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September 2011

Davidson County Community College in Lexington, NC, Offers Exhibit of Wildlife Art

Davidson County Community College in Lexington, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Out of the Wild, featuring the magnificence of wildlife by nine artists, on view in the B.E. Mendenhall, Jr. Building on the Davidson Campus through Dec. 12, 2011.

The art show features an exotic animal collection given by Peggy Hinkle of Lexington. African mammals on display include a plains zebra, male lion and leopard, along with a bushbuck, kudu and duikers, all members of the antelope species. Aquatic animals in the collection are a marlin and sailfish.
Nine artists will present a variety of wildlife artwork in diverse media areas such as collages, photography, mixed media and paintings in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels.

Megan Coyle of Alexandria, VA, uses a painterly effect in her animal collage pieces. The pieces of paper are intricately layered together and form works of art that look like a painting.

Ralph Henzler, a photographer from Winston-Salem, NC, is using black and white photography which helps emphasize angles and patterns. Many African animals are the subject matter of his work.

Franklin Millman of Winston-Salem, NC, uses color photography and captures the beauty of birds in nature.

Vicki L. Rees of Raleigh, NC, is displaying her paintings of the natural world in a representational style. She depicts the intricacies of nature, using lighting and angles.

Vivian Robinson of Jamestown, NC, is showing oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings depicting her influence of impressionism. She often lets the subject determine the medium.

Caroel Joy Shannon of Raleigh, NC, is primarily an abstract painter. She depicts the majesty of animals and fish, creating moments of enjoyment in nature’s world.

Ed Takacs of Bonita Springs, FL, uses oil, acrylic and mixed media to create animal portraits with authentic details that are true representations of wildlife that inhabit our world.

Dolly Woodell of Chocowinity, NC, is displaying her colorful photographs of birds, reptiles and animals.

Daniel Vaughan of Carrboro, NC, uses pastels to create vivid colors of birds and animals from many different natural habitats.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call Kathy Kepley at 336/249-8186, ext. 6383.


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