Don Green and Alix Hitchcock
May 29 – June 25, 2016
Meet the Artists at Gallery Hop, Friday, June 3, 7 – 9 pm
Public Reception Sunday June 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm , Artist talk at 3:00 pm
Encaustic wax demo by Alix Hitchcock: Saturday, June 11, 2:00 pm
Artworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibit by Don Green and Alix Hitchcock for the month of June.
Don Green is showing new sculpture inspired by machinery and its functionality, and influenced by fine furniture. The sculpture is made of hardwoods from trees originally from Reynolda Gardens, including a Chinese Weeping Cherry.
Green received his MFA from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, in 1966, his BFA from the Illinois Wesleyan Univ. in Bloomington, Ill in 1964, and his Advertising Art Degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Il, in 1956. He was Art Director/ designer and manager of Creative Services at the Russell Agency in Winston-Salem, and Art Director at Ad Impact, Inc., in High Point, NC. From 1966-1977 he founded and was Chair of the Art Dept. at Methodist College in Cumberland County, NC.
Alix Hitchcock is showing encaustic wax paintings on wood panels, plus three monotype prints made from encaustic wax surfaces. The general theme of all the work is Ocean and Sea Life. She will give a free talk and demonstrate how she creates the encaustic wax pieces at the gallery on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 pm.
Hitchcock received her Masters in Art in painting from New York University in 1983, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and painting from the University of N.C. at Greensboro in 1973. She was an Instructor in Drawing at Wake Forest University from 1989 to December, 2012, when she retired. She has also taught drawing at Salem College, the UNC School of the Arts, The Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Mitchell Community College, East Carolina University, The Reynolds Homestead, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art.
Alix Hitchcock was the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1998, and is a founding board member of Artworks Gallery.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Don Green, "Threading The Needle", cherry, poplar, pine; 56" x 26" x 12"
Alix Hitchcock, "Moon Jellyfish and the Spill", encaustic wax on panel, 20" x 16"