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August Issue 2006
McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Doug McAbee - on Front Lawn
In addition to the exhibits
inside Charlotte, NC's McColl Center for Visual Art's galleries,
works by accomplished regional artists can also be seen on the
front lawn. Continuing through Dec. 31, 2006, the Center will
feature the work of Doug McAbee - a sculptor who lives and works
in Spartanburg, SC.
McAbee holds a BA in Art and an MFA in Sculpture from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where he is now an adjunct faculty member. He and his work have been featured in The Herald, The Charlotte Observer, Channel 4 Greenville and Spartanburg Magazine. Some of his work can be seen at the First Citizens Bank Main Lobby in Charlotte.
McAbee's large sculptures can be described as whimsical, fun, and animated and his colors are bold and expressive. He uses imagery that seems familiar yet hovers just beyond recognition. "My work utilizes bold color and familiar imagery as powerful tools for communication," says McAbee. "Initially attracted by the brightness of the colors, viewers are left to consider the logical or illogical relationship between the colors and the images."
McColl Center for Visual Art is advancing creativity through artist residencies, exhibitions and other educational programs about contemporary art. The Center provides transforming experiences for visual artists, individuals who visit the Center and our broader community. Come and celebrate your creative spirit! McColl Center for Visual Art is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts & Science Council; the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts and the generosity of other private, corporate and individual donors.
For more info check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 704-332-5535 or at (www.mccollcenter.org).
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