Current Exhibits on view through this Friday...
Free and open to the public
The Main Gallery features LINDA GRITTA: On the Surface of the Deep End
Linda McCane Gritta is a painter from Asheville, NC who knew from a very young age that she would become an artist. Many years and several life chapters later, Linda decided to devote herself to that childhood wish in earnest and since then has never looked back. It is with newfound energy and eagerness that she faces each new canvas, almost as someone who is making up for lost time.
Linda finds "unspeakable beauty" all around, so she lets the paint speak for her where words leave off. She delights in both representational and abstract subjects. Whether she’s using acrylics, oil paints or mixed media, she creates a visual vocabulary in her paintings that is personal and yet somehow universal.
"Color is my endless delight and constant challenge. It's the relationship of mark to mark, color to color that draws me in and keeps me searching. It's that push-pull of intuition and intellect, chaos and balance, control and surrender that we see all around us in nature that I can't resist when I'm painting. It is my hope that the paintings I make might offer you, the viewer, a jumping-off place; a reason to slow down, achance to leave the mundane for the mysterious, even for just a few moments".
Originally from Chicago, Linda has won several Best in Shows and has exhibited in North and South Carolina and New York City. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.
She is represented by Serena & Lily,Sausalito, California, and Libby Silvia ArtStyle in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more about Linda by visiting her website at www.lindamccanegritta.com.
Cindy feels that many people believe that in order for a work to be “art” it must be provocative or carry a message. She states, “I like and respect and have participated in that type of work. However, I believe there will always be a need for beauty simply for the sake of beauty. With my paintings I try to create a quiet place in a world that so often feels chaotic and out of control. I find it calming to be in my studio surrounded by images of the places where I have felt most content and to share them through my work.”
Cindy Taplin was born in High Point, NC but has spent most of her life in Forsyth County. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics at Salem College, where she also studied studio art. She paints full time in her studio in the Arts District of Winston-Salem and is best known for architectural and landscape paintings inspired by travel throughout the US and UK. www.cindytaplin.net
Sarah Kelly creates primarily small, functional-craft pieces that inspire touch and an everydayrelationship. She says that “These artfully made objects are meant to be used regularly to add color and energy to the daily activities that are central to our health and well-being but too often become rushed or mundane. These objects range from small books and journals filled with personally handmade paper to ceramic spice jars, tea bowls, utensils, and small herb planters. 2D works (drawings, oil paintings, and mixed-media pieces) similarly revolve around objects, plants, and spaces that we see or experience on a daily basis. With these works, I strive to provide gentle reminding of the glory and meaningfulness of daily life.”
The Hallway Gallery features the art work of our area art teachers and The Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery is hosting the Annual Summer Art Camp Exhibit with art work from the students who participated in TAG’s fun and creative summer programming.
Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org.