Photography and Art Work by Jodi Aker and Cheryl McCardle will be on exhibits in the Gray Room during the month of September. There will be a closing reception for the artist Friday, September 25th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Jodi Aker has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She is also an Art Therapist and Art Teacher in Raleigh. Educational degrees are from the University of Hartford and the University of Louisville. Her art reflects her ever changing point of view. She is traditional in her photography techniques, even though she switched to a digital camera several years ago. She also uses her own images and photos from magazines to create 3-dimensional collage. Other media is used when she is so inspired.
Cheryl McCardle grew up in Laurel, Maryland. The artist has been seriously painting and sculpting since 1990. She received a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University in 1996. Since then, she has painted with instructors like Bob Rankin, Gerry Lynch, Stewart Cubley and Jean Carbonetti. She studied sculpture with Jock Gault at NC State Crafts Center and international sculptor, Paul Luchessi.
Closing reception will be on Friday, September 25th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm