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Nature Inside & Out: A Second Look

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This month (Aug 1st – 31st) in the Golden Belt Studio Artist’s Gallery we have an exciting new exhibit of original paintings inspired by interaction with and observation of the natural world. Maureen Dunlap and Matt Tomko have teamed up for a second time to provide you with renderings of the natural beauty that surrounds us. Their painting subjects range from Alligators to Zinnias and include much of the flora and fauna i n between.
Dunlap excels in creating luscious bouquets of brightly colored floral
arrangements and energetic ocean waves in oils. Tomko’s forte is depicting lifelike birds and animals that inspire awe in both oils and acrylics. One focusing indoors and bringing nature’s beauty into our homes, and the other concentrating outdoors on scenes of wildlife in natural habitats, both artists demonstrate their distinct appreciation for natural beauty.

The reception for this event is August 20th from 6-9 pm during our usual Third Friday celebration. The Piedmont Wildlife Center will be bringing some of their live wildlife ambassadors to educate the public and can be found in Matt’s Studio, Studio-02. (Owls, such as Otus and Athena, have been among the ambassadors in the past.)

Our entire team of artists will be featuring new work in their studios. A pop-up artist or two will also be showing their work.

★ Live music in the courtyard will be from Niito .
★ A selection of brewed beverages is always on hand at Hi-Wire Brewing.
★ J Lights Market & Cafe will be serving up sandwiches, craft cocktails, and salads.
★ And don’t forget to grab a delicious dip or two of ice cream from Two Roosters .


Golden Belt Artists


Golden Belt Campus
800 Taylor St
Durham, 27701
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