SECCA to Present Exhibition Featuring Laura Lashley Fourth Artist in SECCA’s Southern Idiom Series
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 12, 2018)—The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is presenting an exhibition featuring artwork by Laura Lashley, the fourth artist in SECCA’s new curated sale series Southern Idiom. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Lashley’s artwork will be available for purchase and will remain on display through July 15.
Opening Reception June 14 Exhibition is entitled: Taurus Meditation
Laura Lashley’s solo exhibition, Taurus Meditation, features all new paintings from this prolific local artist. Painting mandalas and patterns, Lashley’s work is contemplative for both the artist and the viewer. Many of the works in this exhibition were painted using leftover materials from her recent commission inside the Ramkat, a new concert venue in Winston-Salem. These new paintings were started during Taurus season, allowing the artist four to six hours each day to escape stress.
Located in SECCA’s Preview Gallery, Southern Idiom is a new series that explores local artists and the variety of forms they produce. Past artists include Frank Campion, Kevin Calhoun, and Travis Philips. Artwork in the series is for sale, and proceeds benefit both the artist and SECCA’s exhibition fund.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit ncdcr.gov.