Upcoming Winter Exhibits at TAG, January 23- March 27, 2020
Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) of High Point, NC announces the opening of the winter exhibits. The show will open on January 23rd and run through March 27, 2020. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 23rd, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
The Main Gallery will feature TRANSFIGURATIONS: Agnes Preston-Brame. Agnes was born in Budapest, Hungary and studied fine art in Europe, Canada, and New York. Since graduating, she has worked as a professional artist and designer. Her career has been divided between painting, designing textiles for the home furnishing industry, and interior design. From 1973 until 1986 she had a freelance design studio for textiles and wallpaper in New York. After moving to Greensboro in 1986, she spent a decade pursuing her art. She participated in numerous exhibits in local and regional galleries. A few of those venues were Green Hill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Elliott University Center Art Gallery at UNCG.
Artist’s Statement: From the beginning, my paintings have always had a commitment to figurative themes. Even when I explore other subject matters, I find myself reverting to the human form and the intrigue of human connections.
I work entirely from memory, depending on remembrances of my observations and feelings. I continually search for different ways to visually convey emotions, attitudes, and circumstances.
When I start working, I usually have no preconceived idea of a specific image. I begin in the hope of discovery through my spontaneity and intuition. During the creative process, a painting often goes through several metamorphoses and the final images may be ambiguous, even to me.
Ultimately, my intention is to depict the human spirit through its form and to create sometimes paradoxical notions that have emotional and intellectual impact on the viewer.
The Upstairs Gallery will host HISTORY IN ART: High Point’s Preservation Projects Photography from classes at HPU and GTCC. The exhibit features the work of two photography classes, one from High Point University and one from Guilford Technical Community College. Each class recorded images of key preservation projects in our city. The students from HPU learned about architecture in the area and how to properly record information through photographs for future researchers to utilize in preservation efforts. The GTCC students depicted the beauty of the city’s buildings and their settings. Thirty photographs of High Point landmarks are included in the exhibit. The photos include images of Central High School, the Dalton-Bell Cameron House, the Ecker House, Hedgecock Farm, High Point Rail Passenger Depot, the Lindsay House, the Little Red Schoolhouse, Oakwood Cemetery and the Reverend Blair/John Coltrane Home. In collaboration with the High Point Preservation Society.
The Hallway Gallery will feature REEL ART: Exclusive Collection from Reel Threads TM Artwork by Judge Joe Craig. High Point native Judge Joe Craig is an avid fisherman. Fascinated by the stunning coloration displayed on the sides of the trout he caught inspired him to photograph the fish and release them back into the stream. He would then attempt to recreate the images by painting them when he returned home.
While Joe’s oldest son Ryan was Army in Anchorage, he honed his fly-fishing skills catching salmon, trout, and grayling. Upon completing his service and returning home to High Point, he asked his dad if he’d be willing to collaborate on a project that involved painting the intricate patterns of fish to use as a template for imprinting the images on socks.
Joe wholeheartedly dove in. “It’s been a great way to spend time with my son as we collaborate on this project. Ryan’s enthusiasm is infectious, and I think he’s onto something. Folks in the High Point hosiery business believe it will be a big hit in sports apparel, with worldwide sales potential. I’m just hanging on for dear life, working my day job and painting at night. It’s been a blast.”
The Kaleidoscope Gallery is hosting the ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT.
Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org.