ARTWORKS around town is celebrating the addition of three artist members in the past year. Carole Cain, Audrey Moore and Gary Pastor have joined the Centre Market Gallery during 2023. Welcome them during the free Gallery Hop on Friday, December 1st from 5:30-8 p.m.
Carole Cain discovered her skills in photography literally by accident. A fall from a bike left her with a broken wrist. Unable to pursue her stained glass work, she turned to photography. She has been able to capture and share the non-staged individual’s moment in time with her Street Photography. She has also done landscapes and commercial building projects. When asked about her first-year impressions of ARTWORKS, she replied, “I have never known or enjoyed a more creative community …” “Regardless of the art medium, color, balance, perspective and creativity are talents shared among all members.”
Audrey Moore has been making art since she was little. Avoiding coloring books and such structured things, she had the freedom of a blank page to “be the writer of my own visual song.” Moore’s range of subject matter is broad and fresh. She shared her thoughts on being a member of the Gallery. “I am thrilled to be part of an organized group of artists who prioritize community and authenticity in their gallery and their work. I look forward to all the opportunities I will encounter while being a member of ARTWORKS around town.”
Gary Pastor is our newest member, joining just last month. His woodworking skills are impressive and unique. Furniture as well as hanging pieces round out his contributions to ARTWORKS. He uses a technique called The Lichtenberg Technique of Electrified Fracking which creates a lightning like effect on the surface of his pieces.
A free open critique will be held at ARTWORKS on Saturday, December 2, led by Greg Siegwart and Bobbi Priebe. Starting at noon, artists both budding and experienced are encouraged to bring their work to the Gallery for helpful hints in a relaxed fun atmosphere.ARTWORKS is the home of over 20 artists who have stocked their panels and bins with everything on your shopping list for the Holiday Season with original work, prints, cards, jewelry, knitted, felted and woven pieces, and Gift Cards for those who are still looking. ARTWORKS is a nonprofit fine art educational gallery dedicated to serving the community. The Gallery is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Artists desiring to join ARTWORKS are encouraged to access the website for more details and an application : artworksaroundtown.com or pick up an application at the desk in Centre Market.