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UPCOMING EXHIBIT

MAY 2 - MAY 16, 2024
"BEAUTY IN THE COMMON PLACE"

A COLLECTION OF MIXED MEDIA ART BY
SUSAN HARRIS

OPENING DAY: THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024 5:30- 8:00PM
ARTIST'S TALK 6:00PM

CLOSING DAY: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 12:00 TO 8:00PM

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING TO CELEBRATE AND ENJOY LIGHT REFRESHMENTS*

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE | ALL WELCOME

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ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT

This compilation of a series of mixed media art by Susan Harris comprises four distinct themes. Within each theme, several pieces are interconnected by their celebration of the beauty found in everyday life: Beauty in the Common Place.

The four themes are individually titled:

- IF WE WERE MADE FROM CLOTH*

- ENTWINED

- ABOVE

- MY VIEW

(*Susan Harris drew direct inspiration from Alexandra Morrisette's recent sculptural exhibition titled "Wanting/Wailing" at the Barton College Art Gallery. Harris is now presenting her series with Morrisette's blessing and approval.)

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My artistic journey is driven by a deep appreciation for the world around me, which finds expression in my paintings spanning still life, nature, and cityscapes. Through series-based exploration, I allow themes to emerge and evolve, embracing shifts and changes, towards abstraction, minimalism, or intricate detail.

 

At the heart of my work lies an unwavering pursuit of beauty—a quest to uncover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Whether capturing the play of light on a still life, the majesty of nature's serenity, or the understated charm of everyday scenes, I am continually inspired by the inherent beauty that surrounds us in the common place. - Susan Harris, 2024

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Susan Harris olds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education of the Hearing Impaired from Atlantic Christian College, along with an Associate's Degree in Interior Design. She has enjoyed an extensive and illustrious career, having created and owned Susan Harris Interior Designs for serval decades, co-owned of ReBath of NC, and H A Stoneworks. With a background rooted in education, Harris dedicated numerous years to teaching, including tenure as an educator at the Eastern NC School for the Deaf. Throughout her journey, art has remained a cornerstone of her existence, culminating in her recent pursuit of painting, and these days she can often be found making art in  her newly established studio nestled in the countryside near Elm City, NC.

With a career which has been marked by prolific creativity, which is evidenced by her participation in numerous juried shows and exhibitions - as well as her engagement in workshops at local, national, and international levels - her artistic endeavors have garnered recognition. Harris's works are featured in collections spanning both local and national realms, notably including the Barton-Graves House at Barton College.

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