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Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition
by Tom Wilson
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Visitors to the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro in December won’t see traditional holiday decorations. Rather, they will be treated with a serendipitous mix of colors and textures created by members of the Chatham Artists Guild. This show runs through February 4th. There will be a meet the Artists reception on January 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Brewery show was organized by Chatham artist Shannon Bueker, whose nature inspired abstract paintings are featured in the assemblage of works. Bueker is well known for layering color and line, keeping wispy lines of charcoal, describing movement and strengths, and developing a rich, varied surface. Her work reveals nature‘s grace and unfolds its layers of interactions, interconnections and the surprising overlaps. “This exhibit has an interesting mix of media with subject matter ranging from non-objective to nature themes -- space, ocean, leaves, forests, line, pattern, texture.” Bueker explains, “I like the predominant colors -- pink, purple, bronze.”
Another featured artist, Joey Howell, is displaying some of his Galaxy Series paintings interpreting what we might see peering out into space through a powerful telescope. Paintings by Cindy Bainbridge, Vidabeth Bensen, Phyllis Burns, Vangie Cathcart, Forrest Greenslade, Kate Ladd, Leslie Palmer, Rita Spina, sculpted gourds by Carol Tinsky, fabric art by Karen Tiede and photographs by Thomas Boone round out the show.
Carolina Brewery (www.carolinabrewery.com) a locally-owned brewery and restaurant, has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers and traditional bar fare in its Chapel Hill and new Pittsboro locations. The Chatham Artists Guild (www.chathamartistsguild.org) is a non-profit organization of regionally and nationally recognized visual artists. It is offering the 19th Annual Chatham Studio Tour the first two weekends in December.