On Friday, April 10th from 6-9 pm, Trinity Gallery will host the reception of artist, Jennifer Simonton.

What began as merely a creative outlet in the midst of intense academic study, Transforming Places has transpired into a year-long project combining photography and storytelling that illumines places of deep value for fellow Duke Divinity School students. Jennifer’s project is immensely personal while also entirely not her own.

After moving to Durham in the fall of 2013 for graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Jennifer quickly fell in love with both the city and the school. Durham charmed her almost immediately – the eclectic nature, its love for food, and its downtown scene. At the divinity school, she fell in love with its people. She could feel each place changing and becoming a part of her. This fueled a curiosity in her: how are we transformed by – and also transforming – the places we live? Soon then developed Transforming Places. The project is comprised of Duke Divinity students photographed in places they hold dear and their written reflections regarding those places.

Having now photographed over 20 students, the project has developed into something quite special. It has been chock-  full of profound learning, friendship building, and artistic growth. Transforming Places is an advocate for indwelling, for truly entering into a place. It’s an encouragement for making, hearing, and telling stories. It’s the belief that photography has the capacity to tell both.

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First Friday, March 6, 2015: Fen Rascoe; From Raleigh to Ocracoke: Impressions in Oil

On Friday, March 6th from 6-9 pm, Trinity Gallery will host the opening reception of NC artist, Fen Rascoe. Fen paints with oils, in plein air or in studio. Inspired by the land he farms, as well as the water, Fen is influenced by artists Edgar Payne, Aldro T. Hibbard, Edward H. Potthast, and Greenville, NC native Francis Speight. His love for North Carolina’s beauty is evident in his work. The show will run through the end of March.

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First Friday, February 6, 2015: Harry Taylor, Requiem: Stories from the Cape Fear River

Trinity Gallery is showing Harry Taylor‘s work on First Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6-9 pm. His show is entitled Requiem: Stories from the Cape Fear River. On Sunday, February 22, he will be shooting portraits from 1-5 pm at T Gallery (on the corner of Peace and Blount Streets, across from Peace University). Sign up for a unique family portrait, created using the Wet Plate Collodion process to produce one-of-a-kind tintypes, as first seen in the American Civil War. (5″ x 7″ portraits, $50; 8″ x 11″ portraits, $200) Appointments can be made at this Sign-up Genius link:
During the month of February, a collection of prints from the Requiem Glasshouse, located at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, will be available for sale. Each plate describes an event or personality through the 19th-century pastime of Tableaux Vivants. The theme is life along the Cape Fear River during the American Civil War. It was a place of blockade runners like Pembroke Jones and John Maffitt, the inspiration for Rhett Butler. There is the spy, Rose O’Neal Greenhow, who was lost while running the blockade in a dress full of gold. Her backroom whispers changed the course of the war. The background is of massive forts, Yellow Fever, and always the river. With the fall of Fort Fisher in January 1865, the river was forever closed. Wilmington fell a month later at the Battle of the Forks, largely due to the fighting of the USCT. 


Looking for that perfect, unique gift this year?  Come to Trinity Gallery on December 5th from 6 – 9 PM for our first annual Christmas Show & Fine Arts Sale!

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The exhibition will feature:

We’re proud to host this eclectic group of local artists!  Hope to see you there!

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’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.


“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.


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”!


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.






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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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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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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