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>George McKim
New Work
Monday, Aug 21 - Friday, Oct 6

Opening: 8/21/17 @ 7 pm

George McKim is a painter who lives in Raleigh, NC and has a studio in Artspace. He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. in 1977, and an MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1986. George also attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine in 1986 and in 2016 he did a two week residency at the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in North Carolina. George lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Betty McKim who is a jewelry designer.

“My paintings are abstract and not abstract. I begin with a vague idea and then improvise and experiment until I feel like it’s finished. I look at work by other artists and I look at the world and then I make art. I like this quote by Jasper Johns; “I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.”

George McKim


>Tim Postell
Finding Beauty Amidst the Clutter
Monday, Oct 16 - Wednesday, Nov 22

Opening: 10/16/17 @ 7 pm

Tim Postell grew up in rural Gastonia, NC and joined the United States Air Force after his High School Graduation. He transferred from military active duty into active reserves in November, 1988. He would later be recalled to active duty for the Persian Gulf Conflict in December, 1990. After its conclusion, he returned to his job with Duke Energy and in 1996 he left Duke Energy to enroll at East Carolina University, to study painting. He received his BFA in 1999. He then studied art at Maryland Institute College of Art under Grace Hartigan and received his MFA in 2001. Tim lives with his wife Teresa, his high School sweetheart, and the “inspiration of his life” in Knightdale, NC. His studio is at the Village Art Circle in Cary, NC.

"My philosophy on life is the same as the reason I paint: I want to soak up the atmosphere with all my senses and then capture the essence of what I see with my brush. Like Monet, I want to paint the air around the subjects before me. I want to capture those moments between breaths, the sound after a water drop rejoins a puddle, and the instant after a leaf breaks free and begins its journey.

I approach each painting with the intent to allow the viewer to take time to exhale and to rediscover those moments in time that represent tranquility and harmony in life. My intent is to find beauty in the simplicities of life. My paintings are passageways for ones journey to discovering common ground."

"The essence of life can often be found amidst the clutter."

Tim Postell


>Winter Student Art Show
Drawing / Ceramics / Creative Writing
Monday, Dec 4 (Reading Day) One Night Only

Opening: 12/4/17 @ 7 pm

The Winter Student Art Show offers a selection of works created by Louisburg College studio art students taught by Will Hinton in the 2017 Fall Semester. Drawings and paintings will be on display by the Drawing Class. The Ceramics/Pottery class will share both functional earthenware pottery and sculptural/mosaic works. This evening is also shared by Rob Green’s Creative Writing Class students.

>Harry Taylor
Dispatches from the Cape Fear River
Wednesday, Jan 17 - Friday, Mar 2

Opening: 1/17/18 @ 7 pm

Harry Taylor is a North Carolina-based artist and photographer. His editorial work is found in Southern Living , Coastal Living, Garden and Gun and The Oxford American. Other clients include Duke Energy, This Old House and GE Hitachi . His work has also appeared on the TV show "Sleepy Hollow " and the movie "Bolden!".

As an artist, Harry's work dwells in time and memory and is performed with antique processes and large format antique cameras and lenses.

“The basic motivation I find in photography, is to stop time and to collect large segments of time. My choices of medium and how I use them, is very deliberate. I use the Wetplate Collodion process of 1851, it allows me to do very long exposures, sometimes minutes, and work with large format antique equipment which is central to my life experiences.

I look around and I noticed that nearly all the voices from my childhood have passed on. These are the voices of the earliest memories I have; laying on the floor listening to my elderly relative storytellers. The stories they told were from at the turn-of-the-century stretching until the 1950s or 60’s. These visions made a lasting impression on me. It seems like I spent more time with the older generation than with my own. I've always had a background narrative in my mind of these perspectives and shadows that they might have had looking at my present reality.

Throughout the history of Wilmington and the river, there are numerous stories that lend themselves to the imagination. The imagination of seeing things and hearing things and reading more into what is happening in our moment of time. Here are a few impressions of some of the stories I've heard.”

Harry Taylor


>Marion Clark Weathers
Rivers and Waterways
Wednesday, Mar 14 - Friday, Apr 20

Opening: 3/14/18 @ 7 pm

Marion Clark Weathers’ paintings capture the elements of wind, light, sun, motion, water, sound – with an emotional range from calm to kinetic. The artist arrived in Rocky Mount, NC in 1972 by way of Orangeburg, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia and has continued to seek out the magic of landscape painting throughout her life. A graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, she has continued her studies in masterclass workshops at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. and at Barton College in Wilson, NC. She is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and a member of the Impressionist Painters Society.

“This body of work; Rivers and Waterways, shows my love for calming landscapes of beloved places along the rivers and waterways. As I travel through my life, I continue my romance with these natural settings. Many of these scenes are along the Tar River which flows within a stone’s throw of your Louisburg College campus. Yet my travels have taken me to the Seine River in Paris, to the spot where Washington crossed the Delaware River in New Hope, PA, to Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, along the Edisto River and Murrell’s Inlet in SC, and into my own back yard on Goose Creek Lake in Rocky Mount, NC.”

Marion Clark Weathers

In addition to her studio painting schedule, Ms. Weathers is currently collaborating with North Carolina storyteller Leigh Ballance on a series of children’s books. Their first book, The Secret of Gum Swamp, set in rural Hyde County, North Carolina, was released in 2016. Where’s Zero? will be released in 2017. In a ten-year project, she created the drawings for a series of travel guidemaps for MapEasy Inc. in East Hampton, NY. Learn more about this artist’s work at www.marionclarkweathers.com.

>Spring Student Art Show
Drawing / Ceramics / Creative Writing
Thursday, May 3 - (Reading Day) One Night Only

Opening: 5/3/18 @ 7 pm

The Spring Student Art Show offers a selection of works created by Louisburg College studio art students taught by Will Hinton in the 2018 Spring Semester. Drawings and paintings will be on display by the Drawing Class. The Ceramics/Pottery class will share both functional earthenware pottery and sculptural/mosaic works. This evening is also shared by Rob Green’s Creative Writing Class students.

All Louisburg College Art Exhibits are free and open to the public. Our Travelling Exhibitions Series is displayed in the Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery which is located on the north side of the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts center (JPAC).

The Louisburg College Permanent Art Collection is housed in the Elizabeth Tiel Faulkner Gallery which is located on the south side of the JPAC. Both Galleries are open from 10 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact: Will Hinton / Prof. of Visual Art
Office Phone - (919)-497-3238
Cell - (919)-495-2270

George McKim New Work

George McKim New Work

Tim Postell

Tim Postell Finding Beauty Amidst the Clutter

Travis Kelly

Travis Kelly

Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor Rob With 1937 Blake Board

Marion Clark Weathers

Marion Clark Weathers Rivers and Waterways

Ivy Johnson

Ivy Johnson