52 works of art by 39 member and non-member community artists are showcased in this exhibition which was juried by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
May 1st, 2013 9:00 AM through May 25th, 2013 9:00 PM
120 Morris St.
Durham, NC 27701
The public reception for this exhibit is during Third Friday Durham Friday May 17 from 5pm-7pm.
Come meet the artists and see the works.
For Immediate Release
Staging a Raleigh Modernist house with Art
Media contact: Kim Weiss, Blueplate PR
Art and Architecture:
A Special Exhibit Showcases Abstract Art In a Mid-Century Modern House
Auction First® invites the ChromaZones to display their work during an open house event.
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March 21, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) -- Auction First, a professional real estate auction agency, and the ChromaZones, a local group of award-winning artists that specialize in two-dimensional abstract art, will present a special art exhibition on Sunday, April 14, from 2-4 p.m., at the mid-century modern home of Al and Suzy Purrington at 6108 Lost Valley Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. The event is free and open to the public.
“Abstract art is beautifully presented in the sleek, open ambiance of a Modernist house,” said Sarah Sonke, auctioneer/broker with Auction First. “The Purringtons and I are delighted to give the ChromaZones this ideal setting for one of their shows.”
The 4500-square-foot, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house, designed by Raleigh architect Abie Harris and built in 1962, features an open floor plan where the entrance foyer, living room, dining space, and sunken media room with built-in seating and stone fireplace flow seamlessly into each other. Floor-to-ceiling glass across the rear elevation and clerestory windows above a loft-like office overlooking the living space bring an abundance of natural light into the interior. The glazing also provides panoramic views of the forest surrounding the house near Umstead Park.
Built in 1962, the house and eight-acre property will be sold at auction on May 2.
“Sarah has provided us with this phenomenal venue to showcase our work, ” said Sys Oppenlander, one of the founding members of the ChromaZones. “And likewise, we’ve provided her with a colorful backdrop to showcase the house. The contemporary style, vibrant color scheme, and even the dimensions of both the house and the artwork really complement each other.”
The ChromaZones members originally came together during a charity fundraising effort and promotion of the 2009 Raleigh SPARKcon celebration. They created a 15-piece collaborative work for display during the event and, as an educational effort, painted en plein air on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. They donated the proceeds from the sales of both their individual artworks and their collaborative piece to charity.
24 x 48 in. mixed media on canvas
Reception March 29th
6 to 9 pm
1610 Jordan Dr