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Three New Members:
Tyrie Brown, Mike Foley, and John Hamilton

January 2 -26, 2013

Meet the Artists: Friday, January 4, Gallery Hop, 7 - 10pm

Artworks Gallery presents its three new members, Tyrie Brown, Mike Foley, and John Hamilton in their first exhibit. Ty Brown is showing large format black and white photography, Mike Foley is showing enamel and digitally enhanced pop imagery, and John Hamilton is showing paintings with a rural theme of animals and people.


Ty Brown received his B.S. in Photojournalism at the University of Kansas in 1972, and the Kansas City Art Institute in 1975. The past 37 years include work in film production, NYC, photojournalism in Kansas City, 24 years as publisher and photographer of Homes & Land Magazine of the High South, Boone, NC., 2 years adjunct faculty at Appalachian State, technical photography department, mid-nineties. He has been shooting large format black & white since 1990, digital color work since 2008. After spending most of 2010 and 2011 in Laos PDR doing video and photography for an Australian NGO, he now resides in Winston-Salem, NC. Brown's recent shows: Vientiane, Laos PDR, French Embassy December 2011, Modern Rustic Gallery, Boone NC June, July 2012 and Blue Lotus Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC November 2012.

Little Debbie Bucolic


Mike Foley is a creative director from the world of advertising. He discovered painting, writing and filmmaking through the world of commercial art. Inspired by so many artists, he's thrilled to be a member of Artworks Gallery. Foley says: "I've been channeling Little Debbie since falling in love with Twinkies as a child. Like so many brands, she really speaks to me."

John Hamilton received his BFA from Tulane Univ. in New Orleans in 1985, and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. He lived and worked in New Orleans early in his career. His work has always reflected the environment in which he’s lived, such as the ramshackle bayou settings of southeastern Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf coast. His most recent work after moving to W-S, NC, reflects “the rural ambiance through depictions of various livestock and people amid the various dilapidated, tumbledown trappings of agrarian life”.

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Tyrie Brown, "Centuries", large format photograph
Mike Foley, "Channeling Little Debbie", acrylic enamel, digitally enhanced image
John Hamilton, "Bucolic Barnyard Scene", acrylic on canvas, 26" x 34"

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