The Town of Duck Wall Décor Committee established a series of Rotating Art Shows to display the works of local artists and organizations. The artwork is on display at Duck Town Hall in the First Floor Conference Room. Each show is scheduled to run for three months at a time and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to an opening reception for each show.
Women’s Photography Exhibit, August 1 to October 26, 2016. Opening Reception on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fiber Guild Exhibit, November 2 to January 30, 2017. Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Susan van Gieson and Carole Thompson Art Exhibit, November 4 through January 29, 2016. Opening Reception on Saturday, November 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Approximately 30 years ago, Carole Thompson and Susan Van Gieson first came into contact with each other during their time in the Art Therapy graduate program at George Washington University. Both were devoted to exploring the connection of art and emotion, and both were employed in the Washington D.C. area as art therapists. They had no contact after their time together at graduate school, except at the occasional conference and a quick “hello”.
What a surprise when they rediscovered each other after both joining the Kill Devil Hills Co-Op Gallery. The nagging feeling that they knew each other from the past was finally resolved. It is with joy that they can display their work together and continue their friendship through their art.
Retrospect Exhibition, Denver Lindley 1930-2010, August 5 through October 30, 2015. Opening Reception on Wednesday, August 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
About the Artist:
Denver Lindley, an expressionist painter who worked in oil, watercolor and charcoal, focused his work on confronting social and personal issues, and focused his life around the principle that the arts are vital to society. The Town of Duck is featuring the former Duck Town Council member’s work at the “Retrospect Exhibition, Denver Lindley 1930-2010” as part of the town’s Rotating Art Show series. The public is invited to view Lindley’s work, loaned for the show from collectors and his family, from August 5 through October 30, 2015 at Duck Town Hall (1200 Duck Road), Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photography Exhibition – Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan, Dan Waters, Dan Beauvais
Ran from May 4 through July 31, 2015
About the Artists:
Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan, an award-winning fine art and wildlife photographer, comes from an Army family which kept her on the move to various places throughout the world—from Germany to Thailand, among other bases. Her military upbringing has left her with a lifelong passion for travel and an appreciation of a variety of artistic and cultural expressions, as well as an interest in wildlife preservation all over the world. Her work can be seen online in several locations and at her website cjnewlifephotography.com.
Artist Dan Beauvais, with more than 400 acceptances in international photographic exhibitions and a past leader of several clubs in New England and North Carolina, has based his talents out of Kitty Hawk and shares his snapshots of beauty found here on the Outer Banks. Beauvais was a teacher of photography at Wake Technical Community College and has co-chaired multiple exhibitions in Raleigh. Along with friend and fellow photographer Dan Waters, Beauvais leads hand-on photographic experiences in the Outer Banks Photo Workshops.
Dan Waters, a self-taught photographer working from a 35mm camera to now working exclusively digital, makes his living split between ceramic art and a love of photography. His nature photography has been featured in several nature magazines, and the National Wildlife Federation approached him to mount a one person photography exhibit in their national headquarters in Northern Virginia
Dare County Student Art Exhibit:
Ran from February 18 through April 30, 2015. The exhibit featured student artwork representing First Flight High School, First Flight Middle School, First Flight Elementary, Manteo High School, Manteo Middle School, Manteo Elementary, Kitty Hawk Elementary, and Nags Head Elementary.
Big Bold New Works, A Mixed Media Exhibit by Shirley Ruff and Holly Nettles. Ran from November 1, 2014 to January 28, 2015.
Watercolor Exhibit, by artists of the Baum center Watercolor Group:
Ran from August 1 through October 24, 2014 – Photo Album – Opening Reception, Friday, August 1, 2014
“A Journey on the Surface,” an Exhibit by Fiber Artist Cole Fagersten:
Ran from May 2 through July 24, 2014
Dare County Student Art Show, 33 works of art created by Dare County students. Ran from February through April 25, 2014. Students in the show represented First Flight High School, Manteo High School, First Flight Middle School, Manteo Middle School, Kitty Hawk Elementary School, First Flight Elementary School, Nags Head Elementary School, Manteo Elementary School, and Hatteras Elementary School. The pieces were selected by members of Duck’s Wall Décor Committee.
“Step Back in Time” by the Whalehead Club, a historical display featuring photographic depictions and brief stories of Whalehead’s appealing history. Displayed from July 2013 through January 2014
Steve Alterman Photography, a Duck resident and nature photographer. Displayed through early summer 2013. Read more on Steve Alterman’s display here.
Fred Vallade, a Duck resident and artist including different media.
The first of the rotating art shows; began in December 2012. Read more from the Fred Vallade show here.