An art exhibit featuring the works of Duck artist, Fred Vallade, will kick off on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. as part of Duck’s Second Annual Yuletide Celebration. Vallade, and members of the Town’s Wall Decor Committee who are coordinating the exhibit, will be hosting the grand opening of this special exhibit. Vallade’s artwork will be on display in the Duck Administrative Office Meeting Room, 1200 Duck Road, throughout the month of December from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Fred Vallade was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. At the age of 19, he moved to New York City where he was inspired to pursue his desire to paint, create, and express himself through his work. He discovered his passion for using different media to create his art, including acrylics, printmaking, and graphic art. After spending 30 years in the New York area, Vallade relocated to Duck and the Outer Banks. The move brought a new direction to his art career, as he began using a new medium, clay. Recently, Vallade’s work was featured at the reopening of the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, North Carolina, after after the facility was damaged by Hurricane Irene. Vallade has his own studio/ gallery in Duck called Duck Pottery, teaches art to children, and also has his artwork on display at the Kill Devil Hills Cooperative Gallery.
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