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The Artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts are Creating Green Artwork

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The theme for HGA's January group show is "Green," and member artists are taking that in many different directions.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - eTradeWire -- To Susan Hope "GREEN" means more than reusing, repurposing and recycling objects. It means developing a lifestyle of finding practical uses for things that, in our culture, are 'single-use' items. As a glass artist she has been finding ways to give discarded windows, mirrors and bottles a new life. There is never a shortage of this type of 'raw' material. By carefully cleaning and kiln working the crumbs of tempered glass she has created food safe, bowls and platters as well as unique works of art. Glass-on-glass mosaics incorporate old window sashes and mirrors add a bit of glitz. Bottles are made into dishes and planters. Says Hope, "Matter cannot be created or destroyed…it just changes form. That's my definition of 'green.'"

Jude Lobe's artworks have grown out of her respect for the natural environment. "When considering what to create for this exhibit, I contemplated what the color green symbolized. It's a color of renewal, nature and the environment. The conservation green movement speaks to concerns about global degradation of the environment, referring to green as a color of balance and growth. It's a symbol of spring and resurrection. Tom Grady wrote a haiku that I never forgot, so for this exhibit, I chose to create a sculpture of the imagery.

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Linda Carmel's painting for GREEN explores the effect of trash on the environment. Carmel paints a heavily textured surface that she encourages viewers to touch. In her painting the natural landscape is composed of discarded items. The "pebbles" in the river bed are actually bottle tops and the river banks are made of discarded metal. Carmel is very concerned about the damage that we are doing to our planet. "I am hoping that we can stop choking our air and water with pollutants and make our planet green again."

GREEN will be on display at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts from January 27th through February 23rd with an opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm.

About the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts:
Founded in 2006, the gallery is owned and operated by 21 artists and represents these established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and craft. The Gallery's offerings include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, jewelry, glass, and wood. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 732-5001. Winter hours: 10am-6pm Monday - Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday. More information can be found on the HGA website: http://www.HillsboroughGallery.com

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