College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Professional Arts Gallery and Professional Crafts: Jewelry program are located at the Roanoke Island Campus in Manteo. The gallery has hosted a variety of events featuring the talents of local artists and students.
The exhibition showcases jewelry and metalwork by COA students created from silver, copper, brass and bronze. These talented students create work in a variety of different styles using techniques including fabrication, forming, forging, casting, and raising, and often incorporate gemstones or enamels for color.
Students featured in the exhibit are Kitty Dough, Michael Johnson, Natalia Titenkova, Tara Britton Wilkins, Britney Anderson, DeeDee Weatherly Wilkins, Dorothy Ansell, Kathy O’Neal-Ringer, Bettie Lowe, Lisa LeMair, Mandy Bartell, Qin Coa and Sishi Wang.
Photo: “Turning The Tide” created by Tara Britton Wilkins
The exhibition featured sculptural works of wearable art jewelry created by artists from across the country.
Pictured: a model from the exhibition wearing a piece of Wilkins’ design entitled “Papaver Orientale.”
The Dare County Arts Council was pleased to bring the Surfalorus Surf Film Festival, presented by the Cucalorus Film Festival, to the area for all three days of the series. The Cucalorus Film Festival has been named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” for 2014 by MovieMaker Magazine, the second year in a row that it’s received this honor.
Other events included academic lectures on North Carolina boat design and research, the debut of new works by local surf photographer Mickey McCarthy, a variety of live music performances, a historic surfboard exhibit, wave demonstrations and exhibits, unique surf programs and a surf swap.
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- Gale Flax, a Norfolk, Virginia printmaker and book artist.
- Patricia Sterritt, a painter currently working with encaustic, collage and mixed media hand-pulled prints from the etching press.
- Kathryn Osgood, a studio jeweler, metalsmith and enamellist.