NC Open MA 2017-Part2
Plein-air Exhibit
On Display now through September 21.
A fantastic display of plein air paintings, created by artists from all over the state of North Carolina and all painted onsite at Mooresville and Lake Norman locations.  



Jane BraxtonAs an artist, i’m always aware of my surroundings and the desire to convey those impressions through my art.  My passion lies in the desire to express visual and sensory interpretations through color and design.  Nature and its constant transformation provides endless subject matter for exploration on paper and canvas.  Personal expression through intuitive painting speaks a language uniquely mine and the use of mixed media provides the opportunity to communicate through texture, shape and brushwork.

On another level, my work with farm animals and pets offers the opportunity to caputure their personalities and their spirits.   Animals have individuality, intelligence and even express humanness that can jump out of a painting.  Those quirks, devotions and charismas draw me always.  Being able to put them on canvas is a joy and a priviledge and a way of promoting kindness and awareness in this world. 



Dennis StankeArt to Dennis is an expression of one’s creativity.  Dennis has been artistically inclined since he was a child and sketched many subjects from people to still life to landscapes, using all mediums except oil.

In college, Dennis studied architecture and pursued his creativity through a successful career in architecture.  During his working career his free-style artistic ability lay in the shadows until his retirement from the corporate architect world, when it awakened and expressed itself in the art Dennis creates today.



Open Gallery Group

You're invited to the opening reception this Friday, September 8th, from 6-8pm