A Lesson in Art Fifteen Years Later

By Holly Tallon

980890_523878924316276_1470878334_oElementary school libraries. I loved my elementary school library. It was in the middle of the school, easily accessible by everyone, always inviting. I can even remember the smell of it, the smell of plastic-jacket books and buzzing Macintosh computers, of freshly cleaned carpet and polished wood. The librarians who ran it were incredibly nice. As a young student, I enjoyed being there so much that I volunteered as a library helper in fourth and fifth grade. I shelved book after book and then proceeded to check out book after book. read more…

Community Creative Center to host exhibition by Fayetteville Underground Artists

Fayetteville, April 2, 2014 – Community Creative Center, a non-profit studio arts organization will host an exhibition of visual art from Fayetteville Underground artists April 4- 30 in McCoy Gallery in the Community Creative Center studios located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studio. Gallery hours are 8:30 am – 8:30 pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Admission is free. A closing reception is planned for Thursday, April 24 6:00-7:30 in McCoy Gallery.

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February Visiting Artist Marietta Camillieri’s Endangered Flowers Series

By Holly Tallon

Parrot Flowers, silk painting by Marietta Camillieri

Parrot Flowers, silk painting by Marietta Camillieri

My sunglasses have flowers on them. If someone asked me what kind of flowers they are, without blinking an eye I would say, “Pink.” It would never cross my mind that the person asking me may be curious about what kind of flower they are, what variety, what species I’m carrying around with me on sunny days. I seriously doubt that whoever made these mass-produced glasses had any particular variety of flower in mind when designing them. In fact, I doubt most flowers on mass-produced clothing are meant to be seen as anything more than generic, nameless beautifying ornamentation. Nothing wrong with that. I like my pink flowers. read more…

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