Artist’s “magnificent” painting presented during art After Hours Friday.
By David Leone
WAKE FOREST — A painting that studio owner Mary Benejam describes as a “must see” will be presented, along with its artist, at Benejam’s Gilded Palette Gallery Friday for Art After Hours.
The featured artist is David Boone, and he is for the first time displaying No Room, a 56- by 82-inch oil pastel painting, which has taken him more than two years to complete.
“The piece is amazingly well composed, with all the elements of art, but the most relevant is the subliminal atmosphere the painting portrays,” Benejam says.
Along with the painting there is a collection of sketches, notes and photos that tell the story and process of Boone painting the intricate piece.
The reception for Boone is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 123 S. White St.
Also at Art After Hours:
•Pilates4Poise, 206 S. White St.: Corne’ Rutherford of Wake Forest opens her Pilates studio to local artists during Art After Hours beginning this week. Featured is Mary Margaret Steele, a widely known Wake Forest artist who shows locally and in other areas in the state. Refreshments will be served. The studio is on the second floor, with its downstairs entrance next to Solid Sounds.
•Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.: The paintings of Raleigh artist Kim Young and stained glass art by Lou Giohotti. Additionally, the studio houses the work of seven resident artists and a community gallery featuring pottery, oil, acrylic, watercolors, jewelry and fabric art.
•The Wake Forest Art and Frame Shop, 139 S. White St.: Jamie Miller’s Angels and Abstracts, a “happy” combination of acrylic polymer and oil pastel paintings.
•Lede Studio & Gallery, 504 S. White St.: Fricassee — Though art and discussion, Raleigh artist Todd Coats relays the truths taught him while growing up in the Tarheel state during the 1970s and 1980s. Reception begins at 6 p.m.
•White Street Brewing Company, 218 S. White St.: The sounds of Allegeny Willi. Expect rural blues, reggae, string band, bluegrass and country music.
•Storyteller’s Book Store, 158 S. White St.: Author Karen Matthews reads from her children's book The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale. The book features the story behind the name of the town (but not the reality TV show towing service). Matthews reads from 6-9 p.m. Also at Storyteller’s, see the still lifes of Anne Elizabeth Howard and watercolorist Diana Cook.
Art After Hours is a function of the Downtown Revitalization Corp. (DRC) and participating merchants. In addition to the artwork, music and food offerings, there are horse and carriage rides on White Street, weather permitting.
For more information about these and other Art After Hours artists, music and events, visit tiny.cc/WF_AAH.