The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to host a Gallery Talk featuring current exhibiting artist Ward Nichols of North Wilkesboro, NC, on Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3pm. The current exhibit “The Realism of Ward Nichols” features 50 paintings on display now through Mar. 28 in the Arts Council gallery. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
Nichols says, “Although the rural scene has attracted much of my attention, I feel a variety of subjects is essential for growth. I appreciate the differences and the challenge presented by each. I find that an abstract nature as well as a strong pattern, contrasts in color or shape is an influence in what I paint. Currently, I am involved in experiments in the use of light and have added additional colors to my palette.”
“Documenting the structures of our rural heritage remain a goal, and the older barns, homes and out-buildings of this area are featured in this pursuit.”
“I have chosen oil paint as my primary media because I feel it is most expressive, and is more adaptable for the detailed work I prefer, as well as having proven durable qualities.”
Ward’s presentation will be an open forum, informative and entertaining – telling the stories behind many of the paintings on display, and the things that motivate and inspire him to paint in such realistic fashion.
The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tue.-Fri. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.