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Introducing This Month's Jones House Artists:
In the Mazie Jones Gallery
“I was born in Vermont and moved to North Carolina to attend college. I initially studied to be an architect, but switched to biology/environmental science. My maternal grandfather influenced this decision as he loved the "outdoors", as I do. I worked for the State managing the state's surface water quality for nearly 30 years. But I've always enjoyed creating things. I'm primarily self-taught. Upon my retirement 4 years ago, my wife and I moved to the High Country, a place we feel most at home. I now can devote more time to art/sculpture. I get so wrapped up with my projects that it's not unusual to go days at a time with my feet not touching pavement. (We live at the end of a gravel road)
I work primarily in discarded objects, such as scrap metal, stone remntans and fallen trees. I enjoy giving life back to an object that others see no use for. I especially enjoy creating a piece that makes the viewer wonder about its origins and hopefully provides a smile, chuckle, or plants a 'seed'."
In Upstairs Gallery One
“Born in Charlotte, NC, in 1952, the grandson of a live-in portrait painter and poetry enthusiast, who affected a creative outlook and passion, that still burns brightly. I attended East Carolina University, studying under Paul Hartley, influenced by Ben Jenkins. Graduating in 1982 from UNC-W, with major influences including Claude Howell and Michael Goins. Focus has been in printmaking and painting, with a strong drawing based discipline. Private collectors include Ernest J. Nachman of Charlotte and Marshall, NC; Robert Vroom of Swansboro, NC; Private collections in Charleston, SC, Wilmington, NC, and Hilton Head Island. The most recent show in Feb. 2013, entitled Unframed and Unashamed, featured 80 pieces, including 30 new paintings, as well as prints, and drawings from the past 40 years.
2014 Show paintings emphasize Caribbean influenced color and ocean inspired shape and movement. Recent poems accompany some works, and share the similar joyful theme, celebrating flowing aquatic movement and interplay of textures and simplistic, symbolic shapes.”
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In Upstairs Gallery Two
"Sea Lowder is a self-taught contemporary artist who is painting a lot of abstract pieces these days. It has been exactly four years and two days since Sea last exhibited in Boone (at a salon just down the street), and it is so magical to have another opportunity to share art with this town! "
For more information about the artwork or artist: sealowder.com