Thursday, March 04, 2010

Three Artists Featured at Clayton Center

The work of three area artists--Fiber Artist Valarie Jean Bailey and Painters Marriott Little and Cherri Sterling--is on exhibition at the Clayton Center during March. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A "meet-the-artists" reception, sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts, is scheduled Thursday at 6 pm at the Center and all are invited to attend.

Bailey, a Clayton resident for more than a decade, has been designing, exhibiting and teaching the art of traditional and contemporary quilts and folk crafts for more than 35 years. She says she finds inspiration "from the flowers and trees that are abundant in Clayton."

Little, a Raleigh native who began painting at the age of 10, has won more than 50 awards for her watercolor, oil, pastels and acrylic paintings. Her work ranges from traditional subjects to more intuitive and subjective abstraction.

Sterling, who lives in Pikeville, has the unusual ability to draw and paint with both hands simultaneously. Her techniques were developed by working on her own over the years, without the benefit of an art lesson.

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