Nationally recognized photographer Milly Moorehead West will bring her works to Meridian Community College’s Miller Art Gallery for its next exhibit. 

“There is no way that I can explain the joy I had in putting this exhibit together,” West said in her artist statement. Some 30 images, ranging in titles from “Smiling People in a Dress Shop, getting ready for a special evening,” to “Pink Pontiac, Highway 16,” will be displayed when the show begins Wednesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

The opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the gallery that’s located in Ivy-Scaggs Hall. Campus and community residents are invited to attend. 

West, a two-time recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Photography and former owner of Southside Gallery in Oxford, earned her master of fine arts degree in photography from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. 


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IN THE MOMENT: A Year Through The Arts In Wake County Photography Exhibit On Display In The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery

After a year-long postponement, IN the MOMENT: a year through the arts in Wake County, presented by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County with documentary photographer Christopher Janaro is now open.

IN the MOMENT: a year through the arts in Wake County
September 28 – December 31, 2021
Betty Ray McCain Gallery
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and during performance hours

As Wake County’s 2019-2020 Artist in Residence, photographer Christopher Janaro captured moments illuminating the vibrance and diversity of Wake County’s artistic landscape – predominantly through the lens of United Arts. His photographic journey through the arts began in August 2019 when the arts and festivals were collective experiences. It ended in June 2020, during the pandemic and a summer of social justice activism, when artists responded

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NEW MILFORD — Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio presents “Light’s Wake,” paintings and mixed media by James Fruit.

Just in time for Halloween, his paintings are spooky, fun and haunting, a release said.

The Featured Artist Show will runs though Oct. 31. The opening reception Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4-7 p.m.

This is also the opening of the “Shades of Red and Gold” members show.

“I find relief and pleasure in seeing horrifying things trapped safely in works of art,” Fruit said. His subject material is generally just things that scare or stimulate or otherwise bother him, the release said. “I pride myself in capturing weird dynamics and and unspeakable passions in sensible static compositions that succeed in evocation,” he said.

Using charcoal and natural pigments in muted classical mineral tints like burnt umber in loud rough shapes, he then allows eruptions of sizzling neon, or the glow of

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Sep. 16—The Fine Arts Show at the Minnesota State Fair is called the state’s largest juried art exhibition. It usually features 300 or more works from thousands entered by artists across Minnesota.

A little math indicates that a leaves behind a lot of “rejected art.” Some of those pieces are on display through Sept. 26 in the annual “Rejected Exhibition” at AZ Gallery in Lowertown St. Paul. This year’s show has photography, paintings and some sculptures.

Organizer Jeff Henningsgaard explains in an email: “It all began when local photographers started posting their rejected images on social media. Some amazing images were shared and it was a great way for the community to rally around fellow artists and give support. The idea of starting their own show was brought up and Tomas Alvarez and (I) took on the challenge. This year, the show has opened to all types of art

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