Salem College Showcases Acclaimed Artists this Fall

September 4, 2014

This fall, you are invited to experience three art exhibits that are on display in the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

On display through October 17, The Alchemy of Painting, Recent Works by Cindy Walton and George Masry Isaac encourages viewers to conjure their own interpretations of art, instead of literal renderings. Cindy Walton is a 1979 graduate of Salem College. Throughout her art career, she has developed highly personalized techniques that translate and transform nature. Also featured in this exhibit, pieces by George Masry Isaac seek to understand the complex underpinnings of Egyptian culture, while assimilating it with contemporary thought and artistic practice.

Harvest Blessings: The Works of Alla Salko and Yury Salko, also on display through October 17, features two Ukrainian artists who share their rich cultural heritage through the visual arts. Alla Salko has received the silver medal for the NAFA International Art Competition and Yury Salko is the author and coordinator of “Kam Art,” a collaborative project featuring artists from the territory of Transnistria.

A regional art display, ArtMix: Creative Women Making Art, is on display through October 26 and highlights the varied talents of artists from Northwest North Carolina. They are a “mix” of visual artists whose media include but are not limited to paint, pastel, paper, fiber, clay, and photography. Artmix features the work of Orna Bentor (painting, clay), Tonya Bottomley (painting), Cindy Breden (painting), Mary Anne Caplinger (fiber), Teresa Cerda-Amas (painting), Judy Humphrey (printmaking, photography), Judy McNeill (painting, clay), Better Powell (pastel, mixed media), Mary-Ann Prack (sculpture, painting), Marianne Suggs (mixed media), and Susan Van Wyk (painting).

Kim Varnadoe, Associate Professor of Art at Salem College, welcomes the opportunity to share this regional art with the Winston-Salem community. “It is wonderful to have the opportunity to work with the talented women of ArtMix. We are fortunate that our students have the opportunity to experience this work first-hand on our campus, and I know that the greater community will enjoy visiting this exhibit, and seeing the stunning works of Cindy Walton, George Isaac, and the Salkos. The Elberson Fine Arts Center is bursting with beautiful art this season,” she said.

An open reception for the fall exhibits will be held on Friday, September 12, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

Published on September 4, 2014