Monday, February 27, 2012

"New Bern Artworks & Company Features McRay"

New Bern ArtWorks & Company
Features Artist
Eric McRay
"Not Just Pretty Pictures"
Reception Friday, March 9th, 2012
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
riverfront painting by Eric McRay
"Riverfront" by Eric McRay
painting by Eric McRay
"Got Collards?" By Eric McRay
Eric McRay was born and raised in urban Washington, DC. Occasionally during long summer breaks from school, Eric's father, Reedy McRay would travel with his son back to the quiet rural North Carolina communities of his youth. These were the young Eric's first exposure to the qualities of southern living. "It was peaceful. It was refreshing. I was bedazzled," proclaims McRay.

As an adult Eric McRay returned to his North Carolinian heritage, where he has become a major force in the NC art community. Here he looks for new places to prodigiously paint, and areas to explore. McRay focuses on his favorite subjects such as New Bern, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, the North Carolina Beaches, and our coastal salt marshes. His work uniquely captures the spirit of North Carolina living. McRay re-energizes himself beneath the majestic North Carolina sun. "Here everything shines, everything is colorful, everything is full of light.

McRay has been featured on TV and radio, and in numerous newspapers and magazines. The Raleigh News & Observer named him one of the "Artists to Watch" for 2001. He was featured in the June 2002 issue of Southern Living Magazine. In 2008, McRay was anointed by Metro Magazine, "Best Local Artist" and featured in “Living African American Artists” publication.

New Bern Artworks & Company | 323 Pollock Street | New Bern, NC 28560
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm • Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Call for an appointment 252.671.2724

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