Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Clayton Visual Arts/Clayton Center March Art Exhibit by NC Wildlife Artist's Society

Three area artists, Lee Mims and Duane Raver of Clayton and Sol Levine of Wake Forest, will headline the 12 artists of the N.C. Wildlife Artists Society who will show their works at The Clayton Center during March.

The other artists are Steve Brooks of Topsail Island, Chuck Carmack and Jo Hancock of Wilmington, Kyle Dixon of Beaufort, N.C., Patrick Grant of Todd, Cathy Johnson of Bolivia, Tim Larson of Hickory, Raney Rogers of West Jefferson and Robin Wynn of Havelock.

Paintings and photographs by society members will be on display in the Clayton Center’s lobby, 111 E. Second St., March 1-31 from 9 to 5 Monday-Friday.

A meet-the-artists reception will be held March 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center. Everyone is invited, and light refreshments—cookies, fruit, cheese, nuts, wine, punch—will be served. The reception and show are free, and dress is casual. The show is sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts.

The statewide Wildlife Artists Society came into being recently in order to bring wildlife artists, advocates, huntsmen and art collectors together.

Charter members were chosen by invitation of the organizing committee, and subsequent membership has been juried, helping ensure a high quality of artwork in various media—oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and some 3-dimensional works.

In addition to the three Triangle artists, six are from the coast (Brooks, Carmack, Dixon, Hancock, Johnson and Wynn) and three are from the mountains (Grant, Larson and Rogers).

Eight paint or draw in various media (Dixon, Grant, Hancock, Johnson, Larson, Mims, Raver and Rogers), and the other four are photographers (Brooks, Carmack, Levine and Wynn).

"Bald Eagle" by Sol Levine

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