Teresa Hollmeyer's "A Brighter Day"

Please join us at Green Rice Gallery next Friday for the first Gallery Crawl of August 2009, which will officially open Teresa Hollmeyer's "A Brighter Day" mosaic collection. The show will run from August 7th through August 30th.

Teresa, a self-taught mosaicist, has been creating all types of mosaics for thirteen years. She learns something new with each finished piece. Her love for the outdoors is represented in her work and she finds new inspiration around every corner of life.

August Studio Sale!

Well it's official, Paul Hastings has gone crazy! He has decided that for the entire month of August he will take 25% off of anything in his studio space! From landscapes to surreal images, his oil paintings vary in size and subject matter but ALL of them are incredibly beautiful.

Paul waited years and years to become an artist, and one day, after studying the works of the old masters, he decided to pick up a brush and become a master of art himself. His oil paintings are equal parts memories, plein air sketches, imagination and travels. Paul now works daily in his studio here at Green Rice as a professional artist and considers himself living proof that pursuing your passion leads to fulfillment of your dreams. Stop by his studio to see him at work on a new piece today, and don't forget to take advantage of his sale during the month of August!

New Studios Are Finally Open!

How do you fight back in a recession? You expand! At least that is what Green Rice Gallery is doing! During the weekend of July 4th, gallery owner Carla Garrison went to work on building 7 new studio spaces in her newly acquired 1,100 square feet of gallery space here at 451 E. 36th St. The spaces will be open to the public and inhabited by working artists who can use the space to create and display their newest works. Viewers are encouraged to stop by and meet the newest additions to Green Rice Gallery on August 1st, otherwise known as move-in day!

One of the incoming artists is Holt McLean, whose space will be used for creating, displaying and even teaching! Beginning August 31st, Holt’s School of Fine Art will open for youth art classes. McLean taught youth art classes from 2002 – 2005 in California before moving to North Carolina, and she taught urban youth in 2005 at the NoDa School of the Arts. For more information or to register early, contact Holt at art@holtmclean.com or visit her website at www.holtmclean.com.

Green Rice also welcomes sculptor Marilyn Overton, abstract artist Rick Babusci, photographer Rachel Barker, mural painter Adela Jurca, as well as painters Leah Edwards, Ivory Medina and Pete Brown. Some of the artists have already begun readying their spaces and look forward to being settled in by the end of the month. The official grand studio opening will be held during the Charlotte Literary Festival in NoDa on Saturday, September 5th. The gallery will offer a 10% discount on any piece of art for one day only, so be sure to stop by, visit the new artists, and find a great deal on a beautiful work of art by a local artist!

"Through the Looking Glass" Opens Tonight!

We all know what Alice saw when she went through the looking glass, now it is our Green Rice Artist’s turn to show the public what wondrous things they might see in theirs! Opening Friday, July 3rd, we will host a new show entitled Through the Looking Glass. As Lewis Carroll stated,
"The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man
the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly
upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion”.
The show will run from July 3rd to August 2nd and will feature over 10 of our artists with broadly varying styles of work. From oils to acrylics, woodwork to mixed media sculpture, be prepared to expect the unexpected! Participating artists include Paul Hastings, Carla Garrison, Jay Thompson, Aaron Alderman, Holt McLean, Dwight Hartsell, Jason Basden, Laura Arecco, Wendy Arundel, Randy L. Dean, KC Collins, Kate Vasseur, Matt Hooker and Patrick Harris.
"If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."