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Upcoming Show

Jeremiah Miller
Don Green

March 1 - 26, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 7-10 p.m.


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Lucy Spencer and Lea Lackey-Zachmann

Feb. 1 - 26, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2-4 pm

Morning ChorousArtworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibit of paintings by Lucy Spencer and Lea Lackey-Zachmann. Ms. Spencer's oil paintings depict trees and horses. Ms. Zachmann's paintings are inspired by microscopic images of Gardenia flowers.

Lucy Spencer earned her BFA from the University of Georgia  in 1971 and her MFA from the University of NC - Greensboro in 1974. Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including RJ Reynolds of W-S, Duke University in Durham, and The Weatherspoon Gallery of Greensboro, NC. Lucy taught elementary school art in Guilford and Forsyth Counties and has owned and operated The Ark Gallery in Greensboro, NC.  She now lives in  Clemmons, NC , painting and showing her work at the Fat Cat in Oak Ridge and as a new member at Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem.

She lives in a little cottage in the woods with a pasture for her horses on one side and her living room window looking out on a family of large beech trees. Explaining how one of her current paintings came about, she says: "Typically, I get up before dawn, make tea, and sit. Morning is so beautiful.  Without the house lights on, the forest outside my living room window is indeed magic viewing.  Though sometimes cloudy and grey, sunrise is usually fire, skipping and shooting thru millions of branches to me. “Morning Chorus” happened like that.  The night before I had been trying to remember the words to “Morning Has Broken” and found them on-line.  So here I am, with those lovely words in my head, as a truly fairyland like morning opens before me.  Even the sound of the light seemed present.  I had no option but to paint it."

Camellia Wing StudyLea Lackey-Zachmann earned her BA in Art and Art Education from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, and her MFA from UNC-Greensboro in painting. Ms. Zachmann is a founding member of Artworks and teaches art at High Point University. Her work is in many private and corporate collections.

The paintings she has done this year have been inspired by microscopic images of Gardenia flowers. She says:" I was drawn to Gardenias because they have varied connections with us. They have joined us in many guises from feelings of purity, of romance, or memories of summertime heat to their sweet odor that some enjoy and others cannot abide."

The opening reception is Sunday, Feb. 6, 2-4 pm

Click on image for a larger view.
Lucy Spencer, "Morning Chorus", 36"x24" oil on canvas
Lea Lackey-Zachmann, "Camelia Wing Study", oil on canvas

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