New art exhibit now open at MACC | Arts & Entertainment

New art exhibit now open at MACC | Arts & Entertainment

Partner-and-spouse Jim and Rita Duxbury will have their picket artwork on exhibit and for sale at the Mebane Arts & Group Center in Mebane from November 11 via January 9.

Their purposeful, 3-D artwork, crafted on a wooden lathe working with neighborhood woods and exotic woods from all over the earth is exceptional and 1-of-a-type. The items include things like an beautiful hickory bowl on a walnut stand, parts incorporating spiral illusions, wooden-stemmed wine glasses and other special merchandise.

Rita Zoccolante Duxbury is a Massachusetts native. She is a part-time librarian at Alamance Local community School. A retired U.S. Naval Intelligence officer, she has traveled the planet. With an appreciation for the natural beauty and traits of wooden, and with the mentoring of her spouse, she has gone from sweeping sawdust to generating her own pieces.

“Just about every day is a new journey and I method life just that way, recognizing that there are not enough several hours in the working day to study, experiment, take a look at and make,” she mentioned. “Woodturning and training some others the talent of turning has turn into a element of my concentrate — as it is my husband’s everyday living and a lot a portion of our day-to-day program.”

James N. “Jim” Duxbury is a perfectionist recognized for “thinking out of the box.”  Recognised for his initial created kaleidoscopes, Jim doesn’t prevent there with his craftsmanship. He continues to generate both of those functional and artistic items that are actually 1-of-a-form.

“I satisfaction myself in producing picket products of attractiveness that also are created to perform nicely,” he stated. “My fascination with wood and wood grains, from the most exotic to the frequent native varieties, and my potential to make use of the wooden lathe and adapt instruments, direct to experiments of new and remarkable tips. Prototypes abound. I admire creativity and have a eager appreciation for wooden as a purely natural media.”

Also on exhibit at MACC is the artwork of Violet DeKnikker. She served and retired from the U. S. Air Force as an electronics technician where by she mounted, preserved and refurbished electronics products on a national and worldwide basis.  In the course of that time, she finished two master’s levels and then used those levels in management positions with Duke College and the University of North Carolina.  She applies her spare time now doing pen and ink drawings on various massive (15” by 18”) and smaller (2 ¼” by 3 ½”) sized pieces, operating on watercolor portray and executing combined media artwork. 

Her fascination in drawing opened the doorway for Silverpoint Drawing, a Renaissance Era form of drawing utilizing a piece of silver to attract with in its place of a guide pencil. The unique characteristic with that artform is that there is no erasing. Now she can make art journals for Silverpoint artists and teaches Silverpoint Drawing.

Mebane Arts and Community Heart is open up Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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