

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Features Works by Nancy Tuttle May and DAC School Faculty and Students

The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is presenting the exhibits: Nancy Tuttle May: Selected Works, on view in the Allenton Gallery and OUR HOUSE: Durham Arts Council School Annual Faculty and Student Exhibition, on view in the Semans Gallery. Both exhibitions are on view through July 14, 2013.

Durham-based artist and art scene leader Nancy Tuttle May, presents mixed media works on canvas. The artist has used acrylic, gold leaf, oil sticks, pumice, marble dust, silk tissue and other collage elements to depict intense, vibrant colors on an abstracted field. Tuttle May states that her creative process is complete when the viewer sees the work and forms an emotional or intellectual connection with the art. Tuttle May’s work has been described as a mix of Colorfield and Abstract Expressionism, and she sites Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, and Richard Diebenkorn as major influences.

Tuttle May’s paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. She is a Wake Forest University graduate who has studied art at universities and workshops around the world. Tuttle May has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant. The North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges also awarded her a four-year visiting artist residency.

Tuttle May is also a committed member of the Triangle cultural scene. She has served on the boards of Duke University’s Library, Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art, and the Durham Art Guild. Tuttle May is also the chair of the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Program Committee. She has received a Durham Women of Achievement Silver Medallion award and is an associate member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The Durham Arts Council is thrilled to be sharing Tuttle May’s work and this exciting artistic partnership with Triangle-area art lovers!

The annual OUR HOUSE: DAC School Annual Faculty and Student Exhibition showcases the artistic talent associated with the Durham Arts Council School, featuring a diverse mix of paintings, photography, mosaics, clay, fiber, and mixed media. We invite you to participate in the exciting programs and classes offered here at the Durham Arts Council so that you too can become a part of Our House!

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 919/560-2787 or visit (www.durhamarts.org).

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