Ciel Artists in Charlotte, NC, Throw A Beach Party!

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Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC, hosts “Beach Party!”, from June 5 – 28, 2015. Opening on Friday, June 5, from 6-9pm, “Beach Party!” will feature the works of metal sculptor Amy Hart, mosaics by Teresa Hollmeyer, mixed media  paintings by Jen Walls and oil paintings by Laura McRae Hitchcock in addition to works from the Ciel collective.

“Beach Party!” celebrates the joys of summer with art depicting typical beach trip and summertime themes and, as can be expected when artists collaborate, quite a few surprises as well. Not to be missed will be Hart’s sea turtle, which began as a wheel barrow, Walls’ camels ready for a dip complete with floats, Hollmeyer’s  fish  mosaic and Hitchcock’s marsh paintings.

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Work by Amy Hart

“We wanted something fun to start the summer off with a bang,” said Hitchcock. “We thought of an ocean/beach theme, and then decided to add the fun and make it a beach party. I know it’s not serious, but art isn’t always about being serious. Most of us have a blast when we are creating, and we want the viewer to feel that joy too.”

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Work by Laura McRae Hitchcock

Contributing to the fun will be Metro GreenScape with their own take on a beach party. The Charlotte landscaping company has collaborated with Ciel Gallery on their last two shows, “Back to the Garden” and “Skew the Masters”.

Ciel Gallery is located in Historic SouthEnd, at 128 East Park Avenue, and participates in the neighborhood’s gallery crawl each First Friday of the month. Hours are Tuesday — Saturday 11am6pm.

More information about this show, the gallery, participating artists and available classes can be found at (www.cielcharlotte.com).

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