Lake Norman Island by Sandie Bell
Mark you calendars for this Friday, August 14th, 2009 from 6-9 pm for the popular and growing “On the Corner of Art and Main” monthly gallery crawl in Historic Downtown Mooresville!
“The Corner of Art and Main” is an artwalk featuring live music, art and festivities. Enjoy wine and cheese as you browse the many shops on Main and Broad Streets that will be featuring the works of local artists.
This Friday’s artwalk coincides with the Depot Fine Gallery’s August Exhibit free opening reception from 6-8 pm. (105 West Center Avenue in the historic train depot). This month’s exhibit features three artists: Leo Gordon, Sandie Bell and John Weidman.
I would like to particularly highlight a friend and very talented artist, Sandie Bell whose art I have admired ever since I met her when I first arrived in Mooresville in 2005. A local resident of the Mooresville Lake Norman community, Sandie’s work has won numerous awards and is included in private collections throughout the country. Sandie is also an active member of the Mooresville Artist Guild, Lake Norman Art League, Charlotte Artists Society and Associated Artists of Winston Salem.
Things are looking up
This is one of my favorite works of Sandie’s which she has replicated on note cards that I love sending to family and friends: “Things are looking up” reflects her spirit as well as life in our great Lake Norman area where hot-air balloons are quite popular.
One of the qualities I appreciate the most about Sandie as an artist is her versatility. She is currently working in acrylics, pastels, collage, watercolor, and mixed media. From traditional still life to abstracts, she enjoys “creating new visual statements by using shapes, patterns, colors and values.”
I am particularly fond of abstract art like this piece of hers entitled “Asian Influence”
To see more of Sandie’s work, visit her gallery on her website in which is included these categories of subjects: Landscapes and Flora, Fauna, Still Life, Abstract, Figures and Others. And, definitely go to the Depot Fine Art Gallery to meet her on the 14th!
If you have time after the Opening Reception at the Depot Fine Art Gallery on the 14th, I highly recommend that you stroll along Main Steet where you will find more wonderful artists such at “Cotton Ketchie” at his popular Landmark Galleries. This month he will not only have his wonderful water colors, photographs, local pottery and gifts, but the gallery will be showcasing the works of NC artist Tony Craig who also enjoys “incorporating the nostalgic old country stores and grist mills” in his artwork just as does “Cotton”.
Finally, stop by for a great glass of wine at our Historic Downtown Mooresville’s gourmet wine shop at the corner of Main and Moore Street.
If you can’t make it this month, On the Corner of Art and Main is held the second Friday of every month. Enjoy!