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this month’s Featured Art Exhibit:

Read what the artists have to say about their show.

LOLETTE GUTHRIE: In think­ing about I this show, I focused on the title, Some­where In Timeand drew on my mem­o­ries of beau­ti­ful Ocra­coke, NC. Ocra­coke is a small island that sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Pam­li­co Sound in such a way that the sun ris­es over the Atlantic and sets over the Sound. While I had not planned to do so, I real­ized after I had fin­ished a few paint­ings that I seemed to be con­cen­trat­ing on those spe­cif­ic times of day. I decid­ed, there­fore, to see how many ways I could paint them that cap­tured the ephemer­al nature of light at those pre­cious times and was not cliché.

ERIC SAUNDERS: Some­where in timeis a mag­ic visu­al moment that inspired me to take a pho­to­graph. For out­door pho­tog­ra­phers the most mag­i­cal time is ear­ly morn­ing or late after­noon, when the light is best, or a time of unusu­al weath­er, such as fog, storm, or ice and snow.When I pho­to­graph images, I am inspired by unusu­al abstract pat­terns of light, col­or, and tone, which are found in nature and in human arti­fact, in times of unusu­al light.I then try to visu­al­ize these pat­terns into artis­tic com­po­si­tions, which fol­low cer­tain rules so that the result­ing image is acces­si­ble and com­pelling to the view­er.The next step is to pol­ish the pic­ture from a tech­ni­cal stand­point using pre-pro­cess­ing (cam­era set­tings), and post-pro­cess­ing (com­put­er soft­ware), and then print it.Dig­i­tal art is my term for dig­i­tal changes to an image which go beyond adjust­ing focus, con­trast, den­si­ty, and col­or bal­ance, and alter the image, to enhance the inter­est and effec­tive­ness of the com­po­si­tion­al structure.

PRINGLE TEETOR: The title of the showSome­where in Time”, is nod to how many of us have lost our sense of time as a result of the pan­dem­ic. Covid, mul­ti­ple surg­eries, includ­ing spinal fusion, over the last 3 yearskept me out of the stu­dio for months at a time. Supply chain prob­lems caused delays get­ting the stu­dio run­ning. Final­ly, back in the stu­dio mid-Novem­ber, my mus­cle mem­o­ry was gone,and my body didn’t move the same. We hadn’t worked togeth­er in almost 2 years. I felt lost, with no cre­ativ­i­ty and was very close to giv­ing upbut quit­ting was not an option. Instead, I reflect­ed on past work to moti­vate and rekin­dle cre­ative ener­gy. My new work feels like final­ly com­ing home from a dif­fi­cult jour­neyI love com­bin­ing many col­ors to cre­ate a “paint­ing” in glass. It’s dif­fi­cult because col­ors nev­er equal­ly heat. I hadn’t used cop­per wire forms in 15 yearsBlow­ing molten mate­r­i­al into some­thing so restric­tive makes beau­ti­ful organ­ic and abstract ves­sels.I love chem­istry in glass that work togeth­er to cre­ate new col­ors. Glass is liq­uid, strong, del­i­cate, unfor­giv­ing and mes­mer­iz­ing. It is a dance of fire, flu­id­i­ty, motion and col­or.



Also, you can see a video of each artist on their HGA webpage.

Hills­bor­ough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Chur­ton St., Hills­bor­ough, NC 27278    DIRECTIONS                   919–732‑5001