The Art in Healing Gallery is located within Caldwell Memorial Hospital at 321 Mulberry Street SW in Lenoir. Patrons may enter the hospital gallery from the Mulberry Street entrance between the hours of 7am-8pm. The exhibit is FREE to the public. For more information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828 754 2486.
JANUARY - MARCH 2013
2012 STEVENS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
The first quarter exhibit will feature artwork by Kathy Rosenberger, Anne Welch and Jan Martin, highlighting new techniques learned during the workshops they took at Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone as winners of the 2012 Stevens Scholarship Awards.
Art by Kathy Rosenberger
KATHY ROSENBERGER -
Expressing images through bold, wet-on-wet, transparent washes of color and value contrasts is my specialty. Although I use pastels and acrylics, I specialize in rich watercolors. I'm inspired by nature, like a serene early morning scene of a river that beckons, or a few pieces of furniture like an ornate metal chair & birdbath sitting in my backyard given to me by my Great Aunt Betty. Whatever the subject, I tend to feel a need to put down on paper the image & emotions I feel.
Living in Western North Carolina affords me inspiration beyond my wildest imagination, from majestic blue mountains reminding me God is always there and unchanging, to delicate rose petals kissed with dew, revealing His tender heart towards each of His creation. When He paints a picture in the sky, or causes the light to hit a branch--just so--or He colors the dawn with a richness that makes my heart sing--I am compelled to paint it!
I feel a need to share these images with others. Maybe the viewer will look at nature, the subject, even life a bit differently by seeing my expression of the subject, causing them to enjoy living a bit more. Maybe the painting will just cause them to stop & soak in a bit of the simple beauty of things all around them that normally they tend to just rush past.
Taking the 5-day workshop with Wes Waugh last May deepened my understanding in so many ways: how to unify a painting through washes; controlling water in the wet-on-wet process; using mixed media; understanding the different qualities of each watercolor hue, as well as mixing, mingling and combining them; values; and so much more. Five days of focused learning will live in my memory forever. I am exceedingly grateful to the Stevens family for the privilege of attending this workshop and the generosity in providing this amazing opportunity.
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship." Psalm 19:1
Art by Anne Welch
ANNE H. WELCH
A painter is a storyteller. In order to tell my story, I paint my emotional response to the subject rather than just record its physical reality.
Art is a universal language that can provide an emotional connection bertween artist and viewer. My goal is to prompt such a connection through design and the generous use of texture and color.
As a scholarship winner this year, I studied watercolor landscapes with instructor Don Andrews and came away with new techniques for using color in a more spontaneous way. I also learned new ways to incorporate the human figure into a landscape. These techniques will be of great benefit to my work and I am grateful to have had this opportunity to further my goals as an artist.
Art by Jan Martin
Expressing emotion in my paintings establishes a visual record of who I am -- my intimate relationship with nature along with my inspirational beliefs and, of course, my sense of humor.
Cheng-Khee Chee taught me to think of new ways to express personal interpretation of old concepts leaning toward oriental principles and influence. I am more confident to experiment with my creative approach in all subject matter.
Painting with watercolor, acrylics and other media in assembling a collage watching my story evolve has always been a great joy.
The adventure of symbolically creating what I visualize, while at the same time leaving something to the viewer's imagination, is both a pleasure and a privilege.