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DCCC showcases local art at fall show

Davidson County Community College

DAVIDSON — The fall art show at Davidson County Community College opened on Sept. 18 with a reception at the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson campus.

The theme of the evening was “Focused View” as DCCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community were able to interact with the various artists and their works. The reception represented a collection of art from 12 artists from across North Carolina.

“You shouldn’t have to take art history classes to be exposed to art history,” artist Deborah Kern said. “It was a personal leap for me to enter this competitive showcase, and I felt really good about being a part of this.”

The collection features a wide variety of media and artistic styles ranging from painting and photography to sculpture.

Betsy Hollar is a pencil artist from Charlotte, now living in Albemarle. She draws realistic graphite portraits of children and adults capturing their true personality.

Cecilia Tellier Myrick Farrell of High Point shows her abstract nature inspired images using acrylics and the sharp lines she creates with razor blades and credit cards.

Kathy Johnson of Lexington is a quilter and printmaker. She works with a new medium called “wet cyanotype,” whichallows her to incorporate both printmaking and quilting into her art.

Barbara Rizza Mellin of Winston-Salem is a print maker using reduction, white-line and monoprint methods.

Judith Glazier of High Point displays acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings of landscapes, birds, flowers and animals.

Deborah Kern of Waxhaw’s work is Gothic in nature, romantic, expressionistic and emotionally charged. Kern’s oil paintings often contain muted blacks and whites with pops of acidic, highly saturated color.

Lynette Bettini of Jamestown is a visual artist influenced by beauty and diversity of the natural world. She is exhibiting her digital art.

Marion Adams of Winston-Salem displays in watercolor, acrylics and colored pencil. Birds are frequently featured in her work.

Virginia Kassay of Reidsville shows her colorful and decorative acrylic paintings which she makes to communicate with her daughter who has autism.

Sunsuk Lee of Lewisville exhibits pottery and woven baskets and incorporates local kudzu vines in some of her work.

Sabrina Frey of Mint Hill works in 2-D but uses tiny colorful seed beads as her medium. Some of her work is in relief and others are flat.

Dennis Pollard of Pinnacle exhibits photography of nature which he considers opportunistic. He enjoys both traditional and computer enhanced work.

The collection will be featured on the first and second floors of the Mendenhall Building for the entirety of the fall semester.

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