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AAWS Juried Fine Art Exhibition

10 area artists featured in juried fine-art exhibition at the

Arts Council’s Arboreal Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, from 6 - 8 p.m. Show runs through June 12, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The public is invited to meet the artists and view selections of their work on Friday, April 9, at the opening reception of “Artist Spotlight 2021” – a juried exhibition of selected works by 10 members of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.

Five or six pieces by each of the 10 artists – three artists who create three-dimensional pieces and seven who work in two dimensions – are on display through June 12 at the Arts Council’s Arboreal Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

The artists each submitted up to eight art works for consideration by the six jurors who curated the exhibit. The result is a diverse range of media and styles by 10 highly accomplished area artists whose work is brought together in this exhibit for the first time.

The artists are:

R. L. Baroni – exquisite 3-D botanicals and abstracts sculpted in copper;

Emily L. Cassidy – refined, realistic pet portraits that reveal the life in colored pencils;

Cheryl Davis – acrylic explorations of the myriad emotions in women’s expressions, demeanor and dress;

Belvin Evans – masterful, maritime acrylics that give form to his lifelong love of sailing and the sea;

Kirk Fry – wonderful, sometimes whimsical, wood and metal sculptures in the form of playable three-string acoustic/electric guitars;

Barbara Rizza Mellin – an ‘Anniversary in Italy’ that indelibly displays her skill and passion for printmaking;

Charlotte Munning – radiant pieces of raku pottery featuring a broad spectrum of rich copper colors;

Ellen F. Reece – painterly still-lifes and portraits in oil that explore the intriguing interplay of light and shadow;

Stacy A. E. Smith – acrylic reflections of the emotions evoked by the many moods of the Endless Ocean; and

Jeanette Yarbrough – colorful interpretations that capture the feelings invoked by trees in their seasonal variety.

For more information about the Artist Spotlight 2020 exhibition, contact Seth Moskowitz at AAWS at (336) 747-1463 or