Art Happy Hour

Art Happy Hour

A monthly series encouraging recreational and fun interactions with art and artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments while learning a new skill and meeting some cool people. No experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit!

Interested in a private Art Happy Hour for friends or family? Private sessions are available for groups of 15 or less. Contact Angela Lombardi for more information.

 

March 2017

The Midas Touch: Painting with Gold with Andie Freeman

Thursday, March 9
7-9pm

Ages: 21+
$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!

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Enjoy wine and finger foods while creating paintings that shine with gold.

Andie Freeman starts her works with an under-painting in which the canvas is entirely covered with paint, from which she then works to pull the light away from the dark.  Her works are planned out meticulously ahead of time to focus on the visual poetry of light and dark in the composition. Texture and color of the background are as much a part of the finished piece as the foreground and the subject matter. Freeman is a member of the Oil Painters of America and received a BFA in Studio Art, with an emphasis on life drawing and oils, from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

April 2017

Paris AlexanderForm + Mass Figurative Sculpture with Paris Alexander

Thursday, April 13
7-9pm

Ages: 21+
$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!

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Enjoy wine and finger foods while learning about form and mass as you create figurative sculptures.

Paris Alexander was born and raised in New York City where he studied art from early childhood. Since establishing himself in NC, Alexander’s work has been exhibited widely including galleries, universities, and museums, with numerous public and private commissions. His work is included in the collection of Wake Med, Duke University, Saks Fifth Avenue, the R.C. Kessler Collection, SAS Institute, former president Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, and many others.

Paris is also a well-known instructor in sculpture, drawing, and anatomy. Besides teaching privately, he has been an instructor for several NC Arts councils, the Artspace Arts and Outreach Programs, and the NC Museum of Art Outreach Program.