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Are you or your organization interested in displaying your work in the Mazie Jones Gallery in 2020?
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Exhibiting during August 2019 in the Mazie Jones Gallery:

Wade Evans

“Solitude” by Wade Evans

“Solitude” by Wade Evans

Wade Evans demonstrated an aptitude for drawing at an early age. Growing up in a working class family, this was considered a hobby and not something that should be taken seriously. In a banking/ consulting career that spanned over 40 years, he was accustomed to objectively evaluating ideas and felt comfortable in that environment. Art, on the other hand, can be very subjective. What appeals to one person may not appeal to someone else.

Evans began painting over 40 years ago and still has some of his paintings from those years. There were sometimes lapses of several years between periods when he painted, as he had to earn a living and support his family. Most of what he did in those years no longer exists. He either gave those paintings away to family and friends or lost them in moving or simply thought they were too bad to keep! After retiring Evans took up painting more seriously. For the last five years he has been working on his painting skills. He is self-taught and until now has never exhibited or sold any of his paintings.

 “Painting, as well as any artistic endeavor, is a solitary process. I sometimes spend more time thinking about what I want to paint rather than the actual act of painting. I start out with one thing in mind and wind up with something entirely different. Sometimes I finish a painting and ask myself, ‘why?’ I’ll set it aside and come back later and either improve it or just paint over it and start again. You’re always challenging yourself to create something that connects with people. If you can make that connection, it is a wonderful thing. That is the kind of art I want to create.” -Wade Evans

 

First Friday Art Crawl

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Join the Jones House each month (except January) for the First Friday Art Crawl! During the Art Crawl, the Jones House will host an art reception honoring the month’s artist with food and refreshments for all. Be sure to make the Jones House one of your stops during Art Crawl. The Jones House First Friday Art Crawl is from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.


 

2019 Gallery Schedule

January - Year in Review

February - Lees Gregory

March - Digital Watauga

April - Shooting Stars

May - Ty Brown

June - Blue Ridge Fiber Guild

July - High Country Watermedia Society

August - Wade Evans

September - Alcohol Ink Group

October - Appalachian Theatre of the High Country

November - Ginger Bryant

December - Rachael Van Dyke


(828) 268-6280

604 W. King St.

Boone, NC 28607