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July 2013

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by New Artspace Artists Association Members

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, will present and exhibit of works by new Artspace Artists Association members, on view in Artspace’s Upfront & Lobby galleries, from July 5 - 27, 2013. A reception will be held on July 5, from 6-10pm.

Works by new Artspace Artists Association (AAA) members will be on exhibit in the Upfront and Lobby galleries at Artspace, a nonprofit visual art center in Raleigh. Work by Luke Miller Buchanan, Julie Greenberg, Shannon Newby, and Sarah West will be on display. The works will represent a wide range of media, including oil, collage, print, metal sculpture, and an installation by Erik and Shannon Newby that was first hung at Artspace’s Pop-Up space in North Hills from April to June 2013.

Titled Ethnographic, Erik and Shannon Newby created a project that systematically collects and displays answers to the question: “What does the next generation need to know?” The piece at the Pop-up is on display in a street-side window with a QR code that, when scanned by passersby, brings them to the site, (http://ethnographic2013.com/). Shannon Newby then types each contribution onto muslin strips during regular visits to the space on a typewriter kept there for the purpose, sews them into a long, continuous scroll with a vintage sewing machine also on display, and hangs them onto spools. Individuals have the option to add their location with their statement, and a visit to the website demonstrates the wide geographic range their project has attracted so far. The Newbys will re-install this piece in Artspace’s Lobby in July.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1983, Shannon Newby received a BA in Education and Art from Taylor University, Indiana, in 2006 and a Masters in Theology and Community Arts from Regent College in 2012. Newby is currently enjoying working from her studio in her Raleigh home, collaborating on creative projects with her husband Erik, and working part time at Sertoma Arts Center as an art instructor and recreation leader.

Luke Miller Buchanan received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture and a minor in Art and Design from North Carolina State University, College of Design in 2002. Buchanan was an Artspace Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence from July-December 2003. His work has been exhibited at venues throughout the triangle including, April and George Gallery, Fish Market Gallery, Red Hat Corporate Headquarters, Visual Art Exchange, and Artspace.

Julie Greenberg graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, in 2006. She went on to receive her MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University in 2010. Recently, Greenberg exhibited her work at Raleigh’s Block Gallery in the exhibit Metamorphoses. She will have a solo exhibit with the Hillsborough Arts Council in Hillsborough, NC, from Sept. 27 through Oct. 19, 2013. Currently, Greenberg teaches at Wake Technical Community College.

Sarah West received a BFA in Metal Design, Magna Cum Laude, from East Carolina University and a certificate in Jewelry Making and Repair from North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA. West has shown in numerous exhibitions including Ferrous at Velvet Da Vinci; Splurge at Equinox Gallery; and Metal at Light Art and Design. Her work will be featured in the upcoming books New Earrings and Behind the Brooch. In 2011, West was honored with a Niche Student Award in the Conceptual Jewelry/Art to Wear category. West was an Artspace Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence from January-July 2012. She is a past recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant. Currently, she maintains studio space 103 at Artspace and teaches classes at Pullen Arts Center.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, programs, or membership, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 919/821-2787 or visit (www. artspacenc.org).

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