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Two of Our Finest Talk at Frank Feb. 17

Judith Ernst and Alan Dehmer will be speaking about their work at the Frank gallery, in downtown Chapel hill on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:00 pm. Here's an excerpt from Judith's bio on the OCAG website: "My ceramic work features forms and patterns from the natural world and provides a three-dimensional canvas... The vessel form allows for the possibility of working…

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Enamels and Enameling by Miriam Sagasti

“Enameling is a dying art”. I refused to believe it! I just came back from Austria, where I expected to see and maybe buy some pieces of the most beautiful enamel work, as I remember they had many years ago. I was greatly disappointed when I could not find one piece of traditional or modern enamel anywhere in Vienna or…

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My Art by Louise Zjawin Francke

Drawing is a form of meditation for me. It helps me concentrate on the details and thus see the whole in a totally different perspective than just through the mind’s memory which lacks the same attentiveness to detail. My life’s works are a sequence of narratives. They quite often relate to my personal experiences... I have drawn and painted pictures…

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Encaustic Painting by Peg Bachenheimer

What it is? Encaustic painting is a process of heating beeswax mixed with damar resin to around 200 degrees. You can add pigment such as oil paint or purchase blocks of wax to which the pigment has been added. The hot wax mix is applied to a sturdy substrate such as a wood panel with a brush, metal tool or…

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Creating a Painting in Layers by Louise Francke

The biggest challenge in painting is creating a composition which not only draws the viewers in but speaks to them. It is even more of a challenge when the painting has been commissioned. Before Adobe Photoshop, I layered my cryptic and undecipherable sketches. There was a lot of erasing on many mylar sheets. Some compositions came together rapidly but others…

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Don’t Refuse to Refuse by Trudy Thomson

I started making glass about ten years ago setting aside a large chunk of time to make and break glass. The first year was great. In fact, most of my favorite pieces were fresh in concept, intricate, and remain my favorites. I worked at the process eight hours a day and learned a lot. Then suddenly everything broke down. Every…

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