DCCC to Host Art Exhibit, ‘Nostalgia,’ to Continue 50th Anniversary Celebration

Gold Hill NC - Benita VanWinkle

Jan. 17, 2013 – Davidson County Community College will continue its celebration of its 50th anniversary by hosting the art exhibit, “Nostalgia,” which will feature 15 local artists displaying 92 original works related to the theme of the show. DCCC will introduce the exhibit with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the Mendenhall Building, which will also feature music performances by “DryBread Road.” The show will be open through May; it is free and open to the public.
“These pieces of art take you back in time and let you savor memories of the past,” says Barbara Cullen, exhibit curator.
The exhibit will include paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture. Artists who will display their work include:
·         Lea Booth, of Lansing, N.C., whose art explores light and color on a variety of surfaces in her landscapes and depictions of buildings.
·         Carole Bryant, of Ararat, N.C., who displays her paintings of landscapes and still life that are reminiscent of earlier times in oil, acrylic and watercolor.
·         Judy Davis, of Lewisville, N.C., will show her pen and ink drawings, photography and paintings related to past events and times.
·         Melissa Day, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will display oil paintings of landscapes featuring old barns and houses in the country.
·         Dr. Arnold Hence, of King, N.C., will display photographs of old cars, sculptures and landscapes.
·         Ralph Henzler, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will show works in a wide variety of subject matter, including old cars and vintage items.
·         Carolina Harnish, of Ft. Mill, S.C., will show colorful acrylic paintings capturing moments in time from long ago.
·         Carolyn Hurst, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will display her handmade books of memories, including bits and pieces from the past.
·         Don Moore, of Salisbury, N.C., will exhibit oil paintings that convey a dreamlike quality and a feeling of antiquity.
·         Mary Jane Noah, of Walnut Cove, N.C., will display her clay fountain complete with frog, as well as pottery.
·         Walt Simpson, of Charlotte, N.C., will show his paintings of mill town houses that evoke a feeling of nostalgia, as they are set in a simpler time and place.
·         David Weppner, of Pfafftown, N.C., will show photographic images that relate to memories of the past.
·         Benita VanWinkle, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will display photographs of antique shops, cars and landscape images.
·         Jeanette Yarbrough, of Pfafftown, N.C., will show landscape oil paintings.
·         Clayton Joe Young, of Hickory, N.C., will show a series of photographs of old textile mills.

Musical guests at the opening reception, DryBread Road, include performers Rick and Bette Newsome. The duo’s performances include mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, guitar and banjo, along with vocals. In December, they performed at the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Show in Washington, D.C.
*Editor’s Note: The first photo, by artist Benita VanWinkle, is a digital photography piece, titled “Gold Hill, NC.”

Boopie - Ralph Henzler

The second photo, by artist Ralph Henzler, is an inkjet print, titled “Boopie.”
Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.