This weekend: Preview of the Boylan Heights Artwalk, and the Exterminati exhibition at the Nature Gallery OPENS!


As an artist, finding a venue for a decent long-term exhibition can be both a challenge and a source of excitement. Having dropped off 17 pieces from the Exterminati series at the Nature Gallery, I am very excited about the exposure it will bring the series. Details of the exhibition are below, excerpted from the Nature Gallery site:

The Nature Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine level of the Museum Store and features original nature-themed art. All exhibited art is for sale. (All within the Museum of Natural Sciences)

The main gallery showcases regional artists’ two and three-dimensional arts and crafts — hand blown glass, NC pottery (including Bulldog Pottery), wildlife photography, lithographs and paintings. The secondary gallery features a single artist each month in a juried exhibition of their most recent work. For more information call 919.707.9854.

“Exterminati Sunt Mechanica” by John Elliott

December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Gallery reception Saturday, December 2, 2–4pm.

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T he exhibition will be open through Jan.28, 2018, but I have my first artist reception for the exhibition for this collection, and I will be in attendance to speak with anyone who’s interested or might have questions about inspiration, techniques, mentoring, or anything else you would like to ask me, the exhibition artist. I look forward to seeing you all there On Saturday! Come on out and see not only my art, but a lot of other great artists as well.


Well, John you said something about Boylan Heights.

I did indeed. Jason and I will be sharing a Zendustria tent for the third year at this historic local festival. Jason will be debuting some new watercolor work, including a series of monsters and other bizarre visual interpretations of human forms in his wonderful abstract watercolor style. This is the first show where the bulk of my hew pieces are outside of the Exterminati. I will be bringing three of the bugs, and a stock of their prints; but I will also have my entire Heart Like A Wheel series for sale, a debut for the series, as well as the Spectrum series with its atypical bright, abstracted color. I haven’t desided yet, but I may even take Giedi Prime. It is kind of freeing to know that the booth arrangement is my dEcision.

I would love to see all of you at the Nature Gallery on Saturday, but if you miss the reception, you have another chance to catch me as a juried artist on the Boylan Heights Artwalk On Sunday from Noon to 4pm. Jason will be with me as a juried watercolor participant. And Boylan is the last show for the year – so it will be a few months before you get to visit your favourite Zendustria Studios artists in the wild! Take advantage and pick up some wonderfully artistic and whimsical Holiday gifts while you can!




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