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Winston Art is Hopping

by Foxy Moxy

August is going to be a hot month for Gallery Hop in more ways than one. You can catch openings by an impressive array of notable local artists in Winston-Salem’s galleries plus soak in the sights and sounds of live music and dance happening out on the streets.

First, we have a rare solo show at Artworks Gallery, a collective that features work by member artists. Jody Danner Walker, an artist trained in multiple disciplines, is featuring new works in cast glass, a medium she has worked in since 2001. This show was inspired by natural formations at Yellowstone National Park and photography documenting the artist’s trip will also be featured. Ms. Walker has worked extensively with oils and acrylics and likens her new works to abstract paintings fused into glass. Entitled Beneath the Surface, Yellowstone Caldera, it is intended as a traveling show. The next destination for the exhibit will be the Anderson Center for the Arts in Indiana. A trip across Trade Street will land you close to the door of 5ive & 40rty Gallery where you shouldn’t miss the cleverly named exhibit, eye cons by Michael Northuis. This will be the first showing of his new works regionally in over five years and he offers an intriguing perspective into the world of fine art cartoons. Other well-known regional artists are featured at apercu gallery. Brian Hibbard: Paintings… Major Works and Minors Not Served represents the many different subjects and styles of the painter from landscapes to abstracts to murals. Also featuring Frank Russell’s popular whimsical fish sculptures crafted of reclaimed metal. Apercu gallery is located within the Artists on Liberty Building. While you wander about the hop, don’t forget all the entertainers taking advantage of the night air. Check out Open Mic Night with Country Dan Collins outside the Artists on Liberty Building. Kristie Tharpe &the Ruby Scarab Dance Troupe are also slated to shake and shimmy asonly they can on the streets of the Arts District. The ladies of ThreeGraces Entertainment will delight crowds outside, near Atelier Studiosalong with The Trade Street Mermaid (I’m jealous) and her pirateescorts!

Here’s the hot list for July’s Hop:

Timothy Nichols Gallery; 629 N. Trade St.; www.timothynichols.net; Featuring the works of Garrett Speirs forthe month of August. Come by and see Speirs’ beautiful oil paintings ofTuscany. Also showcasing new works by other local artists as well asseveral new pieces of furniture. • Studios at 625; 625N. Trade St.; 336.724.3000: New work on display in member studiosthroughout the building plus a meet and greet with new member artists. • Atelier Studios; 619 N. TradeSt.; www.atelierstudiosws.com:Trade Street Beach Party will be the theme during the August GalleryHop at Atelier Studios. The Trade Street Beach Mermaid will make anappearance along with several jovial pirates. Beach ball games will beongoing in the street and Three Graces Entertainment will also performPolynesian and Oriental dance out front. • Golden Flower T’ai Chi Center; 612 N. TradeSt.; www.goldenflower.org:Offering delightful new teas at the Bubbling Well Tea & Tonic Barfor July. Stop in and chill out with Blended Cool Teaz flavors: chaispice

andwhite tea latte. Also offering fine loose teas including: white tearose melange, organic yerba mate and many more. The Bubbling Well Tea& Tonic Bar is located inside Golden Flower T’ai Chi Center. • Earthbound Arts; 610 N. Trade St.; www.earthboundarts.com: Beautiful new works in pottery and other media by Gordon Jones and Lucy Duncan

Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St.; www.PiedmontCraftsmen.org: Presenting new works by the artist of the month for Gallery Hop.

The Fiber Company; 600N. Trade St.; 336.725.5277: A collective gallery that showcases work byfiber artists and designers features new work for gallery hop.

Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; www.artworks-gallery.org:August brings a new solo show from member artist Jody Danner Walker.Walker’s works consist of cast glass sculptures and smaller glassstones inspired by the natural formations at Yellowstone National Park.Her show is titled Beneath The Surface, Yellowstone Caldera. The Other Half; 560 N. Trade St.; 336.407.5494: Offers new works for home and garden in August by Ron Propst Pottery

5IVE & 40RTY Gallery; 541 N. Trade St.; www.5iveand40rty.com: Opening in August is a show titled eye cons featuring the intriguing fine art cartoons of Michael Norhuis. • Urban Artware/SEED Gallery; 207 W. 6 th St.; www.urbanartware.com, www. seedgallery.org: Featuring new works in

both galleries for August. • Mary Ann Zotto Studio; 202 W. 6 th St.; 336.575.9850: An open studio show featuring colorful new works by painter Mary Ann Zotto

Patina; 217 W. 6 th St.; 336-725-6395: Open during Gallery Hop with new art, artifacts and fun items to decorate your home and person. • Artists on Liberty; 521N. LibertySt.: The AOL building showcases new work in the Main Galleryby Ian Bredice, a sculptor and painter originally from Detroit offeringhis atomic inspired acrylic paintings. Various other memberstudios will be open throughout the building. Also Open Mic Night withCountry Dan Collins happens outside the building on Liberty Street. • apercu gallery at Artists on Liberty; 521 N. Liberty St.: August’s show features two artists, the first on display at apercu gallery. Brian Hibbard: Paintings… Major Works and Minors Not Served representsthe many different subjects and styles of the painter from landscapesto abstracts to murals. Also showing, apercu gallery is exhibitingFrank Russell’s whimsical fish sculptures crafted of reclaimed metal at6 th & Vine Bar & Café and Chelsee’s Coffee & More in theArts District as well as other area locations. • DADA Community Center Building; 526 N. Liberty St.: The Community Center on Liberty will be open for Gallery Hop.

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