Monthly Archives: August 2018
I have recently been exposed to the Art Form of Mixed Media which has sparked my interest. This Art Form uses a large spectrum of materials that can take many many forms. I enjoy the freedom to use a group of unrelated materials to create an expression. I like to refer to my work as “Assemblages”. It consists of hunting and gathering the objects and materials to be put together in interesting and curious layouts. I start with a theme and build upon, layer on to it. This result is a most unusual and unique expression.
02 Aug Artist Spotlight: Thel Petty
Jazz guitarist, Thel Petty, performs regularly in the Carolinas in a variety of settings and venues with a number of great players in the Charlotte area. Self-taught as a teenager, he played rock and R&B in the late 1970’s and 80’. His musical interest turned to jazz when in high school he was the guitarist for the school jazz band as well as other R&B and funk bands.
“My life experience is the foundation of my creativity. When there is a scenery strikes me, I take a picture. It can be because of its beauty, its sentiment or its profoundness which echoes in my heart. Also, sometimes, I just paint what is in my mind and what I feel.”
Kelly Aiken is a 20-something artist living in the greater Charlotte area. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture Design. Kelly worked for The Paint Bar as an Assistant Creative Director and Studio Instructor, teaching art to customers in the Boston, MA area. Kelly moved to Charlotte and worked as an E- Interior Designer for Havenly, Inc. while teaching art classes at Wine and Canvas.