March 11 – April 22, 2017
Meet the Artists Reception:  Friday, March 10,  5 – 7

At the Burke Arts Council Jailhouse Gallery, 115 E. Meeting Street, Downtown Morganton.
Gallery hours:  Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4.

Cil Laurens
Amsterdam based artist Cil Laurens creates detailed works on wood with beautiful lines by working with millimeter thin ink pens. This way she fills her art with graphic patterns.

In her work Cil Laurens portrays mysterious women, mainly with their eyes closed or covered. She plays with the characteristic of people to feel and experience and listen in a pure way to their inner self.  Her work is a heady mix of feminine, dark, intriguing and alluring.

While her style is precise and to the point, artist Cil Laurens loves duality; she ever embraces the two sides to every story. She worked on an art commission for “H&M’s Conscious Line”.

She studied Graphic Design at the School for Fine Arts in Kampen and later photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. Both have led her to create whimsical yet clear representations of her elusive world.

Tom Blanton *  Tom Denne  *  John Ferguson  *  Mark Freeman  *  James Ellis & Kasia Sweeny
Ronnie McMahan  *   Connie Molland  *  Don Olsen

The Students of WPCC, Professional Crafts Wood Program, under the direction of John Ferguson.  The students will show their current projects – from chairs to dressers to tables.  The program at WPCC offers an associate’s degree in Professional Crafts Woods as well as certificates in furniture design & construction.  Students are provided with a range of opportunities to design & build their own piece of furniture.