'Transitions, still and silent'
A Collection of Pastel Drawings by
MAUREEN T. O'NEILL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 5:30-8PM
ARTIST TALK: 6:30PM
SHOW RUNS FROM
NOVEMBER 2 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023
Maureen T. O’Neill is one of our treasures in the Eastern NC area and The Edge Wilson is honored to show her work on our walls. ‘Transitions, still and silent’ is a collection of pastel drawings which are beautifully representative of her style of art-making, which involves her observations, interactions and experiences with liminal spaces. Through O'Neill's experiential, meditative, imaginative, mark-making process, she has captured shat she sees and created her captivatingly luminous drawings. Each piece leads one beyond the subject into what can be a surreal spiritual feeling, reminding us of those moments of light and contrast which we encounter in our daily lives, especially when we take time to observe our surroundings and marvel at the play between light and shadow, and how the effect shapes our emotions. We invite you to join us at The Edge to see this show, and to feel the beautiful light this local artist brings to our community and beyond.
Summer Door, a blue memory", pastel, 9x12 inches, by Maureen O'Nell
Maureen T. O’Neill grew up in Holyoke, Massachusetts and received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. She is the director of exhibitions and educational programming for the Barton College Art Galleries and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Barton College. She was the recipient of the Lincoln Financial Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2021. She serves on the Wilson Arts Board of Directors and leads workshops in drawing meditation and classes in pastel drawing.