With summer 2017 drawing to a close, here’s a recap of our art exhibits during the first half of the year. The Enrichment Center’s Artists – and arts instructors -- continue to dazzle by bringing their unique perspectives and imagination to life through the creative process.
We kicked off the year at Gateway Gallery with TRANQUILITY AND TURBULENCE, an exhibit that focused on ten large “serenity stones,” each painted with unique water-themed designs. Known functionally as river stone tables, the forms are occasional tables provided by the High Point-based Phillips Collection, a long-time partner of The Enrichment Center. A series of original digital photographs and a series of original acrylic paintings complimented the serenity stones, along with acrylic landscapes by our guest artist, Bruce White. Much of the work in this exhibit was previously on display at the fall 2016 High Point Market.
Up next was ENCHANTED, an exhibit with the spotlight on artwork from The Enrichment Center's pottery studio -- fairy houses, garden gnomes, fantastic fused glass and much more magical art! Guest artist Marcia McDade McMann delighted with her intricate quilts and paintings.
GROWING FANTASIES arrived with a series of sculptures created using Broken Egg Wall Sculptures provided by the Phillips Collection. These sculptures were accompanied by a series of fantastical digital photographs, plus the unique work of guest artist Derek Cernak. Many of the pieces in this show were previewed in our exhibit MYSTICAL EMERGENCE at the spring 2017 High Point Market.
During June and July, Allegacy Federal Credit Union hosted our exhibit, COLOR YOUR LIFE, at their Keener Gallery. This exhibit featured a significant body of lively and colorful work by 21 Enrichment Center artists.
Continuing the theme of “color,” THE COLOR OF SOUND opened at Gateway Gallery on July 28 with much fanfare. This unique and imaginative show explores the relationship between color and sound, and includes the fabulous work of guest artist Tammy Willard. There’s still time to catch this exhibit, which continues through 9/15.
And the year is not over yet. Please join us at The Enrichment Center’s Gateway Gallery for our last two exhibits of 2017:
DISCOVERING HOME – A reflection on the places, spaces and things we call home here in the Old North State. Opening 9/22; on display thru 11/3.
BUY SOME CHEER – Our annual holiday exhibit and sale of one-of-a-kind pieces. Opening 11/10; on display thru 1/12/2018.
Stay tuned to our Events page for announcements about Gateway Gallery's 2018 exhibit schedule, sure to be exciting as we celebrate The Enrichment Center's 35th anniversary year.
Carla Green, My Turn Senior Program Manager, remarked: “I don’t think people realize how talented these students are. You don’t think about the pieces as something created by individuals with challenges -- it's just art.” We couldn't agree more. At The Enrichment Center we certainly know that our students' talent is unlimited!
Proceeds from art sales benefit The Enrichment Center’s programs and pay a commission to our artists. Gateway Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm, and by appointment. For more information, please call 336.837.6826.