Show Runs: January 13 - February 10
Main Gallery: Colored Pencil Society of America
The Colored Pencil Society of America was founded in 1990 by Vera Curnow and represents almost 2,000 members worldwide who work with the versatile medium of colored pencils. The Raleigh-Durham Chapter, based in Cary, meets bimonthly and serves its members by providing opportunities for education, workshops, networking, and art exhibitions showcasing the fine art of colored pencil. Many chapter members also conduct regional classes in colored pencil instruction to the public. Spotlight Gallery: Nabiha Khan
Nabiha Khan started painting when she was twelve. Her focus in her work is social awareness. She brings light to issues that others may not often consider.
Cases: MarlaBea Hawkins Marla Hawkins is a visual artist, poet and educator based in Durham NC. Born and raised in New York City, her art quilts combine her love of global textiles with her painted and photographic images along with pieces of her poetry which covers themes of social issues, spirituality and human connections.
PONDERING ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE
Opening Reception: February 17, 5-7:30pm FREE
Show Runs: February 17 - March 17
Main Gallery: Jenn Hales Jenn Hales’ work portrays animals and young women while finding humor and strength in both their situations. She tries to evoke the way she saw the world as a child while tackling concepts like habitat loss, global warming, and cultural expectations.
Narwhal Ballons -Jenn Hales
Annual Youth Art Expo Studio & Spotlight Galleries and Cases: Ages 5 to 18 Calling all area youth! It’s your time to shine in the spotlight and show your artwork on the walls of the Halle Cultural Arts Center! We open our annual Youth Expo to all young artists ages 5-18. Be sure and drop off your piece-or two in time for this limited engagement. Our gallery space is limited this year too! Free to enter. Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
APEX AND FRIENDSHIP ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ART EXHIBIT
Opening Reception-March 24, 6-8pm FREE
Show Runs: March 24 - April 28
Our area high school youth create some of the most inspiring fine arts, and this annual exposition of both Apex high schools is sure to evoke some profound thoughts and will challenge us to see through the eyes of the young adults in our community, so full of potential and talent. Many of the exhibitors pursue further studies in art, so this is a showcase not to be missed! It takes a lot of work by the art educators, who also put their hearts and souls into an eyeopening production and a nod to the good in our up-and-coming generation.
Interested in showcasing your artwork with us or know of a group or artist who would love to be shown at our gallery? If so then please contact Mimi Vincent via email and download the documents in the quick links.