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Wabi-Sabi Exhibition

May 3 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Featuring artwork and pottery by Yvonne Curtis and Beth Huss.

[wah-bee saa-bee]

(n.) Wabi-Sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of imperfection and appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature.

The exhibition is on view through May with an Opening Reception on May 3rd at 5:30 p.m.

Beth Huss, or EJ Huss, is a local artist that blends the meticulous techniques of pointillism with the depth of realism. Raised amid the serene beauty of eastern North Carolina, Huss developed an early fascination with drawing and painting and her favorite subjects were the farms and horses she grew up with. After graduating from Washington High School, Huss went on to receive her BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having experienced first-hand the mental health benefits of making art, she went on to receive her Masters degree in Art Therapy, and continues to work as a therapist using art as a tool to help clients develop insight, increase self acceptance and create change. 
Although horses remain a common feature in Huss’s artwork, she continues to explore new techniques and themes. With a passion for detail and a profound appreciation for the nuances of light, shadow and color, Huss creates a world where precision meets emotion. Whether depicting the quiet beauty of a horse grazing, a sweeping rural landscape, or an intimate portrait, Huss invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the story of every dot and the feeling of every shade.

Yvonne Curtis is a mostly self-taught artist, with one semester of drawing at CPCC in Charlotte and bartering watercolor lessons for hair cuts with the wonderful watercolorist Susan Hinton, now living in Oregon. And as dinner, diapers, bosses and life has not afforded the time prior, this is her fourth career as she likes to say. She has also been called out on several occasions for being “all over the place” in her art. She feels she is exploring and making up for time passed. And so she is quite good with being all over the place. Ms. Curtis often starts with an image in her mind then finds a way to transform that feeling or place into a painting. Results are often surprising and unintended. Or the goal may be to create a feeling of peace or safe space, a place where one would like to be. Capturing nature is one of her favorites as it is difficult and fleeting, changing by the second. She has been featured in four editions of House and Garden, a Condé Nast Publication in the United Kingdom. And has several fancy clients in Charlotte. She would have a larger fan base, no doubt, if she were more dedicated to promoting on her social media sites. Applicants are welcome to apply!

Free – Open to the Public

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Wabi-Sabi Exhibition

May 3 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Featuring artwork and pottery by Yvonne Curtis and Beth Huss.

[wah-bee saa-bee]

(n.) Wabi-Sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of imperfection and appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature.

The exhibition is on view through May with an Opening Reception on May 3rd at 5:30 p.m.

Beth Huss, or EJ Huss, is a local artist that blends the meticulous techniques of pointillism with the depth of realism. Raised amid the serene beauty of eastern North Carolina, Huss developed an early fascination with drawing and painting and her favorite subjects were the farms and horses she grew up with. After graduating from Washington High School, Huss went on to receive her BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having experienced first-hand the mental health benefits of making art, she went on to receive her Masters degree in Art Therapy, and continues to work as a therapist using art as a tool to help clients develop insight, increase self acceptance and create change. 
Although horses remain a common feature in Huss’s artwork, she continues to explore new techniques and themes. With a passion for detail and a profound appreciation for the nuances of light, shadow and color, Huss creates a world where precision meets emotion. Whether depicting the quiet beauty of a horse grazing, a sweeping rural landscape, or an intimate portrait, Huss invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the story of every dot and the feeling of every shade.

Yvonne Curtis is a mostly self-taught artist, with one semester of drawing at CPCC in Charlotte and bartering watercolor lessons for hair cuts with the wonderful watercolorist Susan Hinton, now living in Oregon. And as dinner, diapers, bosses and life has not afforded the time prior, this is her fourth career as she likes to say. She has also been called out on several occasions for being “all over the place” in her art. She feels she is exploring and making up for time passed. And so she is quite good with being all over the place. Ms. Curtis often starts with an image in her mind then finds a way to transform that feeling or place into a painting. Results are often surprising and unintended. Or the goal may be to create a feeling of peace or safe space, a place where one would like to be. Capturing nature is one of her favorites as it is difficult and fleeting, changing by the second. She has been featured in four editions of House and Garden, a Condé Nast Publication in the United Kingdom. And has several fancy clients in Charlotte. She would have a larger fan base, no doubt, if she were more dedicated to promoting on her social media sites. Applicants are welcome to apply!

Free – Open to the Public

RSVP to Opening Reception

0 Going
RSVP Here

252-946-2504

View Organizer Website

150 W. Main St
Washington, NC 27889 United States
+ Google Map
252-946-2504
View Venue Website

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