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Opening "Lines" New work by Chris Flory 
and “Spring Forward” New work by Betti Pettinati-Longinotti

On Exhibit: February 27-March 30, 2019
Reception: Gallery Hop Friday, March 1, 2019, 7 – 10 pm

For the past 15 years, Chris Flory has been painting personal, non-representational subject matter. In this current body of work she has cut loose with pencil, drawing images on paper, focusing on line and shape rather than the painted brushstroke.   Chris Flory was born in Philadelphia. She has a BFA in Printmaking from Philadelphia College of Art (1972) and an MFA in Painting from UNC-Greensboro. She has been a member of Artworks Gallery since 1993, and also makes art for Art-o-mat machines. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband and two cats.


Betti Pettinati-Longinotti shares a manifesto of her art and process within this series: “I love the season of spring and all the colors of flowers through the season. I love the darkness of leaves and the environment to frame and cradle the brightness of the flowers. I love painting large.   I love painting with intensity of color.   I love the technique processes of oil painting, and seeing my work evolve and being in a state of becoming. I love the anticipation in the process of creating, to the outcome of the piece”.

As can be observed, Betti Pettinati-Longinotti’s  paintings have a textural foundation. Her long held practice of applying a textural foundation conveys an analogy in nature of the underlying layers and contiguous cycle of the decomposing, becoming and the living. 

Betti Pettinati Longinotti, is an artist and art educator.  She is an instructor at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art and Forsyth Technical Community College. Pettinati Longinotti works in drawing, painting, mixed media and glass. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, an MA from the University of the Arts/ Philadelphia, in Art Education with a studio major in Glass, and an MFA in Visual Arts through the Lesley University, College of Art and Design.  Her work has been shown internationally.  Betti is a juried member of Artworks Gallery and Piedmont Craftsmen, and also holds membership in the American Glass Guild.

Attached Images:
Chris Flory,
“All over Again”, “Smaller and Darker”, and “Large Geometries”.
Betti Pettinati-Longinotti,
“Morning Glory, Sprindale” , “Sweet Magnolia, West End”, and “Peony Last Blossom”.

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