The Gallery is located at 300 Hodges Street in Oriental, NC . The gallery’s display changes frequently with different artists and works presented.
|The Village Gallery • Oriental, NC|
The Village Gallery is a fine art cooperative gallery located in the picturesque waterfront town of Oriental, NC. We feature works in oil, pastels, acrylic, photography, jewelry, watercolor, pottery, glass, and more. As a cooperative gallery we offer great values on beautiful art by allowing you to buy directly from the juried artists.
The Village Gallery welcomes Paula Rostov as its guest artist for the month of October. A reception will be held Saturday, October 1 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM at the Gallery on 300 Hodges Street in Oriental. The artist will be in attendance. The public is welcome.
Rostov originally grew up in Bertie County, North Carolina. Her initial field of study was in nursing, but she changed her field of study to art. She found her mentor in Aidron Duckworth who fiercely challenged and encouraged her through years of study in formal drawing and painting with him and in other ventures. She finished a degree in art from Norwich University with a thesis and full gallery show. Her final study was "When God Was Made a Man." She has lived in Seattle and the Upper Connecticut River Valley and has recently moved to Oriental. Her life experiences and fields of study have enabled her to exist in spiritual places that have allowed her to "throw everything up for reexamination and exploration as an enlightened aesthetic."
Rostov's muse is the human figure which she recreates primarily in oils, but also paints in watercolors, acrylics. Some of her work is enhanced with relief. Her work has been included in private collections, juried shows, and galleries. She has taught art privately and in public schools.
The Village Gallery is pleased to present sculpture work by Ken Laser.
Laser is a resident of Oriental and Manhattan. An opening reception will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 8 at the Gallery at 300 Hodges Street in Oriental. The artist will be in attendance.
Laser is an architect and artist trained in New York; drawing at Parsons, printmaking and drawing at the National Academy of Design and sculpture at The Sculpture Center. His architecture degree is from Pratt Institute.
He has designed homes, offices, art galleries, film production studios, medical offices, theater sets, costumes, furniture, and jewelry.
The sculptures in the show make use of his 40 year collection of nails, screws and bolts left over from dozens, perhaps hundreds, of projects. When he moved from place to place, they moved with him. He finally found a use for them.
The show is titled 40 YEAR FETISH. Fetishism is the attributing of inherent value or power to particular objects.
The Village Gallery is a cooperative and artist consignment Gallery with more than 35 member and guest artists with exhibits changing monthly.