Each year, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County curates and sponsors 23 art exhibits in two locations: the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh and WakeMed Raleigh on New Bern Avenue. If you are interested in exhibiting your two-dimensional work in either location, contact Brandi Neuwirth at email@example.com or (919) 839-1498, ext. 205.
New exhibits open:
WakeMed Raleigh, New Bern Campus
Paintings by Sonia Kane
through June 16
My artwork is an expression of the joy that I feel and the peace that I find in the simple beauty of life. Whether hammocks or lemons, hillsides or courtyards, I am drawn to scenes that are touched by sunlight because they remind me to linger and appreciate God’s world. Through my oil paintings I try to capture the fleeting magic that occurs when ordinary scenes are transformed by the sun.
North Carolina artist Sonia Kane is a painter of sunlit moments. She loves looking for those times when the fleeting sun graces the shadows of an everyday scene with its transforming beauty. Although educated as an aerospace engineer (yes, a rocket scientist!), Sonia has been developing her artistic gifts since she was a child. Her award-winning oil paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo shows as well as public and private collections and galleries.
Wake County Justice Center (2nd, 3rd and 4th floors)
Paintings by Eric McRay
Through July 24, 2017
"Blue Bird" by Eric McRay
Eric McRay’s exhibition at the Wake County Justice Center features a collection of his latest abstract paintings on canvas. Through a strongly intuitive process, McRay applies thick coats of richly colored acrylic paint to each canvas, giving them a distinct personality all their own.
"In this body of work, I have created new paintings in the tradition of the 1940s and 1950s mid-century, non-objective abstraction. My focus is on subjective, emotional expression with a particular emphasis on spontaneous, creative actions to create this dynamic series."