ArtwG, and became a book designer and illustrator at John Blair Publishing in W-S. She co-founded a design and publications company, Messagemakers, in 1977. And she was chosen to be the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 2004 by the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.

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Shadow Stories

An Exhibition of works by Dennis Millsaps and Taylor Hayes, reflecting on the duality of light and shadow.

June 28 - August 1, 2015
Artists' Reception and Gallery Hop: Friday, July 3, 7 - 10 p.m.

Halo imageThe full moon, an inspiration for six works presented by artist Dennis Millsaps in acrylic on canvas that depict the moon posed with shapes of color, texture & shadow. Billowing clouds, waves of color that form sinuous shapes that can be interpreted as human faces that express emotion animal forms that twist & dance, juxtaposing the shadows of the physical & spiritual as the viewer mediates on them.

Shadows in varying degree of reality and abstraction are the focus of twelve mixed media paintings by Taylor Hayes. Beginning as simple, flat shadows on wood panel, each piece is developed with layers of paint to take the shadow beyond its original intention. This process explores what happens when painting the shadow of an object versus the object, itself. Does the subject remain recognizable or can it move past its own shadow to become something new and unexpected?

Shadow on a Wall imageDennis Millsaps is a Winston-Salem native. His art education includes high school art classes and two years of adult continuing education in Fine Art at Davidson Community College from 1976-1978. He was a member of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem 2000-2011, and has been an Artworks Gallery member since April 2013.

Taylor Hayes is a mixed media artist who grew up in Roanoke, Virginia; she adventured to Winston-Salem in 2009 to pursue a degree at Salem College where she studied Arts Management and Studio Art. In the studio, she enjoys working with acrylic, collage, printmaking, and various materials to compose each piece. She makes use of texture, overlapping layers, and strong composition throughout her art. Find out more about her work at

Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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Dennis Millsaps, “Halo”
Taylor Hayes, “Shadow on a Wall”




Welcome new members! Marion Adams, Taylor Hayes and Perviz Heyat


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