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August 2011

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Features Works by Moni Hill and Members of the Brush & Palette Club

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, will present the exhibit, Among Friends, featuring works by members of the Brush & Palette Club and Asheville, NC, artist, Moni Hill. A reception will be held on Aug. 5, from 5-7:30pm.

Moni Hill draws inspiration from many sources. At once her paintings reflect her deep intellectual curiosity and her fun-loving free spirit. Her inspirations range from abstract expressionism to modern minimalism; from the earthy geometric quilts of Gees Bend to the fluid strokes of Chinese Brush painting; from the graphic and edgy design of street art to the natural sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy. Hill connects with and resonates with a diverse and eclectic group of artists. Though her art is easily recognizable, it is not so easily classified. She is known for her bold and complimentary palette, the patch of canvas on the panel, and her trademark bird or vase of poppies.

The Caldwell County Brush & Palette Club began about forty years ago with about seven or eight charter members who were primarily painting artists. Now numbering almost 30 members, the club has grown into a serious art group which includes sculptors and potters. The club’s mission is to be an organized group that exhibits individually or as a group and whose members are actively drawing or painting, sculpting or potting. The club promotes the visual arts through educational workshops, demonstrations and lectures, trips to galleries and museums, and by making monetary awards and grants promoting visual arts.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (


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