Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Opening Reception of Carolina Living featuring Eric McRay & Carolyn Blue"

Opening Reception of "Carolina Living"
featuring the art of Eric McRay & Carolyn Blue

Opening Reception...
Sunday, February 2nd
3:00pm – 5:00pm

"Pate Farm" framed acrylic painting 11x14 by Carolyn Blue $200

"Fields of  Cotton" acrylic on canvas 30x40 by Eric McRay $900

Exhibition Dates: February 2 - 21

This month in our gallery is a collaborative art exhibition between Raleigh Fine Artist Eric McRay and Folk Artist Carolyn Blue. This show will be a colorful mix of styles and viewpoints.
Raleigh artist Eric McRay has become a major force in the North Carolina art community. Eric McRay’s studio at Artspace in Raleigh is as colorful as his paintings.  His work has been collected by Duke University and the North Carolina Central University Art Museum as well as numerous private collections. McRay was recently featured in "Our State Magazine".
Eric focuses on favorite subjects such as Wilmington, Morehead City, Swansboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh and the North Carolina Beaches. He captures the spirit of North Carolina living, “Here everything shines, everything is colorful, and everything is full of light.”

Fuquay-Varina folk artist, Carolyn Blue is a member of the Lumbee Tribe. Bold colors grace her canvases drawing the viewer into the beauty of this land which is reflected in her paintings of cotton fields and tobacco barns dotting the land. “Art to me is touching… feeling… of passion being lost for a time in that painting… of color coming through the light.”

View the artwork of these two North Carolina artists at the opening reception...
Sunday, February 2nd @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Council for the Arts
826 New Bridge
Jacksonville NC

Phone (910) 455-9840

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Assemblage & Collage Group Exhibit - NC Wesleyan, Rocky Mount NC"

Friday January 24th from 7pm to 9pm is the
Opening Reception and Party for the
"Off the Wall: Collage/Assemblage Group Show".
Music provided by the Winston Band.
Hope to see you there.

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 10- Feb 9

"Off the Wall: Collage/Assemblage Group Show"
Reception Party with Winston Band, 7-9 pm. Friday, Jan 24

Mims and Civic Galleries in the Dunn Center
NC Wesleyan College 

3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Currently Registering Students for Saturday "Collage Creations" Collage Workshops"

"COLLAGE CREATIONS" collage workshops

Registering students for Saturday sessions.

Instructor: Eric McRay
Ages: 16 years and over. 
Tuition: $100 per session
Phone: 919-614-2174 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (break for lunch from 12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.)
Location: McRay Studios Artspace Studio 205
201 E. Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601

Join expert collage artist, Eric McRay for a dynamic learning experience. Come learn or expand your knowledge of collage/papier collé (French: pasted paper or paper cut outs). This collage workshop is open to the beginner, intermediate or advanced artist. In this workshop you will create your own unique collage artwork, utilizing painted papers, photographic reproductions, photos, scraps of fabric, and elements from magazines, paint, and more. Through collage techniques you will experience a truly unique way of approaching your art, whether creating representational or non-representational works.

Testimonial from a "Collage Creations" Attendee:

Dear Eric,

I hope this finds all well with you. I want to take a moment and thank you so much for offering the collage class I recently attended. You really opened my artistic eye. Being surrounded by your artwork was inspiring and motivational. Thank you for being so patient and encouraging as I bumped up against my own barriers.

I can now look forward to creating collage with a totally refreshed point of view!

Warmly, Sarah M.

You can feel free to call 919-614-2174, email, or text Eric to ask questions and reserve your spot. 

Accepting a limited number of students per session.

Upcoming Workshops Schedule:

Saturday February 1st, 2014
Saturday February 15th, 2014

Supply list provided at time of registration. We look forward to sharing the collage experience with you.

"Off the Wall: Collage/Assemblage Group Show"

Jan. 10 - Feb 9...

"Off the Wall:
Collage/Assemblage Group Show"
Reception Party with Winston Band, 7-9 pm. Friday, Jan 24

Mims and Civic Galleries in the Dunn Center 
NC Wesleyan College 
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

"The Garden" by Eric McRay

"Make That Kitty Meow!" by Eric McRay

"Buddy's Pride & Joy" by Eric McRay

"Boomtown" by Eric McRay