Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October Featured Artists at Liquidambar Gallery

I wanted to let everyone know that I will be having two amazing ladies as the Featured Artists for October.  Beth Hayden, from Raleigh, NC. and Jo Lovvorn, from Hillsborough, NC.  The reception is October 7th, from 2-4pm.  We will have Andrew Kasab performing music and there will be complimentary food and wine!  Everyone is invited!

Beth Hayden:


Elizabeth Hayden was born and grew up in Wilmington, NC and began exploring the
arts through painting, collage, drawing, and set and costume design.
As a child she spent many years in private lessons with Hester
Donnelly at the St. John’s Art Gallery. She received her BFA in art
from UNC Greensboro in 1986
and an MLS from UNC Chapel Hill in 1990. After spending a number of
years living and working as a librarian in places as diverse as
Istanbul, Turkey and Houston, Texas, she once again returned to
painting as an outlet for her creativity and her love of art and
painting again became a passion. She was a founding member of the
Foothills Painters Guild in Hickory and has participated in shows at
the Wilkes Art Gallery, the Rockingham Fine Arts Festival, and as the
featured artist at the 2009 Wake County SPCA Fur Ball, their annual

Artist’s Statement:

I look for the way in which light illuminates the ordinary and

transforms even darkness and shapes into color. The world consists of
tiny snapshots made by an observer; the observer chooses how to view
this world. I try to paint things that I believe are sadly overlooked
in our frenetic society, putting my own snapshots of the world onto
canvas. Impacted by the fleetness of beauty in the commonplace and a
rapidity of life, where change seems the only constant, I feel that,
through art, time can be instantaneously frozen into intimate moments.

PLUS: Beth is donating 100% of the money from the sale of this piece, French Bulldog - $175, to the Carolina Tiger Rescue!!!! Thank you, Beth!  

Beth's pieces are available for purchase through November 25th, 2012, at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts.

Jo Lovvorn:

Artist's Statement:

There is such a rich clay tradition in North Carolina and so many accomplished potters locally, that I feel fortunate to be a part of this very vibrant community. My goal as an artist is to embody the joy and sense of play I feel when working with clay whether I'm creating functional pots for everyday use or decorative pieces for the home. Most of my work is wheel thrown using high fire stoneware clay. Designs are created with slip and glazes and stamps and are typically abstract, sometimes primitive, and incorporate elements of nature. I am attracted to variations in form and strive for clean lines and designs that spatially fit each pot. The final glazing is done by layering shino glazes or by firing in a soda kiln. All of my functional pots are glazed with food safe glazes, and are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Each pot is unique. I do series of similar design, but no two are ever exactly the same and the designs are always changing. Every piece is created with attention to the way it feels in your hand or on your lips, to the visual pleasure it evokes, as well as its function. I want you to experience pleasure every time you touch it day after day, year after year.

Check out Jo's website at

Jo's pieces are available for purchase at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts until October 28th, 2012. 

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