Aug
17
2010

Jerry's in the Community

The members of the ChromaZones are Triangle area artists that specialize in abstract art. Each of the artists brings to the group unique qualities but all share a common goal of celebrating and promoting the Triangle area's visual arts community. The group originally came together during a charity fund raising effort and promotion of the 2009 Raleigh SPARKcon celebration.

Members of the ChromaZones are: Craig Burt, Marianne Conti Burt, Allen Clapp, Jillian Goldberg, Larry James, Sarah Mantel, Cheryl McCardle, John P. McFadden, Sys Oppenlander, Constance Pappalardo, Carol Joy Shannon, Mary Storms, Juley Striegel, Domingo Vega, and Rebecca Worters.

The ChromaZones' most recent work is a 15-piece collaborative painting that will be donated to the Aids Alliance annual art auction, "Works of Heart" 2010.  The 16 x 20 canvases were donated by Jerry's Artarama, Bob Rankin designed the piece, and fifteen artists painted the individual panels to create the larger presentation.

"We know there are pros and cons to these projects - but we are having a great time doing this and last year the proceeds went 50/50 to VAE and to St. Baldric Childhood Cancer Foundation.  This year we made this one and we have one more planned for VAE's "For the Love of Art" auction in February 2011.

A the moment, "Filet of Soul" is exhibited at Port City Java on Fayetteville St. in Raleigh and will stay up until the auction in October.  There will be a write-up on this and The ChromaZones in the September - October issue of Artsee magazine."

-Sys Oppenlander

 

"Filet of Soul"

The ChromaZones

2010

Aug
11
2010

So YOU Wanna Be a Street Artist by TMNK

Leave it to a NOBODY like me to alter the face of street art (wink). Why should it be all about getting up, having YOUR work seen, promoted, discovered in the streets? Where's the fun for people like YOU?

Okay, granted many of you don’t relish going out into the dark of night with wheat paste and paint, to leave your mark on the world. So a new art project gives everyone the opportunity to create some art in the streets with a quick slap of a sticker. I was thinking how interesting it might be to see the different faces that could be created by simply adding some lips to a decaying, wall, an abandoned building, or some trash left on the streets. What do I know, use your imagination (just please do not stick them on public or private property).
 So, enough with the "Lip Service" about Street Art being for EVERYONE. Iconic lip stickers have been given out, and are beginning to appear in the strangest places, and creating some very interesting Visages. So, now you too can be a street artist.  Looking forward to seeing what YOU come up with.  

menobodyknows.com

 

 

Aug
4
2010

Horus' Summer Picnic by Cheryl Whitestone

Oil on Linen

16 x 20

Here is a painting of Horus having a summer treat of watermelon. He is a mix breed of Rock, and Americana, so told the man who sold him to me. By the way we thought he was a she and was formerly named Isis, after he started crowing it was obvious a name change was in order. He is a beauty.

 

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