Opening Reception: Stitched, Stuttered and Screened at TAG

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Please join us for the opening reception of Stitched, Stuttered and Screened: Recent Works by Woodie Anderson. The reception is Thursday June 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display in the Theater Art Galleries Main Gallery through August 21, 2015. More info on this exhibit as well as the other two fine shows opening this Thursday after the jump.

On the horizon: I’m expanding my Diversity Masks print series at Camino Bakery in August.  I’m also looking forward to showing at Tory Casey’s Smalltown Gallery in Elkin, NC as part of an invitational exhibit that will open July 31 and run through Aug. 30. And, as I mentioned yesterday, I’m also teaching a Taste of Art Screenprinting Workshop at the Sawtooth School this June.

Theater Art Galleries invite you to please join us for the Opening Reception for our Summer Exhibits Thursday June 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Main Gallery will feature artist and designer Woodie Anderson who employs printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and written language to explore the areas where identity, personal history, and society intersect. Often starting with well-worn household fabrics, she employs a variety of processes including stitching, dyeing, screen-printing and drawing to build layered, textural pieces that are full of life. Her current series, “Flags of Our Mothers,” is formally inspired by banners and pennants dating from the Middle Ages, while its content centers on women whose roles in history, myth, or present-day events have interested her.
Anderson lives and works in Winston-Salem, where she teaches printmaking at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art and participates in the Art-o-mat® (Clark Whittington’s vintage cigarette vending machines repurposed to dispense original artworks). Anderson’s work is featured in The Art-o-mat® “Unpacked” Book and in “Art Quilts at Play” by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston.
She has exhibited at regional and national venues including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at ASU.
This is the fourth in a series of exhibits curated by Tom Patterson.
Ben Towle is a cartoonist whose graphic novel Oyster War will be published this fall. His previous book, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (a graphic novel for young adults) was released in 2010. A Junior Library Guild selection, it received accolades from The New York Times and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. Towle’s previous work includes the historical fiction graphic novelMidnight Sun as well as an earlier volume of comics folk tales. He has been nominated three times for the prestigious Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards.
Towle’s exhibition in Gallery B will feature original pages from his three graphic novels and one of the folk tales in its entirety.
The Hallway Gallery will host Carol Meetze Moates who works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys oils. She states, “Painting is my passion, and I paint for the process. To me, the medium is mysterious and exciting, and creating art is about the basic need to experiment with the process.” Since retiring she has devoted herself full time to painting and teaching. She teaches a watercolor class and a calligraphy class each week at Uptown Artworks in Greensboro.
The Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery will host the Annual Triad Middle School Art Exhibition with works from 8 area middle schools.
All exhibits will remain on view until August 21, 2015.
The reception is free and open to the public.
Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org.
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