November Featured Artist: Breanna Ponzi & Windy Lampson

On Friday, November 7, Trinity Gallery will feature the work of local artists Breanna Ponzi and Windy Lampson in “Stained Glass“.

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"Dad" by Breanna Ponzi

“Dad” by Breanna Ponzi

Breanna Ponzi was raised in North Carolina alongside five older siblings by a saint of a mother and dedicated father. In 2013 she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BFA in studio art and art history. In addition to working as a freelance artist, she is currently pursuing a Masters in Christian Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte with the hope that she might use her passion for creativity as a vehicle for healing.

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Breanna Ponzi

Breanna’s work focuses on the visual naming of gifts, a thanksgiving for the ordinary. Father’s kiss on son’s forehead, 90 year old—and counting—light in the eyes of Great Aunt Rose, the wildly beautiful in the healing of scar tissue, bare feet of expectant mother: the mundane becomes sacred when, in its naming, it becomes a lens to its Creator. Breanna juxtaposes works of the human form with abstracts that chart the progression of wounds over time. The naturalistic and abstract pieces inform one another, both visually and conceptually. Together, they speak of the inevitability of hardship and the beauty it births—redemption growing.

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“Halloween!” by Windy Lampson

Windy Lampson was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. She began studies at East Carolina University in 1998, receiving a BFA in Studio Art and a BFA in Art Education in 2003. In 2005, she received her MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in painting.  Directly after school, she moved to Orlando, FL to teach art at an elementary school while her husband worked on his Recording Arts degree. In 2006, they moved to Richmond, VA where she continued to teach art to elementary students while painting in her free time. In the summer of 2007, her husband was hired at Elon University, and they moved for a third time. She currently lives in North Carolina and teaches at Graham High School while painting in her free time.  She has two boys, one is five years old and the other 12 months.

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Windy Lampson

Oil painting is Windy’s medium of choice, and she has been commissioned by clients throughout the country for her unique portraits. More recently, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base commissioned her for a portrait of the naval officer for whom the base is named. To date, she has sold work in five countries as well as fifteen of the United States.

Windy’s work focuses on the small, sometimes overlooked moments in life.  She finds drawing and painting to be meditative exercises in which the subject matter can be better explored. She also enjoys the layering of connections that can be made when viewing and creating art: connections between artist and viewer, connections between viewer and past experiences, connections between previous and current work, even the connections within the composition of the piece itself.

Join us on Friday, November 7th, from 6-9 PM for “Stained Glass”!

OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST: PATRICK DOMINGUEZ

On Friday, October 3rd from 6-9 pm, Trinity Gallery will feature the work of local watercolor artist, Patrick Dominguez. In “Beauty for Ashes,” Patrick will partner with artists Sally Presslar, Rick Osborne, Sharon Bass, Alma Biagini, Jane Barnes, Chris Hendricks and Holly Hassinger to tell the stories of local non-profits that seek to bring about restoration and reconciliation in our city.

 

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FEATURED ARTIST: SHADE ELAM MARET

On Friday, September 5th from 6-9 pm, Trinity Gallery will feature the work of local Raleigh artist, Shade Maret. Shade works in oils and seeks to create paintings that playfully suggest, rather than realistically render, their subject.

In her exhibit, “Southern Color,” Maret showcases the various “shades” of life in the south – from afternoons at the fair to days at the beach – in a series of impressionist landscapes and portraits.

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FEATURED ARTISTS: VICTORIA PRIMICIAS & VICKI REES

On Friday, August 1 Trinity Gallery will feature the work of local artists Victoria Primicias and Vicki Rees in our August exhibit, “Encaustics & Edibles.”

Although their names are nearly the same, our August artists could not be more different: Victoria’s encaustic paintings are luminous landscapes made from layers of beeswax – a technique that began with the Greeks and Romans and now requires a blowtorch. Her work employs soothing, subtle colors and has a tactile quality that invites contemplation. In contrast, Vicki is a contemporary realist who makes outspoken oils. Her paintings are bright blasts of color that are anything but subtle.

Come by on Friday to see ancient meet modern and bright meet subdued. We doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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FEATURED ARTIST: DEBRA WULIGER

On June 6th from 6-9 pm, Trinity Gallery will feature the work of local Durham artist, Debra Wuliger. Debra recently received an Ella Pratt Emerging Artist Award from the Durham Arts Council and was featured in the Raleigh Literary Review’s Winter 2014 issue.

Debra’s exhibition, entitled “From My Side of the Brain,” will explore the commonalities and connections between people through a series of portraits that employ simple shapes and interlocking patterns.

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Top ten neighborhoods to watch in America!

USA Today has named North Person as one of the top 10 up and coming neighborhoods in the country! Exciting to be around the corner from it all!

“The North Person Street Business District, about 5-10 minutes walk from downtown Raleigh, was once home to boarded-up store fronts and struggling businesses. Within the past year it has begun a transformation into a vibrant area that appeals to both residents and visitors.”

Read more here!

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Featured Artists: Carla and Khristopher Williams

On May 2nd from 6-9pm, Trinity Gallery will host a First Friday reception for husband and wife artists Carla and Kristopher Williams.  The Williams’ photography has been featured by the North Carolina Museum of Art and in Our State and Walter magazines.

This exhibit, entitled “Life, Luxe, and Lens” is inspired by the couples love of travel and cultural diversity. From the ornate architecture of Paris to the sky scraping landmarks of Dubai, Carla and Khristopher’s images communicate compelling stories from around the world.

Plus we’ll have live music by Taylor Leonhardt.

 

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Trinity Gallery featured in the N&O

Jordan-House-1-3-1024x689Trinity Gallery is the featured gallery in the News & Observer’s First Friday section!

“Raleigh’s Trinity Gallery hopes to engage with neighbors” by Sarah Barr

Thanks to the N&O for helping spread the word about Trinity Gallery and all that is happening on North Person & Blount Streets! We’re excited to be part of the neighborhood and Raleigh’s growing art community!

Come by and see us this Friday night, 6-9pm for our Spring Exhibition!

Featured Artists: Stephanie Gehring, Laura Berendson Hughes, & 
Lysandra Lestini

Trinity Gallery is pleased to present our Spring Exhibition featuring the work of three local artists: Stephanie GehringLaura Berendson Hughes, and 
Lysandra Lestini. The exhibition will open with a reception during April’s First Friday Gallery Walk on April 4th from 6-9pm. The reception will also feature live music by guitarist Kollin Baer. Refreshments provided.   April postcard

Featured Artist: Tierney Farrell

Trinity Gallery is excited to present “Faces and Places”, an exhibit by artist Tierney Farrell during the First Friday gallery walk on March 7th from 6-9pm.

For more about Tierney and her work, be sure to visit our Featured Artist page.

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