Feature Articles

July 2013

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, Offers Works by Linda Carmel, Marcy Lansman & Garry Childs

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC, will present the exhibit, 3, featuring paintings by Linda Carmel and Marcy Lansman, pottery by Garry Childs, on view from July 26 through Aug. 25, 2013. A reception will be held on July 26, from 6-9pm.

Linda Carmel was born and raised in England. For eight years she lived in religious communities where she came to understand that every task is an opportunity for meditation and every task done with total awareness is a work of art. “In my paintings I am concerned with surface. I sculpt and burnish texture onto my canvases so that they become both visually and tactually exciting.”

Carmel adds, “I take my inspiration from the world around me; from patterns in nature and my observations on the human condition.”

Carmel lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild, The Durham Art Guild and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh. She is also a docent at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill.

In 2003, Marcy Lansman made a miraculous discovery, “I love to paint. Since then, my life has been consumed with that activity.”

“I like to get up close to the things I paint. I usually begin by photographing them with a digital camera. I paint from photographs, striving to capture the vitality and light of the original scene. Perhaps because I love to garden, I particularly enjoy painting flowers.”

“As for process, I do much of my painting very early in the morning,” explains Lansman. “I have always been an extreme morning person, waking up at what most people would call the middle of the night. Before I began to paint, this was a nuisance. Now early morning is the most satisfying part of my day.”

“My discovery of painting was all the more miraculous because so much of my earlier life was taken up with words. I taught cognitive psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then spent several years working on a memoir about my father.”

Garry Childs has been committed to clay ever since first touching it in a high school Art class over 35 years ago. “While I have learned many things from many different people over the years, I am primarily self-taught. I have been a studio potter producing functional Terra Cotta in northern Orange County since 1982 and began working from my home/studio in the woods near Caldwell, NC, in 1988.”

Childs continues, “All of my pots are made from red clay on a potter’s wheel. Some are ‘coil and throw’, a technique where a coil of clay is joined to the lip of a form on the wheel and thrown to an additional height. Very large pieces can be constructed by using several coils in this manner.”

Founded in 2006, the gallery is owned and operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, handcrafted furniture, pottery, mosaics and fiber art.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/732-5001 or visit (www.hillsboroughgallery.com).

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