Natural Surroundings in November...

November will feature local Charlotte artist, Holt McLean’s exhibit, Natural Surroundings. Her Mediterranean inspired works will be celebrated in an artist's reception on Friday, November 7 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will include more than 30 of McLean’s original works featuring the beauty of her recent trip to Greece along with some of her favorite spots that we all know and love, right here in North Carolina!

McLean, a North Carolina native, pulls people into her artwork by creating familiarity for the viewer. When looking at either her overseas work, or the art from right here in our own backyard, it is not uncommon to find yourself saying, "I've been there!". Holt studied at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Italy, and was greatly influenced by the European Masters. She adopted a classic style of her own that incorporates impasto style palette knife techniques which add texture and boldness to her paintings.

In a compliment to McLean’s work, we will also be including artwork done by myself, Carla Garrison, which feature architectural doorways of the past, the present and the imagination. The show will run from November 7-29 - don't miss it - I know I won't

Studio Space Available!

To all you artists out there who are stuck creating in a cramped space and are looking for a large area to not only create your work, but also show it to the public - we now have space for you! Coming in late 2008-early 2009, we will be opening 4 x 500 square foot spaces in our gallery!

The spaces are open to the public, and we always have a gallery attendant on duty to assist any patrons interested in purchasing your work. These spaces are huge, and the best part is that Green Rice has a very friendly, family feel to it - with someone always willing to lend a helping hand. Right now we house 5 artists; Kate Vasseur, Paul Hastings, Jay Thompson, Theresa Hollmeyer, and Patricia Thompson - and coming in November 2008 are mother and daughter artist duo, Lucy and Rachel Caldwell! Welcome to the family Lucy & Rachel!

We are now accepting early down payments to reserve your space before it is even created - visit for additional information, or simply call us at 704.344.0300 during our normal business hours. Join the Green Rice team now, we look forward to having you!

"Story" - Figurative Sculpture by Jason Basden

24 hours and counting...last chance to see Jason Basden's "Story" show here at Green Rice Gallery! Jason's opening reception was on September 5th, and its final day will be tomorrow, September 28th from 12-4.
It has been a great month; Jason's work is imaginative and unique and speaks to everyone. It truly comes from the heart, as each sculpture comes with its own story from days gone by. Made out of found objects, from feathers to precious gems, each figure has a life and personality of its own. Although the show only has one more day here at Green Rice, you can always find work by Jason Basden in our gallery! From his "Frog Faeries" to "Creepy Monkey's Uncle", my personal favorite, it truly is a sight to behold. See more of Jason's artwork at Green Rice Gallery is located at 451 E. 36th St. in the NoDa District of Charlotte, NC. Hours of Operation are Monday -Friday 11-6, Saturday 12-6, and Sunday 12-4. The first and third Fridays of each month we host a Gallery Crawl from 6-9; come visit us and see the work of emerging and established artists alike!