This Friday, October 25th, marks the kick-off of N. Carolina's 4th annual Western Wake Artists Studio Tour (WWAST), a self guided tour of 21 artists' studios in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina. People doing their rounds of art galleries for Cary's Final Friday Art Loop will get a sneak preview of work from each of the WWAST artists at the opening reception at Cary Arts Center. The reception runs from 6 - 8 pm and the show runs through November 24th. The actual self guided studio tour runs November 8 - 10. I have two paintings in the show:
This is a chestnut-breasted Malkoha, a type of cuckoo native to southeast Asia. I saw it in the wonderful aviary in the San Diego zoo. I thought it had a fierce-looking face, like a guard of the forest that you wouldn't want to mess with!
These beauties are yellow orioles, native to South America and Trinidad. My brother lives in the hills of Trinidad, and has a large balcony overlooking the forest. Great for bird watching! When mom lived there, she used to put out fruit and bread for them every morning... there would be quite a raucous line-up for her goodies. Mom had decided that since she ate her bread buttered, it would be rude to give her feathered friends dry bread... so she buttered every piece! I don't know whether butter is good or bad for birds but they sure loved it! She got many kinds of visitors, but the orioles were her favorite.
[break]These scarves are also in the show. For a change I used colored, metallic resist on both, which I think gives them some extra oomph!
[break] If you're going to be downtown Cary on Friday night, do drop in to the Arts Center at 101 Dry Ave and visit us! [break]